Dr. Martin attended Emory University School of Medicine, graduating summa cum laude. He then trained in Internal Medicine and Cardiology at Stanford University Medical Center, where he became one of the pioneers in the field of Noninvasive Cardiology. Dr. Martin then went on to hold faculty positions and clinical staff positions at Stanford University, the University of Virginia, and the Mayo Medical School and Mayo Clinic, in Rochester, Minnesota. In 1989, Dr. Martin returned to Atlanta and to Emory University School of Medicine and The Emory Clinic to become Professor of Medicine and Director of Noninvasive Cardiology, as well as Associate Dean for Clinical Development at Emory University School of Medicine. In September of 2009, he received the academic appointment of Professor Emeritus of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, after he joined Piedmont Heart Institute as Medical Director of Cardiovascular Imaging and Chief of Structural & Valvular Heart Disease. In September 2012, in addition to his continuing leadership role as Chief of the Structural and Valvular Center of Excellence at the Piedmont Heart Institute, he was appointed Physician Principal Advisor, Educational Programs, Marcus Heart Valve Center. Dr. Martin has won numerous awards, both from his U.S. and international medical colleagues and his journalism peers, including Fellowship in the American College of Cardiology, the American Society of Echocardiography, and the European Society of Cardiology, as well as being the only Physician recipient of the Howard L. Lewis Award for Lifetime Achievement in Medical Journalism. He serves the Atlanta Community on the boards of the Atlanta Humane Society and Healing Community Center, Inc.