Sergio N. Martinez, MD

International Scholar

  •  Director of Clinical Education | Universidad Francisco Marrqouin
  •   Guatemala
  •   Bioethics | Chronic Diseases | Global Surgery | Orthopedics | Trauma

Languages: Spanish (native), English (high proficiency)

Bio statement

Dr. Sergio Martinez is an orthopedic surgeon and the Director of Clinical Education at the Universidad Francisco Marrqouin (UFM) in Guatemala City, Guatemala. Early in Medical school, he was exposed to  professionals practicing in different health systems at a local and international level. A global health conscience quickly became part of his everyday thinking and throughout all stages of his medical practice. Living in a country where cultural diversity is broad, globalized interactions must be put in the equation when dealing with health care. Global health is gaining momentum in the current curriculum at UFM where Dr. Martinez oversees the clinical education program.

Recent Global health Projects

  • D43 Injury and Trauma Research Training for Guatemala
  • Chronic Disease/ Clinical Epidemiology Training in Guatemala and Peru
  • Building Local Capacities in Ethics Training and IRB Review in Guatemala

Selected Publications

Paniagua-Avila MA, Messenger E, Nelson CA, Calgua E, Barg FK, Bream KW, Compher C, Dean AJ, Martinez-Siekavizza S, Puac-Polanco V, Richmond TS, Roth RR, Branas CC. The Guatemala-Penn Partners: An Innovative Inter-Institutional Model for Scientific Capacity-Building, Healthcare Education, and Public Health. Front Public Health. 2017 Apr 10;5:70.eCollection 2017. PubMed PMID: 28443274