Dr. Alvaro A. Martinez

  • MD, FACR, FABS, FASTRO
  • Radiation Oncologist
  • Spoken languages English, Spanish

Overview

Alvaro A. Martinez, MD, FACR, FASTRO, FABS, FACRO for three decades has pioneered several cancer treatments in radiation oncology leading to the significant improvement of today’s radiation therapy outcomes. These include intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and image guided radiation therapy (IGRT) to improve precision and accuracy in radiation treatment delivery, special brachytherapy applicators used to treat prostate, gynecological and other pelvic malignancies to preserve organ function as well as Omnibeam, which is designed for treating very difficult tumors deep within the body. He has published more than 390 papers and 54 chapters in medical text-books.

Career Positions

Current position(s)

  • GenesisCare - Radiation Oncologist, Pontiac, MI

Past position(s)

  • William Beaumont Hospital - Chairman, Department of Radiation Oncology, Royal Oak, MI
  • French Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (SFRO), Rochester, MN
  • Stanford School of Medicine - Assistant Professor and Staff Oncologist, Stanford, CA

Education

Universities

  • Universidad Javeriana, Bogota, Colombia
  • Universidad Javeriana School of Medicine, Bogota, Colombia

Residencies

  • Hospital Universitario de la Universidad, General Surgery, Bogota, Colombia
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Radiation Oncology, Chief Resident, New York, NY

Internships

  • Hospital Militar Central, Rotating Internship, Bogota, Colombia
  • Jamaica Hospital, Rotating Internship, Jamaica, NY

Expertise And Interests

Interests

  • Prostate, Breast, Lung, Colorectal, Skin, Gynecologic, Head & Neck, Lymphoma and Eye Tumors

Accomplishments

Awards and honors

  • Agnes Axtell Moule Faculty Scholar at Stanford University, President Michigan Society of Therapeutic Radiologist, President American Brachytherapy Society

Publications

  • Three membrane-proximal amino acids in the human parainfluenza virus type 2 (HPIV 2) F protein are critical for fusogenic activity
  • Modern Approaches for Breast Brachytherapy

Presentations

Z091420168

E. Arrojo, E. Fernandez, L. Kestin, A. Martinez, 2016, ACRO

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Z061520151

Kestin L, Fernandez E, Mantz C, Olivera G, Mo X, Key S, Finkelstein SE, Martinez A, Galmarini D., 2015, ASTRO Annual Meeting

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Clinical studies

Primary Objective To assess the benefit of docetaxel as measured by improvement in freedom from progression (phase II) and subsequently metastasis free survival (phase III) when given in combination with radiation and androgen deprivation in treatment of high risk prostate cancer post-radical prostatectomy.

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Alvaro Martinez's Reviews

Overall

based on 74 Ratings 22 Comments

2020

This was just a consultation Dr. Martinez was wonderful and explained everything fully. Actually looking for a second opinion from him a second a second consultation. So yes, very good. Thank you.

2020

Yes it was a great experience Dr Martinez was awesome

2020

Nothing to comment about.

2020

Nothing, my visits and care are great

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