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Joel Martin, M.D. joined the UCSD Neurosurgery residency in June 2014.


M.D. Duke University
M.S. Columbia University, Electrical Engineering
B.S. University of Iowa, Electrical Engineering


Travel, guitar, surfing, cooking, basketball, Seinfeld re-runs

Neurosurgery Interests

Spine, Functional Neurosurgery, Peripheral Nerve

Recent Contributions to Literature

Viera MP, Kunicki C, Tseng PH, Martin JR, Lebedev M, Nicolelis MAL.  Cortical and Thalamic Contributions to Response Dynamics Across Layers of the Primary Somatosensory Cortex during Tactile Discrimination.  Journal of Neurophysiology. 2015 [epub ahead of print]

Gabel B, crawford J, Martin JR, Levy M. Questioning the Need for ICU Level of Care in Pediatric Patients Following Elective Uncomplicated Craniotomy for Brain Tumors. J Neurosurg Pediatrics. 2015 [epub ahead of print]

Wang TY, Sakamoto JT, Nayar G, Suresh V, Loriaux DB, Desai R, Martin JR, Adogwa O, Moreno J, Bagley CA, Karikari IO, Gottfried ON. Independent predictors of 30-day perioperative deep vein thrombosis in 1346 consecutive spine surgery patients. World Neurosurg. 2015 Jul 11.

Verla T, Adogwa O, Fatemi P, Martin JR, Gottfried ON, Cheng J, Isaacs RE. Clinical implication of complications on patient perceived health status following spinal fusion surgery. J Clin Neurosci. 2015 Feb;22(2):342-5.

Huang KT, Martin J, Marky A, Chagoya G, Hatef J, Hazzard MA, Thomas SM, Lokhnygina Y, Lad SP. A national survey of spinal cord stimulation trial-to-permanent conversion rates. Neuromodulation. 2015 Feb;18(2):133-9;

Martin JR, Adogwa O, Brown CR, Kuchibhatla M, Bagley CA, Lad SP, Gottfried ON.  Experience with intrawound vancomycin powder for posterior cervical fusion surgery.  J Neurosurg Spine. 2015 Jan;22(1):26-33

Adogwa O, Martin JR, Huang K, Verla T, Fatemi P, Thompson P, Cheng J, Kuchibhatla M, Lad SP, Bagley CA, Gottfried ON. Preoperative serum albumin level as a predictor of postoperative complication after spine fusion. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2014 Aug 15;39(18):1513-9

Martin JR, Adogwa O, Brown CR, Bagley CA, Richardson WJ, Lad SP, Kuchibhatla M, Gottfried ON.  Experience with intrawound vancomycin powder for spinal deformity surgery. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2014 Jan 15;39(2):177-84.