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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


Where I see patients (2)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    350 Ratings
    About our process
    Jul 03, 2023
    Productive visit
    Jun 23, 2023
    Jun 12, 2023
    I would not recommend Dr. Martin while the apparent short staffing persists. Otherwise I would give him an enthusiastic recommendation.
    Jun 05, 2023
    Dr Martin told me about the drug I will likely be taking but didn't discuss the risks. But I'm certain that he would have had I asked.
    May 31, 2023
    Dr Thomas Martin and his team has always been very professional kind and caring for me.I feel very comfortable to be under his care.
    May 24, 2023
    My Doctor cares about me
    May 24, 2023
    Smart encouraging patient. Did I mention smart?
    May 18, 2023
    Dr. Martin is extremely professional and always offers great insights and advice when discussing my concerns. I have recommended him to several people as the best possible person to help them with their issues.
    May 17, 2023
    Responsive to my needs and goals for treatment
    May 09, 2023
    Dr. Martin and staff are the very best of the best.
    May 03, 2023
    Simply the best
    May 02, 2023
    He's the best.
    Apr 27, 2023
    Dr. Martin is wonderful!
    Apr 26, 2023
    Dr. Martin is a star (and he has a good personality).
    Apr 21, 2023
    Dr Martin is wonderful. I feel very lucky he's my provider.
    Apr 13, 2023
    Dr Martin has kept me alive for years beyond what is expected with my diagnosis. Brilliant and caring.
    Apr 12, 2023
    Dr. Martin is outstanding.
    Apr 02, 2023
    Mar 24, 2023
    The doctor knows Multiple Myeloma and remembers my case all the way back to 2007.
    Mar 22, 2023
    You guys have to be kidding...UCSF doctors are great!!
    Mar 19, 2023
    UCSF has the most professional courteous and knowledgeable staff. The treatment I have received over 10+ years has always been outstanding. I always recommend UCSF to my family and friends seeking health assistance.
    Mar 17, 2023
    Dr Martin is the best and he was the one who cared for me 7 years ago always a pleaser to meet him and he knows the right answer to all my questions. I am very glad to have him as my Doc.
    Mar 08, 2023
    Dr. Martin is the best!
    Feb 15, 2023
    I feel utterly blessed to have him guiding my cancer care! He is not only a top notch internationally recognized expert but SO patient friendly!
    Feb 05, 2023
    Dr. Martin is an excellent physician and has excellent communication skiils. He listens intently and responds with answers that are information and caring.
    Feb 01, 2023
    The best
    Jan 25, 2023
    Dr. Martin is wonderful and I feel very grateful he is part of my medical team.
    Jan 20, 2023
    Dr. Martin has been newly assigned to me so I was meeting him for the first time. I found him to be very personable and responsive to my questions I didn't feel rushed and came away from the appointment feeling very happy with what was discussed.
    Jan 19, 2023
    I have been seeing Dr. Martin for 9 years now and he has always taken the time to explain the results of my test and what to watch for.
    Jan 07, 2023
    Dr Martin is beyond excellent. Knowledgeable caring great disposition friendly. I know I'm in great hands
    Jan 06, 2023
    I'm always included in every aspect of my care. My Dr is excellent.
    Dec 09, 2022
    Nov 25, 2022
    Dr. Martin is off-the-charts good when it comes to listening caring and competency. He is excellent in every way.
    Nov 22, 2022
    Dr. Martin was concerned and informative regarding the processes which will take place once I begin my new protocol.
    Nov 13, 2022
    Dr. Martin is the star. I think he knows everything which is what I want. Gives me confidence in the treatment plan.
    Oct 13, 2022
    Dr Martin was extremely helpful in explaining why MRD- was so important as well as setting a goals for me.
    Oct 12, 2022
    I feel absolutely blessed to have him guiding my cancer care!
    Sep 28, 2022
    Dr. Martin is the BEST!
    Sep 27, 2022
    I am concerned that We did not discuss my various imaging and that no one has explained plasmacytomas.
    Sep 27, 2022
    Dr Martin is The Best !!!
    Sep 25, 2022
    Again I'm extremely happy with Ucsf The care was outstanding I feel I'm in the best location for my life health
    Sep 07, 2022
    UCSF complete staff is outstanding
    Aug 31, 2022
    Can not imagine a better doctor!!!
    Aug 30, 2022
    I've been seeing Dr. Martin for over 10 years. I trust him more than any medical professional.
    Aug 25, 2022
    My visits with Dr. Martin have been crucial to my recovery. I feel fortunate to be his patient.
    Aug 23, 2022
    Dr. Martin is an Exceptional physician. I am so fortunate to have as my doctor.
    Aug 22, 2022
    Exceptionally helpful and clear
    Aug 19, 2022
    Dr Martin is the best!!!
    Aug 08, 2022
    Im very thankful to have Dr Tom Martin as a care provider
    Jul 13, 2022
    Dr. Tom Martin is the best
    Apr 13, 2022
    All very good!
    Apr 11, 2022
    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.
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    Anti-BCMA Chimeric Antigen Receptor T Cells for Relapsed or Refractory Multiple Myeloma

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