Emergency Medicine
Ian B. K. Martin, MD, MBA, FACEP

Ian B. K. Martin, MD, MBA, FACEP, FAAEM

Professor with Tenure and System Chairman; Co-Director, Health Executive Administrative Leadership (HEAL) Fellowship; Emergency Physician-in-Chief; Past-President Society for Academic Emergency Medicine

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MD, Medical College of Pennsylvania - Hahnemann School of Medicine, Pennsylvania, PA
MBA, University of North Carolina Kenan - Flagler Business School, Chapel Hill, NC
BS, Duke University, Durham, NC

Internship & Residency, Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine, University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD
Chief Resident, Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine, University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD


Dr. Ian Martin is System Chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. At the Medical School, he holds appointments as Professor with Tenure of Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine. Dr. Martin is also Emergency Physician-in-Chief of the Froedtert (FRAYD-tert) and Medical College of Wisconsin Health System. Before this, he served as Professor and Chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at West Virginia University School of Medicine in Morgantown.

Dr. Martin earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Duke University. He earned his Doctorate of Medicine degree from Medical College of Pennsylvania–Hahnemann School of Medicine (now Drexel University College of Medicine) and his Master of Business Administration degree from the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School. Dr. Martin trained in Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine at the University of Maryland Medical Center and R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore—where he also served as Chief Resident.

Dr. Martin has devoted his academic career to improving the delivery of emergency care globally—with emphasis on East Africa—through program development, investigative research, and direct clinical care.

Dr. Martin’s research interests include elucidation of optimal models for Emergency Department-based HIV and hepatitis C testing and acute care disease burden epidemiology in developing countries. His research and other Global Health-related initiatives have culminated in a host of publications in high-impact, peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Martin has garnered grant support for his research from federal and state agencies, industry, and academic institutions.

Recognized for his leadership, Dr. Martin was recently elected to the Board of the Association of Academic Chairs of Emergency Medicine (AACEM)—whose mission is to enhance and support academic departments of Emergency Medicine as they improve healthcare through high-quality education and research. Before his election to the AACEM Board, Dr. Martin completed terms as Immediate Past-President, President, President-Elect, Secretary-Treasurer, and an At-Large Member of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM)—the premier association representing researchers and educators in Emergency Medicine. Dr. Martin is also the founder and a Past-President of SAEM’s Global Emergency Medicine Academy. In 2020, he was appointed by the Mayor of Milwaukee to the City of Milwaukee Board of Health for an indefinite term.

Dr. Martin is the 2018 recipient of the Marcus L. Martin, M.D. Leadership in Diversity and Inclusion Award by the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine. Dr. Martin was recently named recipient of the 2020 Drexel University College of Medicine Distinguished Alumnus Award as well as of the 2020 Georges Benjamin, M.D. Award for excellence in education, service, and research by the National Medical Association’s Emergency Medicine Section.

Dr. Martin is a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians and the American Academy of Emergency Medicine.