My name is Isaac Martinez and I was born in Yuma, Arizona and grew up in Nogales, Arizona where I graduated from high school in 1989. I have lived my entire life in Arizona and was educated at the University of Arizona, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology in 1995 and again in 1999 with my Medical Doctorate from the University Of Arizona College Of Medicine. I performed post graduate training in Phoenix, Arizona at Maricopa Medical Center, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, and Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale. After training, I served a year as Chief Resident for Internal Medicine at Maricopa Medical Center and also worked in the Pediatric and Adult Emergency Rooms at Maricopa Medical Center and then subsequently helped start and develop a Hospitalist program during the same time frame. I’m currently board certified in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics and have 10 years of experience in Adult Hospitalist Medicine. I founded and served as Chief Medical Officer for Acclaimed Internal Medicine (AIM), a Hospitalist company that held the exclusive contract for inpatient services at Banner Baywood Medical Center, Banner Heart Hospital, Rhodes Rehabilitation Facility, and Gilbert ER in the East Valley of Maricopa County.
In 2008, I sold my company to a national Hospitalist corporation and subsequently went to work for Cigna Medical Group in Phoenix, Arizona after fulfilling my obligations under the sales agreement. I began as a primary care physician for CMG in 2011 and became the Transitional Clinic Director 2012, focusing on patients discharged from the hospital and then the Custom Care Medical Director in 2013, focusing on patients with chronic disease. My responsibilities included overseeing development and management of our Transitional Care Clinics and Chronic Disease Management Clinics, providing clinical support for our Population Health Management Programs, serving as a board member for our Accountable Care Organization, the Arizona Care Network, and overseeing Sub-Acute Care Services for our member population in assisted living, skilled nursing facilities, and long term care facilities.
In 2014, I moved to a healthplan medical director role with Cigna Healthcare, focusing on utilization management for the inpatient Arizona market as well as cases nationally. I help support teams with genetics as well as advanced analytics and I’m considered a subject matter expert in Medicare services, supporting our Arizona Medicare Advantage plan with both Appeals and Grievances and Complex Case Management. I’ve participated in a number of leadership programs during my tenure with Cigna including most recently a team lead for a physician contracting development program. I’m also co-lead in our internal Hispanic colleague resource group. In addition, I’ve served in a National Spokesperson role for Cigna Healthcare with a focus of discussions on preventative healthcare and mind/body integration.
Locally, I like to remain active in community outreach programs for health disparities and I’ve been a board member of the March of Dimes of Arizona since 2016. I enjoy all things outdoors, traveling, working out daily, and watching my two children grow up, Ian, 21 and Olivia, 15. I was initiated into Gamma Rho in 1992 and look forward to giving back to the future undergraduates of Gamma-Rho as my way of paying it forward for all I received from the fraternity during my college years.