Director of Adult Psychiatry Emergency Services and the Division of Correctional Psychiatry

Christopher M. Matkovic, MD, is director of adult psychiatry emergency services and the division of correctional psychiatry at Rhode Island Hospital. He is a clinical assistant professor of psychiatry and human behavior at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

He is board certified in psychiatry, child psychiatry and forensic psychiatry, and holds additional board certification in addiction medicine through the American Board of Addiction Medicine. Dr. Matkovic's research interests include juvenile substance abuse, emergency psychiatry, and suicide prevention for at-risk individuals in the year after their release from prison. He supervises addiction medicine fellows, forensic psychiatry fellows, and medical students and residents in the psychiatric emergency service. He serves as the consulting director of psychiatry at the Adult Correctional Institute in Cranston.


Pediatric Psychiatry

Areas of Expertise

Child And Adolescent Psychiatry
Forensic Psychiatry
Substance Abuse

Hospital Affiliations


Medical School:St. George's University School of Medicine, Grenada
Residency:Stony Brook University Medical Center, New York
Fellowship:Bellevue Hospital of N.Y.
Fellowship:Rhode Island Hospital, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University