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Niels D. Martin, MD

Niels Douglas Martin, MD


Curriculum Vitae


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Education, training, and employment:
  • 1992 to 1997 - Bachelor of Arts in Biological Sciences, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA.
  • 1995 to 2000 - Doctor of Medicine, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, NJ, USA.
  • 2000 to 2006 - General Surgery Residency, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
  • 2003 to 2004 - Research Fellowship in Vascular Tissue Engineering, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
  • 2006 to Present - Traumatology and Surgical Critical Care Fellow, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
  • 2007 to Present - OPUS 12 Foundation, Blue Bell, PA, USA
    • Vice-President for Public Relations and Director of Trauma Research.

Awards and honors:

  • 1997 to 1999 - William F. Grupe Foundation Scholar
  • 1998 - Crusade Scholar of the United Methodist Church Board of Global Ministries
  • 2002 to 2006 - Excellence in Teaching Award, Jefferson Medical College
  • 2004 - Second Prize, Delaware Valley Vascular Society Research Competition
  • 2005 - Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award
  • 2006 - Leon Peris Memorial Medical Records Prize (Thomas Jefferson University Hospital)
  • 2006 - Herbert E. Cohn, MD Technical Excellence Award (Thomas Jefferson University Hospital)
  • 2006 - Finalist, Resident Award for Exemplary Teaching, American College of Surgeons, Division of Education

Peer-reviewed journal publications:

  1. DECELLULARIZED VEIN AS A POTENTIAL SCAFFOLD FOR VASCULAR TISSUE ENGINEERING. PJ Schaner, ND Martin, TN Tulenko, IM Shapiro, N Tarola, RF Leichter, RA Carbasi, PJ DiMuzio. Journal of Vascular Surgery. 2004;40:146-153.
  2. COMBINATION TREATMENT OF VENOUS THORACIC OUTLET SYNDROME: OPEN SURGICAL DECOMPRESSION AND INTRAOPERATIVE ANGIOPLASTY. DB Schneider, PJ DiMuzio, ND Martin, RL Gordon, MW Wilson, JM LaBerge, RK Kerlan, CM Eichler, LM Messina. Journal of Vascular Surgery. 2004;40:599-603.
  3. ENDOVASCULAR REPAIR OF CAROTID ARTERY ANEURYSMS FOLLOWING CAROTID ENDARTERECTOMY. ND Martin, RA Carbasi, J Bonn, J Lombardi, P DiMuzio. Annals of Vascular Surgery. 2005;19:1-5.
  4. IN VIVO BEHAVIOR OF DECELLULARIZED VEIN ALLOGRAFT. ND Martin, PJ Schaner, TN Tulenko, IM Shapiro, CA DiMatteo. Journal of Surgical Research. 2005;129:17-23.
  5. INTRA-ABDOMINAL ESOPHAGEAL DUPLICATION CYSTS: A REVIEW. ND Martin, J Kim, S Verma, R Rubin, DG Mitchell, CJ Yeo. Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery. 2007 Jun;11(6):773-777.
  6. COMPLICATIONS RELATED TO PERCUTANEOUS ENDOSCOPIC GASTROSTOMY (PEG) TUBES: A COMPREHENSIVE CLINICAL REVIEW. SP Schrag MD, R Sharma MD, NP Jaik MD, MJ Seamon MD, JJ Lukaszczyk MD, ND Martin MD, BA Hoey MD, SP Stawicki MD. Journal of Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases. 2007 Dec;():.

Book chapters:

  1. INJURIES TO THE ESOPHAGUS AND STOMACH. ND Martin, B Sarani. In TRAUMA: CONTEMPORARY PRINCIPLES AND THERAPY. Edited by Lewis Flint, Wayne Meredith, C William Schwab, Paul Taheri and Donald Trunkey. Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 2007. In press.

Published abstracts:
  1. ACELLULAR SCAFFOLDING FOR VASCULAR TISSUE ENGINEERING IN A CANINE MODEL. PJ Schaner, FE Rosato, NA Tarola, J Eisenberg, ND Martin, S Abdul-Misih, J Tamburrino, DA Popowich, PJ DiMuzio. Journal of Surgical Research. 2003;114:297.
  2. DECELLULARIZED VEIN ALLOGRAFTS AS AN ARTERIAL BYPASS CIRCUIT. ND Martin, PJ Schaner, TN Tulenko, I Shapiro, C DiMatteo, PJ DiMuzio. Journal of Vascular Medicine. 2004;9:147-165.
  3. TISSUE-ENGINEERING A SMALL-DIAMETER BYPASS GRAFT: ENDOTHELIAL CELL SEEDING OF ACELLULAR VENOUS ALLOGRAFT. ND Martin, PJ Schaner, TN Tulenko, I Shapiro, J Jenoff, RA Carbasi, R Leichter, J Lombardi, C DiMatteo, PJ DiMuzio. Journal of Vascular Medicine. 2004;9:147-165.
  4. ENDOTHELIAL CELL-SEEDING DECELLULARIZED VEIN TRANSPLANTS: A NOVEL ARTERIAL BYPASS CONDUIT. ND Martin, PJ Schaner, TN Tulenko, I Shapiro, C DiMatteo, PJ DiMuzio. Journal of Surgical Research. 2004;121:303.

