Manuel Martin, M.D. is a family medicine doctor practicing in Austin. He was appointed by the Austin City Council to replace departing Central Health Board of Managers Treasurer Julie Zuniga. Martin received his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern School of Medicine, where he was named the Ida Green Scholar, and has been in practice for more than 30 years, affiliated with St. David’s Medical Center and St. David’s South Austin Medical Center.
Martin began his career in emergency medicine at Seton Medical Center in Austin and assumed a faculty position with the Central Texas Medical Foundation, where he was given the Weinberg Award for excellence in post graduate medical education. He was also invited to the founding board of Project Access by the Travis County Medical Society. He returned to family medicine this year, opening his own solo practice focusing on the Hispanic community.
“I’m honored and excited to join Central Health,” Martin said. “My 30-plus years as a medical practitioner in public, charity care, and private settings have afforded me tremendous opportunities to understand systems of medical delivery. My direct experience, and insight into shortcomings I have seen as an active member of the medical community, will inform my work as a board member. It is my hope to be able to increase our ability to provide care to a greater number of Central Texans and to do so in a cost-efficient, humane, and equitable manner that recognizes and respects the diversity of our community.”
- Appointed by City of Austin
- Term ends: December 31, 2026