Skip Navigation

Jonathan G. Martin

Jonathan G. Martin, M.D.


Jonathan G. Martin, M.D.


Undergrad Institution; Degree and Major:

Dartmouth College – A.B., Psychological and Brain Sciences

Medical School:

Weill Cornell Medical College

In practice since:


Your Specialty:

Vascular and Interventional Radiology

Where and for how many years did you train AFTER medical school:

1 year at University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill Hospitals

  • Intern Year: 1 year in the Preliminary Medicine Program

5 years at Duke University Medical Center

  • Residency: 4 years in Diagnostic Radiology
  • Fellowship: 1 year in Vascular and Interventional Radiology

How did you choose your specialty?

I entered diagnostic radiology residency knowing that I wanted to be an Interventional Radiologist.

As a third year medical student, I was interested in a wide array of procedural fields: plastic surgery, urology, orthopedic surgery, interventional cardiology and gastroenterology. I had not yet been exposed to, or even heard of, interventional radiology. While on my core medicine clerkship, I escorted a patient to a routine percutaneous nephrostomy catheter exchange. The attending interventional radiologist allowed me to perform the procedure with them, and this sparked my interest.

For me, Interventional Radiology presents the best combination of procedural and clinical care. The diversity of procedures with constant innovation, the variety of patients with evolving complexity, the emergence of clinical care including outpatient clinic and inpatient rounding services (without spending all day in clinic or all morning in rounds); for me, this was the best combination I could desire in a clinical practice.

As Interventional Radiology transitions to a separate residency, I remain without doubt that this was the correct decision for me. I look forward to the opportunity to aid Emory medical students with the very difficult training and career decisions that lay before them.

What do you like MOST, and like LEAST, about your specialty?

  • Most- Constant innovation in procedures and devices; consultant to the consultants; work to help patients in the most dire of circumstances
  • Least- Constant education of physicians, family, friends and patients as to what we even do!

In your opinion, what attributes are important in anyone choosing this specialty?

Ability to:

  • Adapt to change rapidly and problem solve on the fly.
  • Strive to excel in both patient care and procedures.
  • Be willing to stray from one's "comfort zone."

Hobbies/special interests:

  • Tennis, skiing, watching and playing sports of all sorts
  • Travel & cultural experiences
  • News & current events