About Lisa Martin

Lisa Warsinger Martin, MD, FACC is a faculty member in the Division of Cardiology at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Healthcare Sciences.

Dr. Martin joined the faculty of the George Washington University in 2007. Dr. Martin was the medical director for the Cholesterol Management Program at Kaiser Permanente, Mid-Atlantic Region for over 10 years, and took part in the planning for strategies for lipid management for the Kaiser program.  In 2008, Dr. Martin took over as the Principle Investigator for the Women’s Health Initiative, GW site. Dr. Martin has been active in the WHI organization since that time, and has been on the Publication and Presentation Committee to review new proposals and articles. She has also participated in writing proposals and papers with regard to women’s cardiovascular health.

Dr. Martin also became the Lipid Clinic director at The GW Medical Faculty Associates when she joined the faculty in 2007.  She has taken care of patients with difficult lipid problems, intolerance to statins, and has advised patients as to whether they should be on lipid therapy.  Dr. Martin also stresses healthy lifestyles and is very interested in teaching patients about their disease process, and what they can do to improve their health. Interaction with patients and understanding their point of view is important, she feels.

Dr. Martin also teaches medical students, particularly in learning how to interact with patients.


Undergraduate: Harvard University AB in Applied Math Cum Laude 1974
Medical School: University of Florida 1980
Internship and Residency: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Osler, 1980-1983
Cardiology Fellowship: George Washington University 1983- 1986


Recent research activities include:

-Women’s Health Initiative data analysis for cardiovascular disease, particularly regarding risk factors for coronary disease, atrial fibrillation and diet.
-Clinical trials for coronary disease, primary and secondary prevention

Clinical Service:

-Noninvasive cardiac testing:  Cardiology Division Vascular Ultrasound Laboratory director
-Outpatient general cardiology and lipid disorders
-Inpatient cardiovascular service

Community Service:

-Dr. Martin has done many presentations on this subject for the general lay population in the Washington area.
-IRB (Institutional Review Board) for George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences)


-Lipid management
-Noninvasive cardiology
-General cardiology

Personal: Born at George Washington University Hospital, husband Neil F Martin MD Ophthalmologist, 3 children, twins Joshua Martin (medical student)  and David Martin Warsinger (MIT graduate student in engineering), and, Rebecca  Martin MPH. 2 cats.

Selected Publications of interest:

Martin N.F., Green W.R. and Martin L.W. “Retinal Phlebitis in the Irvine Gass Syndrome.”  Am. J. Ophthalmol, 1977, 83:377-386.

Bush, D., Martin L.W., Leman,R., Chandler,M., Haywood,J, “Atrial Fibrillation among African Americans, Hispanics and Caucasians: Clinical Features and Outcomes of the AFFIRM Trial.” Journal of the National Medical Association, 2006, 98: 330-339.


** Andrea Z LaCroix, Rowan T Chlebowski, JoAnn E Manson, Aaron K Aragaki, Karen C Johnson, Lisa Martin, Karen L Margolis, Marcia L Stefanick, Robert Brzyski, J David Curb, Barbara V Howard, Cora E Lewis, Jean Wactawski-Wende. “Health Outcomes after Stopping Conjugated Estrogens Among Postmenopausal Women With Prior Hysterectomy A Randomized Controlled Trial.” JAMA April 6, 2011 Vol. 305, No 13, P 1305-1314


**Shah MD Rashmee U. , Marilyn A. Winkleby PhD MPH*, Linda Van Horn PhD RD, Lawrence S. Phillips MD, Charles B. Eaton MD MS§ , Lisa W. Martin MD||, Milagros C. Rosal PhD, JoAnn E. Manson MD DrPH#, Hongyan Ning MD MS, Donald M. Lloyd-Jones MD ScM, Liviu Klein MD MS “Education, Income, and Incident Heart Failure in Post- Menopausal Women: The Women’s Health Initiative Hormone Therapy Trials .”J Am Coll Cardiol. 2011; 58:1457-164,Sept ,27, 2011


**Rashad J. Belin, PhD1, Philip Greenland, MD1, Matthew Allison, MD2, Lisa Martin, MD3, James M. Shikany, MD4, Joseph Larson, MS5, Lesley Tinker, PhD5, Barbara V. Howard, PhD6,  Donald Lloyd-Jones, MD1, Linda Van Horn, PhD1 “    Diet Quality and the risk of Cardiovascular Disease: The Women’s Health Initiative.” American Journal of Clinical Nutrition; July, 2011, 94: 49-57.


