Professor Martin G. Isaac was born in Myanmar (Burma) where he did his schooling. At this early age he experienced the devastating effects of incendiary bomb blasts while trekking back to India during the World War II.
He finished his I.Sc. at the Loyola College, Chennai and went on to complete the MBBS and the Diploma in Anaesthesia at the Christian Medical College Hospital, Vellore, Madras University. He then completed the MD (Anaesthesiology) from the AIIMS (New Delhi) with the first batch of he proceeded to Belfast, N. Ireland and completed his Ph.D from the Queen’s University under the guidance of Professor J W Dundee and also acquired the FFARCS before returning to CMCH, Vellore. He was elected as Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences (India) and completed the Acupuncture training in China and Sri Lanka. The ICU training was acquired at the University of Aarhus Commune Hospital, Denmark.
He has been a Professor of Anaesthesia in various parts of the world and has been instrumental in formulating the course and starting the MD (Anaesthesiology) at Christian Medical College, Vellore, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Faculty of Medicine, Papua New Guinea and the Faculty of Medicine, Khartoum, Sudan, where he was also a Senate Member.
His exposure to trauma and its management has been in both developed and developing Nations, gaining experience in challenging situations.
With this desire to promote trauma care in India, he organized the International Trauma Anaesthesia and Critical Care Society – Indian Chapter, for which he is the Founder Member and Patron.