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.
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.
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.
M.D., David Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles CA 2010
B.S., UC Davis, Davis CA 2004
Internship: 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
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology,
American Academy of Neurology
Neurocritical Care Society
Society of Critical Care Medicine
Honors and Awards
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
Select Recent Publications
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.