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Niels D. Martin, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Traumatology, Surgical Critical Care and Emergency Surgery

 
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Administrative Office:
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street, 5 Maloney
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Administrative Assistant: Shynita Price
Administrative Telephone: 215-662-7323
Administrative Fax: 215-349-5917

Clinical Office:
The Trauma Center at Penn
3400 Spruce Street, 2 Dulles
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Clinical Telephone: 215-662-7320
Clinical Fax:
215-614-0375

Contact Information (internal use only)

niels.martin@uphs.upenn.edu

 

Dr. Martin is an Assistant Professor of Surgery within the Division of Traumatology, Surgical Critical Care, & Emergency Surgery and is Co-Medical Director of the Surgical Intensive Care Unit.

He received his undergraduate degree from Rutgers University and his Medical Doctor degree in May 2000 from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.  He completed a 6-year General Surgery Residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, which also included a one-year Vascular Tissue Engineering Research Fellowship and also completed a 2-year fellowship in Traumatology and Surgical Critical Care at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. 

Dr. Martin has specific clinical interests in management of the open abdomen, laparoscopic ventral hernia repair, anterior thoraco-lumbar spine fusion exposure, advanced modes of ventilation and nutritional support.

 
Faculty Appointments
2012 - present  Attending Staff, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2012 - present  Attending Staff, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2012 - present  Co-Medical Director, Surgical Intensive Care Unit
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2008 - 2012 Assistant Professor of Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
Hospital and Administrative Appointments
2005 - 2006 Administrative Chief Resident, Department of Surgery
Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2007 - 2008 Administrative Senior Fellow, Division of Traumatology
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2007 - 2008 Attending Staff, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2007 - 2008 Attending Staff, Reading Hospital & Medical Center
Reading, Pennsylvania
 
2007 - 2008 Attending Staff, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2007 - 2012 Attending Staff, St. Luke’s Hospital Center,
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
 
2008 - 2012 Attending Staff, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2008 - 2012 Associate Program Director of Graduate Education
Department of Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2010 - 2012 Attending Staff, Main Line Hospitals
Paoli Campus, Paoli, Pennsylvania
 
Other Appointments
2007- 2008 Instructor of Surgery
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
Education/Training
1995 - 2000 M.D.    University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey/
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
 
1992 - 1997 B.A.    Rutgers University (Biological Sciences)
 
Postgraduate Training and Fellowship Appointments
2006 - 2008 Fellowship in Traumatology & Surgical Critical Care
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2004 - 2006 Residency in General Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2003 - 2004  Fellowship in Research, Vascular Tissue Engineering, Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2001 - 2003 Residency in General Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2000 - 2001 Internship in Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
Memberships/Societies
 
Memberships in Professional and Scientific Societies
 
National Societies
2011 - present  American Association for the Surgery of Trauma
 
2010 - present   Federal Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT) PA-4
 
2009 - present   Association for Academic Surgery
 
2008 - present OPUS 12 Foundation
Board of Directors (2008 – Present)
 
2008 - present  Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma
Practice Management Guidelines Committee (Mar. 2009-Present)
Subcommittee:  Management of the Open Abdomen in Trauma and
Emergency General Surgery, (2008 – 2010)
Subcommittee: Trauma Management in the Elderly, (2009 – 2011)
Subcommittee: Clostridium dificile Colitis, (2012-present)
 
2008 - present   Association of Program Directors in Surgery
Associate Member (2008-present)
 
2006 - present  Society of Critical Care Medicine
 
2004 - present   American College of Surgeons
Resident and Associate Society (2004-2010)
Fellow (2010-present)
 
Regional Societies
2009 - present   Pennsylvania State Trauma Foundation
Geriatric Committee (2009-present)
Research Committee (2011-present)
 
2010 - present  SE Pennsylvania Specialized Medical Response Team
 
Local Societies
2009 - present  Philadelphia Academy of Surgery, Fellow
 
2010 - present  American College of Surgeons Metropolitan Philadelphia Chapter
Executive Council – Member-at-Large (2010-2013)
 
Research

Niels Martin, MD is currently involved in several projects involving trauma, critical care, general surgery, and surgical education.  In particular, he has multiple projects in the area of end of life care as it pertains to the surgical and trauma patient.  This includes decision making, surgical futility, and organ donation.  He has clinical studies in the area of surgical nutrition therapy and critical care devices.  From the trauma standpoint, he is investigating pedestrian and bicycle related injuries.  He also continues work on the open abdominal wall and abdominal wall reconstruction.  He does partner with industry and outside institutions for multi-site projects.

