About PS Martin
Undergraduate: West Virginia University
Medical School: West Virginia University School of Medicine
Residency: Emergency Medicine, MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA.
Board Certification: American Board of Emergency Medicine
Professional Societies/Leadership positions:
American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Fellow since 2004
Air Medical Physician Association
Secretary Treasurer, 2006-2008
Immediate Past President, 2012 to 2014
Past President Advisor to the AMPA Board, 2014 to Present
National Association of EMS Physicians
Vice Chair “The Pre-hospital Guidelines Consortium”
NTHSA/EMSC Funded Consortium for the development, research, and support of Pre-hospital Care Guidelines. January 2016 – 2018
Society of Academic Emergency Medicine
The Edward G. Stewart Memorial Award, WVU School of Medicine 1997
Faculty of the Year 2016-2017
Outstanding Clinician Award 2016-2017
“Principles and Direction of Air Medical Transport Second Edition, Advancing Air and Ground
Critical Care Transport Medicine”. Associate Editor. A publication of the Air Medical Physician
Association, 951 E. Montana Vista Lane, Salt Lake City, UT 84124 Copyright 2015
Martin, P.S., “Transport Considerations for Mechanical Circulatory Support Devices”
Textbook “Principles and Direction of Air Medical Transport Second Edition”. Chapter 48.
pp.542 – 554, AMPA Copyright 2015
Martin, P.S., Nesbit, C., Bourdon, K., “The Incidence of MRSA in Air Medical Transport”.
Air Medical Journal, July August 2010 Vol.29, Number 4, p. 159.
Professional interests: EMS/Pre-hospital Care, Helicopter EMS (HEMS), Flight Physician, Critical Care Transport Medicine, Policy/Protocol Development and Research for Pre-hospital Care, The Pre-hospital care and Inter-hospital transport of patients with mechanical circulatory support devices (IABS, LVADs, Impellas, and ECMO).
Personal interests: Spending time with my Partner, our Son, and our 6 horses. World travel especially Europe and our adopted second home of Berlin, Germany. I enjoy mountain biking, teaching “Spinning” (indoor cycling), and of course horseback riding.
A native of Thomas, Tucker County, WV, Dr. Martin made his way to WVU in the late 1980s for college. He attributes his success to his family and the many opportunities that WVU provided him. In undergrad he began working as a Communication Specialist in the WVU Med Com communication center. During that experience he was given the opportunity to join HealthNet Aeromedical Services as a Flight Paramedic. He continued to work for HealthNet through his second year of medical school.
Dr. Martin says that his ultimate experience at WVU was medical school. To him, the WVU School of Medicine offered such a warm and supportive atmosphere that it founded his understanding and appreciation of WVU as a “family”. This is the reason he has always considered WVU “home”.
After medical school Dr. Martin completed his Emergency Medicine Residency at Allegheny General Hospital, in Pittsburgh, PA. Following residency he accepted an academic position at Allegheny General. During his time at AGH his roles included: EMS Physician, Flight Physician, LifeFlight Medical Director, the Director of the Division of Pre-hospital Medicine, EMS Fellowship Director, and he also attained the rank of Assistant Professor at the Drexel University School of Medicine and Associate Professor at the Temple University School of Medicine. He represented Allegheny General Hospital on the Pennsylvania Emergency Health Services Council and became the President of the Air Medical Physician Association based in Salt Lake City, UT.
After a nineteen-year absence, Dr. Martin says he is extremely excited to come “home”. He is ecstatic about the opportunity to pay back his perceived debts to the WVU School of Medicine and his many friends and mentors within that great institution.
Patient Care Information
- Emergency Medicine