Dr. Richard J. Martin is Professor of Pediatrics, Reproductive Biology, and Physiology & Biophysics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He was raised and educated in Australia, and received his medical degree from the University of Sydney School of Medicine. He is the first holder of the Drusinsky/Fanaroff Chair in Neonatology, Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio.
Dr. Martin is one of the leading research experts in the field of Developmental Respiratory Neurobiology, focused primarily on the subjects of apnea of prematurity, intermittent hypoxia, and both lung and airway injury. He has lectured widely and is a sought after speaker both in the USA and worldwide. He is co-Chair of a regional Neonatology conference held annually at the Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Farmington, Pennsylvania, and of the International Neonatology Symposium held in Bangkok, Thailand. 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 approximately 95 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 in Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine of the American Board of Pediatrics, and has mentored a number of leaders in Neonatology in the USA and abroad. He is the 2017 recipient of the Virginia Apgar Award of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Perinatal Section.
On a personal note, Dr. Martin has been married to Dr. Patricia Martin 40+ years. They have two children, both practicing psychiatrists, and four grandchildren. Dr. Martin exercises daily and is an individual most deserving of the honor of Legend of Neonatology.