HOUSTON (May 05, 2016)

Dr. Joseph MartinezThe Memorial Hermann Mischer Neuroscience Institute at the Texas Medical Center (MNI) and McGovern Medical School at UTHealth are pleased to announce the addition of Joseph Martinez, M.D. Dr. Martinez will serve as a neurosurgeon at Mischer Neuroscience Associates as well as an assistant professor at McGovern Medical School’s Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery.

Dr. Martinez is a neurosurgeon who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of spine disorders. He has a special interest in the treatment of degenerative disc disease, disc herniation, sciatica, radiculopathy, spinal stenosis, spinal cord compression and myelopathy, and metastatic spine tumors.

“The knowledge and experience that Dr. Martinez adds to the team at Mischer Neuroscience Associates will be tremendously beneficial to both our staff and our patients,” said Daniel Kim, M.D., Director of Reconstructive Spinal and Peripheral Nerve Surgery at MNI and Professor at McGovern Medical School’s Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery. “The addition of Dr. Martinez greatly enhances our elective spine surgery and spine trauma divisions and supports our goal to continuously evolve and learn, providing our patients with the best possible neurological care.”

Dr. Martinez is the co-author of articles published in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine and chapters on anterior lumbar interbody fusion and lumbar disk arthroplasty in the textbook Essential Techniques of Operative Surgery.

Dr. Martinez completed his residency in neurosurgery at Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, and later served as a fellow in complex spine surgery at the University of Miami. In 2001, he was awarded the William J. von Liebig Research Fellowship in Vascular Surgery at Harvard Medical School and has been listed among Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.