Eric Martinez, MD, a fellowship-trained, multi-organ abdominal transplant surgeon, has been named surgical director of kidney and pancreas transplant at Baylor University Medical Center (Baylor Dallas), part of Baylor Scott & White Health. He is fluent in both English and Spanish.
Dr. Martinez joined the transplant team at Baylor Dallas in 2018. He is also on the medical staff at Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center – Fort Worth. Dr. Martinez performs liver, kidney and pancreas transplants, taking care of patients with end-stage organ disease throughout all phases of their care. He also takes care of living kidney donors.
“Transplant surgery is a complex medical and surgical field where there is constant learning, evolving and growing,” Dr. Martinez says. “Transplant surgery is a rewarding field because of the positive impact that it makes on patients’ lives, often very quickly and drastically.
“Patient education and setting expectations are the cornerstones of establishing a healthy patient/physician relationship, and our transplant team seeks to accomplish that with every interaction. We’re committed to seeing the patient past end-stage organ disease to their return to a normal, healthy life,” he continues.
Dr. Martinez earned his medical degree at Florida State University and went on to complete a general surgery residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. He then completed a fellowship in multi-organ abdominal transplantation at the University of Wisconsin in Madison.
Dr. Martinez is an adjunct assistant professor at Texas A&M Health Science Center and teaches residents and fellows at Baylor Dallas. His research interests include outcomes of dual organ transplants.