Ryan Matthew Martin, M.D. for UC Davis Health

Ryan Matthew Martin, M.D.

Assistant Professor

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Neurocritical Care

Locations and Contact

Midtown Neurology Clinic

3160 Folsom Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95816

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Additional Numbers

Physician Referrals

800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

I provide detailed, individualized care to patients in the neuro-ICU. My patients, and their families, are often going through the most difficult challenge of their lives and I am there to help them through the storm.  We use multiple modes of monitoring to allow us to individualize our treatment plans for each patient.  Our goal is to prevent further injury and to optimize recovery.

Clinical Interests

As a neurointensivist, Dr. Martin sees patients with neurological disease that requires ICU level care.  This includes such diseases as traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, subarachnoid hemorrhage, intracerebral hemorrhage, stroke, neuromuscular weakness, and status epilepticus.

Dr. Martin focuses on providing cutting-edge neuro-monitoring to optimize care and provide a path for patients, and their families, to fully recover.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Martin has research interests in treatment of status epilepticus and traumatic brain injury.  He is also active in teaching neurology and neurosurgical residents, as well as pulmonary-critical care fellows.


Neurological Surgery

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Medical Group

Undergraduate School

B.S., UC Davis, Davis CA 2004

Medical School

M.D., David Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles CA 2010


Internal Medicine, Cedar-Sinai, Los Angeles CA 2010-2011


Neurology, UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles CA 2011-2013


Chief Resident, UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles CA 2013-2014


Neurocritical Care, UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles CA 2014-2016

Teaching in Excellence Award, UC Davis Department of Neurological Surgery, 2019

CICARE Award, Patient Care, UCLA, 2016

Resident Scholarship of the American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting, 2014

Picinich C, Kennedy J, Thind H, Foreman C, Martin RM, Zimmermann LL. Continuous Electroencephalographic Training for Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit Nurses: A Feasibility Study. J Neurosci Nurs. 2020 Jul 30. doi:10.1097/JNN.0000000000000535. [Epub ahead of print]

Castillo R, Chan A, Atallah S, Derry K, Baje M, Zimmermann LL, Martin R, Groysman L, Stern-Nezer S, Minokadeh A, Nova A, Huang W, Cang W, Schomer K. Correction to: Treatment of adults with intracranial hemorrhage on apixaban or rivaroxaban with prothrombin complex concentrate products. J Thromb Thrombolysis. 2020 Jun 23. doi:10.1007/s11239-020-02197-2. [Epub ahead of print] 

Martin R, Taylor S, Palmieri TL. Mortality following combined burn and traumatic brain injuries: An analysis of the national trauma data bank of the American College of Surgeons. Burns. 2020 Jul 3. doi:10.1016/j.burns.2020.06.022. [Epub ahead of print]

Panos NG, Cook AM, John S, Jones GM, Neurocritical Care Pharmacy Study Group. Factor Xa Inhibitor-Related Intracranial Hemorrhage: Results From a Multicenter, Observational Cohort Receiving Prothrombin Complex Concentrates. Circulation. 2020 May 26;141(21):1681-1689. doi:10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.120.045769. Epub 2020 Apr 8. 

Venkatasubramanian C, Lopez GA, O'Phelan KH, ENLS Writing Group. Emergency Neurological Life Support: Fourth Edition, Updates in the Approach to Early Management of a Neurological Emergency. Neurocrit Care. 2020 Apr;32(2):636-640. doi:10.1007/s12028-019-00810-8. 

Garza N, Toussi A, Wilson M, Shahlaie K, Martin R. The Increasing Age of TBI Patients at a Single Level 1 Trauma Center and the Discordance Between GCS and CT Rotterdam Scores in the Elderly. Front Neurol. 2020;11:112. doi:10.3389/fneur.2020.00112. eCollection 2020.

Martin R, Peacock S, Corry M, LaRovere KL, Ansari SA. Emergency Neurological Life Support: Spinal Cord Compression. Neurocrit Care. 2019. doi:10.1007/s12028-019-00810-8.

Martin R, Louy C, Babu V, Jiang Y, Far A, Schievink W. A two-level large-volume epidural blood patch protocol for spontaneous intracranial hypotension: retrospective analysis of risk and benefit. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2019 Sep 20;rapm-2018-100158. doi:10.1136/rapm-2018-100158.

Martin RM, Zimmermann LL, Huynh M, Polage CR. Diagnostic Approach to Health Care- and Device-Associated Central Nervous System Infections. J Clin Microbiol. 2018;56(11):e00861-18. Published 2018 Oct 25.

Zimmermann LL, Martin RM, Girgis F. Treatment options for posttraumatic epilepsy. Current Opinions in Neurology. 2017;6:580-586.