Martin K. Childers D.O., Ph.D.

 Martin  K. Childers D.O., Ph.D.

Specialties and Expertise

Muscle physiology, Rehabilitation medicine, Stem cell biology


Rehabilitation Medicine




Primary Location

Rehabilitation Medicine Clinic at UWMC

1959 NE Pacific St., 8th Floor SS 812
Seattle, WA 98195
Phone: 206.598.4295|Map It 


Martin Childers, D.O., Ph.D., is a board certified osteopath at the Rehabilitation Medicine Clinic at Harborview and a UW Medicine researcher.

Dr. Childers is passionate about finding answers for patients with devastating muscle diseases, particularly those with congenital myopathies and Duchenne muscular dystrophy. As a rehabilitation clinical specialist and basic scientist who investigates rare diseases, it is a privilege to help patients and families struggling with extraordinary burdens. Although we do not have many answers yet, efforts are now yielding new hope for our patients. This is an exciting time of discovery in muscle disease research.

Dr. Childers’ lab is currently pursuing two areas of investigation: systemic gene replacement delivery for patients with X-Linked Myotubular Myopathy and heart disease in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. His clinical interests include neuromuscular medicine, physical medicine, botox injections for spasticity and cervical dystonia.

Personal Interests

In his free time Dr. Childer enjoys music, hiking, biking, running and BBQ


University of IowaTeaching Appointment2012
Univ. of Missouri Hospital and ClinicsTeaching Appointment2006
Univ. of Missouri - ColumbiaPh.D2002
Univ. of Missouri-ColumbiaResidencyPhysical Medicine & Rehabilitation1994
Sun Coast HospitalInternshipPhysical Medicine & Rehabilitation1991
Western University Of Health ScienceMedical education1990


Board Certifications

American Board of Physical Medicine & RehabPhysical Medicine & Rehabilitation1995
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