Title: Pediatrician, Professor, Director of Pediatrics Education
Company: Commonwealth Medical College
Location: Belleville, Pennsylvania, United States
Thomas Martin, Pediatrician, Professor, and Director of Pediatrics Education at Commonwealth Medical College, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in pediatric medical practice and education.
Dr. Martin studied at Franklin and Marshall College, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in 1956, and transitioned to the University of Pittsburgh. He earned an MD in 1960, and worked as a general medical practitioner until 1962, when he entered the United States Army. He received an honorable discharge in 1964, and returned to general practice, before becoming a pediatrics resident at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh in 1965. Dr. Martin then worked as a pediatrician at Geisinger Medical Center for more than 25 years, from 1967 to 1995, rising to the rank of chairman of pediatrics. During that time, the department grew from five pediatricians to 80 pediatricians and 24 pediatric residents and 16 med-ped residents. During that time, he conceived and guided the building of the Janet Weis Children’s Hospital, the first children’s hospital to be built in a rural area in the United States. He became the director of inpatient pediatrics at Aultman Hospital. He served as a team physician and professor at Pennsylvania State University from 1997 to 2005. During this time, he was selected to be a member of the American Board of Pediatrics and be one of ten to write the examination for special qualification in sports medicine. In 2005, he became a clinical professor of pediatrics at Pennsylvania State University’s Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, and in 2008, he started as clinical professor and vice chairman of pediatrics at Commonwealth Medical College (CMC).
In 2010, Dr. Martin became the director of pediatrics education at CMC, and in 2012, he became a full professor, a position he holds to this day. At the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, he started as a professor of pediatrics in 2014, where he continues to work as an educator. For his excellence as a clinician and educator, Dr. Martin has been recognized with a myriad of awards, including the Franklin Marshall Lifetime Achievement Award, the American Academy of Pediatrics Lifetime Achievement Award for Sports Medicine, and the Best Teaching Award, among others. He is a member of the American Medical Association, the Pennsylvania Medical Society, and the American Academy of Pediatrics, and as a further testament to his stature and success, he has been included in multiple editions of Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in the East, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, and Who’s Who in America.
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