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Colin Alex Martin, MD

Colin Alex Martin, MD

Pediatric General Surgery


Medical Office

1600 7th Avenue South
Lowder Bldg., Suite 300
Birmingham , AL 35233

Medical Office

1600 7th Avenue South
Clinic 14
Birmingham , AL 35233

About Me

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Associate Professor of Surgery

Dr. Colin Martin was appointed as an assistant professor in general surgery in 2012. A native of Delaware, Martin received his undergraduate degree from Carson Newman College. He began his education in medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine from where he graduated in 2003. His surgical residency in general surgery was completed at University of Cincinnati in 2010. He completed his postdoctoral research fellowship in 2008 at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and his pediatric surgery fellowship in 2012 at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Martin is a specialist in intestinal rehabilitation surgery and scientist. His research interests include Mucosal immunology and B –cell mediated antibody development. Dr. Martin presently serves as Surgical Director of the COA-UAB Center of Advanced Intestinal Rehabilitation.


University of Cincinnati , General Surgery

Medical School:
Wayne State University School of Medicine

Carson-Newman College

Board Certifications

American Board of Surgery (1970)

American Board of Surgery - Pediatric Surgery (1970)

The American Heart Association (1970)

American Board of Surgery - Advanced Trauma Life Support (1970)

Honors and Awards

Paul J. Haigh Book Award (Physics Dept.) 1998: Top GPA in Physics Department South Atlantic Conference Student Athlete of the year 1998 and 1999 Biology Honor Society, 1996-1999 Who’s Who among students in American Colleges and Universities, 1999-2000 Lyle E. Heavner Memorial Scholarship Wayne State University 1999-2003 1st Place Poster Presentation Wayne State University Research Symposium 2001 Joseph Ferguson, M.D. Research Award 2003 Finalist Medical Student Teaching Award 2005-2006 Finalist Cincinnati Surgical Society Research Competition 2007

Special Interests

Dr. Martin is an Assistant Professor of Surgery Patient Care Emphasis: Gastrointestinal surgery, neonatal surgery, and thoracic surgery. Research Emphasis: Dr. Martin's interest lies in intestinal mucosal biology and innate immunity.


ntestinal failure, short bowel syndrome, surgical intestinal lengthening

Professional Organizations

Association for Academic Surgery Medical Association of the State of Alabama American College of Surgeons Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons American Medical Association Society of Black Academic Surgeons American Pediatric Surgery Association American Academy of Pediatrics Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Trac


1. Courtney Culbreth, Scott M. Tanner, Taylor F. Berryhill, Robin G. Lorenz, and Colin A. Martin, MD. Environmental Mediated Intestinal Homeostasis in Neonates. Journal of Surgical Research 2015; 198(2):494-501 2. Scott M. Tanner, Taylor F. Berryhill, James L. Ellenburg, Tamas Jilling, Dava Sue Cleveland, Robin G. Lorenz, and Colin A. Martin, MD. Necrotizing Enterocolitis: Experimental Modeling and Innate Immunity. American Journal of Pathology. 2015; 185(1): 4-16 3. Kavita Nadendla, Amelia Sutton, David Kelley, Reed Dimmitt, Carroll Harmon, Linda Wilkinson, Michelle Shroyer, and Colin A. Martin, MD. Quintuplets: 5 Cases of NEC. Are there other risk factors? Journal of Fetal and Pediatric Pathology. 2016;35(6):425-433. Epub 2016 Aug 23 4. Colin A. Martin, MD, Mikita Patel, and Brian Sims MD. Erythropoietin-Induced Cytoprotection in Intestinal Epithelial Cells is linked to System Xc-. Experimental Cell Research. 2017; 352(2):202-206 5. Scott M Tanner, Joseph G Daft, Stephanie A. Hill, Colin A. Martin, MD, and Robin G Lorenz. Altered T Cell Balance in Lymphoid Organs of a Mouse Model of Colorectal Cancer. Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry. 2016; 64(12):753-767.