Department Cardiovascular Medicine
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Atrial Fibrillation Center
  • Biventricular Pacemaker
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology & Pacing Section
  • Cardiovascular Medicine Department
  • Cardioversion
  • Catheter Ablation
  • Clinical Trials
  • Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator
  • Lead Extraction (ICD, Pacemaker)
  • Lifevest
  • Pacemaker Implant
View all 11 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abnormal Heart Beats - Women
  • Abnormal Heart Rhythms
  • Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Bradyarrhythmias
  • Cardiac Implantable Electronic Device Infection
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Long QT Syndrome (LQTS)
  • Sudden Cardiac Death (Sudden Cardiac Arrest)
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Syncope
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome (WPW)
View all 15 Specialties +


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About David Martin, MD,MPH

David Owen Martin, MD, MPH, is an electrophysiologist in the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine in The Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute at Cleveland Clinic. He is board-certified in internal medicine and cardiology.

Specialty/Clinical interests: Abnormal heart rhythms, long QT syndrome, atrial fibrillation, supraventricular tachycardia, ventricular tachycardia, biventricular pacemaker, catheter ablation, lead extraction, implantable cardioverter defibrillator, pacemaker implant, pulmonary vein isolation ablation

Number of Procedures Performed: Dr. Martin has performed several thousand electrophysiology procedures throughout his career.

Success Rates: Cleveland Clinic has been ranked the #1 hospital for cardiology and heart surgery by U.S. News & World Report since 1994. Success rates for specific procedures are available at

Education and Training: Dr. Martin earned his medical degree from the University of Alabama in Birmingham, where he finished first in his class. He then became a clinical fellow of Harvard Medical School and completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. He completed a fellowship in cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina.

Publications and Speaking: Dr. Martin is a frequent lecturer at regional and national professional meetings. He is also a reviewer of research articles published in the American Heart Journal, Journal of Electrocardiology, and Epidemiology.

About Dr. Martin: “I enjoy working in a healthcare environment where everyone strives to achieve the best outcomes for patients.”

Leisure time activities: In his free time, Dr. Martin enjoys spending time with his family and playing tennis and chess.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Duke University Medical Center
Cardiac Electrophysiology
Durham, NC USA

Fellowship - Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC USA

Residency - Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School
Internal Medicine
Boston, MA USA

Internship - Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School
Internal Medicine
Boston, MA USA

Medical Education - University of Alabama School of Medicine
Birmingham, AL USA

Graduate School - University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL USA

Undergraduate - University of California-Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA USA

Specialty Interests

Abnormal heart rhythms, long QT syndrome, atrial fibrillation, supraventricular tachycardia, ventricular tachycardia, biventricular pacemaker, catheter ablation, lead extraction, implantable cardioverter defibrillator, pacemaker implant, pulmonary vein isolation ablation Abnormal Heart Rhythms, Long QT Syndrome, Atrial Fibrillation, Supraventricular Tachycardia, Ventricular Tachycardia, Biventricular Pacemaker, Catheter Ablation, Lead Extraction, Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator, Pacemaker Implant, Pulmonary Vein Isolation Ablation

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 5/31/2018, Dr. Martin has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Martin receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Medtronic plc

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

219 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

40 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2020

It is disappointing that when you reach out to dr. Martin to the portal, he does not answer you you get a bounce-back pre-scripted response and then his nurse responds to you, but doesn't really give you the information that you're looking for.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2020

I'm sure that I was billed for a visit. Dr. Martin never even laid a hand on me during that time never listen to my heart or my lungs and there I was there for a cardiac arrhythmia. All we did was talk. And as I said in my last answer, it was a discussion completely led by me.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2020

Dr. Martin and his staff are the very best, as is the entire Clinic!

Reviewed on Dec 23, 2019

Dr.martin saved me from a unneeded surgery. I am so thankful, i made the trip.

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2019

In addition to trusting his knowledge, experience, and skill, Dr. Martin is a good guy. Interactions are always a pleasure. Nice balance of warmth and friendliness, and taking care of the business at hand. Finest kind.

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2019

Dr Martin was good in explaining everything!Very happy

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2019

I couldn't have asked for a better experience that I and my wife experienced with Dr. Martin. He was exceptional in explaining my heart condition and possible treatment to correct the situation. He verbally explained and drew a diagram of a heart explaining the area(s) of concern. I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a cardiologist.

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2019

r.My health is getting back to a new normal following several procedures I needid and Dr. Martin went the extra mile. Had I not found Dr. Martin and Cleveland Clinic, I might not be here now. I am vert grateful to him and other caregivers in the hospital, ER, and ICU.

