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James C. Martin, M.D.
James C. Martin, M.D., a practicing family physician in San Antonio, Texas, is board chair of TransforMED. Martin also previously served one-year terms as board chair, president and president-elect of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), and three years as a member of the board of directors. Martin also was board chair of the Future of Family Medicine Project Leadership Committee. As chair, Martin led the two-year effort to develop a strategy for transforming and renewing the specialty of family medicine.
After 20 years in private practice, Martin now works in a multi-specialty group practice and serves as program director for the Family Medicine Residency Program at CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health Care, San Antonio. Martin is also a clinical professor with the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio.
A member of the AAFP since 1976, Martin has served on numerous AAFP commissions and committees addressing issues such as health education, legislative and government affairs, and membership. Martin was a member of the Task Force on Universal Coverage.
A board-certified family physician, Martin earned his medical degree in 1973 from the University of Texas Medical School in San Antonio. He completed a three-year family practice residency at Bexar County Hospital and served as the administrative chief resident in 1976. The AAFP has awarded him the degree of Fellow for distinguished service and continuing medical education. Martin was recognized as the Outstanding Medical School Alumnus in 1992. He is past president of the American Board of Family Medicine and served on the Quadri Specialty Leadership Consortium with the organization. He is a past family medicine representative to the American Board of Medical Specialties.
Martin has written and lectured on family medicine topics ranging from cardiovascular disease and asthma, to the doctor-patient relationship and the philosophy of primary care education.
He has presented local, state and federal testimony on a variety of legislative advocacy issues including Medicare and Medicaid, medical education and health care system reform
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