 
 
 
Publications
 
Peer Reviewed
  1. Schaner PJ, Martin ND, Tulenko TN, Shapiro IM, Tarola N, Leichter RF, Carabasi RA, DiMuzio PJ.  Decellularized vein as a potential scaffold for vascular tissue engineering.  Journal of Vascular Surgery 40(1):146-153, July 2004.
  2. Schneider DB, DiMuzio PJ, Martin ND, Gordon RL, Wilson MW, LaBerge JM, Kerlan RK, Eichler CM, Messina LM.  Combination treatment of venous thoracic outlet syndrome: Open surgical decompression and intraoperative angioplasty.  Journal of Vascular Surgery 40(4):599-603, Oct. 2004.
  3. Martin ND, Schaner PJ, Tulenko TN, Shapiro IM, DiMatteo CA, Williams TK, Hager ES, DiMuzio PJ.  In vivo behavior of decellularized vein allograft.  Journal of Surgical Research 129(1):17-23, Nov. 2005 (Epub Aug. 31, 2005).
  4. Stawicki SP, Gracias VH, Schrag SP, Martin ND, Hoey BA.  The dead continue to teach the living: Examining the role of computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging in the setting of post-mortem examinations.  Journal of Surgical Education 65(3):200-205, May/June 2008.
  5. Martin ND, Grabo DJ, Tang L, Sullivan J, Kaulback KR, Weinstein MJ, Lindenbaum GA, Cohen J.  Are roadside pedestrian injury patterns predictable in a densely populated, urban setting?  Journal of Surgical Research 163(2):323-326, Oct. 2010 (Epub Apr. 24, 2010).
  6. Marks, J, Hager E, Henry D, Martin ND.  Lower extremity vascular stenting for a post traumatic pseudoaneurysm in a young trauma patient.  Journal of Emergencies, Trauma, & Shock 4(2):302-305, Aug. 2011.
  7. Martin ND, Marks JA, Donohue J, Giordano C, Cohen MJ, Weinstein MS.   The mortality inflection point for age and acute cervical spinal cord injury.  Journal of Trauma 71(2):380-386, Aug. 2011.
  8. Gleason VM, Martin ND.  Intracranial hypertension secondary to psychogenic polydipsia.  Journal of Emergencies, Trauma, and Shock 5(2):193-195, Apr. 2012.
  9. Holena D, Stoddard D, Martin ND, Winters B, Casey J, Pascual J, Sims C, Sarani B.  Clinical outcomes following invasive versus non-invasive pre-operative stabilization of closed diaphyseal femur fractures.  European Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery, June 2012 (Epub ahead of print).
  10. Talbott VA, Marks JA, Bodzin AS, Comeau JA, Maxwell PJ, Isenberg GA, Martin ND.  Technical skills acquisition in surgery-bound senior medical students: An evaluation of student assertiveness.  Journal of Surgical Education 69(4):529-535, July 2012.
  11. Anderson DG, Sayadipour A, Limthongkul W, Martin ND, Vaccaro A, Harrop J.  Neurologic recovery following central cord syndrome in surgically treated patients.  American Journal of Orthopedics 41(8):E104-108, Aug. 2012.
  12. Pucci M, Warrington C, Lindenbaum GA, Kaulback K, Jenoff J, Martin ND.  Non-operative management of blunt traumatic cardiac rupture: Considerations of a novel approach.  Annals of Thoracic Surgery 94(4):1341-1343, Oct. 2012.
  13. Stawicki SP, Moffatt-Bruce S, Ahmed HM, Anderson HL, Balija TM, Bernescu I, Chan L, Chowayou L, Cipolla J, Coyle S, Gracias VH, Gunter OL, Marchigian R, Martin ND, Patel J, Seamon MJ, Vagedes E, Ellison C, Steinberg SM, Cook CH.  Retained surgical items: A problem yet to be solved.  Journal of the American College of Surgeons Oct. 4, 2012 (Epub ahead of print).
  14. Calland JF, Ingraham AM, Martin ND, Marshall GT, Schulman CI, Stapleton T, Barraco RD.  Geriatric trauma (update).  Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma Practice Manage-ment Guideline (published online at east.org, 2010) Journal of Trauma 2012 (in press).
  15. Lim PW, Martin ND, Yeo CJ, Cowan SW.  William Edwards Ladd, M.D.; The description of his bands (1880-1967).  American Surgeon 2012 (in press).
Reviews in Peer Reviewed Research Publications
  1. Martin ND, Kim J, Verma S, Rubin R, Mitchell DG, Yeo CJ.  Intra-abdominal esophageal duplication cysts: A review. [Review] Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery 11(6):773-777, June 2007.
