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Phoenix Children’s Hires Gregory Martin, MD, as Newborn Intensive Care Unit Division Chief

PHOENIX (March 4, 2020) – Neonatology at Phoenix Children’s, ranked among the nation’s top programs by U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Children’s Hospitals,” announced today that Gregory Martin, MD, FAAP, will serve as Division Chief of Neonatology for Phoenix Children’s Hospital East Valley.

“Dr. Martin is a highly respected physician, well known in the Phoenix community and brings nearly 15 years’ experience to Phoenix Children’s clinical leadership,” said Daniel Ostlie, MD, Surgeon in Chief at Phoenix Children’s. “He offers a profound expertise in high-risk neonatal care and the special needs of mothers and infants, as well as a long history working with patient families. His insights will be invaluable as our NICU program continues to grow.”

Phoenix Children’s offers the state’s highest level of neonatal care. The center treats babies who require around-the-clock attention for complex conditions including prematurity and severe prematurity, congenital and chromosomal anomalies, congenital heart disease, drug exposures and infant infections.

As the Phoenix Children’s East Valley Neonatology Division Chief, Dr. Martin will develop the health system’s neonatology program in the East Valley at the Dignity Health Phoenix Children’s Women’s and Children’s Pavilion at Mercy Gilbert Medical Center, which opens in 2021. He will also be responsible for the development of neonatology education and research.

Dr. Martin has a deep history with Phoenix Children’s, having previously served as Medical Director for Phoenix Perinatal Associates and Vice Chair for the Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care. Most recently, he served as the Medical Director of the NICU at Banner University Medical Center—Phoenix, as well as at Cardon Children’s Medical Center.

Dedicated to excellence in education, Dr. Martin served for several years as the Academic Division Chief of Neonatology at the University of Arizona Medical School. Currently, he is an Associate Professor within the school’s Department of Child Health. Dr. Martin is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and holds memberships with the Section on Perinatal Pediatrics and the District VIII Perinatal Section. He is a peer reviewer of the Journal of Perinatology and has written and presented extensively on neonatology. 

Dr. Martin completed his residency at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, N.Y., and a fellowship at The Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. He graduated with his medical degree from the New York University School of Medicine.

Video introduction to Dr. Gregory Martin:

About Phoenix Children’s

Phoenix Children’s Hospital is Arizona’s only children’s hospital recognized by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals. For 35 years, Phoenix Children's Hospital has provided world-class inpatient, outpatient, trauma, emergency and urgent care to children and families in Arizona and throughout the Southwest. As one of the largest children’s hospitals in the country, Phoenix Children’s delivers care across more than 75 pediatric specialties. Recognized specifically for its patient-focused innovation, medical education, growth and research, Phoenix Children’s was named Business of the Year and Exceptional Innovator by the Greater Phoenix Chamber in 2018. For more information about the hospital, visit  

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