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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

  • 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
    367 Ratings
    About our process
    Nov 29, 2023
    Dr Martin was very personable and complete in his explanations.
    Nov 25, 2023
    Dr Martin is so awesome love his bedside manner and how smart he is with my diagnosis
    Nov 22, 2023
    Dr. Martin is a super star.
    Nov 04, 2023
    Can't believe how kind and supportive Dr Thomas Martin is it's like talking to your best friend and he is extremely supportive and so knowledgeable he's the best
    Oct 30, 2023
    Dr Martin is always wonderful and caring.
    Oct 27, 2023
    Tom Martin is a caring truly nice person. He has been able to get me into remission and feel'n good! :-). I also appreciate his honesty about my cancer status prognosis and depth of knowledge of the future research and therapies on the horizon. UC is so fortunate to have him. What an asset to the university and patients!
    Oct 20, 2023
    I consider it one of my greatest blessings to have this wonderful doctor guiding my cancer care! Not only is he world renown so that I'm getting top notch expertise but he is so kind and caring and upbeat and encouraging that it's a delight to interact with him.
    Oct 16, 2023
    Love love love Dr Martin!! He's absolutely the BEST!!
    Oct 06, 2023
    They both listened and answered any questions we had. I honestly believe they truly care about me & want the very best for me. We had a fantastic discussion.
    Oct 06, 2023
    Dr. Martin is wonderful to work with. He is kind compassionate and professional.
    Oct 04, 2023
    Dr. Martin is excellent. I'm a retired RN
    Sep 27, 2023
    Great experience all around!
    Sep 19, 2023
    Dr. Martin is SUPER!!
    Sep 18, 2023
    Dr. Martin is the best and always a pleasure to meet. He is very knowledgeable and always listens and provide appropriate recommendations and advice
    Sep 13, 2023
    Doctor Martin is more than amazing. Even with his huge patient load and busy busy schedule- he never misses anything important. He is always there - patients care first. We are so very lucky!
    Sep 09, 2023
    Sep 06, 2023
    Simply the best
    Aug 21, 2023
    I feel very fortunate to have this doctor as my physician.
    Aug 20, 2023
    I couldn't be more happier with the care providers I had they were wonderful excellent professional friendly and made you feel very comfortable
    Aug 16, 2023
    Excellent care by Thomas Martin MD for 15 years!
    Aug 14, 2023
    Dr. Martin is excellent.
    Aug 10, 2023
    Excellent care provider
    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.
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