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Pierre Martin


Amateur cook, jazz bass guitarist, tae kwon do practitioner

About me

Dr. Pierre Martin is a neurologist who provides care for a wide range of complex neurological conditions. He performs diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, including botulinum toxin (Botox) injections for migraines, occipital nerve blocks (injections of pain medication and steroids for chronic headaches), electromyography (a technique for assessing the health of muscles and the nerves that control them), nerve conduction studies (which assess how electrical impulses move through nerves) and skin biopsies to detect small fiber neuropathy (a condition involving episodes of severe pain).

In research, Martin focuses on neurology education, particularly the development of educational technology. His goal is to create a suite of web and mobile applications grounded in the best educational practices and geared toward patients, families and providers.

Martin earned a master's degree in education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education before completing his medical degree at Yale School of Medicine. He completed a residency and a fellowship in neurology at UCSF.

Martin is studying 3D modeling and animation, and he hopes to start learning capoeira soon.

  • Education

    Yale University School of Medicine, MD, 2017

  • Residencies

    UCSF, 2021

  • Academic Title

    Assistant Professor

Patients trust us to usher them through the most vulnerable times in their lives. I strive to cure when possible, but comfort always.

Where I see patients (1)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    132 Ratings
    About our process
    Nov 21, 2023
    I just love Dr. Martin. He's very kind and very good at explaining. I think he's a very smart guy yet he was humble enough to explain what he was doing and answer all my questions.
    Nov 19, 2023
    He was comforting and reassuring friendly as well!
    Nov 15, 2023
    Dr. Martin promised to discuss my case with the other neurologists. I hope he does and I hope he gets back to me.
    Oct 10, 2023
    It was a breath of fresh air to listen to Dr. Martin thoughts about the information I shared. He laid out a framework in which I appreciated. Big Thank you to him!
    Sep 21, 2023
    A most excellent experience.
    Sep 14, 2023
    Dr Martin was not the doctor that I originally had the appointment with. But I was wait-listed and was assigned to him. I couldn't be more pleased. He was professional kind easy to talk to a very good listener asked questions that showed he was following closely what I told him. He has a very easy manner but it is evident he really is exceptional in his knowledge. He took his time with me and was very patient--I did not feel rushed. I recommend him highly.
    Aug 17, 2023
    Dr. Pierre Rodricus Martin truly listens. When I first met him and described my pain level and disruptive base line of my health. He was very empathetic and described the process of possible options to consider to stabilize my main health concern. Dr. Martin is an incredibly professional and caring neurologist. Highly recommended!!
    Jul 19, 2023
    The provider came unprepared to the appointment. My images were missing and he didn't even try to have someone on his end track them down. It was all on me to do. Note: They had been In the system for my prior visits.
    Jul 07, 2023
    He was very attentive and listened to everything I had to say carefully.
    Jun 27, 2023
    Excellent visit
    Jun 22, 2023
    Dr. Martin was very knowledgeable. He read my records & test results before the appointment. He listened to what I said. He explained his diagnosis well to me. It was worth to fly more than 3000 miles to come to UCSF Medical Center.
    Jun 09, 2023
    I was a little concerned about being treated as just a number at a big prestigious center like UCSF. Dr. Martin was over the top in kindness and treated us with the utmost in personal attention. He was a great listener and made sure we had all our questions answered. We were in a traffic jam for almost an hour and were 35 minutes late for our appointment . The front office staff were not very positive that anything could be done except to reschedule . We had driven 4 hours and waited several months for the appointment and my wife was almost in tears at the prospect of rescheduling but fortunately Dr. Martin walked by and reassured us that something could be worked out.
    Jun 08, 2023
    Dr Martin was very thorough patient and understanding. Also comforting me when he sense that I was too overly worried about my health. I would definitely recommend him to others who may need his help.
    May 19, 2023
