Carla Martin, MD
Dr. Martín is first generation Honduran-American and is originally from Brooklyn, NY, and Union City, NJ. She majored in Latin American Studies at Brown University. After graduation, she worked at the Latino Health Institute in Boston and coordinated and facilitated statewide bilingual HIV counselor training courses and the Massachusetts AIDS Educator certification program. She attended New Jersey Medical School. She served as the national president of the Boricua Latino Health Organization (the precursor to the LatinX Medical Student Association) and participated in local and national programs mentoring Latino high school students and was a member of the medical school’s admissions committee. She was a National Health Service Corps scholar. She completed residency training at Brown in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics and is board certified in both specialties. She is also board certified in obesity medicine.
Dr. Martin has always worked in socioecomically underserved communities, including the Providence Community Health Centers (where she works currently) in Providence, Notre Dame Ambulatory Center in Central Falls, Women’s Care in Pawtucket, and Blackstone Valley Community Healthcare in Pawtucket, RI. She embraces the mission of the community health center model.
She continues to mentor BIPOC medical students at Alpert Medical School and undergraduates at Brown University and serves as an advisor to the LatinX Medical Student Association. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Alpert Medical School, teaches first year students in their Doctoring course, and is on faculty at the Gateways to Medicine Masters program. She is planning to open an obesity treatment and wellness center in Providence.
Dr. Martin is honored to provide culturally appropriate medical care, partnering with patients and their families, and advocating to improve the overall health of the communities she serves.