Richard J. Martin, MD Make an Appointment Ask a Question Refer Patient Richard J. Martin, MD, is a Professor Emeritus at National Jewish Health. Dr. Martin served as Chair of the Department of Medicine July 1, 2004 – June 30, 2019. Chair, Department of Medicine (July 1, 2004 – June 30, 2019) Department of Medicine 5280 Top Doctors 2022 Previously a 5280 Top Doctor America’s Top Doctors 2015 — Castle Connolly, Medical, Ltd. Recognized in America’s Top Doctors — Castle Connolly, Inc. Best Doctors in America® 2019-2020 — Best Doctors, Inc. Recognized in Best Doctors in America® — Best Doctors, Inc. America’s Top Doctors 2020 — Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd. Email Profile Print Profile Overview Contact Info & Locations Patient Ratings & Comments Programs & Services Department of Medicine Specialties & Conditions Asthma Chronic Bronchitis Chronic Cough Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Sleep Disorders Special Interests Research Interests My research interests are in the area of adult asthma, including airway inflammation, chronobiology and chronotherapy, nocturnal asthma, and the interaction of chronic infection with asthma and COPD. See More View Curriculum Vitae View Publications News & Videos National Jewish Health Establishes Cohen Family Asthma Institute To Cure Severe Asthma Vitamin D Fails to Help Asthma Patients Additional Information In his nearly 40 years at National Jewish Health, Dr. Martin served the last 15 years as chair of the Department of Medicine during a time of tremendous growth. The Department more than tripled in size from 51 faculty members in three divisions to 172 faculty members in 11 divisions, four sections and an office of research. Dr. Martin was a driving force in expanding and implementing the unique, comprehensive and multidisciplinary team approach to care practiced at National Jewish Health, and he played a key role in extending that successful model of patient care to our Respiratory Institute partners at Mount Sinai in New York, at Jefferson Health in Philadelphia and at Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver. Known for his groundbreaking asthma research, Dr. Martin has published more than 300 journal articles, 12 books and nearly 50 book chapters as well as mentored dozens of young physicians and scientists. Education Education 1971 University of Michigan Medical School, MD Residency 1974 - 1976 Tulane University (New Orleans, LA), Medicine 1971 - 1972 Good Samaritan Hospital (Phoenix, AZ), Internship Fellowship 1976 - 1978 University of Oklahoma (Oklahoma City, OK), Pulmonary Awards & Recognition 2014: Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors, Inc. 2013: America's Top Doctors, Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd. 2007: Induction into the Colorado Pulmonary Hall of Fame 2003-2007: American College of Chest Physicians Distinguished Scholar Award 2003 to Present: Faculty of 1000 in Medicine Current Science, Inc. 2000: Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century International Biograhical Centre - Cambridge Board Certification American Board of Internal Medicine American Board Pulmonary Diseases Professional Memberships American Thoracic Society American Federation for Clinical Research American College of Physicians American College of Chest Physicians Colorado Trudeau Society European Respiratory Society Publications Goleva E, Hauk PJ, Hall, CF, Liu AH, Riches D, Martin RJ, Leung D. Corticosteroid-resistant asthma is associated with classical antimicrobial activation of airway macrophages. J Allergy Clin Immunol 122: 550-559, 2008. Wu Q, Martin RJ, LaFasto S, Efaw B, Rino JG, Harbeck RJ, Chu HW. Toll-like receptor 2 down-regulation in established mouse allergic lungs contributes to decreased mycoplasma clearance. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 177:720-729, 2008. Lazarus SC, Chinchilli VM, Rollings NJ, Boushey HA, Cherniack R, Craig TJ, Deykin A, DiMango E, Fish JE, Ford JG, Israel E, Kiley J, Kraft M, Lemanske RF, Leone F, Martin RJ, Pesola GR, Peters SP, Sorkness CA, Szefler SJ, Wechsler ME, Fahy JV for the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institiute’s Asthma Clinical Research Network. Smoking Affects Response to Inhaled Corticosteroids or Leukotriene in Moderate Asthma. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 175(8): 783-90, 2007. Chu HW, Thaikoottathil, J, Rino JG, Zhang G, Wu Q, Moss T, Refaeli Y, Bowler R, Wenzel SE, Chen Z, Zdunek J, Breed R, Young R, Allaire E and Martin RJ. Function and regulation of SPLUNC1 protein in mycoplasma infection and allergic inflammation. J Immunol 179(6):3995-4002, 2007. Martin RJ, Szefler SJ, King TS, Kraft M, Boushey HA, et al. The Predicting Response to Inhaled Corticosteroid Efficacy (PRICE) Trial. J Allergy Clin Immunol 119(1):73-80, 2007. Hospital Affiliations Colorado Permanente Medical Group Academic Affiliations Professor of Medicine, Pulmonary Disease Section, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center Teaching & Professional Positions 2006-Present: Chair, Department of Medicine, National Jewish Health 2004-2006: Acting Chair, Department of Medicine, National Jewish Health 1997-2005: Vice Chair, Department of Medicine, National Jewish Health 1993-2005, Head, Pulmonary Division Website Information Martin Lab Conflicts of Interest National Jewish Health physicians and scientists may collaborate with pharmaceutical or other industries to develop medical and scientific breakthroughs or to provide education on trends in quality medical practice and outcomes to physicians and health professionals around the country. National Jewish Health maintains a strict conflict of interest policy to ensure that all potential conflicts are clearly visible and that management plans are put in place in order to further innovation and education while ensuring the protection of our patients and the integrity of our research. National Jewish Health publicly discloses any payment to our physicians or scientists. View this faculty member’s industry relationships and collaborations. Ask a Question through Patient Portal Sign in to your My National Jewish Health patient portal account to communicate with your care team, manage appointments, and more. Create an Account Contact Information Office: 877.225.5654Fax: 303.270.2139 Locations National Jewish Health Main Campus 1400 Jackson St. Denver, CO 80206 Patient Ratings The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our independent rating system, the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. 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