**  Belin RJ, Greenland P, Martin L, Oberman A, Tinker L, Robinson J, Larson J, Van Horn L, Lloyd-Jones D. “Fish intake and the risk of incident heart failure: the Women's Health Initiative..” Circ Heart Fail.  2011.  4: 404-413.


** Irwin,Melinda;  McTiernan Anne;  Manson JoAnn;  Thomson Cynthia; Stemfeld ,Barbara; Stefanick Marcia; Wactawski-Wende Jean, Craft Lynette;  Lane Dorothy; Martin Lisa W.; Chlebowski Rowan.  “Physical Activity and Survival in Postmenopausal Women with Breast Cancer: Results from the Women’s Health Initiative.” Cancer Prevention Research 4(4) p. 522-529. April 2011

**Paul E. Goss, M.D., Ph.D., James N. Ingle, M.D., José E. Alés-Martínez, M.D., Angela M. Cheung, M.D., Ph.D., Rowan T. Chlebowski, M.D. Ph.D., Jean Wactawski-Wende, Ph.D., Anne McTiernan, M.D., John Robbins, M.D., Karen C. Johnson, M.D., M.P.H., Lisa W. Martin, M.D., Eric Winquist, M.D., Gloria Sarto, M.D., Judy E. Garber, M.D., Carol J. Fabian, M.D., Pascal Pujol, M.D., Elizabeth Maunsell, Ph.D.,  Patricia Farmer, M.D., Karen A.  Gelmon, M.D., Dongsheng Tu, Ph.D., Harriet Richardson, Ph.D., for the NCIC CTG MAP.3 Study Investigators.  “Exemestane for Breast Cancer Prevention in Postmenopausal Women”  N Engl J Med.  June 23, 2011;  364: 2381-2391.

** Margolis, Karen; Martin, Lisa W et al, "A Prospective Study of Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D Levels, Blood Pressure, and Incident Hypertension in Postmenopausal Women" American Journal of Epidemiology.   AJE-00489-2011.  R2  Nov 29,, 2011


Brennan Braden, Jennifer, LaCroix Andrea, Wallitt Brian, Martin Lisa W, Sullivan Mark. "Predictors of Change in Pain and Physical Functioning among Post-Menopausal Women with Recurrent Pain Conditions in the Women's Health Initiative Observational Cohort   JPAIN-D-11-00194 R1, accepted Oct 12, 2011.

** Charles Eaton,Alicia Young, Matthew A Allison, Jennifer Robinson, Lisa W Martin, Lewis H Kuller, Karen C Johnson, J David Curb, Linda Van Horn, Anne McTiernan, Simin Liu, and JoAnn E Manson “Prospective association of vitamin D concentrations with mortality in postmenopausal women: results from the Women's Health Initiative (WHI).” Am J Clin Nutr. 2011 Oct 26. [Epub ahead of print]


**Anderson GL, Chlebowski RT, Araagaki AK, Kuller LH, Manson JE, Gass M, Bluhn E, Connell S, Hubbell FA, Lane D, Martin L, Ockene J, Rohan T, Schenken R Wactowski-Wende J. Conjugated equite oestrogen and breast cancer incidence and mortality in postmenopausal women with hysterectomy: extendeded follow -up of the Women's Health Initiative randomised placebo-controlled trial.  Lancet. online March 7, 2012 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22858187

**Cook NR, Paynter NP, Eaton CB, Manson JE, Martin LW, Robinson JG, Rossouw JE, Wassertheil-Smoller S, Ridker PM. Comparison of the Framingham and Reynolds Risk Scores for global cardiovascular risk prediction in the multiethnic Women’s Health Initiative Comparison of the Framingham and Reynolds Risk Scores for global cardiovascular risk prediction in the multiethnic Women’s Health Initiative. Circulation;2012 Mar 7. [Epub ahead of print] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22399535

**.Jagtap D, Rosenberg CA, Martin LW, Pettinger M, Khandekar J, Lane D, Ockene I, Simon MS. Prospective analysis of association between use of statins and melanoma risk in the Women's Health Initiative. Cancer. 2012 Mar 20. [Epub ahead of print]

**Zhang ZM, Rautaharju PM, Soliman EZ, Manson JE, Cain ME, Martin LW, Bavry AA, Mehta L, Vitolins M, Prineas RJ. Mortality risk associated with bundle branch blocks and related repolarization abnormalities (from the Women's Health Initiative [WHI]). Am J Cardiol. 2012 Aug 1. [Epub ahead of print].

