Robert Martindale MD, PhD, FASPEN

Professor of Surgery, Division of Gastrointestinal and General Surgery; Medical Director, Hospital Nutrition Services, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR

Since 2005, Dr. Robert Martindale has been a tenured faculty member at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) in Portland, Oregon, where he is currently a Professor of Surgery. He also serves as the Medical Director for Hospital Nutrition Services. Dr. Martindale’s primary focus throughout his professional career has been on surgical education, nutrition for the critically ill, gastrointestinal surgery, complex abdominal wall reconstruction, and caring for patients with complex nutrition and metabolic issues. He has won numerous teaching awards and continues to mentor young physicians and investigators. He has authored of over 350 publications including peer-reviewed manuscripts, review articles, book chapters, and several medical educational videos. He is also co-editor of a textbook focusing on surgical and critical care nutrition. Since stepping down from his position as Chief of GI and General Surgery after sixteen years, he devotes more of his time to mentoring young residents, dieticians, and faculty. He has also returned to the lab to concentrate on his research interests, which include such topics as perioperative nutritional methods for optimizing surgical outcomes, preventing perioperative infection, surgical and critical care metabolism, management of enterocutaneous and enteroatmospheric fistulae, and nutritional modulation of the immunity.