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Martin Donohoe, MD, FACP

Portland, Oregon
Speaker Topic: Clean Air, Climate Change, War & Public Health
Medical Specialty: Internal Medicine
PSR Affiliation: Oregon PSR Board of Advisors member (and former Oregon PSR Board of Directors member), former Science Advisor to Oregon PSR's Campaign for Safe Food
Professional Affiliation: Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Community Health Portland State University and Senior Physician, Internal Medicine, Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center

Areas of Expertise:

Environmental Health, Social Justice, Activism, Food Safety (GMOs, biopharming, hormones in meat and milk, agricultural antibiotics), and War and Public Health

Media Experience: Writing (editorials, op-eds, policy papers), interviews, public speaking (academic and non-academic audiences). See CV at

Why PSR?

I have been involved with PSR since my days as a medical student, when I began to appreciate more fully the nature and scope of the serious threats facing our world.  I am proud to be involved with such a well-organized, science-based, activist organization that works tirelessly to protect our planet from environmental destruction and war.

Biographical Sketch

Martin Donohoe, MD, FACP is Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Community Health at Portland State University and senior physician at Kaiser Permanente Sunnyside Hospital. He serves on the Board of Advisors of Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) and was Chief Scientific Advisor to Oregon PSR’s Campaign for Safe Food from 2003-2011.

He received his BS and MD from UCLA, completed internship and residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital / Harvard Medical School, and was a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at Stanford University. His career has included clinical practice in academic medical centers, community hospitals, and clinics for homeless and un/underinsured patients.

Martin has taught courses in public health, medical humanities, social justice ethics, women’s health, and the history of medicine at UCLA, UCSF, Stanford, OHSU, Clark College, and Portland State. He has published articles and frequently lectures on public health and social justice, activism, and the medical humanities.

He is the editor of Public Health and Social Justice (San Francisco: Jossey/Bass, 2012).

His articles, course syllabi, and open-access PowerPoints are available at Public Health and Social Justice.

In the News

Dr. Martin Donohoe’s New Book Cites Major Advances in Public Health
November 23, 2012

A review of Dr. Donohoe's book, Public Health and Social Justice.
Source: The Lund Report

To request Dr. Donohoe as a speaker, please email or call 202-667-4260.

In the Spotlight

On Friday September 12, 2014, MdEHN, Chesapeake PSR, and ANHE co-hosted a symposium of experts to assess the findings of the study, Potential Public Health Impacts of Natural Gas Development and Production in the Marcellus Shale in Western Maryland.  There was general consensus that science is emerging that suggests health issues associated with various aspects of gas and oil well development need to be better understood, and that as a consequence, Maryland should not proceed with hydrofracturing at this time.