    Excellent care provider
    May 09, 2023
    Excellent doctor !!!!
    May 03, 2023
    Compassionate and competent doctor!
    Apr 18, 2023
    Dr Martin was excellent in every way very courteous very thorough
    Apr 11, 2023
    It was a pleasant experience and our doughier was served day of appointment as well as future recommendations of further treatments
    Mar 30, 2023
    One of the best considerate attentive caring doctors seen in a very long time!
    Feb 26, 2023
    Dr. Martin is great! Very thoughtful and informed pays attention and asks thorough questions. Suggested several paths forward for additional diagnostics and treatment options.
    Feb 24, 2023
    Dr Martin is one of the best physicians I've ever encountered. His thoroughness and explanations were phenomenal as were those of his team.
    Feb 16, 2023
    We know there is a heavy patient load; yet you do not ever feel anything except you the patient is foremost in establishing thoroughly the patients issues and treatment plan for the patient. The attention care professionalism kindness time given is beyond measurable by the provider and totally for the benefit and well being of the patient. We are eternally grateful and finally feel this 20+ month nightmare is being addressed by qualified & dedicated professionals surpassing all care to date by others and seldom heard of let along received within the "patient sphere". Again We are forever grateful and extremely impressed with the attention care thoroughness kindness concern towards the patient's issues so as to establish a comprehensive & complete diagnostic and treatment.
    Feb 11, 2023
    I let Dr Martin know we've been very impressed with his diligence and attention to detail as well as bed side manner. We've been very satisfied with his professionalism availability and timely responses.
    Jan 13, 2023
    Compassionate and competent physician
    Jan 06, 2023
    A physician is only as good as their team. Dr. Martin's team has been frustrating to work with with last-minute cancellations of appointments inability to read and comprehend messages via mychart and a lack of understanding of insurance policies that led to a delay in testing it's clear that they do not have the experience that I would expect from a world-class hospital (and have received from others). The schedulers on staff were unfamiliar with procedures done by this department which is truly mind boggling. Dr. Martin was very friendly and had an interest in my case but did not have the depth of knowledge to be able to navigate what my next steps were in a confident way. He was not familiar with treatments of thoracic outlet syndrome which I have been previously diagnosed with and after 2 appointments I would have expected him to research the condition before providing next steps. For example he didn't know that TOS is typically operated on by Vascular Surgeons instead of Neurosurgeons which a quick google search would've clarified. I think Dr. Martin will be a stellar physician in a few years but as of now he does not have the experience to solely treat specialty cases.
    Dec 22, 2022
    Dr Martin exceeded my expectations. The thoroughness of his exam was unprecedented. I was very impressed by his professional and caring demeanor.
    Nov 30, 2022
    Thorough approachable empathetic
    Nov 29, 2022
    Nov 10, 2022
    Dr. Martin was absolutely excellent showing great understanding of specific and contextual knowledge especially for his age. His ability to explain things and put things in perspective was exemplary! In addition to his knowledge and professionalism he was very compassionate.
    Oct 11, 2022
    Dr. Pierre Martin was wonderful! I left my appointment so grateful that someone listened to me and my concerns and took their time with me. He is a great doctor!
    Sep 09, 2022
    Dr. Martin is amazing! He listened to me was compassionate reassuring and actually read about my condition prior to our visit. I hate to say this but that is not the norm with doctors. It felt like a safe space where I could discuss my issues with someone very knowledgeable. Thank you Dr. Martin!!!!
    May 03, 2022
    When I go to my doctor's appointment. Looks like the doctor can not make a conclusion of my MRI result. Doctor stated that he need to discuss with other doctor but when I ask when can I get a conclusion doctor was telling me since they are very busy he can not tell me when they can get back to me. I am very worry about my situation. I think the doctor should have discuss with other doctor first before go to my appointment. Not just ask me to go to a office visit without and conclusion of my MRI result. I did my MRI one week before my appointment. I believe the doctor should have enough time to do his research.