Martin L. Fishman, MD, MPA

Rotary new fiscal year starts July 1 and ends June 30th.  Members & spouses will celebrate out-going President Andrew Howard on Tuesday night June 25th at Villa Ragusa. In the meantime please welcome our next incoming club President...

Dr. Martin Fishman is a Californian, born in San Francisco and raised in Southern California.  He attended UC Berkeley for his Pre-Medical studies where he was Phi Beta Kappa and graduated from UC San Francisco Medical School.  He then finished a residency in Ophthalmology at Washington University and a Fellowship at the National Eye Institute of NIH.

He has served as Chief of Staff of Los Gatos Community Hospital, President of the California Association of Ophthalmology, and President of the Santa Clara County Medical Association.  Dr. Fishman served on the Board of Trustees of the CMA and on the Board of Trustees of The Health Trust of San Jose, each for nine years.  He is an Adjunct Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at Stanford Medical Center, where he has taught Ophthalmic Pathology for over 40 years, and been Chief of the Pathology Section of the Basic Science Course for much of that time.  He also went back to school in 1995 to earn a Masters Degree in Public Administration in Health Care through St. Mary’s College.

Dr. Fishman continues his medical practice as a founding partner in Spectrum Eye Physicians.  He also continues to lead annual volunteer medical surgical groups to Guatemala, as part of an ongoing program, “Seeing Again Guatemala”, that has provided over 15,000 patients with medical eye care and has performed over 1,500 cataract operations, restoring sight to the totally blind.  

Marty is currently President Elect of the Los Gatos Rotary Club, which is now a sponsor of “Seeing Again Guatemala”.  He has been married to Barbara Fishman for 50 years, and they have two children and two grandchildren.

His goals in Rotary as President Elect of the Rotary Club of Los Gatos are to improve Club function and activities, to involve new members in a more positive manner to enhance retention, and to expand projects both locally and internationally.