Dr. Ian Martin is Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill, School of Medicine. He is also a Simmons Scholar and a member of the Academy of Educators at UNC.
Dr. Martin earned a Bachelor of Science from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. Before starting medical school, he lived in Cameroon—undoubtedly an experience which still shapes his personal and professional life. Dr. Martin earned his Doctorate of Medicine from MCP-Hahnemann School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Martin trained in Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine at the University of Maryland in Baltimore, Maryland—where he also served as Chief Resident. He is board-certified in Emergency Medicine and General Internal Medicine.
Dr. Martin has thus far dedicated his academic career to improving the delivery of emergency care internationally—with emphasis on East Africa—that is in Kenya, Tanzania, and Malawi. At Duke, he founded the Duke International Emergency Medicine Fellowship/Global Health Residency Program. At UNC he cares for patients in the Emergency Department (ED) and on the inpatient General Medicine teaching service. When not seeing patients, Dr. Martin serves as the Associate Residency Director , Director of the Emergency Medicine, Global Health and Leadership Program, and Associate Director of the Office of International Activities at UNC. Dr. Martin has led several relief trips to Kenya and Tanzania—caring for countless patients under some of the poorest conditions. As part of his strategy for sustainability in this region, Dr. Martin has developed clinical rotations for medical students and residents in Arusha, Tanzania and Nairobi, Kenya. Dr. Martin’s research interests include acute care registries and outcomes research in East Africa and ED-based HIV screening/testing. A longtime member of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, Dr. Martin is the founder and President of the Global Emergency Medicine Academy.