Nancy R. Cook, Nina P. Paynter, JoAnn E. Manson,  Lisa W. Martin, Jennifer G. Robinson, MD, Sylvia Wassertheil-Smoller, Paul M. Ridker. Clinical utility of lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 for cardiovascular disease prediction in a multiethnic cohort of women.J CLin Chem online Aug 2,2012. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22859728

**Eaton CB, Abdulbaki AM, Margolis KL, Manson JE, Limacher M, Klein L, Allison MA, Robinson JG, Curb JD, Martin LW, Liu S, Howard BV. Racial and Ethnic Differences in Incident Hospitalized Heart Failure in Post -Menopausal Women: The Women’s Health Initiative. Circulation. 2012.Aug 7;126(6):688-96.

**Marco V. Perez, MD; Paul J. Wang, MD; Joseph C. Larson, MS; Barbara Cochrane, PhD, RN, FAAN; J. David Curb, MD; Liviu Klein, MD; JoAnn E. Manson, MD, DrPH; Lisa W. Martin, MD, FACC; Jennifer Robinson, MD, PhD; Sylvia Wassertheil-Smoller, PhD, FAHA; Marcia L. Stefanick, PhD. Effects of Postmenopausal Hormone Therapy on incident Atrial Fibrillation: The Women’s Health Initiative Randomized Controlled Trials. Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology (In Press, 2012). Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2012 Dec;5(6):1108-16. doi: 10.1161/CIRCEP.112.972224. Epub 2012 Nov 20. PMID: 23169946[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]


** Emily B. Levitan, James M. Shikany, Ali Ahmed,, Linda G. Snetselaar,, Lisa W. Martin, J. David Curb, Cora E. Lewis. Calcium, Magnesium and postassium intake and mortality in women with heart failure: the Women’s Health Initiative.  Accepted : British Journal of Nutrition.  Sept 11, 2012. . Br J Nutr. 2012 Nov 19:1-7. [Epub ahead of print]. Br J Nutr. 2013;110:179-185.

** Robert A Wild, Chunyuan Wu, J D Curb, Lisa W. Martin, Lawrence Phillips, Marcia Stefanick, Maurizio Trevisan, JoAnn E. Manson, CHD Events in the WHI Hormone Trials: Effect Modification by Metabolic Syndrome ,A Nested Case/Control Study within the WHI RCTs, Accepted Menopause,  July 2012, to publish 2013 Menopause. 2012 Oct 25. [Epub ahead of print]; PMID:23103945[PubMed

.Kwan K, Chlebowski RT, McTiernan A, Rodabough RJ, La Monte MJ, Martin LW, Bell C, Lane DS, Kaplan RC, Irwin ML. Walking speed, physical activity, and breast cancer in postmenopausal women. Eur J Cancer Prev. 2013 May 10. [Epub ahead of print]

** Marco V. Perez, MD; Paul J. Wang, MD; Joseph C. Larson, MS; Elsayed Z. Soliman, MD, MSc, MS; Marian Limacher, MD; Beatriz Rodriguez, MD, MPH, PhD; Liviu Klein, MD; JoAnn E. Manson, MD, DrPH; Lisa W. Martin, MD, FACC; Ronald Prineas, PhD, MRCP, FACC; Stephanie Connelly, MD, MPH; Mark Hlatky, MD;  Sylvia Wassertheil-Smoller, PhD, FAHA; Marcia L. Stefanick, PhD  Risk Factors for Atrial Fibrillation and their Population Burden in Postmenopausal Women: The Women’s Health Initiative Observational Study  ( Heart 2013).

