Dr. Donald Martin earns PAMED Distinguished Service Award
Dr. Donald Martin, a faculty member at Penn State College of Medicine for 35 years and an anesthesiologist from Lebanon County, was named the 2020 recipient of the Pennsylvania Medical Society’s (PAMED) Distinguished Service Award. Dr. Martin is now professor emeritus in the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine.
The Distinguished Service Award is considered PAMED’s highest honor. Its first recipient in 1956 was Dr. Jonas Salk, who was recognized for his achievements in developing the anti-polio vaccine.
“Dr. Martin has been a notable author, educator and advocate for physicians and patients over a distinguished career,” said Dr. Lawrence John, PAMED president. “He has represented Pennsylvania medicine well and is extremely deserving of this award.”
At the College of Medicine, he co-edited, with Dr. Frederick Hensley Jr., “A Practical Approach to Cardiac Anesthesia.” It was published in five editions between 1989 and 2013 and translated into four languages.
Martin also helped train more than 300 residents during his tenure and has followed the careers of many of them who have remained in Pennsylvania and active in PAMED.
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