William Martinez, MD, MSc
Associate Professor of Medicine
General Internal Medicine and Public Health
William Martinez, MD, is an Associate Professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine and Public Health within the Department of Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Dr. Martinez received his MD degree from the University of California San Francisco and an MS degree from the University of California Berkeley School of Public Health as part of the UCB-UCSF joint medical program. He completed residency training in internal medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) where he served as a Chief Medical Resident. After residency, Dr. Martinez completed health services research and medical ethics training as a Fellow in General Medicine and Medical Ethics at BWH and Harvard Medical School. He joined the Vanderbilt faculty in 2013.
Dr. Martinez conducts foundation and NIH-funded research in the areas of professionalism, patient safety culture, and use of health information technology to improve health care quality. Most recently, Dr. Martinez and his colleagues developed My Diabetes Care, a diabetes self-care intervention embedded within the VUMC patient portal, My Health At Vanderbilt. His research has been published in BMJ Quality and Safety, Academic Medicine, and the Journal of the American College of Surgeons.
With support from NIH-NIDDK, Dr. Martinez and colleagues are currently engaged in the design and testing of a patient-facing, diabetes dashboard embedded within patient web portal and tethered to existing electronic health record.
MS - Health and Medical Sciences - University of California - Berkeley - 2005
MD - University of California - San Francisco - 2007
Internship - Internal Medicine - Brigham & Women's Hospital - 2008
Residency - Internal Medicine - Brigham & Women's Hospital - 2010
Residency - Chief, Internal Medicine - Brigham & Women's Hospital - 2011
Fellowship - General Medicine - Brigham & Women's Hospital - 2013
Fellowship - Medical Ethics - Harvard Medical School - 2013