Martin is an Adjunct Professor at the Institute of Pharmacy, Freie Universität Berlin and Chairman of the Drug Commission of German Pharmacists (AMK). In his main job, he is the Managing Director of the Department of Medicine of ABDA - Federal Union of German Associations of Pharmacists, Berlin (www.abda.de). In addition, he is Director Pharmacy of the German Institute for Drug Use Evaluation (www.dapi.de).
He graduated as a pharmacist from the University of Hamburg, Germany, in 1983. From 1983-1984, he was a hospital pharmacist, and studied Medicine at the University of Hamburg from 1984-1986. In 1988, he obtained his PhD in Pharmacology from the University of Hamburg. In 1989, he was named "Expert in Pharmacology" by the German Society for Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology. He specialized as a “Drug Information Pharmacist” in 1993. He was appointed as an Adjunct Professor at the Department of Pharmacology, Goethe-University Frankfurt at Main in 2005.
Medication adherence; Benefit assessment (AMNOG); Medicines management; Medication safety; Pharmacoepidemiology; Pharmacy Practice Research/Translational Pharmacy; Drug information and drug supply and -usage are some of the areas he has expertise.
He has over 530 publications to his name. Martin has delivered over 460 lectures, presentations, and seminars all over the world and has written some books as well.
Martin is a member in various committees and commissions e.g., Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM), Federal Ministry of Health (Committee Action Plan for Medication Safety; 2008–present), Board of Trustees of the Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG; 2008–present), Advisory Board Statutory Health Insurance Drug Index (GKV-AI; 2009–present).
He is a founding member of the Pharmaceutical Care Network Europe (1994), served PCNE as chairman 1999–2001, and is Honorary Member since 2017. Martin served on the General Committee (Board) of the European Society of Clinical Pharmacy (ESCP) from 2006 to 2012. In 2020, he received the André Bédat Award, the highest pharmaceutical practice award internationally.
2020: André Bédat Award, FIP
2020: Best Publication Prize (first prize), Chronic Heart Failure Working Group, German Cardiac Society (DGK)
2020: Adjunct Fellow (Honorary), University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Graduate School of Health
2017: Honorary Member of the Pharmaceutical Care Network Europe (PCNE)
2013: Fellow of the ESCP (FESCP)
2013: FIP Distinguished Practice Award
2009: Fellow of the FIP (FFIP)
2005: IMS Health and International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) Prize
1999: Health Base Foundation Award of the European Society of Clinical Pharmacy (ESCP)