Undergraduate Degree

  • Washington University in St. Louis , 1988 , St. Louis , MO

Medical School

  • Cornell University Medical College , 1988 , Cornell , NY


  • Children's Memorial Hospital , 1993 , Chicago , IL


  • Children's Memorial Hospital , 1996 , Chicago , IL

Graduate Degree

  • Harvard University School of Public Health , 1998 , Boston , MA


  • Harvard Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Training Program , 1999 , Boston , MA

Philosophy of Care

In the Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) our philosophy is to ensure that every patient receives the best care for the best possible outcomes. We consider our “patient” to be the baby and the family; we are constantly striving to serve the needs of both. This requires a team based approach with all members being essential.


Camilia R. Martin MD, MS is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, and the Associate Director of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Director for Cross-Disciplinary Research Partnerships in the Division of Translational Research at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), Boston, MA.

Dr. Martin received her M.D. from Cornell University School of Medicine in 1992 and completed her internship and residency at Children’s Memorial Hospital/Northwestern School of Medicine in 1995 where she also served as Chief Pediatric Resident in 1996. Dr. Martin completed her fellowship in Perinatal-Neonatal Medicine at the Harvard Combined Program in Neonatology in 1999. During her fellowship training, she completed a Masters in Epidemiology at Harvard School of Public Health in 1998. She currently serves as Senior Advisor and Co-Director of the Grant Review and Support Program (GRASP) through the Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center (Harvard Catalyst). This program offers longitudinal support to individuals with a career development award to optimize their transition to independent funding. In this program, Dr. Martin’s activities include discussions on effectively communicating one’s science and diversifying the research funding portfolio.

Dr. Martin’s research interests are focused in neonatal nutrition and its impact on health and disease in the preterm infant. She has participated in multi-site clinical trials serving as the Principal Investigator at BIDMC evaluating growth and long-term neurodevelopmental outcomes in the extremely preterm infant. In 2009, Dr. Martin received a Harvard Catalyst Faculty Fellowship Award facilitating her transition from general epidemiology to translational research. Her current research focus is on lipids and fatty acid metabolism, postnatal intestinal adaptation including the microbiome, and the nutritional impact on organogenesis, development of immune defenses, and regulation of the inflammation. In September 2014, Dr. Martin was awarded an R01 grant from NIDDK to examine the “Impact of fatty acid imbalance in intestinal health and disease in prematurity”.


  • American Board of Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine