Donna M. Martin, M.D., Ph.D., named new chair of pediatrics

July 17, 2020  //  FOUND IN: Strategy & Leadership

On Thursday, the board of regents approved the appointment of Donna M. Martin, M.D., Ph.D., as chair of the Department of Pediatrics and as the Ravitz Foundation Endowed Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases, effective July 1. She served as interim department chair since July 2018 and as director of the Division of Genetics, Metabolism and Genomic Medicine from 2016-18.

She is the Donita B. Sullivan, M.D., Research Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases, and a professor of pediatrics and human genetics in the U-M Medical School. As chair, she oversees 17 divisions with more than 200 faculty members who are committed to providing excellence in pediatric care, research and education.

Martin’s research focuses on the genetic basis of neural development and disorders of human development, and her laboratory studies genes that influence neuronal stem cell proliferation, differentiation and migration.

She obtained her Ph.D. in neuroscience and completed medical school, her pediatric internship and residency, genetics residency and postdoctoral research fellowship training at U-M. 

Please congratulate Martin on her appointment as chair of pediatrics.