Dr. Martin is a hematologist who treats lymphomas, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, multiple myeloma, and non-malignant blood disorders.
I believe that active listening is the foundation of a productive physician-patient relationship. I view each patient as an individual who leads a complete life outside of his or her illness. I strive to educate patients so that they can make informed decisions about their options, which often include recent scientific advancements that can be integrated into their care plan.
Dr. Martin sees patients with non-malignant hematologic conditions, such as disorders of blood clotting, anemias, autoimmune blood disorders, and platelet disorders. He has clinical expertise in multiple myeloma, myeloproliferative disorders (polycythemia vera, essential thrombocythemia, and myelofibrosis), hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis, and mast cell disorders.
- Chief Medical Information Officer, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
- Assistant Professor, Division of Hematology, University of Washington School of Medicine
- Cornell University, Mechanical Engineering
- Yale University, Medicine, 1995
- Residency: University of Colorado, Medicine, 1998
- Fellowship: University of Washington, 2003
Dr. Martin’s early medical career focused on general internal medicine but quickly detoured to basic science in the laboratory—specifically, mass spectrometry in the study of prostate cancer. After a decade in the lab, he returned to the clinical care of hematology patients.
Most recently, Dr. Martin’s career path again evolved; his engineering training and his facility with computers landed him in his current position as chief medical information officer for Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA). Serving in this capacity, Dr. Martin is combining information technology with bioinformatics to help the institution implement a sophisticated electronic medical records system. At the same time, he continues to enjoy his clinical duties, both at SCCA and at Harborview Medical Center, where he sees underserved patients one day per week.
Outside of work, Dr. Martin spends time with his family and enjoys downhill skiing, participating in four-wheeled auto sports, and tinkering under the hood of his car.