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Linda Martin, MD,  MPH

Linda W. Martin, MD, MPH

Practice Area: Heart and Vascular, Heart and Vascular, Cancer Department: Surgery Division: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Title: Associate Professor ABMS Certification: Surgery; Thoracic Surgery

Contact Information

Primary Location:
Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center
1240 Lee St. Charlottesville, VA 22903 Phone: 434.243.6443 | Fax: 434.244.9429


Linda Martin, MD, joined the University of Virginia, School of Medicine faculty and the UVA Cancer Center as an associate professor of surgery in 2016. Dr. Martin received her medical degree from the University of California. She started her surgical internship and residency training at the University of Minnesota. At the University of California, she was able to continue her surgical and research residency training. She then completed her thoracic surgery fellowship at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX. Dr. Martin also obtained a post-doctorate master’s degree in public health from the University of California.

In her clinical practice, Dr. Martin focuses on thoracic malignancies but also has extensive experience with benign lung and esophageal diseases. She is a strong advocate for lung cancer screenings and collaborating with physicians and healthcare providers from all disciplines to determine the best treatment strategy. She also helps encourage patients to quit smoking.

Dr. Martin has an interest in robotic surgery, which she was trained to perform through the Carolyn E. Reed Traveling fellowship. Clinical trials research is another strong interest of hers. She strives to offer trials to any patients who may qualify, and she is heavily involved in design and implementation of clinical research through her work and leadership within several committees of the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology, an NCI sponsored group. She also collaborates with anesthesiologists and nursing staff to develop enhanced recovery after thoracic surgery pathways to improve outcomes and shorten hospital stay for patients undergoing chest surgery.


  • 2015 Baltimore Magazine Top Doctor 
  • 2015 Best Practice Award, University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health 
  • Carolyn E. Reed Travelling Fellowship Award to learn robotic surgery
  • Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) scholarship recipient, University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine
  • Highest Departmental Honors (Department of Biology), University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of California Regents Scholar
  • UCLA Alumni Scholar
  • Magna Cum Laude, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Phi Beta Kappa, University of California, Los Angeles
  • College Honors, University of California, Los Angeles