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Cynthia Martel, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
NOR 3451 Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles
+1 626 568 1622


Dr. Martel joined the distinguished cancer physicians, researchers and educators who practice at USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Hospital in July 2011. Her clinical interests include hematology, medical oncology and internal medicine. Dr. Martel's research interests include treatment of breast and GU cancers. She is currently practicing at Keck Medicine of USC- Pasadena.

Dr. Martel earned her medical degree from Keck School of Medicine of USC. She then went on to complete her PhD in Physiology, followed by a Hematology/Oncology Fellowship at UC Davis Medical Center, where she served as chief fellow.


American College of Physicians: Fellowship, 2010

American Society of Clinical Oncology: Merit Award, 2002

Phi Kappa Phi: Member, 1997

Jeanette Wilkins, MD Memorial Award

Alpha Omega Alpha: Member, 1996

E.R. Squibb Award

American Society of Clinical Pathologists: Award for Academic Excellence and Achievement, 1992

California State University, Los Angeles: Dean's Scholar for Academic Excellence, 1991-1992

Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Fellowship

Phi Lambda Upsilon Honorary Chemical Society: Member, 1990

Alumni Association: Undergraduate Certificate of Honor for Biochemistry, 1990

Alpha Therapeutics Scholarship

Phi Kappa Phi: Member, 1989

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

Golden Key National Honor Society: Member, 1989

John Spielman Freshman Chemistry Award


Isoform-specific effects of apolipoproteins E2, E3, and E4 on cerebral capillary sequestration and blood-brain barrier transport of circulating Alzheimer's amyloid beta. J Neurochem. 1997 Nov; 69(5):1995-2004. View in: PubMed

Blood-brain barrier uptake of the 40 and 42 amino acid sequences of circulating Alzheimer's amyloid beta in guinea pigs. Neurosci Lett. 1996 Mar 15; 206(2-3):157-60. View in: PubMed

Transport of dopamine at the blood-brain barrier of the guinea pig: inhibition by psychotropic drugs and nicotine. Pharm Res. 1996 Feb; 13(2):290-5. View in: PubMed

Brain uptake of circulating apolipoproteins J and E complexed to Alzheimer's amyloid beta. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 1994 Dec 15; 205(2):1431-7. View in: PubMed

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