Paul J. Martin, M.D.

Paul J. Martin M.D.
faculty member

Paul J. Martin, M.D.

Member
Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutch

Medical Director, Clinical Research Support
Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutch

Fax: 206.667.5255
Mail Stop: D2-100

Dr. Paul Martin studies ways to improve patient health and survival after blood stem cell transplantation. A major area of his research is graft-vs.-host disease, a common transplant complication. GVHD occurs when transplanted donor immune cells attack the patient’s healthy tissues. Dr. Martin studies better ways to treat and prevent both acute and chronic forms of GVHD. He has also led international efforts to develop research priorities for chronic GVHD and standardize how results are measured in clinical trials of new treatments for the condition. Dr. Martin also is interested in the role of genetic variation in transplantation outcomes. He studies how patterns of small variants in the genomes of both patients and donors affect such patient outcomes as GVHD and mortality. Ultimately, the results of this research should inform, for example, improved transplant matching and the development of new targeted drugs. Dr. Martin is also a medical oncologist who uses blood stem cell transplantation to treat patients with blood cancers and other diseases.

Other Appointments & Affiliations

Professor, Medical Oncology
University of Washington

Attending Physician
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Education

M.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1974

spotlight

“I have seen so many changes during my time here, so many positive changes.”

 —Dr. Paul J. Martin

Dr. Martin in the News

The great antiepileptic debate

Science Spotlight - May 20, 2019

A dose of lithium for transplanted patients

Science Spotlight - October 16, 2017

A tip for the risk of sclerotic graft-versus-host-disease

Science Spotlight - November 21, 2016

For the Media

The Media Relations team at Fred Hutch is available to assist members of the news media who would like to arrange interviews with faculty.

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