MEDICAL SERVICES

EDUCATION

Undergraduate Degree

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

Medical School

  • Cornell University Medical College , 1988 , Cornell , NY

Internship

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

Residency

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

Graduate Degree

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

Fellowship

  • 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.

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

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”.

CERTIFICATIONS

  • American Board of Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

PUBLICATIONS

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  1. Martin CR. Breast Milk Lipidomics: Insights to Infant Health Requirements and Targeted Strategies for the Vulnerable. Breastfeed Med. 2019 Apr; 14(S1):S13-S14. View abstract
  2. Singh P, Ochoa-Allemant P, Brown J, Perides G, Freedman SD, Martin CR. Effect of polyunsaturated fatty acids on postnatal ileum development using the fat-1 transgenic mouse model. Pediatr Res. 2019 Mar; 85(4):556-565. View abstract
  3. Cabrera Lafuente M, Montes Bueno MT, Pastrana N, Segovia C, Madero Jarabo R, Martin CR, Omeñaca Teres F, Sáenz de Pipaón Marcos M. A prospective analysis of intake and composition of mother's own milk in preterm newborns less than 32 weeks' gestational age. J Perinat Med. 2018 Dec 19; 47(1):106-113. View abstract
  4. Obregon E, Martin CR, Frantz Iii ID, Patel P, Smith VC. Neonatal Intensive Care Unit discharge preparedness among families with limited english proficiency. J Perinatol. 2019 Jan; 39(1):135-142. View abstract
  5. Shanahan KH, Yu X, Miller LG, Freedman SD, Martin CR. Early Serum Gut Hormone Concentrations Associated With Time to Full Enteral Feedings in Preterm Infants. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2018 07; 67(1):97-102. View abstract
  6. Lu J, Lu L, Yu Y, Cluette-Brown J, Martin CR, Claud EC. Effects of Intestinal Microbiota on Brain Development in Humanized Gnotobiotic Mice. Sci Rep. 2018 Apr 03; 8(1):5443. View abstract
  7. Higgins RD, Jobe AH, Koso-Thomas M, Bancalari E, Viscardi RM, Hartert TV, Ryan RM, Kallapur SG, Steinhorn RH, Konduri GG, Davis SD, Thebaud B, Clyman RI, Collaco JM, Martin CR, Woods JC, Finer NN, Raju TNK. Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia: Executive Summary of a Workshop. J Pediatr. 2018 06; 197:300-308. View abstract
  8. Salas AA, Li P, Parks K, Lal CV, Martin CR, Carlo WA. Early progressive feeding in extremely preterm infants: a randomized trial. Am J Clin Nutr. 2018 03 01; 107(3):365-370. View abstract
  9. Guthrie G, Tackett B, Stoll B, Martin C, Olutoye O, Burrin DG. Phytosterols Synergize With Endotoxin to Augment Inflammation in Kupffer Cells but Alone Have Limited Direct Effect on Hepatocytes. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2018 Jan; 42(1):37-48. View abstract
  10. Robinson JR, Kennedy C, van Arendonk KJ, Green A, Martin CR, Blakely ML. Neurodevelopmental considerations in surgical necrotizing enterocolitis. Semin Pediatr Surg. 2018 Feb; 27(1):52-56. View abstract
  11. Struyvenberg MR, Fong ZV, Martin CR, Tseng JF, Clancy TE, Fernández-Del Castillo C, Tillman HJ, Bellin MD, Freedman SD. Impact of Treatments on Diabetic Control and Gastrointestinal Symptoms After Total Pancreatectomy. Pancreas. 2017 10; 46(9):1188-1195. View abstract
