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Seth Martin

Director, Advanced Lipid Disorders Program, Ciccarone Center

Carnegie 591

Director of the Advanced Lipid Disorders Program and Co-Director of the Digital Health Innovations Lab, Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease

Professor of Medicine

Research Interests:

  • Preventative cardiology
  • Digital health innovation
  • Health equity

Seth Martin is a professor of medicine in the Division of Cardiology, specializing in preventive cardiology, lipids, and digital health.

Martin is a core faculty member at the Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease, where he directs the Advanced Lipid Disorders Program and co-directs the Digital Health Innovations Lab. In addition, Martin serves as director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Mobile Technologies to Achieve Equity in Cardiovascular Health (mTECH), which is part of the American Heart Association (AHA) Strategically Focused Research Networks on Health Technology & Innovation. Reflecting his collaborative interdisciplinary approach, Martin is also a core faculty member of the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Equity; an associate faculty member at the Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research; and an affiliate faculty member at the Malone Center for Engineering in Healthcare. He is a member of the AHA’s National Health Tech Advisory Group. He also serves as chair of the AHA National Statistics Committee and president of the Maryland AHA Board.

With research grounded in preventive cardiology, Martin works at the intersections of digital/mobile health technology, lipidology, cardiovascular risk assessment, health equity, big data, and precision medicine. Using a database of more than one million patients, Martin led the development of an improved LDL cholesterol algorithm that was externally validated in databases, cohort studies, and clinical trials, and has been clinically adopted at scale around the world in professional guidelines and practice. Martin is also a co-founder of the Corrie Health Digital Platform, which was developed to re-engineer the patient and clinician experience to promote guideline-directed cardiovascular care. The Corrie platform was featured to more than 20 million viewers at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference in 2022 as a leading health tech innovation and is currently being scaled through clinical trials and commercialization efforts.

A dedicated clinician and clinical educator, Martin is a member of the Johns Hopkins bedside medicine faculty. He is an attending cardiologist at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in the general cardiology service and cardiology consult service. At the Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center, he sees patients in the lipid and preventive cardiology clinics. He has a collaborative and patient-centered approach to the care he provides and draws strongly on the latest high-quality evidence.

Martin is invested in the careers of early-stage investigators to build a diverse biomedical research workforce to promote equity in health and healthcare. He has also mentored over 70 trainees—including students, residents, fellows, and young faculty—in clinical research and innovation. Martin has been part of the Osler Medical Residency since 2015 when he joined the Janeway Firm faculty; he then became a firm faculty clinical coach, mentoring numerous interns and residents. In 2020, he was awarded the Department of Medicine’s Frederick L. Brancati Excellence in Mentoring Award. In 2023, he was appointed as the firm faculty leader for the Barker Firm of the Osler Medical Residency.

Martin has published more than 300 articles in leading cardiology and medicine journals and has published more than 20 book chapters; he has also served as the editor for the book Precision Medicine in Cardiovascular Disease Prevention. He is an associate editor for the Journal of Clinical Lipidology and European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, is on the editorial board of the American Journal of Preventive Cardiology, and has been a guest editor for the journals Circulation and NPJ Digital Medicine.

Martin was selected as one of 125 individuals who personify Johns Hopkins Medicine’s mission to improve the health of the community and the world by setting the standard of excellence in medical education, research, and clinical care in celebration of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine’s 125th anniversary.