Martin R. Eichelberger, MD

Martin R. Eichelberger, MD

Clinical Advisory Group

Martin R. Eichelberger M.D., is a pediatric surgeon and founder of Emergency Trauma and Burn Services at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. The Trauma Service at Children’s National Medical Center is a world renowned model of care for children and their families. He also serves as a Professor of Surgery and of Pediatrics at The George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C.

Additionally, Dr. Eichelberger is the Founder of Safe Kids Worldwide™ which is a global network of organizations whose mission is to prevent accidental childhood injury, a leading killer of children aged 14 and under. More than 380 coalitions in 21 countries bring together health and safety experts, educators, corporations, foundations, governments and volunteers to educate and protect families. Founded in 1988, Safe Kids Worldwide has contributed to a significant decline in the child death rate from accidental injuries and Crianca Segura (Safe Kids) Brazil, is a result of his commitment to save the lives of children in his native country.

Stirred by his experiences as a surgeon and commitment to children’s health, Dr. Eichelberger’s efforts have led to changes in public policy such as child occupant protection laws, bicycle helmet requirements and playground safety guidelines. His vision has placed millions of bike helmets, smoke alarms and child safety seats into the hands of families of need.

In addition to his leadership at Safe Kids Worldwide, Dr. Eichelberger has led the development of the Emergency Medical Services for Children’s National Resource Center.

Dr. Eichelberger, born in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, graduated from Princeton University and Hahnemann University Medical School. He completed his surgical education at the Case Western Reserve University Hospital in Cleveland and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He holds visiting professorships in Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, as well as the United States.