Positions

Overview

  • Dr. Colin Martin was appointed as an assistant professor in general surgery in 2012. A native of Delaware, Martin received his undergraduate degree from Carson Newman College. He began his education in medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine from where he graduated in 2003. His surgical residency in general surgery was completed at University of Cincinnati in 2010. He completed his postdoctoral research fellowship in 2008 at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and his pediatric surgery fellowship in 2012 at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Martin is a specialist in intestinal rehabilitation surgery and scientist. His research interests include Mucosal immunology and B –cell mediated antibody development. Dr. Martin presently serves as Surgical Director of Georgeson Center for Intestinal Rehabilitation.

    Dr. Martin’s clinical interests include intestinal failure and necrotizing enterocolitis. He has a special interest in the role of innate immunity in intestinal diseases of prematurity.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2019 The Effects of Gestational Psychological Stress on Neonatal Mouse Intestinal Development.Journal of Surgical Research.  235:621-628. 2019
    2018 Systemic Thrombolysis of an Occlusive Aortic Thrombus in a Neonate on Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation.American Surgeon.  84:e372-e374. 2018
    2018 Editor’s ChoiceInnate Immunity.  24:277. 2018
    2018 Surgical necrotizing enterocolitis in extremely premature neonates is associated with genetic variations in an intergenic region of chromosome 8.Pediatric Research.  83:943-953. 2018
    2018 Central venous line associated osteomyelitis in children with intestinal failureJournal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports.  29:66-68. 2018
    2018 Human breast milk-derived exosomes attenuate cell death in intestinal epithelial cells.Innate Immunity.  24:278-284. 2018
    2017 Erythropoietin-induced cytoprotection in intestinal epithelial cells is linked to system Xc.Experimental Cell Research.  352:202-206. 2017
    2017 Survey on Robot-Assisted Surgical Techniques Utilization in US Pediatric Surgery Fellowships.Pediatric Endosurgery and Innovative Techniques.  27:186-190. 2017
    2016 Altered T-Cell Balance in Lymphoid Organs of a Mouse Model of Colorectal Cancer.Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry.  64:753-767. 2016
    2016 Outcome assessment of renal replacement therapy in neonates.Journal of Surgical Research.  204:34-38. 2016
    2016 Risk Factors for Stricture Formation After Esophageal Atresia Repair.Pediatric Endosurgery and Innovative Techniques.  26:393-398. 2016
    2016 Quintuplets: 5 Cases of NEC. Are There Other Risk Factors?Pediatric Pathology and Molecular Medicine.  35:425-433. 2016
    2015 Environmental-mediated intestinal homeostasis in neonatal mice.Journal of Surgical Research.  198:494-501. 2015
    2015 Routine utilization of single-incision pediatric endosurgery (SIPES): a 5-year institutional experience.Pediatric Endosurgery and Innovative Techniques.  25:252-255. 2015
    2015 Pathogenesis of necrotizing enterocolitis: modeling the innate immune response.American Journal of Pathology.  185:4-16. 2015
    2015 Single-incision pediatric endosurgery (SIPES) splenectomy: what dictates the need for additional ports?Surgical Endoscopy.  29:30-33. 2015
    2012 Concordance of imaging modalities and cost minimization in the diagnosis of pediatric choledochal cysts.Pediatric Surgery International.  28:615-621. 2012
    2012 Race disparities in firearm injuries and outcomes among Tennessee children.Journal of Pediatric Surgery.  47:1196-1203. 2012
    2011 Race disparities in Wilms tumor incidence and biology.Journal of Surgical Research.  170:112-119. 2011
    2010 Severity of head computed tomography scan findings fail to explain racial differences in mortality following child abuse.American Journal of Surgery.  199:210-215. 2010
    2009 Intestinal resection induces angiogenesis within adapting intestinal villi.Journal of Pediatric Surgery.  44:1077-1082. 2009
    2009 Transanal rectosigmoid resection for severe intractable idiopathic constipation.Journal of Pediatric Surgery.  44:1285-1290. 2009
    2009 Hirschsprung disease and fecal incontinence: diagnostic and management strategies.Journal of Pediatric Surgery.  44:271-277. 2009
    2008 Despite overall low pediatric head injury mortality, disparities exist between races.Journal of Pediatric Surgery.  43:1858-1864. 2008
    2008 Lessons learned: optimization of a murine small bowel resection model.Journal of Pediatric Surgery.  43:1018-1024. 2008
    2008 Pediatric traumatic brain injury: an update of research to understand and improve outcomes.Current Opinion in Pediatrics.  20:294-299. 2008
    2008 Resection-induced intestinal adaptation and the role of enteric smooth muscle.Journal of Pediatric Surgery.  43:1011-1017. 2008
    2008 Alarming trends in the improper use of motor vehicle restraints in children: implications for public policy and the development of race-based strategies for improving compliance.Journal of Pediatric Surgery.  43:200-207. 2008

    Research Overview

  • Research in Dr. Martin’s laboratory focuses on the aryl-hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) and its role in modulating intestinal injury in neonates, explores the novel mechanistic link between AhR stimulation of B cell mediated intestinal homeostasis and the mechanistic link between neonatal microbial environment and the developing immune system.
  • Full Name

  • Colin Martin