David R. Martin, MD, is a Family Physician with a rigorous academic formation who has concentrated since 1996 on facilitating transformative healing utilizing holistic methods from both Eastern and Western traditions.
He was born in 1955 and raised in Berkeley and Orinda, California. He was married in 1990 to Erin Keefe-Martin, who passed in 2010. He has two sons by Erin. He was married anew in 2012 to Lori Nelson Martin with whom he has a third son.
High School: Miramonte High School, Orinda, California. Valedictorian. Multiple science fair winner. Interests: human potentials, human growth and development.
College: Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire. Major: Mathematics, Physics and Engineering, graduating with honors. A.B., 1978.
Graduate School: Thayer School of Engineering, Hanover, New Hampshire, 1978-1979. Further foundation in computer design, control theory, theoretical physics, and developmental neurobiology.
Medical School: Harvard Medical School in the Health Sciences and Technology program with Massachusetts Institute of Technology for students with strong quantitative science backgrounds, receiving the M.D. degree in 1983.
Senior Thesis: Computer-based support for the physician during the patient encounter.
Residency Training Program: Family Medicine, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, Oregon, 1983-1986.
Fellowship: Robert Wood Johnson Fellowship at the University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, from 1986 to 1988.
Focus 1: Epidemiology
Focus 2: Continued work on the design of a computer system to support physicians during the patient encounter. During this time, was a founding member of the Medical Informatics Committee of the University of Washington Medical School, received research grants, and sat on National Institutes of Health review panels in the area of medical informatics.
Attending Physician, Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound, 1989-1996.
Served as Family Physician to a patient panel of up to 2000 patients
Team administrator for clinic section
Hospital attending for the patients of ~12 physicians.
Urgent care attending.
Participated in the Cooperative’s medical information systems group and developed some basic prototype systems with support from the Cooperative.
Board Certification in Family Practice: 1986-1999.
Assistant Clinical Faculty Member,University of Washington, Department of Family Medicine, 1988-1998.
Apprenticeship in Five-Element Acupuncture, Wu Hsing Tao School, Seattle, 1994-1996. Certification in Five-Element Acupuncture.
Private practice in Family Medicine integrating Classical Five-Element Acupuncture, Seattle, 1996-present.
Further training in Classical Five-Element Acupuncture with Khosrow Khalighi and Professor J.R. Worsley, San Francisco, 1998-1999.
Training in Nonviolent Communication through many workshops and videos with Marshall Rosenberg and other teachers as well as through teaching in close-knit groups and schools, 2000-present.
Diplomate, National Certification Commission on Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine: 2002.
Training and practice of Zhong Yuan Qigong, 1998-present. Certified as teacher within this tradition: 2004.
Formal training in Anthroposophic Medicine with the Physicians’ Association for Anthroposophic Medicine, and the International Postgraduate Medical Training, 2004-2008.
Introduced to Focusing by Arnie and Rose Katz, ~2000. Formal training in Focusing with Certifying Trainer Jeffrey Morrison. Certified as a Focusing Trainer by the International Focusing Institute 2016.