Associate Professor, Division of Pediatric Cardiology
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Advanced Cardiac Therapies and Transplant Cardiologist
Director, Cardiovascular Genetics Service
Co-Director, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Program
The Heart Institute at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital

Assistant Director for Research, Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship Program
Le Bonheur Children's Hospital

Consulting Cardio-Oncologist, Department of Pediatric Medicine
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Medical School

University of the State of Puebla (UPAEP), Mexico, School of Medicine

Board Certification

American Board of Pediatrics, Cardiology Sub-specialty


The University of Texas Medical Branch/Texas Children's Hospital, Pediatric Residency 


Riley Hospital for Children, Indiana University, Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation

Selected Research

Martinez HR. Genetics in Pediatric Patients with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy https://www.siacardio.com/category/consejos/pedriatia/editoriales-pediatria.Editorials of the Inter American Society of Cardiology. August 2019

Martinez HR. Educational Pathways in Cardiovascular Genetics. https://collaborate.aap.org/SOECP/blog/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=64. American Academy of Pediatrics. Section Of Early Career Physicians. December 2019

Martinez HR, Miller E, Mead R, Osher J, Almasri M, Parent J. Left Ventricular Noncompaction Cardiomyopathy with Severe Dilated Phenotype in a Family with a Novel MYH7 Gene Variant. Journal of Pediatric Cardiology. ppedcard.2020.101205

Fahnhorst S, Beasley G, Goldberg J, Martinez HR, Ryan K, Towbin J, Boston U, Absi M. Novel Use of Cangrelor in Pediatrics: A Pilot Cohort Study Demonstrating Use in Ventricular Assist Devices. Artif Organs. 2020; 00: 1– 8

Hugo R. Martinez, MD; Ralph Salloum, MD; Erin Wright, MD; Lauren Bueche, MHA; Philip R. Khoury; Justin T. Tretter, MD; Thomas D Ryan, MD Echocardiographic Myocardial Strain Analysis Describes Subclinical Cardiac Dysfunction after Craniospinal Irradiation in Pediatric and Young Adult Patients with Central Nervous System Tumor. Cardio-Oncology Journal. 2021 Feb 2;7(1):5

Stephanie Ghaleb, Sammuel Wittekind, Hugo Martinez, David Witte, MD; Jennifer Kasten, Clifford Chin. Antithymocyte globulin induction therapy and myocardial complement deposition in pediatric heart transplantation. Pediatr Transplant. 2021 Mar 11:e13998

Martinez HR, Beasley GS, Goldberg JF, Jefferies JL. Clinical Insights into Heritable Cardiomyopathies. Frontiers in Genetics. 2021;12(650)

Goldberg JF, Peters EJ, Tolley EA, Hagler MN, Joshi VM, Wallace SE, Martinez HR et al. Association of persistent tachycardia with early myocardial dysfunction in children undergoing allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation. Bone Marrow Transplantation 2021

John L. Jefferies, Wojcieich Mazur, Juan C. Plana, Daniel Mulrooney, Jeffrey Towbin, Hugo R. Martinez, Melissa M. Hudson, Gregory T. Armstrong. Cardiac Remodeling After Anthracycline and Radiotherapy Exposure in Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer: A Report from the St Jude Lifetime Cohort Study. (Accepted) CNCR-21-0796.R1.

Book chapters:

Hugo R. Martinez, Gary S. Beasley, John L. Jefferies, Jeffrey A. Towbin (2020)
Chapter 1: ‘Genetics of Congenital and Acquired Cardiovascular Disease’
Book title: Pediatric and Congenital Cardiology, Cardiac Surgery and Intensive Care 2020th Edition. M. Da Cruz, Dunbar Ivy, James Jaggers.
Publisher: Springer, London, United Kingdom

Martinez HR, Ryan TD, Towbin J (2021)
Chapter 153: ‘Pathophysiology of Cardiomyopathies’
Book title: Fetal and Neonatal Physiology, Section XXVI: Pathophysiology of Neonatal Diseases, 6th Edition. Editors: Richard Polin, Steven Abman, William Fox
Publisher: Elsevier. Amsterdam, Netherlands

Hugo R. Martinez, Evan Harvey, Murad Almasri (2021)
Chapter: ‘Genetics of Cardiomyopathy’
Book Title: Cardiomyopathy - Disease of the Heart Muscle. Editor: Gustav Mattsson
Publisher: IntechOpen, London, United Kingdom