  2. Schrag SP, Sharma R, Jaik NP, Seamon MJ, Martin ND, Hoey BA, Stawicki SP.  Complica-tions related to percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (peg) tubes: A comprehensive clinical review. [Review] Journal of Gastrointestinal & Liver Diseases 16(4):407-418, Dec. 2007.
  3. Diaz JJ, Cullinane DC, Dutton WD, Jerome RN, Bagdonas RB, Bilaniuk JW, Collier BR, Como JJ, Cumming JK, Griffen MM, Gunter O, Kirby JP, Lottenberg L, Mowery NT, Riordan WP, Martin N, Platz JJ, Stassen NA Winston ES.  The management of the open abdomen in trauma and emergency general surgery: Part 1, damage control. [Review]  Journal of Trauma 68(6):1425-1438, June 2010.
Abstracts (last 3 years)
  1. Comeau JA, Fernandez SI, Maxwell PJ, Isenberg G, Berg K, Berg DD, Weitz S, Martin ND.  Evaluation of surgical skills in senior medical students on a surgical career track, using simulated clinical tasks to measure junior clerkship experiences.  Simulation in Healthcare 4:253, 2009 (Presented at the 2010 International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare, Society for Simulation in Healthcare, Phoenix, AZ, Jan. 2010).
  2. Martin ND, Grabo DJ, Tang L, Sullivan J, Kaulback KR, Weinstein MJ, Cohen J.  Are roadside pedestrian injury patterns predictable in a densely populated, urban setting?  Journal of Surgical Research 158:421-422, 2010 (Presented at the 5th Annual Academic Surgical Congress, San Antonio, TX, Feb. 2010)
  3. Fetouh SK, Kolli S, Marino RJ, Martin ND, Schreiber AL.  The significance of a triple flexion response in the acute spinal cord injured patient: A case report and review of the literature.  American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation 89:S17-18, 2010 (Presentation at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the Association for Academic Physiatrists, Bonita Springs, FL, Apr. 2010)
  4. Comeau JA, Fernandez SI, Maxwell PJ, Isenberg G, Berg K, Weitz S, Berg DD, Martin ND.  Maximizing clinical skills training in future surgical residents using a sub-internship scaven-ger hunt and an objective structured clinical examination (OSCE).  Journal of the American College of Surgeons 211:S111, 2010 (Presented to the Surgical Forum at the 96th Annual Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons, Washington, DC, Oct. 2010) .
  5. Marks JA, Wakeam E, Guthrie T, Perez A, Warner DJ, Patel P, Cohen MJ, Martin ND.  In the era of non-operative trauma, does an ED-OR improve emergent trauma care?  (Podium presentation and published in the proceedings of the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma, Pennsylvania Chapter’s Annual Resident Paper Competition, Harrisburg, PA, Oct. 2010).
  6. Marks JA, Adamo RJ, McCann J, Martin ND.  Acute post operative respiratory failure secondary to occult pulmonary arterio venous malformation.  Critical Care Medicine  38:S950, 2010 (Presented at the Society for Critical Care Medicine’s 40th Critical Care Congress, San Diego, CA, Jan. 2011).
  7. Sarani B, Winters B, Holena D, Stoddard D, Martin ND, Casey J.  Preoperative stabilization of closed mid-shaft femur fractures: Do traction pins reduce transfusion requirements compared to noninvasive stabilization methods?  (Presented and published in the proceedings of the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma Annual Meeting, Naples, FL, Jan. 2011).
  8. Anderson DA, Sayadipour A, Limthongkul W, Martin ND, Vaccaro A, Harrop JS.  Neuro-logic recovery following central cord syndrome in surgically treated patients.  Presentation at the Joint EANS Annual Meeting - 4th ICH Conference,Newcastle Gateshead, UK, May 2-5, 2011.
  9. Cotter A, MacDuff S, Schneider J, Holtman M, Frosch E, Martin ND, Linden JA. Institutional variability in IRB process for a multi-site educational research study.  Poster presentation at Society for Academic Emergency Medicine National Scientific Assembly, Boston, MA, June 2011.
  10. Cotter A, MacDuff S, Schneider J, Holtman M, Frosch E, Martin ND, Linden JA. Institutional variability in IRB process for a multi-site educational research study.  Oral presentation at New England Regional SAEM, Worcester, MA, Apr. 2011.
