Martin grew up in Alabama and was graduated from Tulane University, double majoring in biology and chemistry.
Upon moving to Richmond in 1980, Martin practiced general and vascular surgery at HealthSouth Medical Center and served as Chief of Staff there from 1994-1996, in addition to roles such as Chairman of the Credentials Committee. At the McGuire Clinic in Richmond, Martin has been Director of the Vascular Laboratory and a member of the Board of Directors. Since 1981, he has also been active as a reviewer of surgical care and Advisor for Medical Affairs for Blue Cross-Blue Shield of Virginia. When he joined Surgical Associates in 1999, he brought with him outstanding leadership and experience in development of our own Vascular Lab program for carotid artery and peripheral vascular surveillance, and has been an active member of the Development Committee for the Vascular Center of Excellence at JW and CMC. As a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Martin has given over 30 presentations at national and local meetings concerning a diverse range of topics and has published 3 textbook chapters. A leader in endovascular surgery in Richmond, he has been a designated instructor for J and J International Systems in the use of the Palmaz vascular stent and has proctored surgeons in its use across the country.
Martin received his medical degree from Tulane University. He trained in general surgery as a resident at Charity Hospital in New Orleans, LA, where he received the Tulane Medical School Teaching Award, and completed a vascular surgical fellowship at the University of Florida in Gainesville. He also served as an Assistant Professor of general and vascular surgery at the University of Florida from 1979-1980 and also assistant director of emergency medical services during that same interval. Since 1980 he has held the position of assistant clinical professor of general and vascular surgery at the Medical College of Virginia.
In his spare time, Martin and his wife Johanna enjoy relaxing near the water and also snow skiing.