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St. Luke's Surgical Residency Graduate Joins St. Luke’s Plastic Surgery
September 07, 2017

Juan Carlos Martinez, MD, a former General Surgery Chief Resident, has returned to St. Luke’s University Health Network to join St. Luke’s Plastic Surgery after completing fellowships in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, as well as Microsurgery.

"During Dr. Martinez’ general surgery residency here at St. Luke's, I had the pleasure of working with him. He demonstrated an interest in plastic surgery early on,” says W. Michael Morrissey Jr., DMD, MD, St. Luke's Chief of Plastic Surgery. "I was impressed by his surgical skill, and attention to detail. After completing his general surgery training here at St. Luke's, he pursued further training in plastic surgery, and completed not only a plastic surgery residency, but also a one-year Fellowship in Microsurgery, both at Ohio State University. We are very pleased that he has joined our plastic surgery group at St. Luke's. He will be an excellent addition to our team."

“I am honored to join St. Luke’s Plastic Surgery and work with such an exceptional team of physicians and staff,” Dr. Martinez says. “During my residency, I found that St Luke’s culture has remained committed to its mission and core values, placing the patient at the center of the community it serves. It is a fantastic atmosphere to work in. I am delighted to return and be part of the St. Luke’s family.”

 Juan Carlos Martinez Grullon, MD

Juan Carlos Martinez Grullon, MD

Dr. Martinez was named the St. Luke’s Department of Surgery’s Resident of the Year in 2012. After graduating, Dr. Martinez completed a three-year fellowship in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, and subsequently, a one-year fellowship in Microsurgery at the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute, also in Columbus. His specialty and clinical interests include:

  • Microsurgery, Complex Oncologic and Trauma Reconstruction
  • Breast Reconstruction (DIEP, TRAM, SIEA), Augmentation, Reduction and Lifts
  • Facial Aesthetic Surgery
  • Body Contouring after Weight Loss or Bariatric Surgery
  • Treatment of Migraine Headaches with Botox and Surgery
  • Abdominal Wall Reconstruction

Prior to St. Luke’s, Dr. Martinez completed an internship in general surgery at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. He earned his medical degree from Universidad Iberoamericana School of Medicine in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, where he graduated first in his class. He is certified by the American Board of Surgery.

Before medical school, Dr. Martinez gained emergency room experience as a physician assistant at Central Hospital of the Armed Forces, and orthopedic surgery experience at General Hospital Health Plaza. Both hospitals are in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Dr. Martinez co-authored a book chapter, “Body contouring in the massive weight loss patient” in Essentials of Aesthetic Surgery, pending publication. His research interests include post-mastectomy radiation effects and innovations in breast reconstruction. He has also served on quality and patient safety committees.

Dr. Martinez and his wife Melissa reside in Center Valley with their two-year-old daughter Valentina. The couple is expecting a son in October.

To make an appointment to see Dr. Martinez, contact St. Luke’s Plastic Surgery, 484-526-1260.

Media Contact:

Sam Kennedy, Corporate Communications Director, 484-526-4134, samuel.kennedy@sluhn.org

About St. Luke’s

Founded in 1872, St. Luke’s University Health Network (SLUHN) is a non-profit, regional, fully integrated and nationally recognized network providing services at seven hospitals and more than 270 outpatient sites. The network’s service area includes Lehigh, Northampton, Carbon, Schuylkill, Bucks, Montgomery, Berks and Monroe counties in Pennsylvania and in Warren County in New Jersey. Dedicated to advancing health education, St. Luke’s operates the nation’s oldest School of Nursing and 23 graduate medical educational programs and is considered a major teaching hospital, the only one in the region. In partnership with Temple University, St. Luke’s created the region’s first Medical School. Repeatedly, including 2017, St. Luke’s has earned Truven’s 100 Top Major Teaching Hospital designation as well as 50 Top Cardiovascular program in addition to other honors for clinical excellence. St. Luke’s is a multi-year recipient of the Most Wired award recognizing the breadth of St. Luke’s information technology applications such as electronic medical records, telehealth, online scheduling and pricing information. St. Luke’s is also recognized as one of the state’s lowest cost providers in comparison to major teaching hospitals and other health systems.