Scripps Mercy Trauma Surgeon Returns from COVID-19 Ground Zero

Dr. Matthew Martin praised as ‘hero’ for work at NYC hospital

Scripps trauma surgeon Dr. Matthew Martin stands with a medical team at  Jacobi Medical Center during COVID-19.

Dr. Teperman (left) stands with a medical team and Scripps trauma surgeon Dr. Matthew Martin (third from the left) in a Bronx hospital.

Dr. Matthew Martin praised as ‘hero’ for work at NYC hospital

Several media outlets covered the return of Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego trauma surgeon Matthew Martin, MD, from a two-week stint at a hospital in New York City that was overrun with COVID-19 patients.


Dr. Martin was invited to help out at Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx by Sheldon Teperman, MD, his long-time friend and trauma medical director at the hospital.


Dr. Teperman hailed Dr. Martin as a hero, and Dr. Martin said the experience was reminiscent of his war zone deployments as an Army surgeon earlier in his career.


Watch the 10News story: Local Trauma Surgeon Back Home After Volunteering in NYC ICU

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