Philip Martinez, Ed.D, MSN, APRN-BC

Philip Martinez

Lecturer in Nursing and Director of the Graduate Entry Prespecialty in Nursing (GEPN) Program

Yale School of Nursing - Room 20408

phone: 203-737-6530
fax: 203-737-4480



A graduate of the University of New Haven with a bachelor’s degree in law enforcement science (1999), Philip Martinez changed his career path and enrolled in Yale School of Nursing’s Graduate Entry Prespecialty in Nursing (GEPN) program, earning a certificate in nursing in 2002, a MSN as an acute care nurse practitioner in 2006, and a Doctor of Education degree from Southern Connecticut State University in 2015. He is an American Nurses Credentialing Center board certified acute care nurse practitioner, and holds certifications as a critical care registered nurse and a cardiac medicine certification from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.

Currently, Dr. Martinez is the program director for the GEPN program and a full-time lecturer at YSN. In 2009, he was the recipient of the Middlesex Hospital Family Practice Medicine’s Support Person Award, and in 2015 was named Nurse of the Year and also recognized as an innovator in advanced practice nursing by Middlesex Hospital. Martinez is also a member of Sigma Theta Tau, the National League for Nursing, the Society of Critical Care Medicine, the American Heart Association Council on Cardiopulmonary, Critical Care, Perioperative and Resuscitation, and the American Association of Critical Care Nurses.

Martinez believes strongly in the historical relevance of nursing and the importance of bridging the art of science of nursing in the classroom and clinical environments. He also is passionate about interprofessional education and works closely with his colleagues at the Yale School of Nursing, the Yale University School of Medicine, and the Yale University Physician Associate programs to increase introprofessional
educational opportunities between the disciplines.

Research Interests/Clinical Practice

Clinical Practice

Mr. Martinez holds a clinical appointment at Middlesex Hospital as an advanced practice nurse in the department of pulmonary and critical care medicine and is a clinical preceptor at Yale-New Haven Hospital in the trauma unit. In the past, he has held a variety of critical care roles including as an inner city paramedic, a critical care staff nurse, and an advanced practice registered nurse in the emergency department.

Selected Publications/Presentations


Pellico, L. H., Fahs, D. B., & Martinez, P. R. (2015). Lessons learned as you begin nursing, in Vaidya (1st Ed.), Nursing for the Curious: Why Study Nursing. Curious Academic Publishing.

Martinez, P.R. (2012). Nursing Management: Patients with Intestinal and Rectal Disorders. In Pellico (1st Ed.), Focus on Adult Health: Medical-Surgical Nursing. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins, Wolters Kluwer Publishers.

Martinez, P.R. & Pellico, L.H. (2012). Fluid and Electrolytes and Acid-Base Imbalances. In Pellico (1st Ed.), Focus on Adult Health Medical-Surgical Nursing. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins, Wolters Kluwer Publishers.

Martinez, P.R., Abdillahi, S., May, J., Wardrop, T.A., Carmen, R., Darna, J. et al. (2006). The Resting electrocardiogram in type 2 diabetes: A useful screening tool for asymptomatic coronary artery disease? Circulation, 114 (Suppl. 18), II-651


Encandela, J. A., Kennedy, C., Brissette, D., Fahs, D., Gonzalez-Colasso, R., Honan, L., Martinez, P. R, Colson, E. (2015). Lessons Learned in the Process of Developing & Implementing an Interprofessional Clinical Pilot Program. Medical Education Day at Yale; New Haven, CT

Garino, A., Spak, J., Martinez, P. R., Windish, D., Gonzalez-Colaso, R., Roy, B. (2015). Ideas and Innovations: Review of the 2014 Educational Literature. Medical Education Day at Yale; New Haven, CT.

Martinez, P. R. (2015). Demystifying the Complete Blood Cell Count Differential. Infusion Nurses Society Annual Convention and Industrial Exhibition; Louisville, KY

Martinez, P. R. (2010). Sepsis and Disseminated Intravascular Coagulopathy in the Patient with Cancer. Middlesex Hospital – Oncology Seminars; Middletown, CT.

Martinez, P. R. (2007). Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery and other Cardiac Abnormalities. Hong Kong Hospital and Sanatorium; Happy Valley, HK

Martinez, P. R. (2006). The Resting Electrocardiogram in Type 2 Diabetes: A Useful Screening Tool for Asymptomatic Coronary Artery Disease? American Heart Association Scientific Sessions;Chicago, IL.