** Zhang ZM, Rautaharju PM, Soliman ES, Manson JE, Martin LW, Perez M, Vitolins M, Prineas RJ. Different Patterns of Bundle Branch Blocks and the Risk of Incident Heart Failure in the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) Study.  Circulation: Heart Failure 2013 Circ Heart Fail. 2013; published online before print May 31 2013, doi:10.1161/CIRCHEARTFAILURE.113.000217Circulation: Heart Failure. 2013; 6: 655-661

**Shulfelt,C,, Merz CNB, Prentice RL, Pettinger MB, Rossouw, Aroda VR, Kaunitz AAM, Lakshminarayan K, Martin LW, Phillips LS, Manson JE. Hormone Therapy Dose, Formulation, Route of Delivery, and Risk of cardiovascular Events in Women: Findings from the WHI Observational Study. Meopause –Journal of the North American Menopause Society. Vol 21 ,3, 2014 ahead of print Sept 18 2013

**Levitan EB, Lewis CE, Tinker LF, Eaton CB, Ahmed A, Manson JE, Snetselaar LG, Martin LW, Trevisan M, Howard BV, Shikany JM. Mediterranean and DASH diet scores and mortality in women with heart failure: The Women’s Health Initiative. Circ Heart Fail. 2013; 6:1116-1123. The reference for the editorial is: Van Horn L, Yancy C. Diet prevention and therapy for heart failure? Circ Heart Fail. 2013; 6:1109-1111.  (accepted June 4, 2013)

**Saquib N,Brunner R, Kubo J, Tindle HA, Kroenke C, Desai M, Daviglus ML, Allen NB, Martin L, Robinson Stefanick M.  Self-perceived Physical Health Predicts Cardiovascular Disease Incidence and Death in Postmenopausal Women.  Circularion/2102/121798


Dr. Pinkal Desai , Dr. Rowan T. Chlebowski , Ms. Jane A. Cauley , Dr. JoAnn E. Manson , Chunyuan Wu , Dr. Lisa W. Martin , Dr. Allison Jay , Dr. Cathryn H. Bock , Dr. Michele L. Cote , Ms. Nancie Petrucelli , Dr. Carol A. Rosenberg , Dr. Ulrike Peters , Dr. Ilir Agalliu , Dr. Nicole Budrys , M Abdul-Hussein, Dorothy S. Lane , Ms. Juhua Luo , Dr. Hannah L. Park , Fridtjof Thomas , Dr. Jean Wactawski-Wende Dr Michael Simon. Prospective Analysis of Association between Statin Use and Breast Cancer Risk in the Women's Health Initiative Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.2013 Oct 22 (10) 1868-76. (accepted Jul 18 2013 Re: EPI-13-0562 )

**Manson, JoAnn E.  MD1; Rowan T. Chlebowski, MD2; Marcia L. Stefanick, PhD3; Aaron K. Aragaki, MS4; Jacques E. Rossouw, MD5; Ross L. Prentice, PhD4; Garnet Anderson, PhD4; Barbara V. Howard, PhD6; Cynthia A. Thomson, PhD7; Andrea Z. LaCroix, PhD4; Jean Wactawski-Wende, PhD8; Rebecca D. Jackson, MD9; Marian Limacher, MD10; Karen L. Margolis, MD11; Sylvia Wassertheil-Smoller, PhD12; Shirley A. Beresford, PhD4; Jane A. Cauley, DrPH13; Charles B. Eaton, MD14; Margery Gass, MD15; Judith Hsia, MD16; Karen C. Johnson, MD17; Charles Kooperberg, PhD4; Lewis H. Kuller, MD13; Cora E. Lewis, MD18; Simin Liu, MD19; Lisa W. Martin, MD 20; Judith K. Ockene, PhD21; Mary Jo O’Sullivan, MD22; Lynda H. Powell, PhD23; Michael S. Simon, MD24; Linda Van Horn, PhD25; Mara Z. Vitolins, DrPH26; Robert B. Wallace, MD27. Menopausal Hormone Therapy and Health Outcomes During the Intervention and Extended Poststopping Phases of the Women’s Health Initiative Randomized Trials JAMA. 2013;310(13):1353-1368. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.278040


