Marina Martin, MD

Marina Martin, MD
Stanford ECHO Nursing COVID-19 Director


Dr. Marina Martin graduated from UCLA School of Medicine in 2003, and from Stanford internal Medicine Residency in 2006. After serving as a chief resident from 2006-07, Dr. Martin began a 3 year fellowship in the Stanford Prevention Research Center. During that time, she became medical director of a Stanford student-run free clinic, Pacific Free Clinic, which provides preventive health services to low-income uninsured adults in the East San Jose area.

During her research fellowship years, Dr. Martin also volunteered in the Interdisiplinary Geriatric Medicine clinic at the Palo Alto VA Hospital, which kindled her interest in working with older adults and led her to pursue specialty training in Geriatric Medicine. In 2012 she joined the Geriatric Medicine faculty at Stanford as a primary care physician in the newly-formed Stanford Senior Care Clinic. In 2014, she became medical director of the clinic, and in 2015 became the first Section Chief of Stanford’s new section of Geriatric Medciine in the School of Medicine. In this role, she oversees clinical, educational, and health services research programs that promote optimal, compassionate, personalized care of older adults, especially those with frailty, dementia, or very advanced age.

Dr. Martin’s clinical practice currently consists of post-acute rehabilitation and long-term care at Webster House Health Center (nursing home).

Clinical Focus

  • Geriatrics
  • Geriatric Medicine

Academic Appointments

Administrative Appointments

  • Section Chief, Geriatric Medicine, Division of Primary Care and Population Health (2015 – Present)
  • Medical Director, Stanford Senior Care Clinic (2014 – 2016)
  • Medical Director, Sequoias Portola Valley Health Center (2015 – 2017)

Honors & Awards

  • Phi Beta Kappa, Carleton College (1997)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, UCLA School of Medicine (2003)
  • William B. Valentine Award in Medicine for distinction as a scholar of Internal Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine (2003)
  • Janet M. Glascow Memorial Achievment Citation (for women in top 10% of medical school class), UCLA School of Medicine (2003)
  • Award for Professionalism, Stanford University Department of Medicine, Internal Medicine Residency (2005 and 2006)
  • Physician’s Award for Service to the Cardinal Free Clinics, Stanford University School of Medicine (2007)
  • Outstanding Community Preceptor (Pre-clerkship) Award, Stanford University School of Medicine (2010)
  • Advocacy and Community Service Award, Society of General Internal Medicine California-Hawaii Region (2014)

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations

  • Member, The American Geriatrics Society (2011 – Present)

Professional Education

  • Fellowship: Stanford University and VA Palo Alto Geriatric Medicine Fellowship (2011) CA
  • Residency: Stanford University Internal Medicine Residency (2006) CA
  • Medical Education: University of California Los Angeles School of Medicine (2003) CA
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine (2011)
  • Masters in Public Health, UC Berkeley, Epidemiology (2008)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (2006)
  • BA, Carleton College, Northfield, MN, Neuroscience (1997)