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Linda W. Martin

Linda W. Martin is a Tenured Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Virginia. She served as Interim Chief of Thoracic Surgery from 9/20-22 and was named Chief in 10/22. She served as the Clerkship Director for the Dept. of Surgery 2017-21, and in 2019 became the Associate Program Director for Cardiothoracic Residency at UVA. She became a member of the UVA Academy of Distinguished Educators in 2018. She leads the Thoracic Oncology Tumor Board at the Emily Couric Cancer Center and co-leads Enhanced Recovery Program for Thoracic Surgery. She has been nominated by her physician peers as a Top Doctor in Baltimore (2015), Top Doctor in Virginia (2018), and Best Practice Award in 2015 for providing excellent, timely access to high-quality care with the highest level of patient and referring doctor satisfaction.

In 2019, 2020, and 2021 she was recognized for achieving 99th% Press-Ganey patient satisfaction scores. She was awarded the Dean's Clinical Excellence Award in 2022. She is Vice-Chair for Respiratory Cancers for the Alliance for Clinical Trials and leads their Thoracic Surgery group. She serves as the STS representative to the Commission on Cancer. She is the lead investigator of a stage 3 lung cancer trial sponsored by the Alliance and will be co-chairing two other studies currently in development. The National Cancer Institute Gastrointestinal Malignancy Steering Committee appointed her to the Esophagogastric Task Force in 2019 which evaluates all cooperative group clinical trial concepts related to esophageal and gastric cancer. She is an Officer of the General Thoracic Surgical Club and currently serves on several Workforce Groups in the STS. She is an exam writer for SESAP and SESAT. She became a member of AATS in 2019. She is an editor for the Operative Standards for Cancer Surgery, an associate editor for the Annals of Thoracic Surgery, and an editor for Clinical Lung Cancer. Recently invited to join the International ERAS Society Thoracic team.