With an eye towards improving the delivery of emergency care internationally, Ian B.K. Martin, M.D., M.B.A., has dedicated much of his career to caring for countless patients under some of the most challenging conditions in East Africa. Dr. Martin has developed state-of-the-art global education experiences for medical students, residents and fellows and has garnered federal, state, industry and institutional support for his research in acute care epidemiology in the developing world, Emergency Department-based HIVtesting, and host-response to acute infections.
Dr. Martin was recently named professor and chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the West Virginia University School of Medicine. Also appointed as a professor in the Department of Medicine, he will join the faculty on June 30 coming from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine where he was associate professor of Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine and Social Medicine. Dr. Martin also served as the chief of the Division of Global Health and Emergency Care, director of the Emergency Medicine Global Health and Leadership Program, associate director of the Office of International Activities, associate director of the Simmons Scholar Career Development Program, and associate residency director for Emergency Medicine atUNC.
“Ian possesses the administrative, investigative, leadership and visionary skills to expand the department’s research focus, enhance the medical education component and augment a comprehensive clinical program in conjunction with the Institute for Critical Care and Trauma,” Clay Marsh, M.D., WVU vice president and executive dean for health sciences, said. “He has strong international ties and has a unique understanding of what it takes to care for a disadvantaged population. We welcome Ian to the Mountaineer fold.”
Dr. Martin earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Duke University and a Doctorate of Medicine degree from MCP-Hahnemann School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and his Master of Business Administration degree from UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School.
Dr. Martin trained in Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine at the University of Maryland Medical Center/Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, Maryland where he also served as Chief Resident. He is board-certified in Emergency Medicine by the American Board of Emergency Medicine and in Internal Medicine/Focused Practice in Hospital Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine.
Recognized for his leadership, Dr. Martin was elected to the board of directors of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, the premier association representing researchers and educators in Emergency Medicine. He is also the founder and past-president of SAEM’s Global Emergency Medicine Academy and is a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians.
Dr. Martin will fill the post currently held by Todd Crocco, M.D., who was recently named director of health partnerships and business ventures for the WVU Health Sciences Center.