UC San Diego Division of Hospital Medicine Faculty


Dr. Martin


Dr. Martin was named one of San Diego's Top Doctors in 2013

Leslie Martin, MD

Vice Chief of Hospital Medicine

Health Sciences Clinical Professor


Telephone (619) 471-9186

Mail Code 8485



Academic Profile

Dr. Leslie Martin was one of the initial founders of the UC San Diego Hospital Medicine Program and has served as a full-time hospitalist at UCSD since.

Before that, she was a full time clinician with UCSD Internal Medicine Group at the Perlman Ambulatory Care Center in La Jolla and the Women’s Health Care Services program at UCSD Medical Center.

Dr. Martin earned her MD degree at the University of California, Los Angeles, and completed her residency training in internal medicine at UC San Diego Medical Center.

In 2013, Dr. Martin was named one of San Diego's "Top Doctors" (physicians of exceptional excellence as chosen by their peers) in the October issue of San Diego Magazine.

She is also actively involved as a physician mentor though the UCSD PACE (Physician Assessment and Clinical Education) Program which is dedicated to the continued education of physicians including the detection, evaluation, and remediation of deficiencies in medical practice. In this role, she is dedicated to assisting the medical profession in its quest to deliver the highest quality of health care in the United States

Dr. Martin is also currently serving in the prestigious, elected position of Chair, Health Sciences Faculty Council for the academic year 2013-2014.

Highlighted Publications

  • Smitherman K, Clay BJ, Martin-Armstrong LM. Causes of Short-Term Hospital Medicine Readmission at an Academic Center. Abstract, Society of General Internal Medicine Annual Meeting, April 23-26, 2014, San Diego. PDF
  • Lovetro B, Popa AS, Lane J, Ha D, Martin L, Jenkins I, Bordin-Wosk T, Clay BJ, James C. Clinical Predictors Associated with Proton Pump Inhibitor Guideline Adherence. Abstract, Society of Hospital Medicine Annual Meeting, March 24-27, 2014, Las Vegas. J. Hospital Med 2014; 9 (S2): 121. Abstract
  • Jenkins I, Helmons PJ, Martin-Armstrong LM, Montazeri ME, Renvall M. High rates of venous thromboembolism prophylaxis did not increase the incidence of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia. The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety 2011; 37(4): 163- 169.
  • Jenkins I, Helmons P, Martin-Armstrong LM, et al. Effect of Increased Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis on the Incidence of Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia. Abstract, Society of Hospital Medicine Annual Meeting, April 8-11, 2010, Washington, D.C.  J Hospital Med 2010; 5(S1): 38. PDF (see PDF document p. 38).
  • Clay BJ, Martin-Armstrong L. Contributing Factors to Short-Term Readmissions to an Academic Center Hospital Medicine Program. Abstract, Society of Hospital Medicine Annual Meeting, April 3-5, 2008, San Diego. J Hospital Med 2008; 3(S1): 54-55. PDF (see PDF document pp. 6-7)
  • Clay BJ, Martin L. Review of 7-Day Readmissions to a Hospital Medicine Program in an Academic Medical Center. Abstract, Society of Hospital Medicine Annual Meeting, May 23-25, 2007, Dallas. J Hospital Med 2007; 2(S2): 46. PDF (see PDF document p. 6).