**Hlatky M, Ray RM, Burwen DR, Margolis K, Johnson KC, Kucharska-Newton A, Manson JE, Robinson JG, Safford MM, Allison M, Assimes T, Bavry A, Berger J, Cooper-DeHoff RM, Heckbert S, Li W, Liu S, Martin L, Perez M, Tindle H, Winkelmayer WC, Stefanick M. Use of Medicare data to identify coronary heart disease outcomes in the Women’s Health Initiative.  Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2014 Jan; 7(1):157-62. PMID: 24399330 [PubMed - in process

**Schnatz:P, Jiang Xuezhi Aaron, Vila-Wright Sharon Y, Aragaki Aaron,  Nudy Matthew, O’Sullivan David, , Jackson Rebecca, LeBlanc Erin, Robinson Jennifer, Shikany James M, Womack Catherine,  Martin Lisa W, Neuhouser Marian,  Vitolins Mara, Song Yiqing,  Kritchevsky Stephen, Manson JoAnn. "Calcium/Vitamin D (CaD) Supplementation, Serum 25(OH) Vitamin D Concentrations, and Cholesterol Profiles in the Women's Health Initiative CaD Randomized Trial" Menopause. 2014;21(8):823-833  ( accepted Nov 2013 MENO-D-13-00241R1  Menopause March 3, 2014 ahead of print)--Articles in Medscape and Medical Research news.  Also Medscape Aug 12, 2014


**Leslie A. Lange1, 68, Youna Hu2, 68, He Zhang3, 68, Chenyi Xue4, Ellen M. Schmidt4, Zheng-Zheng Tang5, Chris Bizon6, Ethan M. Lange1, 5, Joshua D. Smith7, Emily H. Turner7, Goo Jun2, Hyun Min Kang2, Gina Peloso8, 9, Paul Auer10, 11, Kuo-ping Li2, Jason Flannick12, 13, Ji Zhang3, Christian Fuchsberger2, Kyle Gaulton14, Cecilia Lindgren14, Adam Locke2, Alisa Manning9, 11, 12, 15, Xueling Sim2, Manuel A. Rivas14, Oddgeir L. Holmen16, Omri Gottesman17, Yingchang Lu18, Douglas Ruderfer19, Eli A. Stahl19, Qing Duan1, Yun Li1, 5, 20, Peter Durda21, Shuo Jiao10, Aaron Isaacs22, Albert Hofman23, Joshua C. Bis24, Adolfo Correa25, Michael E. Griswold25, Johanna Jakobsdottir26, Albert V. Smith26, 27, Pamela J. Schreiner28, Mary F. Feitosa29, Qunyuan Zhang29, Jennifer E. Huffman30, Jacy Crosby31, Christina L. Wassel32, Ron Do8, 9, Nora Franceschini33, Lisa W. Martin34, Jennifer G. Robinson35, Themistocles L. Assimes36, David R. Crosslin37, 38, Elisabeth A. Rosenthal37, Michael Tsai28, Mark J. Rieder7, Deborah N. Farlow12, Aaron R. Folsom28, Thomas Lumley38, 39, Ervin R. Fox25, Christopher S. Carlson10, Ulrike Peters10, Rebecca D. Jackson40, Cornelia M. van Duijn22, André G. Uitterlinden41, Daniel Levy42, 43, Jerome I. Rotter44, Herman A. Taylor25, 45, 46, Vilmundur Gudnason26, 27, David S. Siscovick24, 47, 48, Myriam Fornage31, 49, Ingrid B. Borecki29, Caroline Hayward30, Igor Rudan50, Y. Eugene Chen3, Erwin P. Bottinger17, Ruth J.F. Loos18, Pål S                         trom51, 52, Kristian Hveem16, Michael Boehnke2, Leif Groop53, 54, Mark McCarthy55, Thomas Meitinger56, 57, Christie M. Ballantyne58, 59, Stacey B. Gabriel9, Christopher J. O Donnell42, 60, Wendy S. Post61, Kari E. North33, Alexander P. Reiner47, Eric Boerwinkle31, Bruce M. Psaty24, 47, 48, 62, David Altshuler8, 9, 13, 15, Sekar Kathiresan8, 9, 60, Dan-Yu Lin5, Gail P. Jarvik7, 37, L. Adrienne Cupples42, 63, Charles Kooperberg


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