Thursday, August 6, 2015

USA College of Medicine to Host Two Special Seminars

The University of South Alabama College of Medicine Departments of Surgery and Pharmacology are hosting two special seminars featuring Colonel Matthew Martin, M.D., F.A.C.S., trauma medical director and chief of surgical critical care at Madigan Army Medical Center (MAMC) in Tacoma, Wash.

On Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015, Dr. Martin will present a Distinguished Scientist Seminar, "Hemorrhagic Shock and Demand-Side Economics: From the Battlefield to the Bench.”  The lecture will be held at 4 p.m. at the Medical Sciences Building first floor auditorium.

Dr. Martin will then present a surgical grand rounds seminar titled "From Swords to Plowshares: Extending the Golden Hour in Battlefield and Civilian Trauma," in the USA Medical Center 2nd Floor Conference Center at 7:00 AM on Friday, Aug. 14, 2015.

Dr. Martin earned his bachelor of arts degree in psychology in 1990 from Boston University, his master’s degree in medical science from Boston University School of Graduate Education in 1995, and his medical degree from the Boston University School of Medicine in 1998. He completed residency training in general surgery at Madigan Army Medical Center and a fellowship in trauma and surgical critical care at Los Angeles County Hospital and USC Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Dr. Martin is also the director of surgical research and the former associate program director for the MAMC general surgery residency program. He is a clinical associate professor of surgery at the University of Washington School of Medicine and associate professor of surgery at the Uniformed Services University in Bethesda, Md. Dr. Martin also serves as a staff trauma surgeon and director of trauma informatics at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland, Ore. He is the current chair of the Army State, Region 13, for the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma. He has deployed twice in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and twice in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Dr. Martin maintains an active surgical practice in general surgery, bariatric surgery, and trauma/critical care. He established an active basic science and animal trauma research laboratory at MAMC in 2005, and his research interests are currently focused on combat injuries and resuscitation, traumatic acidosis and coagulopathy, and ischemia-reperfusion injury.

Learn more about Dr. Martin here.

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