M.D. - 1969
Dr. Martin completed his internship in 1970 at Bronx Municipal Hospital Center in New York. From 1970-73 he served as a Staff Associate at the National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Middle American Research Unit in the Panama Canal Zone. He took his medical residency at University of Washington Affiliated Hospitals and was chief resident at the U.S. Public Health Service Hospital in Seattle. In 1979, he moved to the USPHS Hospital in New Orleans, LA where he was the Deputy Director of the Clinical Research Unit.
In 1982, Dr. Martin joined the faculty of LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans, where he started the extensive STD training and research programs. He is past president of the International Society for Sexually Transmitted Diseases Research, the American Sexually Transmitted Diseases Association, and the Louisiana/Mississippi Infectious Diseases Society. He has served on numerous CDC expert panels in the areas of treatment, diagnosis, and prevention of STDs. He has served on several NIH ad hoc review panels for large program projects and clinical trials focused on STDs, HIV infections, and chlamydial infections. For many years he served as Medical Director of the Infection Control Office of the Medical Center of Louisiana in New Orleans and as the Chairman of the Antibiotics Subcommittee of that institution’s Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee. Through these experiences he gained extensive knowledgeable of the issues surrounding the prevention and treatment of nosocomial infections.
Dr. Martin currently serves as Director of the Louisiana STD Research Center. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases.
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McGowin CL, Ma L, Martin DH, Pyles RB. Mycoplasma genitalium-encoded MG309 activates NF-kB via toll-like receptor 2 and 6 to elicit pro-inflammatory cytokine secretion from human genital epithelial cells. Infect Immun 77(3):1175-1181, 2009.
Taylor SN, Martin DH. Chancroid. In: Current Diagnosis and Treatment of Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Eds: Klausner JD, Hook EW. McGraw-Hill, New York, 2007, pp. 69-74.