As a foundational member of the Innovations and Evidence-Based Medicine Development Team at EBSCO Health, Martin (Marty) Mayer has been practicing, teaching, publishing, and developing curricular materials for evidence-based medicine since before it was accepted as an expectation in medical practice. He therefore brings deep expertise in how evidence is generated, curated, appraised, synthesized, translated, and applied, including the important paradigm of shared decision-making. Marty has been practicing in internal medicine for his entire career, and for the last five years, he has also been concurrently practicing in cardiology. He previously held academic appointments at two universities, reaching the rank of associate professor and only stepping away from academia to join EBSCO Health in the aforementioned capacity.
Marty has published widely in national and international peer-reviewed journals as a sole, first, or last author, and he has been honored to have some of his articles selected as Editor's Choice for the issue of the journal in which they were published. He is a member of the GRADE working group, and he has also presented on and provided consultation for various topics pertaining to evidence-based medicine and shared decision-making from the local to international level. All his professional activities - whether with EBSCO, in clinical practice, or in side projects of his own - share at least one broad, unifying theme: seeking to improve patient care by maximizing utilization of the best-available evidence, always employing shared decision-making wherever it is feasible. Further information is available on his website.