Melissa L. Martin, M.D., is the new medical director for the Jewish Home Lifecare Manhattan Division. She will oversee care for more than 500 rehabilitation and nursing home patients.

Martin has been the associate medical director in Manhattan since 2013. Before joining Jewish Home, she was the medical director at HealthPlus Amerigroup Managed Care Company and, before that, the Margaret Tietz Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, both in New York City. 

Martin started her career at the Amsterdam Nursing Home in Manhattan, and then was a geriatric fellow at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. She has been an assistant professor of medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. 

She received her bachelor’s in psychology from Yale University, her medical degree at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University, and a master’s in public health and healthcare management from the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. She is board-certified in palliative care.