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)
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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 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

222 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 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.7
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

27 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2019

Dr. Martin is a wonderful doctor. Has a way of putting you at ease.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2018

doc Martin is great!!

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2018

Excellent patient services. Dr. Martin explained my plan of care in a manner that I could understand. I appreciate his honesty and commitment to healing. Cleveland Clinic was a very positive experience for me. Thank you. Tracey Will

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2018

Dr. Martin gives a complete visit and even talks about updates in medicine regarding pacemakers.

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2018

Dr. Martin was excellent.

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2018

Dr. Martin was very good and didn't act like he was in a hurry when seeing me even though he was running behind on his day. He reviewed my charts and answered my questions and came up with a treatment plan and even submitted my new prescriptions to my pharmacy.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2018

Excellent experience with Care Provider, as usual

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2018

I hadn't seen Dr Martin in a yr. I've not been feeling well recently & I wanted to see Dr Martin and my PCP highly recommended that I come to CC to see him as we were not happy with the care I had been receiving in Charleston WV. Dr Martin spent a lot of time with us explaining future procedures. he takes his time with you & explains things so it is easy to understand.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2018

Dr. Martin is very knowledgeable , courteous and consider patients concerns in his recommendations.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2018

Dr Martin is incredibly well-informed about research and state-of-the-art cardio practice. He is a very clear and calm communicator. Support staff is wonderful, too: they put great, efficient effort into scheduling me timely for cardioversion.

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2018

Very descriptive and took the time to listen to me. No doctor has given me the attention and time that he has. All other doctors i've talked to from different hospitals seem unconcerned compared to Dr. Martin.

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2018

My appointment was for 12:45 and I did not see the doctor until after 2:00... with no explanation of the delay by the receptionist or doctor. Dr. Martin was brief, rushed, and condescending; as he was at a previous appointment and day of surgery. I will be making my next appointment with another doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2018

waited over 2 hrs past my appt time to see the doctor

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2018

Really excellent doctors with three giving me 15-20 minutes to explain matters to me.

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