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Joseph P. Martinez, MD

Academic Title:

Associate Professor

Primary Appointment:

Emergency Medicine

Secondary Appointment(s):


Administrative Title:

Associate Dean for Medical Education and Learning Environment


685 West Baltimore Street Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Phone (Primary):

(410) 328-8025

Phone (Secondary):

(410) 706-7476


(410) 328-8028

Education and Training

B.S. Science, Pre-professional Studies, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN

M.D. University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Residency training in Combined Internal Medicine/Emergency Medicine, University of Maryland Medical Center


I graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1993, then attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. I completed a combined residency in Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine in 2003, and then joined our faculty. I accepted a position as Assistant Dean of Student Affairs in 2005. I was appointed Assistant Dean for Clinical Medical Education and Residency Programs Liaison in 2016.

I am an active lecturer on the local, national, and international level, with a particular interest in abdominal and gastrointestinal emergencies, as well as medical student education. In addition, I am certified as a trainer by the American Academy on Communication in Healthcare.

I am married to an internist and alumnus of the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Lisa (Kilburg) Martinez, class of '96. We have three boys.

Research/Clinical Keywords

Gastrointestinal emergencies Medical student education Communication in healthcare

Highlighted Publications

Martinez JP, Hogan GJ. Mesenteric ischemia. Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America 22(4):909-928, November 2004.

Martinez JP, Mattu A. Abdominal pain in the elderly. Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America 24(2):371-388, May 2006.

Martinez, JP. Prognosis in Cardiac Arrest. Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America. 30(1):91-103, February 2012.

Avegno J, Leuthauser A, Martinez J, et al. Medical student education in Emergency Medicine: do students meet the national standards for clinical encounters of selected core conditions? Journal of Emergency Medicine 47(3):328-332, September 2014.

Martinez JP, Sommerkamp SK, Euerle BD. How we started an elective in emergency bedside ultrasound. Medical Teacher [Epub ahead of print, November 17, 2014]. Available at

Martinez J. Adult Hirschsprung’s disease. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 17(6):704-5, October 2015. DOI: 10.1017/cem.2014.57.

Martinez JP, Geroff A. Sister Joseph’s Nodule. Journal of Emergency Medicine 2015. [Epub ahead of print]. DOI: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2015.06.050.

Singh M, Koyfman A, Martinez JP. Abdominal Vascular Catastrophes.  Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America. 34(2):327-339, May 2016.

Magidson PD, Martinez JP. Abdominal Pain in the Geriatric Patient. Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America. 34(3):559-574, August 2016.

Awards and Affiliations

Robert J. Doherty, M.D., Award for Exemplary Teaching in Emergency Medicine

Fellow, American College of Emergency Physicians

Fellow, American Academy of Emergency Medicine

Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, Maryland beta chapter