Colin A. Martin, MD, FAAP, FACS

Colin A. Martin, MD, FAAP, FACS

Brad and Barbara Warner Endowed Professor of Surgery


Specialty Areas

  • Pediatric surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Appendicitis
  • Anorectal malformations
  • Atresia
  • Gastroschisis
  • Hernias
  • Hirshsprung disease
  • Intestinal obstruction
  • Intentional malrotation/midgut volvulus
  • Intussusception
  • Tracheoesophageal fistula
  • Ovarian cysts/tumors
  • Undescended testes
  • Dermoid cysts
  • Thyroglossal duct cysts
  • Biliary atresia
  • Choledochal cysts
  • Cholelithiasis and gallbladder dysfunction
  • Congenital lesions of the lung and trachea (congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation, pulmonary sequestrations)
  • Empyema
  • Thoracic masses

Board Certifications

General surgery

Pediatric surgery


Bachelor of Arts, Carson Newman College, Jefferson City, TN, 1999

Medical School: Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI, 1999-2003


General Surgery, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2003-2007


Pediatric Surgery Fellowship, Vanderbilt University Children’s Hospital, Nashville, TN, 2010-2012

Professional & Editorial Board Memberships

Society Memberships

Society of Black Academic Surgeons
Association for Academic Surgery
American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Surgery
American Medical Association
Medical Association of the State of Alabama
Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
American College of Surgeons
American Pediatric Surgery Association
Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
Society for University Surgeons
Surgical Biology Club II
Lilliputians Surgical Society
Society of Asian American Surgeons
Halsted Society

Editorial Memberships

Associate Editor for Pediatric Surgery, Journal of Surgical Research
Editorial Board Member, American Journal of Surgery
Editorial Board Member, Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
Editorial Board Member, Frontiers in Immunology

Awards and Honors

1996-1999 Biology Honor Society Carson-Newman College,
1998, Paul J. Haigh Book Award (Physics Dept.): Top GPA in Physics Department
1998, 1999, South Atlantic Conference Student Athlete of the year
1999-2000, Who’s Who among students in American Colleges and Universities
1999-2003, Lyle E. Heavner Memorial Scholarship Wayne State University
2001, 1st Place Poster Presentation Wayne State University Research Symposium
2003, Joseph Ferguson, M.D. Research Award
2005-2006, Finalist Medical Student Teaching Award
2007 Finalist Cincinnati Surgical Society Research Competition
2008, 3rd Place Poster Presentation, American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Surgery
2009-2010, Bower Chief Administrative Resident University of Cincinnati: Voted by peers
2009-2010, Finalist Medical Student Teaching Award
2010, The Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence Teaching Award
2010, Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons Resident Achievement Award
2010, Max Zinninger Award: Outstanding Resident, voted by faculty
2010, Reaching for the Stars Future Leaders Award
2011, Levi Watkins annual house staff diversity award Vanderbilt University
2013, Clean Hands Club Children’s Hospital of Alabama
2014, Joel J. Roslyn Faculty Research Award Association of Academic Surgery
2016, Carson Newman University Outstanding Young Alumnus
2018, SAGES/SBAS/SUS Promising Leader Program Recipient
2019, Academic Surgical Congress 10 x 10 Traveling Fellowship
2019, SSAT Josef E. Fischer Travelling Fellowship
2019, UAB Medical Student Teaching Award
2020, – 2022 James IV Travelling Fellowship
2021, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society


Areas of Research Interest

Intestinal Failure
Psychological Stress during Pregnancy
Workforce Diversity



Hospital Affiliations

St. Louis Children’s Hospital

Patients Seen At

St. Louis Children’s Hospital
One Children’s Place
2nd Floor, Suite A
St. Louis, MO 63110

St. Louis Children’s Hospital Specialty Care Center
13001 North Outer Forty
Town and Country, MO 63017

News and Stories

Martin to Lead Pediatric Surgery Division – Washington University School of Medicine, Medical Marketing & Communications


To request an appointment with Dr. Martin, please call 314-454-6022.