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A leading expert in hematology-oncology, Dr. Thomas Martin is associate director of UCSF's myeloma program and director of the unrelated donor transplantation programs for adults at UCSF Medical Center.

Martin is clinical research director of hematologic malignancies (blood cancers) at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. His research interests include developing treatments for myeloma and leukemia as well as expanding the use of bone marrow transplants. He has a special interest in umbilical cord blood transplants, and he is involved in efforts to improve outcomes for patients who have transplants from unrelated donors.

Martin earned an undergraduate degree at Cornell University and his medical degree at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. After a medical residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, he completed a fellowship in hematology-oncology at UCSF. In 1999, he joined MD Anderson Cancer Center as an assistant professor of medicine. In 2001, he returned to UCSF.

  • Education

    University of Connecticut, School of Medicine, 1989

  • Residencies

    Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Internal Medicine, 1992

  • Fellowships

    UCSF Hematology/Oncology Division, Hematology/Oncology, 1996

  • Board Certifications

    Hematology, American Board of Internal Medicine

  • Academic Title


  • Languages


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    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    336 Ratings
    About our process
    Feb 17, 2022
    My only hesitation about recommending this provider is that he is so busy due to his well deserved reputation.
    Jan 31, 2022
    My only hesitation about recommending this provider is that he is so busy.
    Jan 25, 2022
    Dr Martin explained a complex situation so I could understand it. I appreciate the time he took to explain options as well
    Jan 22, 2022
    Watchful waiting for my SMM. I feel I'm in great hands with Dr. Martin.
    Jan 19, 2022
    Simply the best!
    Dec 22, 2021
    Dr. Thomas G. Martin is not only a knowledgeable competent physician but he has a communication style that is to the point and reassuring to the patient. No matter the blood test results Dr Martin offers solutions and options. That is HOPE.
    Dec 22, 2021
    Very smart. Very engaged. Always takes me seriously.
    Dec 15, 2021
    So thankful for him.
    Nov 09, 2021
    Excellent knowledgeable. Will go with his advice hands down.
    Oct 27, 2021
    He definitely cares and takes care of his parents. The same goes with his predecessor who has left to do research and his staff and team. The current team is terrific.
    Oct 20, 2021
    I follow Dr. Martin's follow up plan.
    Oct 11, 2021
    We have been seeing Dr. Martin for many years and he is by far the best physician in the health care team. He shows genuine concern and explains issues clearly.
    Aug 25, 2021
    My experience at UCSF Hematology & Oncology is always excellent. I drive 6 hours round trip to get the best care which is worth the inconvenience of travel!
    Aug 18, 2021
    I am so fortunate to have Dr. Martin. His expertise and knowledge about lots of medical things is impressive. I have the most respect for him.
    Aug 01, 2021
    Dr. Thomas Martin is a Treasure!
    Jul 19, 2021
    Outstanding care
    Jul 01, 2021
    Dr. Martin is such a wonderful person. He listens well cares and answers questions very honesty. He saved my life. It is very stressful to me to go in to see him because of the reminder of how sick I was but his gentle manner makes the experience much more pleasing than it would be otherwise. I'm very thankful for him.
    May 10, 2021
    Dr. Martin is excellent and always goes above and beyond.
    Apr 26, 2021
    Apr 21, 2021
    Provider is trusted and excellent.
    Apr 21, 2021
    dr Martin is a really good doctor. he has that "x" factor.
    Apr 19, 2021
    All-around expert and great guy. The best!
    Feb 19, 2021
    I Dr Martin is an excellent Doctor he has kept me alive for 10 years
    Jan 25, 2021
    I am still waiting for the update on my visit after 10 days
    Jan 17, 2021
    he is the best doctor most knowledgeable (brilliant) and down to earth as well.
    Jan 16, 2021
    Jan 16, 2021
    Dr Martin is a talented physician.
    Nov 28, 2020
    Nov 11, 2020
    internet connection froze
    Oct 28, 2020
    I confidently trust and respect my doctor
    Oct 21, 2020
    Good experience in that I can reach out to my providers and their staff in various ways whenever it becomes necessary.
    Oct 14, 2020
    I feel fortunate and honored to be in Dr. Martin's CART- Clinical Study. I have received the utmost care to which my quality of life has been enhanced drastically. His professional care and dedication to his commitment as a Dr. and health care provider inspires me as a patient and effects my progress in a positive way.
    Oct 14, 2020
    very helpful and reassuring
    Oct 12, 2020
    Dr Martin always listens and answers all my questions. I like having Video Appts when appropriate so I don't have to drive to SF
    Oct 09, 2020
    I feel very lucky to have doctor Martin in my life I brag about him all the time!
    Oct 09, 2020
    Doctor forgot to tell me about scheduled blood tests.
    Sep 21, 2020
    The provider said we did not have to call for the next 6 month appointment. UCSF will call us. We haven't received a call yet from UCSF.
    Sep 07, 2020
    I have been seen/treated for multiple myeloma for last 9 years by Dr. Thomas Martin. He is an excellent physician and a compassionate interesting person. I have been very pleased with his medical treatments for me.
    Aug 14, 2020
    Dr. Martin is a lovely person. He is likely just too busy.
    Aug 13, 2020
    good experience able to make future appointments
    Aug 07, 2020
    I have recommended this provider on more than one occasion.
    Jul 27, 2020
    All good!
    Jul 17, 2020
    I'm still alive because of Dr Martin's care and advice.
    Jul 08, 2020
    No treatment was proposed for now.
    Jul 03, 2020
    If there was a higher score I would give it.
    Jun 29, 2020
    Excellent telehealth visit with Dr Martin
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