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2019

my first meeting with Dr. Martin was positive

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2019

I think Dr Martan is a wonderful caring man but I think he is way overbooked . I actually felt bad for him because I think he wants to help so many people but he is only one man .

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2019

To schedule the initial appointment for Dr. Martin, I was told I could not get in for 10 weeks. After giving up, I attempted a call back and was given the last available appointment that was only 3 days away. I was greatly appreciative for that. If I had not taken that appointment the next available would have been in mid-December.

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2019

Dr. Martin a true Professional and impressive judgement and "bed-side manner".

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2019

I thought that dr. Martin was excellent explained everything to me in detail when we talked about treatment he was very knowledgeable and kept me in the decision loop we decided on a decision for the future and I was really happy

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2019

I have full confidence in Dr. Martin and CC.

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2019

dr. Martin was professional every stepof the way.

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2019

Dr Martin and his staff have been wonderful. I wouldn't want anyone else.

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2019

excellent. Have already referred Dr Martin to others.

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2019

dr. Martin took his time. I never felt he was in a hurry to leave. answered all my questions. I was very happy. he also gave me some info to read at home that was helpful

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2019

Dr Martin's office has always been very helpful

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2019

Although I really like Dr. Martin today I was there he was one busy man. He was all by himself seeing lots of patients and I was the last one of the day so I thought a little slighted after a three hour trip to Cleveland. I wish I could've asking more questions and have a little bit more time with him.Find me when you go to the best hospital in the country and doctors are going be busy and it wasn't good today timing of my appointment! my next visit I am sure will be more relaxed and I will have more time with him.

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2019

I really like Dr. Martin and would recommend him to other people for sure. I would just suggest to allow more time and not be rushed .

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2019


Reviewed on Jul 8, 2019

Dr. Martin, is ultra competent, is complete with explanations, courteous, and patient to fully answer questions from the patient and family.

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2019

I feel good about my appointment and the ease of scheduling it. I have and will continue to recommend Cleveland Clinic to my friends and family. dr Martin was kind and effective with his demeanor and attitude towards me.

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2019

dr Martin provided follow-up care before I had left the appointment.

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2019

Best experience of my life (83 years) with my care provider"

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2019

I was at ease with Dr. Martin, he took the time to completely answer my questions and address my concerns.

Reviewed on May 21, 2019

Dr. Martin's explanation of the procedure and all of its ramifications was outstanding. since we were last patient to be seen by jDr. Martin that day, we were especially impressed by the amount of time he gave us. we did not feel rushed at any time.

Reviewed on May 14, 2019

Dr. Martin is very knowledgeable and explains everything in a clear and understandable way. I am very happy to have him as my doctor.

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2019

Dr Martin is very personable and explains issues very well

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2019

Dr. Martin is very friendly and caring. He spent a lot of time answering my questions and explaining various results and options. I was very impressed.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2019

Dr. Martin and Staff are always amazing! I appreciate all the efforts they do for their patients.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2019

I recommend Dr. Martin to anyone that I hear that has an electrophysiology problem ! I trust him.... he truly is a great Dr.

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2019

Dr David Martin was a very kind and compassionate man. He understood the mental stress my condition has put me under.

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2019

Dr Martin is wonderful

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2019

I can't say enough about Dr Martin. He always takes his time explaining what is going on & treatment options both in person & on the phone. I have recommended him to everyone I know with AFib! I thank God that I was lucky enough to get Dr Martin! One of my test results wasn't available while I was there and he called me later while we were on the way home. I LOVE DR MARTIN & so does my family. I felt better immediately following my ablation. at CC. I had one previously at another facility & if anything I felt worse after that one.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2019

I was a early for my appointment and was told at the time of registration that the doc was running a bit late that day. Turns out I was in to see him less than 10 minutes after the scheduled time.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2019

Dr. Martin & Tracee is phenomenal. They have given me peace of mind in addition to clear and beneficial medical care re: my heart health. I am more than happy to travel from Wichita, Kansas to the Cleveland Clinic for the rest of my life thanks to their care.

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2019

Dr. Martin is an excellent surgeon, but his office visits are not informative. I was asked to transmit a remote ekg reading each week and it was clear that Dr. Martin has not reviewed these results or my preappointment survey. He provided good information from his notes about the surgery, but did not educate me on what I should expect and look out for going forward. I think a little information would help a lot.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2019

Dr. Martin's explanation and entire visit went beautifully. He was so thorough andI had a much clearer understanding of my condition from his conversation. He sat down to talk, and I could tell both he and the nurse had thoroughly read the entries on My Chart," So, we started out with a strong cognitive understanding of my symptoms, medications, and diagnosis, that I left feeing secure.

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