Dr. Martinez earned his Medical Degree at the University of El Salvador School of Medicine in 1993. This was followed by a residency in Internal Medicine at Rosales Hospital, the country’s third level referral center. Dr. Martinez then completed an Internal Medicine internship at Greenwich Hospital in Connecticut, followed by a Neurology residency at the North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset, New York. From there, he joined the University of Virginia Department of Neurology as a fellow in Clinical Neurophysiology for one year, followed by two years as an Epilepsy Fellow. His experience during the latter part was focused on evaluation and management of refractory epilepsy patients using advanced techniques including intracranial EEG monitoring and brain mapping of patients being evaluated for epilepsy surgery.
Dr. Martinez joined Wesley Neurology Clinic in 2007 and has actively participated in monitoring the quality of the Electrodiagnostic Laboratory services at the Methodist University Hospital in Memphis. He mentors current and recent neurophysiology fellows from the University of Tennessee neurophysiology program. He currently serves as Chair of the Department of Neurology at Methodist University Hospital, co-director of the Electrodiagnostics lab at Methodist University.
Dr. Martinez’s interests include refractory epilepsy, psychiatric comorbidities in epilepsy, management of status epilepticus, surgical management of epilepsy, and new anticonvulsants and devices for epilepsy management.