William Martinez, MD, MS

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Internal Medicine

William Martinez M.D., M.S. received his bachelor´s degree in Biology from Dartmouth College in 1999. He received his M.S. from the UC Berkeley School of Public Health in 2005 and his M.D. from UCSF in 2007. After graduating, Dr. Martinez completed an Internal Medicine Residency at Brigham & Women’s Hospital and served as Chief Medial Resident from 2010-11. He remained at Brigham & Women’s Hospital and completed a health services research fellowship at Harvard Medical School before joining the Vanderbilt faculty in 2013. Dr. Martinez conducts NIH and foundation funded research focused on improving the quality and safety of patient care through innovation. Currently, his research focuses on developing and testing novel patient portal interventions to improve patients’ understanding of their diabetes health data (e.g., A1C, LDL, and blood pressure), promote patient engagement, and improve disease self-management.