Richard J. Martin, MBBS, FRACP

Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, USA

Dr. Richard J. Martin is Professor of Pediatrics, Reproductive Biology, and Physiology & Biophysics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, and Director of Research for the Division of Neonatology at Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio. He was raised and educated in Australia, and received his medical degree from the University of Sydney School of Medicine. He is the inaugural holder of the Drusinsky/Fanaroff Chair in Neonatology, Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, where he has spent his entire academic career.

Dr. Martin is a most sought after national and international expert in the field of Developmental Respiratory Neurobiology. His research is focused primarily on apnea of prematurity, intermittent hypoxia, and lung and airway injury. This encompasses the use of neonatal animal models to elicit maturation of respiratory control mechanisms and the precursors of airway injury. His research has been highly translational, and he has served on the steering committees of several multicenter clinical trials which have impacted neonatal care. He has been funded by the NIH for over 35 years, and has trained many of the leaders in Academic Neonatology in the United States and abroad.

Dr. Martin is senior editor of the major neonatal text, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, along with Drs. Avroy A. Fanaroff and Michele C. Walsh. Also to his credit are approximately 200 first- and/or co-authored articles in peer-reviewed journals, and over 100 chapters and reviews published in well-known books in the medical field. He serves on numerous editorial boards, is past Chair of the Sub-Board of Neonatal/ Perinatal Medicine of the American Board of Pediatrics. He received the 2017 Virginia Apgar Award and the 2018 Mary Ellen Avery Award, both from the Perinatal Section of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

On a personal note, Dr. Martin has been married to Dr. Patricia Martin 47 years. They have two children, both practicing psychiatrists, and four grandchildren.

Terms of Appointment: Aug 2018 - Jul 2020