Local and regional presentations:

  1. HYPOXIA-INDUCED NEURONAL EXCITATION IN THE PRE-BOTZINGER COMPLEX. ND Martin, E Mazza, I Solomon, JA Neubauer, N Edelman. Presented and published in the proceedings of the Annual Research Symposium of the Bio-Medical Careers Program at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (Aug 1995) Piscataway, New Jersey.
  2. DUODENAL HEMATOMAS IN THE PEDIATRIC PATIENT. ND Martin MD. Trauma Grand Rounds, Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children (Jun 2003) Wilmington, Delaware.
  3. INTRAOPERATIVE VENOGRAPHY IN PATIENTS UNDERGOING  FIRST RIB RESECTION FOR VENOUS THORACIC OUTLET SYNDROME. ND Martin, R Leichter, M Kahn, J Lombardi, RA Carbasi, P DiMuzio. Presented and published in the proceedings of the Delaware Valley Vascular Society Annual Meeting (Oct 2003) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  4. VASCULAR TISSUE ENGINEERING IN A CANINE MODEL. P Schaner, ND Martin, F Rosato, N Tarola, J Eisenberg, P DiMuzio. Presented and published in the proceedings of the Delaware Valley Vascular Society Annual Meeting (Oct 2003) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  5. ENDOVASCULAR REPAIR OF CAROTID ARTERY ANEURYSMS FOLLOWING CAROTID ENDARTERECTOMY. ND Martin MD. Case presentation at the Philadelphia Vascular Symposium (Feb 2004) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  6. WHAT IT TAKES TO START AND MAINTAIN AN ANIMAL RESEARCH MODEL. ND Martin MD. Department of Surgery Research Conference, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (Mar 2004) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  7. DECELLULARIZED VEIN AS AN ARTERIAL BYPASS CONDUIT IN A CANINE MODEL. ND Martin, PJ Schaner, TN Tulenko, I Shapiro, C DiMatteo, PJ DiMuzio. Presented and published in the proceedings of the Annual Joint Meeting of the New York Surgical Society and the Philadelphia Academy of Surgery (Apr 2004) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  8. TISSUE ENGINEERING A VASCULAR BYPASS CONDUIT USING DECELLULARIZED VEIN. ND Martin MD. Department of Surgery Research Conference, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (Apr 2004) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  9. DECELLULARIZED VENOUS ALLOGRAFT AS AN ARTERIAL BYPASS CONDUIT IN A CANINE MODEL. ND Martin MD. Resident Research Day, Thomas Jefferson University (Jun 2004) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  10. DECELLULARIZED VEIN AS AN ARTERIAL BYPASS CONDUIT IN A CANINE MODEL. ND Martin, PJ Schaner, C DiMatteo, E Hagar, N Tarola, J Lombardi, RA Carbasi, PJ DiMuzio. Presented and published in the proceedings of the Delaware Valley Vascular Society Annual Meeting (Sep 2004) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  11. MICROVESSEL ENDOTHELIAL CELL SEEDING OF ACELLULAR VENOUS ALLOGRAFT. PJ Greaney, ND Martin, C DiMatteo, PJ Schaner, J Jenoff, T Williams, J Jacobs, C Tabit, JM Ruddy, J Lombardi, RA Carbasi, PJ DiMuzio. Presented and published in the proceedings of the Delaware Valley Vascular Society Annual Meeting (Sep 2004) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  12. ACUTE LIMB ISCHEMIA FOLLOWING TOTAL KNEE ARTHROPLASTY. ND Martin MD. Case presentation, Delaware Valley Vascular Society (Oct 2005) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  13. COMBINED THORACIC AND ABDOMINAL INJURIES. ND Martin MD. Perioperative Nursing Services Lecture, The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (May 2007) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

National presentations:
  1. ACELLULAR SCAFFOLDING FOR VASCULAR TISSUE-ENGINEERING IN A CANINE MODEL. PJ Schaner, FE Rosato, NA Tarola, J Eisenberg, ND Martin, S Abdul-Misih, J Tamburrino, DA Popovich, PJ DiMuzio. Poster presentation at the Association for Academic Surgery Annual Meeting (Nov 2003) Sacramento, California.