  12. Ravi A, Estensmo ELF, Abée-Lund TML, Foley SL, Allgaier B, Martin CR, Claud EC, Rudi K. Association of the gut microbiota mobilome with hospital location and birth weight in preterm infants. Pediatr Res. 2017 Nov; 82(5):829-838. View abstract
  13. Struyvenberg MR, Martin CR, Freedman SD. Practical guide to exocrine pancreatic insufficiency - Breaking the myths. BMC Med. 2017 02 10; 15(1):29. View abstract
  14. Cohen J, MacArthur KL, Atsawarungruangkit A, Perillo MC, Martin CR, Berzin TM, Shapiro NI, Sawhney MS, Freedman SD, Sheth SG. Defining the diagnostic value of hyperlipasemia for acute pancreatitis in the critically ill. Pancreatology. 2017 Mar - Apr; 17(2):176-181. View abstract
  15. Martin CR, Stoll B, Cluette-Brown J, Akinkuotu AC, Olutoye OO, Gura KM, Singh P, Zaman MM, Perillo MC, Puder M, Freedman SD, Burrin D. Use of a novel docosahexaenoic acid formulation vs control in a neonatal porcine model of short bowel syndrome leads to greater intestinal absorption and higher systemic levels of DHA. Nutr Res. 2017 Mar; 39:51-60. View abstract
  16. Wilschanski M, Yaakov Y, Omari I, Zaman M, Martin CR, Cohen-Cymberknoh M, Shoseyov D, Kerem E, Dasilva D, Sheth S, Uluer A, O'Sullivan BP, Freedman S. Comparison of Nasal Potential Difference and Intestinal Current Measurements as Surrogate Markers for CFTR Function. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2016 11; 63(5):e92-e97. View abstract
  17. Robinson DT, Martin CR. Fatty acid requirements for the preterm infant. Semin Fetal Neonatal Med. 2017 02; 22(1):8-14. View abstract
  18. Guthrie G, Kulkarni M, Vlaardingerbroek H, Stoll B, Ng K, Martin C, Belmont J, Hadsell D, Heird W, Newgard CB, Olutoye O, van Goudoever J, Lauridsen C, He X, Schuchman EH, Burrin D. Multi-omic profiles of hepatic metabolism in TPN-fed preterm pigs administered new generation lipid emulsions. J Lipid Res. 2016 09; 57(9):1696-711. View abstract
  19. Martin CR, Ling PR, Blackburn GL. Review of Infant Feeding: Key Features of Breast Milk and Infant Formula. Nutrients. 2016 May 11; 8(5). View abstract
  20. Martin CR, Cheesman A, Brown J, Makda M, Kutner AJ, DaSilva D, Zaman M, Freedman SD. Factors Determining Optimal Fatty Acid Absorption in Preterm Infants. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2016 Jan; 62(1):130-6. View abstract
  21. Poindexter BB, Martin CR. Impact of Nutrition on Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia. Clin Perinatol. 2015 Dec; 42(4):797-806. View abstract
  22. Tao GZ, Liu B, Zhang R, Liu G, Abdullah F, Harris MC, Brandt ML, Ehrenkranz RA, Bowers C, Martin CR, Moss RL, Sylvester KG. Impaired Activity of Blood Coagulant Factor XIII in Patients with Necrotizing Enterocolitis. Sci Rep. 2015 Aug 17; 5:13119. View abstract
  23. Konnikova Y, Zaman MM, Makda M, D'Onofrio D, Freedman SD, Martin CR. Late Enteral Feedings Are Associated with Intestinal Inflammation and Adverse Neonatal Outcomes. PLoS One. 2015; 10(7):e0132924. View abstract
  24. Donovan SM, Wang M, Monaco MH, Martin CR, Davidson LA, Ivanov I, Chapkin RS. Noninvasive molecular fingerprinting of host-microbiome interactions in neonates. FEBS Lett. 2014 Nov 17; 588(22):4112-9. View abstract
  25. Soto-Rivera CL, Fichorova RN, Allred EN, Van Marter LJ, Shah B, Martin CR, Agus MS, Leviton A. The relationship between TSH and systemic inflammation in extremely preterm newborns. Endocrine. 2015 Mar; 48(2):595-602. View abstract
  26. Knight JM, Davidson LA, Herman D, Martin CR, Goldsby JS, Ivanov IV, Donovan SM, Chapkin RS. Non-invasive analysis of intestinal development in preterm and term infants using RNA-Sequencing. Sci Rep. 2014 Jun 26; 4:5453. View abstract
