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Martin R. Eichelberger, MD

The Joseph E. Robert, Jr. Center for Surgical Care

General and Thoracic Surgery

Board CertificationsAmerican Board of Surgery/Pediatric Surgery
Foreign LanguagesPortuguese
National Provider Identifier1063502524

Service LocationsChildren's National Medical Center - Sheikh Zayed Campus for Advanced Children's Medicine
111 Michigan Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20010
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Phone: 202-476-5000

Dr. Martin Eichelberger is a pediatric surgeon and former chief of Emergency Trauma & Burn Services at Children’s National Medical Center. He is also affiliated with the Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) National Resource Center, the Crash Injury Research and Engineering Network (CIREN) for children, Safe Kids Worldwide.

Dr. Eichelberger is an internationally renowned expert in the field of pediatric trauma care and injury control. He has published extensively and held visiting professorships across the United States, Latin America, Europe, and Asia.

Dr. Eichelberger has received numerous commendations and awards for his pioneering efforts in the care of injured children. The National SAFE KIDS campaign, SAFE KIDS Worldwide, the EMSC Resource Center and CIREN Project are all a direct result of his vision and persistence. Dr. Eichelberger’s research, advocacy, and leadership are surpassed only by his love for children.

TypeSchoolLocationDegreeField of StudyYears
Undergraduate Education Princeton University Princeton, NJBachelor of Arts Biology 1967
Medical School Hahnemann University School of Medicine Philadelphia, PADoctor of Medicine 1971
In the News

National & International Recognitions
Top DoctorsU.S. News and World Report2011
Super DoctorsWashington Post Magazine2011
World of Children Award-The Cardinal Health Children's Care AwardChildren's National Medical Center2003
Abraham Horowitz AwardThe Pan American Health and Education FoundationInter-American Health Society2003
Children's Miracle Achievement AwardChildren's Miracle Network2003
Living Vision AwardSmith & Nephew Inc.2000
American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma Millennium Commitment AwardAmerican College of Surgeons2000

Affiliations and Memberships
TitleInstitutionCommittee / SectionYears
MemberSociety of University Surgeons
MemberAmerican College of Surgeons
MemberAmerican Academy of Pediatrics Surgical Section
MemberAmerican Pediatric Surgical Association
MemberAmerican Trauma Society
Journal Article, Duffy, B.J., Mclaughlin, P.M., Eichelberger, M.R. (2006), Assessment, Triage, and Early Management of Burns in children, Journal of Clinical Pediatric Medicine.

Journal Article, Ponsky, T.A., Eichelberger, M.R., Eden, Cardozo, B.A., Zhihuan, J., Huang, Newman, K.D. (2005), Analysis of head injury admission trends in an urban american pediatric trauma center, Journal of Trauma Medicine, 59, 1292-1297.

Journal Article, Sherwood, C., Crandall, J., Stevens, S., Saggese, J., Eichelberger, M. (2005), Sled Tests and Ciren data Illustrating the benefits of booster seats., International Journal of Crashworthiness, 4, 351-358.

Journal Article, Ponsky, T.A., Huang, A.J., Kittle, K., Eichelberger, M.R., Gilbert, J.C., Brody, F., Newman, KD. (2004), Hospital and patient-level characteristics and risk of appendiceal rupture and negative appendectomy in children, Journal of the American Medical Association, 292, 16, 1997-2082.

For a more comprehensive list of publications for Martin Eichelberger, MD view the National Library of Medicine’s PubMed online database

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