Dr. Martin graduated from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in 1982 and completed his Family Medicine Residency at the Navy's Charleston, South Carolina Program in 1987. He subsequently completed a Geriatrics Fellowship at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in 1991. Dr. Martin became the Residency Program Director in January 1999 and has been a full time physician faculty member at the AHEC-NW Family Medicine Residency Program since 1991.
Dr. Martin is the author of chapters on "Altered Mental States/Dementia" and "Delirium" in the first and second editions respectively of Saunders Manual of Medical Practice edited by Dr. Robert E. Rakel. He is a frequent lecturer on topics related to geriatrics such as Parkinson's disease, elder abuse and dementia. Despite his numerous administrative responsibilities he maintains an active medical practice in the Family Medical Center. His hospital affiliations include Washington Regional Medical Center and Fayetteville City Hospital, as well as Northwest Medical Center in Springdale.
Born in Joplin, Missouri, Dr. Martin is married with two children, and is an active member of the First Baptist Church of Springdale, Arkansas. He did his undergraduate work at Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas with a BA in Chemistry in 1976. He was in the U.S. Navy from 1982 through 1989.