  27. Martin CR, Zaman MM, Gilkey C, Salguero MV, Hasturk H, Kantarci A, Van Dyke TE, Freedman SD. Resolvin D1 and lipoxin A4 improve alveolarization and normalize septal wall thickness in a neonatal murine model of hyperoxia-induced lung injury. PLoS One. 2014; 9(6):e98773. View abstract
  28. Martin CR. Fatty acid requirements in preterm infants and their role in health and disease. Clin Perinatol. 2014 Jun; 41(2):363-82. View abstract
  29. Freedman SD, Martin CR, Aspinall MG. Structuring the patient-physician encounter: Joint creation of an actionable roadmap to health. Healthc (Amst). 2014 Jul; 2(2):94-8. View abstract
  30. Bartholomew J, Martin CR, Allred E, Chen ML, Ehrenkranz RA, Dammann O, Leviton A. Risk factors and correlates of neonatal growth velocity in extremely low gestational age newborns: the ELGAN Study. Neonatology. 2013; 104(4):298-304. View abstract
  31. Martin CR. Probiotics for the prevention of necrotizing enterocolitis: not just which ones but also why? J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2013 Jul; 57(1):3. View abstract
  32. VanderVeen DK, Martin CR, Mehendale R, Allred EN, Dammann O, Leviton A. Early nutrition and weight gain in preterm newborns and the risk of retinopathy of prematurity. PLoS One. 2013; 8(5):e64325. View abstract
  33. Martin CR, Bellomy M, Allred EN, Fichorova RN, Leviton A. Systemic inflammation associated with severe intestinal injury in extremely low gestational age newborns. Fetal Pediatr Pathol. 2013 Jun; 32(3):222-34. View abstract
  34. Nathe KE, Mancuso CJ, Parad R, Van Marter LJ, Martin CR, Stoler-Barak L, Philbin VJ, Phillips MF, Palmer CD, Levy O. Innate immune activation in neonatal tracheal aspirates suggests endotoxin-driven inflammation. Pediatr Res. 2012 Aug; 72(2):203-11. View abstract
  35. Freedman SD, Martin CR. Do patient-accessible electronic medical records help or complicate shared decision making? Virtual Mentor. 2012 Jul 01; 14(7):560-2. View abstract
  36. Martin CR, Zaman MM, Ketwaroo GA, Bhutta AQ, Coronel E, Popov Y, Schuppan D, Freedman SD. CFTR dysfunction predisposes to fibrotic liver disease in a murine model. Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol. 2012 Aug 15; 303(4):G474-81. View abstract
  37. Martin CR, Dasilva DA, Cluette-Brown JE, Dimonda C, Hamill A, Bhutta AQ, Coronel E, Wilschanski M, Stephens AJ, Driscoll DF, Bistrian BR, Ware JH, Zaman MM, Freedman SD. Decreased postnatal docosahexaenoic and arachidonic acid blood levels in premature infants are associated with neonatal morbidities. J Pediatr. 2011 Nov; 159(5):743-749.e1-2. View abstract
  38. Patel S, Dammann O, Martin CR, Allred EN, Leviton A. Presumed and definite bacteremia in extremely low gestational age newborns. Acta Paediatr. 2011 Jan; 100(1):36-41. View abstract
  39. Zaman MM, Martin CR, Andersson C, Bhutta AQ, Cluette-Brown JE, Laposata M, Freedman SD. Linoleic acid supplementation results in increased arachidonic acid and eicosanoid production in CF airway cells and in cftr-/- transgenic mice. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2010 Nov; 299(5):L599-606. View abstract
  40. Martin CR, Dammann O, Allred EN, Patel S, O'Shea TM, Kuban KC, Leviton A. Neurodevelopment of extremely preterm infants who had necrotizing enterocolitis with or without late bacteremia. J Pediatr. 2010 Nov; 157(5):751-6.e1. View abstract
  41. Belfort MB, Martin CR, Smith VC, Gillman MW, McCormick MC. Infant weight gain and school-age blood pressure and cognition in former preterm infants. Pediatrics. 2010 Jun; 125(6):e1419-26. View abstract
