Camilia R. Martin, M.D., MS

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

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Personal Statement

I was drawn to the field of neonatal-perinatal medicine when I was a high school student reading an edition of “LIFE” magazine highlighting this new medical field that intersects science and technology to save premature babies. I was fascinated that I could specialize in a specific subspecialty while still taking care of all systems in critically ill newborns and their families. Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine continues to be an exciting field with swift advancements in technologies allowing us to take care of the most immaturebabies giving them and their families hope for a lifetime of opportunity. My approach to care is a multidisciplinary approach framed by communication and education with the family at the center. My return to Weill Cornell Medicine after graduating from Weill Cornell Medical College in 1992 was driven by WCM’s mission in clinical care, education, and research. WCM leads the country in comprehensive, state-of-the-art care and I am excited to be a part of this mission to optimize outcomes for critically ill newborns.

Biographical Info

Camilia (Cami) R. Martin M.D., M.S. is the Division Chief of Neonatology at Weill Cornell Medicine. She received her M.D. from Weill Cornell Medical College and completed her internship and residency at Lurie/Children’s Memorial Hospital-Northwestern School of Medicine where she also served as Chief Pediatric Resident. Dr. Martin completed her fellowship in Perinatal-NeonatalMedicine at the Harvard Combined Program in Neonatology. During her fellowship training, she completed a Masters in Epidemiology at Harvard School of Public Health.

Dr. Martin’s research program spans basic to clinical translational research to study neonatal nutrition and its impact on health and disease in the preterm infant establishing, through these efforts, the Infant Health Research Program at BIDMC. Her research program is supported by broad based funding from the NIH, foundation, industry, philanthropy, and state-level programs. She participates in multi-site cohort studies and clinical trials serving as the Principal Investigator evaluating nutrition, growth, and long-term neurodevelopmental outcomes in the extremely preterm infant. Dr. Martin's current research focus is on lipids and fatty acid metabolism, postnatal intestinal adaptation including the microbiome, and the nutritional impact on organogenesis, development of immune defenses, and regulation of the inflammation.

Honors and Awards

• 2021, Elected member to American Pediatric Society
• 2021, Harvard Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship “Honor Roll” Award for mentoring, Boston Children’s Hospital
• 2020, Richard Rivas Memorial Award for medical education, Pediatric Medical Group
• 2014, Biomedical Science Careers Program Honor Roll for mentorship, Biomedical Science Careers Program
• 1995, Senior Resident Teacher of the Year, Children’s Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL
• 1984, National Hispanic Scholar, Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Board Certifications
American Board of Pediatrics
American Board of Pediatrics (Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine)
Clinical Expertise
Newborn Medicine
  • M.S.
    Harvard School of Public Health
  • M.D.
    Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
  • B.A.
    Washington University
  • Attending Pediatrician
    NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Professor of Pediatrics
    Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
  • Endowed Professor of Neonatology
    Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

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Baxter Healthcare Corporation
Professional Services: 
Winston & Strawn LLP
Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.
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LactaLogics, Inc.
Plakous Therapeutics LLC
Vitara Biomedical, Inc.
Baxter Healthcare Corporation
Mead Johnson