Martin G. Martin, MD
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Martin G. Martin, MD


English, Spanish



Pediatrics/Gastroenterology, UCLA School of Medicine, 1992


Pediatrics, Harbor - UCLA Medical Center, 1988


Pediatrics, Harbor - UCLA Medical Center, 1986


MD, Harvard Medical School, 1985

Hospital Affiliations

Areas of Focus

Abdominal pain
Irritable bowel syndrome
Blood in stool



  • Pediatric Diarrheal Disorders
  • Enteroendocrine Cell Development
  • Neurogenin-3
  • Intestinal Stem Cells


  1. Kahana, D., Martín, M.G., 2008. Development of Gastrointestinal Function. Pediatric Nutrition Handbook, 6th Edition, Chapter 1. American Academy of Pediatrics.
  2. Martín, M.G. and Wright, E.M., 2008. Disorders of Epithelial Transport in the Small Intestine–Textbook of Gastroenterology, 5th edition. Editors: Yamada, T.; Alpers, D.H., Laine, L. Owyang, C., Powell, D.W.
  3. Martín, M.G. and Wright, E.M., 2008. Congenial intestinal transport defects – Pediatric Gastrointestinal Disease Textbook. 5th edition. Editors: Walker, W.A., Goulet, O., Kleinman, R.A., Sherman, P.M., Schneider, B.L., Sanderson, I.R.
  4. Kahana, D., Ulshen, M.H., Martín, M.G., 2007. Carbohydrate Absorption and Malabsorption. Nutrition in Pediatrics, 4th Edition, Chapter 61. Editors: Walker, W.A.
  5. Ohsie, S., Gerney, G., Gui, D., Kahana, D., Martín, M.G., Cortina, G. 2009 A paucity of colonic enteroendocrine and/or enterochromaffin cells characterizes a subset of patients with chronic unexplained diarrhea/malabsorption. Hum Pathology. 40(7):1006-14.
  6. Cortina G., Burge, C.N., Farmer, D.G., Bhuta, S., Treem, W.R., Hill, I.D., Martín, M.G. 2007. Enteroendocrine cell dysgenesis and malabsorption, a histopathological and immunohistochemical characterization. Human Pathology. 38(4):570-80.
  7. Wang, J., Cortina, G., Wu, S.V., Tran, R., Cho, J.-H., Bailey, T. J., Jamrich, M., Tsai, M.-J., Ament, M.E., Treem, W.R., Hill, I.D., Vargas, J. H., Farmer, D.G., Reyen, L., Martín, M.G. 2006. Mutant Neurogenin-3 in Congenital Malabsorptive Diarrhea. New England Journal of Medicine. 355; 3: 270-280.
  8. Martín, M.G., Turk, E., Lostao, M.P., Kerner, C., Wright, E.M. 1996. Defects in Na+/glucose cotransporter (SGLT1) trafficking and function cause glucose-galactose malabsorption. Nature Genetics 12:216-220.
  9. Martín, M.G., Lostao, M.P., Turk, E., Lam, J.T., Kreman, M. Wright, E.M. 1997. Compound missense mutations in sodium/D-glucose cotransporter (SGLT1) results in trafficking defects. Gastroenterology 112:1206-1212.