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

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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

206 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
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

28 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on May 14, 2020

There were some technical glitches on Dr. Martin's end. Otherwise, when we finally got connected, everything went smoothly. It was a very positive experience.

Reviewed on May 14, 2020

After our several experiences with Dr. Martin we know why he is considered one of the very best electro-physiologists in the world!

Reviewed on May 14, 2020

There is, in my opinion, nothing like a face-to-face visit with your doctor. However, given the pandemic and the problems associated with it, the video conference was an excellent substitute.

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2020

Dr. Martin is an excellent physician I would highly recommend him to anyone

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2020

I felt very confident and comfortable with Dr. Martin's visit.

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2020

I have nothing but high praise for Dr. Martin. I recommend my mom to see him to get a second opinion.

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2020

Dr..Martin is a true professional.

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2020

first appointment with Dr. Martin and the device team. Found them all knowledgeable, friendly and easy to discuss things with.

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2020

I trust Dr. Martin's judgment and knowledge of the options for my treatment, and will do what he recommends for my treatment plan.

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2020

Cleveland Clinic was recommended by my family doctor for treating my condition. It is a very good choice, in my opinion.

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2020

Dr Martin did a great job explaining things and taking time with me

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!

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