Martin Eichelberger, MD Surgeon

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Portuguese

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery/Pediatric Surgery


Martin Eichelberger, MD, is a pediatric surgeon and former chief of Emergency Trauma and Burn Services at Children’s National Health System. He is also affiliated with the Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) National Resource Center, the Crash Injury Research and Engineering Network (CIREN) for children, and Safe Kids Worldwide.

Dr. Eichelberger is an internationally renowned expert in the field of pediatric trauma care and injury control. He has published extensively and held visiting professorships across the United States, Latin America, Europe, and Asia.

Dr. Eichelberger has received numerous commendations and awards for his pioneering efforts in the care of injured children. The National SAFE KIDS campaign, SAFE KIDS Worldwide, the EMSC Resource Center, and CIREN Project are all a direct result of his vision and persistence. Dr. Eichelberger’s research, advocacy, and leadership are surpassed only by his love for children.

Education & Training

Education & Training

  • MD, 1971
    Hahnemann University School of Medicine
  • BA, Biology, 1967
    Princeton University
Patient Stories

Patient Stories: Martin Eichelberger, MD

Patient story

Stephen's Story

"Through the years, we have been in and out of various departments of Children's National and every single experience has been nothing less than outstanding in expertise, treatment protocol, and compassion."

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

Assessment Triage and Early Management of Burns in children

(2006) Journal of Clinical Pediatric Medicine

Hospital and patientlevel characteristics and risk of appendiceal rupture and negative appendectomy in children

(2004) Journal of the American Medical Association

Sled Tests and Ciren data Illustrating the benefits of booster seats

(2005) International Journal of Crashworthiness

Analysis of head injury admission trends in an urban american pediatric trauma center

(2005) Journal of Trauma Medicine

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Staci's Story

Patient story

"As a parent/caretaker, you want to fight with every ounce of fight that you have. It's normal and necessary to help you feel like you are fighting right along with your precious baby."

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