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Dr Daniel Martin

Expedition Leader, Xtreme Everest EB Executive Board

Professional Biography

Dr Daniel Martin is the Director of the Centre for Altitude, Space and Extreme Environment (CASE) Medicine) and a member of the Xtreme Everest Executive Board. Daniel was one of the deputy research leaders for the Caudwell Xtreme Everest expedition to Everest in 2007 and Cho Oyu 2006. He was also the leader of the Xtreme Alps 2010 research expedition to the Margherita Hut laboratory and leader of Xtreme Everest 2 in 2013. His current research interests are in microcirculatory blood flow and tissue oxygenation at high altitude and in critically ill patients. He has previously been involved in research exploring the effect of the ACE gene polymorphism on cardiovascular disease.

Dr Martin is one of the course directors for the extreme environment physiology BSc course at UCL and course lecturer / tutor for the UCL MSc in Sports Medicine, Exercise & Health. He is also Senior Lecturer / Honorary Consultant in Anaesthesia and Critical Care Medicine at University College London and the Royal Free Hospital. Daniel provides acute medical care for major sporting events with TriMedics and has a particular interest in the treatment of exertional heatstroke in athletes.


Anaesthesia, critical care, fitness for surgery, recovery from critical illness and surgery, hypoxia, metabolism and intravenous fluids.