Madelena Martin, M.D.

Madelena Martin, M.D.


General Genetics

Biochemical Genetics




  • Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics


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UC Davis MIND Institute

2825 50th St.
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Additional Phone Numbers

Clinic Phone: 916-703-0300
Department Referral Phone: 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284)
Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Clinical Interests

Dr. Madelena Martin's clinical interests are General Genetics and Biochemical Genetics.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Madelena Martin's research interests are General Genetics and Biochemical Genetics.


Genomic Medicine

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Children's Hospital
UC Davis MIND Institute


M.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, Chapel Hill NC 2000

B.A, California State University - Fresno, Fresno CA 1995


Genetics, Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda CA 2000-2003


Biochemical Genetics, UC San Francisco, San Francisco CA

Board Certifications

American Board of Medical Genetics - Biochemical Genetics,

American Board of Medical Genetics, Clinical Genetics,

American Board of Pediatrics,

Professional Memberships

Society for Inherited Metabolic Disorders

Honors and Awards

Champions of Excellence, Pediatric Craniofacial Clinic Team, UMass Memorial, 2011

GlaxoSmithKline Endocrinology Scholar Award, Western Society of Ped Research, 2005

Second Year Resident of the Year, Pediatrics, Loma Linda University Med Center, 2002

Intern of the Year, Pediatrics, Loma Linda University Medical Center, 2001

Select Recent Publications

B Phung, A Suzuki, N Mans, J Welborn, M Martin. RET and PTEN: An Example in Understanding the Combinatorial Effects of Risk Variants in Cancer. (Platform) UCDMC 6th Annual Human Genomics Symposium. 2019 Nov.

D Jagannathan, M Wang, A Suzuki, M Martin. Novel COL2A1 variant in infant of Muslim family: Perspectives on end-of-life care for achondrogenesis type II. 20th Northern California Genetics Exchange. 2019 May.

A Suzuki, J Sanine, S Collins, M Martin. 6.8Mb Xp deletion in a female with ornithine transcarbamylase deficiency pregnant with male fetus: Suggestions for pregnancy, delivery, and postnatal management. Society for Inherited Metabolic Disorders Annual Meeting, Seattle. 2019 Apr.

Godfrey ND, Dowlatshahi S, Martin MM, Rothkopf DM. Wieacker-Wolff syndrome with associated cleft palate in a female case. Am J Med Genet A. 2018 Jan;176(1):167-170. doi:10.1002/ajmg.a.38527. Epub 2017 Nov 17. PMID:29150902.

Kane J, Berrebi K, McLean R, Petkiewicz S, Hay B, Martin M, Wiss K. Noonan syndrome with loose anagen hair associated with trichorrhexis nodosa and trichoptilosis. Clin Case Rep. 2017 Jun 1;5(7):1152-1154. doi:10.1002/ccr3.1011. PMID:28680615.

Droms RJ, Rork JF, McLean R, Martin M, Belazarian L, Wiss K. Menkes Disease Mimicking Child Abuse. Pediatr Dermatol. 2017 May;34(3):e132-e134. doi:10.1111/pde.13106. Epub 2017 Mar 20. PMID:28318055.

Sahai I, Garganta CL, Bailey J, James P, Levy HL, Martin M, Neilan E, Phornphutkul C, Sweetser DA, Zytkovicz TH, Eaton RB. Newborn Screening for Glutaric Aciduria-II: The New England Experience. JIMD Rep. 2014;13:1-14. doi:10.1007/8904_2013_262. Epub 2013 Nov 5. PMID:24190796.

Mahadeo KM, Diop-Bove N, Ramirez SI, Cadilla CL, Rivera E, Martin M, Lerner NB, DiAntonio L, Duva S, Santiago-Borrero PJ, Goldman ID. Prevalence of a loss-of-function mutation in the proton-coupled folate transporter gene (PCFT-SLC46A1) causing hereditary folate malabsorption in Puerto Rico. J Pediatr. 2011 Oct;159(4):623-7.e1. doi:10.1016/j.jpeds.2011.03.005. Epub 2011 Apr 13. PMID:21489556.

Borzutzky A, Crompton B, Bergmann AK, Giliani S, Baxi S, Martin M, Neufeld EJ, Notarangelo LD. Reversible severe combined immunodeficiency phenotype secondary to a mutation of the proton-coupled folate transporter. Clin Immunol. 2009 Dec;133(3):287-94. doi:10.1016/j.clim.2009.08.006. Epub 2009 Sep 9. PMID:19740703.

Kronn D, Mofidi S, Braverman N, Harris K; Diagnostics Guidelines Work Group. Diagnostic guidelines for newborns who screen positive in newborn screening. Genet Med. 2010 Dec;12(12 Suppl):S251-5. doi:10.1097/GIM.0b013e3181fe5d8b. PMID:21150371.