  42. Walsh MC, Hibbs AM, Martin CR, Cnaan A, Keller RL, Vittinghoff E, Martin RJ, Truog WE, Ballard PL, Zadell A, Wadlinger SR, Coburn CE, Ballard RA. Two-year neurodevelopmental outcomes of ventilated preterm infants treated with inhaled nitric oxide. J Pediatr. 2010 Apr; 156(4):556-61.e1. View abstract
  43. Woods ER, Buka SL, Martin CR, Salganik M, Howard MB, Gueguen JA, Brooks-Gunn J, McCormick MC. Assessing youth risk behavior in a clinical trial setting: lessons from the infant health and development program. J Adolesc Health. 2010 May; 46(5):429-36. View abstract
  44. Martin CR, Brown YF, Ehrenkranz RA, O'Shea TM, Allred EN, Belfort MB, McCormick MC, Leviton A. Nutritional practices and growth velocity in the first month of life in extremely premature infants. Pediatrics. 2009 Aug; 124(2):649-57. View abstract
  45. Singh H, Dumas GJ, Silvestri AP, Young S, Martin CR, Bistrian BR, Driscoll DF. Physical compatibility of neonatal total parenteral nutrition admixtures containing organic calcium and inorganic phosphate salts in a simulated infusion at 37 degrees C. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2009 Mar; 10(2):213-6. View abstract
  46. Martin CR, Walker WA. Probiotics: role in pathophysiology and prevention in necrotizing enterocolitis. Semin Perinatol. 2008 Apr; 32(2):127-37. View abstract
  47. Martin CR, Dumas GJ, Shoaie C, Zheng Z, Mackinnon B, Al-Aweel I, Bistrian BR, Pursley DM, Driscoll DF. Incidence of hypertriglyceridemia in critically ill neonates receiving lipid injectable emulsions in glass versus plastic containers: a retrospective analysis. J Pediatr. 2008 Feb; 152(2):232-6. View abstract
  48. Gupta M, Mestan KK, Martin CR, Pearson C, Ortiz K, Fu L, Stubblefield P, Cerda S, Kasznica JM, Wang X. Impact of clinical and histologic correlates of maternal and fetal inflammatory response on gestational age in preterm births. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2007 Jan; 20(1):39-46. View abstract
  49. Martin CR, Walker WA. Intestinal immune defences and the inflammatory response in necrotising enterocolitis. Semin Fetal Neonatal Med. 2006 Oct; 11(5):369-77. View abstract
  50. McCormick MC, Brooks-Gunn J, Buka SL, Goldman J, Yu J, Salganik M, Scott DT, Bennett FC, Kay LL, Bernbaum JC, Bauer CR, Martin C, Woods ER, Martin A, Casey PH. Early intervention in low birth weight premature infants: results at 18 years of age for the Infant Health and Development Program. Pediatrics. 2006 Mar; 117(3):771-80. View abstract
  51. Martin CR, Van Marter LJ, Allred EN, Leviton A. Antenatal glucocorticoids increase early total thyroxine levels in premature infants. Biol Neonate. 2005; 87(4):273-80. View abstract
  52. Van Marter LJ, Dammann O, Allred EN, Leviton A, Pagano M, Moore M, Martin C. Chorioamnionitis, mechanical ventilation, and postnatal sepsis as modulators of chronic lung disease in preterm infants. J Pediatr. 2002 Feb; 140(2):171-6. View abstract
  53. Martin CR, Van Marter LJ, Allred EN, Leviton A. Growth-restricted premature infants are at increased risk for low thyroxine. Early Hum Dev. 2001 Sep; 64(2):119-28. View abstract
  54. Collins JW, Martin CR. Relation of traditional risk factors to intrauterine growth retardation among United States-born and foreign-born Mexican Americans in Chicago. Ethn Dis. 1998; 8(1):21-5. View abstract
  55. Bowen W, Martin CR, Krauss AN, Auld PA. Ventilation-perfusion relationships in preterm infants after surfactant treatment. Pediatr Pulmonol. 1994 Sep; 18(3):155-62. View abstract