Ryan Martin, M.D.

Ryan Matthew Martin, M.D.



Neurocritical Care


  • Assistant Professor
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Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center

4860 Y St., Suite 0100
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

I provide detailed, individualized care to patients in the neuro-ICU. My patients, and their families, are often going through the most difficult challenge of their lives and I am there to help them through the storm.  We use multiple modes of monitoring to allow us to individualize our treatment plans for each patient.  Our goal is to prevent further injury and to optimize recovery.

Clinical Interests

As a neurointensivist, Dr. Martin sees patients with neurological disease that requires ICU level care.  This includes such diseases as traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, subarachnoid hemorrhage, intracerebral hemorrhage, stroke, neuromuscular weakness, and status epilepticus.

Dr. Martin focuses on providing cutting-edge neuro-monitoring to optimize care and provide a path for patients, and their families, to fully recover.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Martin has research interests in treatment of status epilepticus and traumatic brain injury.  He is also active in teaching neurology and neurosurgical residents, as well as pulmonary-critical care fellows.


Neurological Surgery


M.D., David Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles CA 2010

B.S., UC Davis, Davis CA 2004


Neurology, UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles CA 2011-2013

Chief Resident, UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles CA 2013-2014


Neurocritical Care, UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles CA 2014-2016

Board Certifications

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology,

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Neurology

Neurocritical Care Society

Society of Critical Care Medicine

Honors and Awards

CICARE Award, Patient Care, UCLA, 2016

Resident Scholarship of the American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting, 2014

Select Recent Publications

Martin R, Wright M, Lutkenhoff E, Ellingson B, Van Horn J, Tubi M, Alger J, McArthur D, Vespa P. Traumatic hemorrhagic brain injury: impact of location and resorption on cognitive outcome. J Neurosurgery. 2016; 27:1-9.

Martin R, Richman M. Acromegaly Uncovered by West Nile Meningoencephaltis. Proceedings of UCLA Healthcare, September 2010, Volume 14, Article 9.

Martin R, Fish D. Scapular Winging: Anatomical Review, Diagnosis, and Treatments.  Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine. 2008; 1: 1-11.

Martin R, Vyas N, Sedlmayr J, Wisco J. Bilateral variation of the subclavius muscle resembling subclavius posticus. Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy. 2008; 30: 171-174.

Greco C, Berman R, Martin R, Tassone F, Schwartz P, Chang A, Trapp B, Iwahashi C, Brunberg J, Grigsby J, Hessl D, Becker E, Papazian J, Leehey M, Hagerman R, Hagerman P. Neuropathology of fagile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome (FXTAS). Brain. 2006; 129: 243-255.