Shelley M. Martin, MD, FAAP


Pediatric Medicine

Dr. Shelley Martin, a specialist in Pediatric Medicine, understands the unique healthcare needs and issues of children, being the mother of three of her own. A native of Thibodaux, Louisiana, Dr. Martin received her undergraduate degree from Nicholls State University in 1989 and earned her M.D. from the LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans in 1993. She continued at LSU Health Sciences Center, performing her residency in Pediatrics and completing her program in 1996. She entered into private practice before joining our family of physicians in 1998.

Dr. Martin is board certified in Pediatrics and Epic Systems EpicCare Ambulatory and is licensed to practice medicine in the state of Louisiana. During her almost 20 years of medical practice, she has served as EMR Medical Director, as a Board Member of the Capital Area Shared Services Organization, and on the Executive Committee of The Baton Rouge Clinic.

In her private time, Dr. Martin finds time to serve as a PSR Teacher at St. Aloysius Catholic School in Baton Rouge, a role she has held for over 10 years. She enjoys family time with her husband and three children, is an avid reader, and loves cooking.


Why do I love my job? I get the experience every day of holding a baby on the day he is born, helping a toddler with a hurting ear, watching a sticker and lollipop take the pain of shots away, helping a kid through scraped knees, school problems and broken hearts and hugging a teen when she walks out the door after her college physical. The most amazing part? Sending that baby I held on his birth day out of my office off to college with a smile and a hug- and of course a lollipop.
Who wouldn't love that?

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