  11. Martin ND, Lindenbaum GA, Gilbert K, Worthington P, Fitzpatrick ER, Malloy CB, Lee Y, Cornaglia C, Flomenberg P, Sorokin R.  Focused, bundled initiatives can substantially decrease healthcare-associated infections.  Poster presentation at the 97th Annual Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons, San Francisco, CA, Oct. 2011.
  12. Seamon M, Smith B, Capano-Wehrle L, Fakhro A, Fox N, Goldberg M, Martin ND, Pathak AS, Ross S.  Skin closure after laparotomy in high-risk patients: Opening opportunities for improvement. Oral Presentation to the 2012 Annual meeting of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, Kauai, HI, Sept. 2012.
  13. Jasper E, White M, Martin ND.  Operative and burn surge capacity in a major metropolitan area as demonstrated by a large regional disaster exercise.  Accepted for presentation to the 2012 Scientific Assembly of the American College of Emergency Physicians, Denver, CO, Oct. 2012.
  14. Kaulback K, Martin ND, Larkin K, Hughes D, McWilliams N, Cohen MJ.  Impact of newly established trauma center on transport times and improved survivability.  Accepted for presentation to the Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation Annual Meeting, Harrisburg, PA, Oct. 2012.
  15. Nelson DW, Martin MJ, Martin ND, Beekley A.  Evaluation of the risk of noncontiguous fractures of the spine in blunt trauma.  Accepted for poster presentation to the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma’s Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, Jan. 2013.
Editorials, Chapters, Case Reports and Participation in Committee Reports
  1. Martin ND, Carabasi RA, Bonn J, Lombardi J, DiMuzio P.  Endovascular repair of carotid artery aneurysms following carotid endarterectomy. [Case Report] Annals of Vascular Surgery 19(6):1-5, Nov. 2005.
  2. Martin N, Sarani B.  Injuries of the esophagus and stomach.  In Flint L, Meredith W, Schwab CW, Taheri P, Trunkey D (eds): Trauma: Contemporary Principles and Therapy.  Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2008, 407-418.
  3. Caruso J, Veloski J, Grasberger M, Boex J, Paskin D, Kairys J, Graham M, Martin N, Salt J, Stryjewski G, “Executive Summary: Systematic Review of the Literature on the Impact of Variation in Resident’s Duty Hour Schedules and Patient Safety, ACGME 2011 Duty Hour Standards: Enhancing Quality of Care, Supervision, and Resident Professional Development, Appendix C, pp 101-106, July 2011.
  4. Marks JA, Martin ND, Jenoff JS, Weinstein MS.  Occult pulmonary arterio venous malformation resulting in acute mesenteric ischemia and post-operative respiratory failure. [Case Report] American Surgeon 77(8):1096-1098, Aug. 2011.
  5. Policha A, Hu C, Holmes P, Cohn J, Martin ND.  Acute perforated appendicitis secondary to sarcoidosis. [Case Report] American Surgeon 78(5):616-619, May 2012.
Alternative Media
  1. Martin ND, Sarani B.  Management of the open abdomen in adults. In Basow DS (ed.): UpToDate, Waltham, MA, 2011.
 
Awards, Honors and Membership in Honorary Societies
2012 Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award, Arnold P. Gold Foundation
 
2012  Inductee, The Gold Humanism Honor Society, Arnold P. Gold Foundation
 
2011 Dean’s Award for Excellence in Education, Jefferson Medical College
 
2010 14th Annual Francis E Rosato, MD Teaching Award, Jefferson Medical College
 
2006  Finalist, Resident Award for Exemplary Teaching, American College of Surgeons
 
2006 Herbert E. Cohn, MD Technical Excellence Award, Jefferson Medical College
 
2006  Leon Peris Memorial Medical Records Prize, Jefferson Medical College
 
2005   Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism & Excellence in Teaching Award
 
2004  Second Prize, Delaware Valley Vascular Society Research Competition
 
2002 - 2006  Excellence in Teaching Award, Jefferson Medical College (Annual)
 
1998 Crusade Scholar of the United Methodist Church Board of Global Ministries
 
1997 - 1999 William F. Grupe Foundation Scholar (Annual)

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