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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
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology & Pacing Section
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Medicine Department
  • Cardioversion
  • Catheter Ablation
  • Clinical Trials
  • Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator
  • Lead Extraction (ICD, Pacemaker)
  • Lifevest
  • Pacemaker Implant
View all 13 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

See publications for David Martin, MD,MPH.

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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 4/27/2020, Dr. Martin has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. 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.

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

202 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
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

32 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 24, 2021

Dr. Martin was outstanding and made me feel very comfortable with him.

Reviewed on May 13, 2021

Dr. Martin answered questions patiently. Great that he thoroughly explained exactly where the pacemaker 3 leads went using a model of the heart.

Reviewed on May 13, 2021

coordinated effort between the three appointments that day. The pacemaker tech Zach answered a lot of questions I had about the remote exam results. printed out. Then Dr. Martin validated some of those questions I repeated. Both Zach and Dr. Martin were patient & seemed interested in completely responding in a way I understood.

Reviewed on May 11, 2021

Dr. Martin is very thorough and professional in his approach. I have the utmost confidence in his knowledge and care.

Reviewed on May 10, 2021

Dr Martin is excellent and I always look forward to my visit.

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2021

Dr. Martin has always been great!

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2021

even though Dr. Martin was running behind, he took the time to explain everything and answer all of our questions. we weren't just a number. It's why we are so fortunate to have him has my doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2021

Dr Martin discusses all options and discussed what he felt were the best options for treatment. I trust his judgement. he always takes time to discuss and explain things thoroughly

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2021

Dr.Martin explained my problem and upcoming cardio version, along with risks and an honest opinion about the likelihood of shocking my heart back into a normal rhythm. He ended the visit with a concise summary of all of the salient points of my examination and test results. I felt that he cared about me as an individual and that I was in the hands of an expert.

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2021

I was impressed with efficiency of my entire Cleveland clinic experience. Dr. Martin has been excellent explaining my diagnosis and treatment options.

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2021

Dr.Martin is personable, professional, and caring. In my times of greatest need, he continued to do the right thing at the tight time. He even called my local providers, my daughter, and me after I left Cleveland to help me. Things were quite shaky at the time, but he never gave up on me. Without a doubt, I would not be alive had I not been blessed by coming to Cleveland Clinic and being under the extraordinary care of Dr. David Martin.

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2021

Dr. Martin's care meets and exceeds the Gold Standard for excellence.

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2021

Dr Martin in general was very informative and help me very much on my decision making about the next steps I have to take to treat my condition, he spend a very good time to explain the pros and con of the different ways I can take. Very pleased with the visit.

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2021

I already recommended the Clinic and Dr. Martin to a couple of my wife co-workers

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2021

Dr. David Martin - I could write a book but know we dont have that kind of time. Dr. Martin was kind, compassionate, wonderful sense of humor, attentive, mindful, asked all the right questions, addressed all of our concerns, never made us feel like we a number on his calendar, warm, spoke fondly of his colleagues and made us feel like we were his only priority for the day. I dont know if I can or will ever be able to find the necessary words to convey how much we appreciated having him address our concerns and how much we adored his bed-side manners. we landed the GOLDEN GOOSE. He is such a treasure and asset to your clinic. We are blessed to have been matched to such and extraordinary professional. THANK YOU.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2021

incredibly alert and helpful staff in electrophysiology, long before you see the doctor.

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2021

Very good experience. I was thrilled to hear that the infectious disease doctors are working with cardiologists on MAP bacteria in heart disease. Also, I believe ALL clinic doctors need to work with Functional Medicine at the clinic to help people see the connection to what they eat and health problems. One reason I like the clinic is the various departments proximity to each other ~ you also need to do what Ahuja was doing before the pandemic and have a women's health day (and a man's, wives dragged a few husbands to the one at Ahuja). Many abnormalities discovered that day and doctor appointments made to remedy. They served lunch and it was a great event. Hope it starts up again post covid.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2021

Dr Martin is alway great to see, he is obviously great at what he does and so personable as he always walks me to the exit.

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2020

Dr. Martin reviewed the information with me. He presented an option to me for my future care and discussed this with me.

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2020

After working myself 34.5 years in the Heart Failure section, I was treated professionally. I was treated like I treated patients on the phone, listened, present the case to the physician, nurse practitioner and if necessary called the patient back with the outcome.

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2020

Appreciated Dr. Martin's time and concern for my care. This appointment saved me an hour and a half drive to Cleveland and the risk of Covid exposure at the Clinic

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2020

Dr. Martin is laid back, but blunt. I respect a physician who is straight forward and honest. I research and make a point to stay involved in my treatment and the risks that come with various options. Dr. Martin was answering questions before I could ask. He offered upfront concerns and risks, along with ball park percentages to account for his surgeries. I was nervous going in after a few of my other doctors expressed concern, I left with very little worry about what is to come in my treatment. I have complete faith that he is steadfast and cautious in his work. I also have complete faith that my quality of life is just as important to him as it is me.

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2020

Dr Martin visit went well.

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2020

Dr. Martin was great. Before I left, he had a plan laid out that sounded great. A few hours later, after I left the hospital, he called me to tell me about a test I had done and he actually called me. Dr. Martin hisself actually called me. Usually at any doctor around where I live, you have to communicate with a nurse that has to talk to the doctor then call you back. I have never spoken to the actual doctor on the phone before. That meant a lot to me and told me I was in the right place.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2020

Dr. Martian was very through. I felt like a human and just a number. Gave me his utmost respect.

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2020

I really like Dr. Martin, he always answer all my questions and never hurries us. I feel fortunate to have Dr. Martin both in the operating room and on follow up visits.

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2020

The scheduler did an excellent job getting all my tests, and my appointments with Dr. Martin, and Dr. Kallihasti all scheduled on one day.

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2020

I have traveled 16 hours roundtrip for my appointments. I think that facts alone attests to my satisfaction with Dr. Martin and Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2020

We were so thankful to meet with Dr. Martin! We felt he was very understanding and went over the details in an easy to understand conversation.

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2020

Saw more than one doctor & they seemed to communicate w/each other.

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2020

Dr. Martin was very attentive and listened to my concerns. He provided excellent feedback.

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2020

Dr. Martin was very courteous. He explained things very well. However, he did do a physical assessment. Never touched me. Replied on test reports.

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