Martin is an internationally renowned surgeon, with a strong academic record.
Martin is Professor of Paediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery at University College London, Emeritus Professor of Physic at Gresham College, London, and until July 2015 was Co-Medical Director at The Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust (GOS) where he worked since 1984.
He has achieved success in several domains. Martin is an internationally renowned surgeon, with a strong academic record, and has held (and holds) Board level managerial positions and engaged in the activities of both professional societies and NHS committees. Actively interested in teamwork in healthcare, he has become fascinated by how hospital care might need to be delivered in the coming years.
Martin operates and teaches throughout the world, including to the Cabinet Office leadership program, the Whitehall Industry Group, the Ministry of Defence and directly to No10 staff. He has worked with several other industries, including Formula 1, the airline industry and various IT companies to develop cross-industry learning. Martin has also advised hospitals and health systems in the USA, Europe and Australia. Recently, he has been a member of a People’s Tribunal examining forced organ harvesting in China.
He is a clinical ambassador to the Great Ormond Street Children’s Charity and a NED at the Royal Marsden Hospital and Children’s Health Ireland.
He is in great demand internationally as a speaker. Reviews frequently describe his lectures as ‘inspirational’, ‘brilliant’, ‘moving’ and ‘highly motivating’.
Martin established and led the National Service for Severe Tracheal Disease in Children at GOS. The Tracheal Service at GOS is the largest in World, and the Team has pioneered a number of innovative techniques. He helped set up paediatric heart and lung transplantation at GOS, started the European Congenital Heart Defects Database for outcomes analysis and led the Quality and Safety Team for five years.
Martin has held several international visiting professorships, has over 280 peer reviewed publications to his name and delivered more than 450 invited lectures, worldwide.
Through both his charity and clinical work, he has had considerable media experience.