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Ruben Martinez, MD


A hospitalist is a provider who specializes in caring for patients while they are in the hospital. Hospitalists work closely with your primary care provider and frequently inform him or her of your condition.

When you require hospitalization, your provider or an Emergency Department physician will coordinate your admission with a hospitalist. The hospitalists are on site 24 hours a day and work closely with all hospital staff to coordinate your care.

Ruben Martinez, MD is part of our Health First hospitalist team. He is a board certified in internal medicine.

Dr. Martinez earned his Medical Degree from Pontificia Universidad Catolica Madrey Maestra in Santiago, Dominican Republic. He served as a Treatment Adherence Educator for the Hispanic AIDS Forum, Inc. in Bronx, NY and then as a Health Educator for Communilife, a Bronx-based outpatient mental health clinic prior to completing his residency in internal medicine at Harlem Hospital Medical Center in NY.

Before joining Health First Medical Group, Dr. Martinez served as a Hospitalist for Genesis Health System in Davenport, Iowa, and Orlando Health System in Orlando, Florida. Dr. Martinez holds certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support. He is fluent in English and Spanish.

Medical School

Pontificia Universidad Catolica Madrey Maestra, Santiago, Dominican


Internal Medicine, Harlem Hospital Medical Center, NY

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine