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Olufunke Martin, M.D.

  • Pediatrics - Hematology-Oncology


Olufunke Y. Martin, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Hematology and Oncology at UT Southwestern Medical Center.  She joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2023.


Dr. Martin earned her Bachelor of Science in Human Biology from Brown University.  She received her medical degree from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and completed her pediatric residency training at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, IN.  She completed her pediatric hematology/oncology fellowship at Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C., where she was a T32 scholar and recipient of the American Society of Hematology MHFA award. She is currently pursuing a Master’s of Clinical Research through the NIH-Duke University Clinical Research Training Program. 


Dr. Martin’s clinical interest is pediatric hematology, emphasizing improving patient-centered outcomes for individuals with sickle cell disease (SCD) and multi-modal approaches to vaso-occlusive pain management.  Her research focuses on the dynamics of red blood cell physiology and vaso-occlusive pain utilizing red blood cell health biomarkers to investigate the clinical heterogeneity seen in SCD.

Education & Training
  • Fellowship - Children's National Medical Center (2020-2023), Pediatric Hematology/oncology
  • Residency - Indiana University School of Medicine/Riley Hospital for Children (2017-2020), Pediatrics
  • Medical School - Michigan State University College of Human Medicine (2013-2017)
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Academy of Pediatrics (2016-2023)
  • The American Society of Hematology (2019)
  • Children's Oncology Group (2020-2023)
  • American Board of Pediatrics (2020)
Honors & Awards
  • MSU CHM Fellowship for Research Enhancement 2015-2016, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
  • Lipscomb-Dean Family Scholarship for Leadership and Service to Community 2015, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
  • Morris Green Physician Scientist Development Award 2017-2020, Riley Hospital for Children/Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Certificate in Leadership in Medicine for the Underserved 2017, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
  • Frontiers in Science Program Scholar 2018, Association of Medical School Pediatric Department Chairs
  • American Society of Hematology Minority Resident Hematology Award Program 2019, American Society of Hematology
  • T32 Scholar 2022, Childrens National Hospital Research Institute
  • CATCH Implementation Grant 2022, American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American Society of Hematology Minority Hematology Fellow Award Program 2022, American Society of Hematology
Books & Publications
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Rheology
  • Red blood cell disorders
  • Hemoglobinopathies
  • Biomarkers