Christian Martin-Gill, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine; Associate Program Director, EMS Fellowship; Associate Medical Director, UPMC Prehospital Care; Associate Medical Director, STAT MedEvac



2010 EMS Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh

2010 Masters of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health

2008 Residency in Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Affiliated Residency in Emergency Medicine

2005 Medical Doctor, University of Virginia School of Medicine

2001 BS, University of Virginia


Dr. Martin-Gill's primary academic focus involves the identification of critical illness in the prehospital setting, prehospital management of acute care conditions, streamlining system-based processes and improving the regionalized care of critically ill patients through transport to and between hospital networks.  With ongoing experience as a prehospital provider, EMS medical director, and researcher, he has collaborated on multiple system-wide prehospital projects including ST-elevation myocardial infarction, stroke, trauma, and sepsis.  He was recently the principal investigator in a grant from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to develop a National Strategy for prehospital evidence: based guidelines. He serves as Chairman of the Prehospital Guidelines Consortium, an organization of organizations aiming to promote the development, implementation, and evaluation of prehospital evidence-based guidelines.  In his role as Associate Medical Director of STAT MedEvac, he is responsible for protocol development and educational initiatives for this air medical critical care service with 17-base sites operating across four states.  In his role as Associate Medical Director for UPMC Prehospital Care, he oversees system-level quality improvement initiatives for ground EMS agencies under medical command for UPMC.  Collaborating on a variety of prehospital educational initiatives in the region, he also serves a core faculty and Associate Program Director for the UPMC EMS Fellowship.


Sequeira D, Martin-Gill C, Kesinger MR, Thompson LR, Jovin TG, Massaro LM, Guyette FX. Characterizing Strokes and Stroke Mimics Transported by Helicopter Emergency Medical Services. Prehospital Emergency Care. 2016 Apr 15:1-6. PMID: 27082420

Hilton MT, Wayne M, Martin-Gill C. Impact of System-Wide King LT Airway Implementation on Orotracheal Intubation. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2016 Sep-Oct PMID:27058646

Aghaebrahim A, Streib C, Rangaraju S, Kenmuir CL, Giurgiutiu DV, Horev A, Saeed Y, Callaway CW, Guyette FX, Martin-Gill C, Pacella C, Ducruet AF, Jankowitz BT, Jovin TG, Jadhav AP. Streamlining door to recanalization processes in endovascular stroke therapy. J Neurointerv Surg. 2016 Apr 5. PMID: 27048957 

Martin-Gill C, Gaither JB, Bigham BL, Myers JB, Kupas DF, Spaite DW. National Prehospital Evidence-Based Guidelines Strategy: A Summary for EMS Stakeholders. Prehospital Emergency Care. 2016 Jan 25:1-9. PMID:26808116

Martin-Gill C, Wayne M, Guyette FX, Olafiranye O, Toma C. Feasibility of Remote Ischemic Peri-conditioning during Air Medical Transport of STEMI Patients. Prehospital Emergency Care. 2016 Jan-Feb;20(1):82-9. PMID: 26270795

Martin-Gill C, Prunty HA, Ritter SC, Carlson JN, Guyette FX. Risk factors for unsuccessful prehospital laryngeal tube placement. Resuscitation. 2015 Jan;86:25-30. PMID: 25447434

Patterson PD, Lave JR, Weaver MD, Guyette FX, Arnold RM, Martin-Gill C, Rittenberger JC, Krackhardt D, Mosesso VN, Roth RN, Wadas RJ, Yealy DM. A Comparative Assessment of Adverse Event Classification in the Out-of-hospital Setting. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2014 Oct-Dec;18(4):495-504. PMID: 24878451

Tobias AZ, Guyette FX, Seymour CW, Suffoletto BP, Martin-Gill C, Quintero J, Kristan J, Callaway CW, Yealy DM. Pre-resuscitation Lactate and Hospital Mortality in Prehospital Patients. Prehospital Emergency Care. 2014 Jul-Sep;18(3):321-7. PMID:24548128.

Seymour CW, Kahn JM, Martin-Gill C, Callaway CW, Angus DC, Yealy DM. Creating an Infrastructure for Comparative Effectiveness Research in Emergency Medical Services. Academic Emergency Medicine. 2014 May;21(5):599-607. PMID: 24842512

Peterson DC, Martin-Gill C, Guyette FX, Tobias AZ, McCarthy CE, Harrington ST, Delbridge TR, Yealy DM. Outcomes of medical emergencies on commercial airline flights. N Engl J Med. 2013 May 30;368(22):2075-83. PMID: 23718164.

Martin-Gill C, Dilger CP, Guyette FX, Rittenberger JC, Callaway CW. Regional impact of cardiac arrest center criteria on out-of-hospital transportation practices. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2011 Jul-Sep;15(3):381-7. PMID: 21463201.


Title: Developing Fatigue Risk Management Guidelines for Emergency Medical Services

Project Period: 04/01/2016 - 09/30/2016

Sponsor: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Grant Number: DTNH22-15-C-00029

Description: This project, awarded as a subcontract by the National Association of State EMS Officials, aims to develop an evidence-based guideline for fatigue risk management in EMS personnel (Co-investigator; PI: Patterson)


Title: National Prehospital Evidence-Based Guidelines Strategy

Project Period: 08/20/2013 - 08/19/2015

Sponsor: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Grant Number: DTNH22-13-H-00435

Description: This project, a cooperative agreement with the National Association of EMS Physicians, aims to engage EMS stakeholders at all levels to develop a sustainable National Strategy to promote the development, implementation, and evaluation of prehospital evidence-based guidelines (PI: Martin-Gill)


Title: Emergency Medical Services Fellowship / Prehospital Cardiac Arrest Destination Study

Project Period: 07/01/2009 - 06/30/2010

Sponsor: Society for Academic Emergency Medicine

Description: This project evaluated the hospital capabilities and transportation practices for prehospital patients who are resuscitated from out-of-hospital arrest in a regional EMS system (PI: Martin-Gill)