• 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 2019
    2019 Development of venous thrombi in a pediatric population of intestinal failure 2019
    2018 Systemic thrombolysis of an occlusive aortic thrombus in a neonate on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation 2018
    2018 Editor’s Choice 2018
    2018 Human breast milk-derived exosomes attenuate cell death in intestinal epithelial cells 2018
    2018 Surgical necrotizing enterocolitis in extremely premature neonates is associated with genetic variations in an intergenic region of chromosome 8 2018
    2018 Central venous line associated osteomyelitis in children with intestinal failure 2018
    2017 Erythropoietin-induced cytoprotection in intestinal epithelial cells is linked to system Xc- 2017
    2017 Survey on Robot-Assisted Surgical Techniques Utilization in US Pediatric Surgery Fellowships 2017
    2016 Quintuplets: 5 Cases of NEC. Are There Other Risk Factors? 2016
    2016 Outcome assessment of renal replacement therapy in neonates 2016
    2016 Risk factors for stricture formation after esophageal atresia repair 2016
    2016 Altered T-Cell Balance in Lymphoid Organs of a Mouse Model of Colorectal Cancer 2016
    2015 Environmental-mediated intestinal homeostasis in neonatal mice 2015
    2015 Pathogenesis of necrotizing enterocolitis: Modeling the innate immune response 2015
    2015 Routine utilization of Single-Incision Pediatric Endosurgery (SIPES): A 5-year institutional experience 2015
    2015 Single-incision pediatric endosurgery (SIPES) splenectomy: what dictates the need for additional ports? 2015
    2012 Concordance of imaging modalities and cost minimization in the diagnosis of pediatric choledochal cysts 2012
    2012 Race disparities in firearm injuries and outcomes among Tennessee children 2012
    2011 Race disparities in wilms tumor incidence and biology 2011
    2010 Severity of head computed tomography scan findings fail to explain racial differences in mortality following child abuse 2010
    2009 Intestinal resection induces angiogenesis within adapting intestinal villi 2009
    2009 Transanal rectosigmoid resection for severe intractable idiopathic constipation 2009
    2009 Hirschsprung disease and fecal incontinence: diagnostic and management strategies 2009
    2008 Despite overall low pediatric head injury mortality, disparities exist between races 2008
    2008 Lessons learned: optimization of a murine small bowel resection model 2008
    2008 Pediatric traumatic brain injury: An update of research to understand and improve outcomes 2008
    2008 Resection-induced intestinal adaptation and the role of enteric smooth muscle 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 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.
  • Education And Training

  • UC Health - University Hospital, Internship 2004
  • UC Health - University Hospital, Residency 2010
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Postdoctoral Fellowship 2012
  • Full Name

  • Colin Martin