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J.A. Jeevendra Martyn, M.D.

J.A. Jeevendra Martyn, M.D.

J.A. Jeevendra Martyn, M.D., is the chief of anesthesiology at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Boston and is board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology. He earned his medical degree from the University of Ceylon in Sri Lanka. In addition to Dr. Martyn’s role at the Boston Shriners Hospital, he also serves as director of the clinical and biochemical pharmacology laboratory of the department of anesthesia at Massachusetts General Hospital and Shriners Hospitals for Children and is a professor of anesthesia at Harvard Medical School.

In 2010, his prolific research career was recognized when he was given the Career Excellence in Research Award by the American Society of Anesthesiologists. His clinical and basic science research findings have formed the foundation upon which modern burn care is practiced in many disciplines across medicine.


  • Medical Degree, University of Ceylon – Sri Lanka
  • Residency, New York Presbyterian Hospital
  • Fellowship, Radcliffe Infirmary

Board certifications:

  • Anesthesiology, American Board of Anesthesiology
  • Critical Care Medicine, American Board of Anesthesiology