Dr. Niels Martin, MD, FCCM

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I am the Section Chief of Surgical Critical Care, Program Director for the Traumatology & Surgical Critical Care Fellowship, Vice Chair for Diversity & Inclusion, and an Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania.  I am also the Medical Director of the Trauma & Surgical Intensive Care Unit at the Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.  I am a board-certified Diplomat of the American Board of Surgery for both Surgery and Surgical Critical Care.  I am a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a Fellow of the American College of Critical Care Medicine.


I received my undergraduate degree from Rutgers University and my Medical Doctor degree from the Rutgers – Robert Wood Johnson.  I then completed a General Surgery Residency at Thomas Jefferson University and a fellowship in Traumatology and Surgical Critical Care at the University of Pennsylvania.  Prior to my current faculty appointment at PENN, I spent five years on faculty at Thomas Jefferson University.


I have clinical, educational, and research interests that involve caring for injured and critically ill surgical patients.  More specifically, I focus on innovating clinical trials and outcomes research in clinical efficacy, quality, and safety.  In these endeavors, I have served as primary investigator in numerous clinical trials and performed extensive retrospective outcomes work.  I have partnered with many collaborators including outside institutions, foundations, and industry.  I have been formally included in over 15 funded grants, many as primary investigator.  I have presented my research work to numerous national & international organizations and published in a variety of prominent medical journals.  Currently, I have over 87 peer-reviewed publications.