Jennifer M. Martinez-Thompson, M.D.



  1. Rochester, Minnesota



Jennifer M. Martinez-Thompson, MD is an adult neurologist with a specialty interest in neuromuscular and peripheral nerve disorders. Her clinical focus includes:

  • Motor neuron diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Myasthenia gravis and other neuromuscular junction disorders
  • The use of electromyography for the diagnosis of neuromuscular disorders
  • Peripheral neuropathies including immune-mediated neuropathies

In addition to her clinical activities, Dr. Martinez-Thompson is actively involved in neuromuscular research and education of residents and fellows. Her research focuses on clinical trials and improving patient outcomes/quality of life in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Motor neuron disease
  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  1. 2018
    Fellowship - Neuromuscular MedicineMayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Neuromuscular Medicine Fellowship
  2. 2016
    Chief Resident - Adult NeurologyMayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Adult Neurology Residency
  3. 2016
    Residency - Adult NeurologyMayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Adult Neurology Residency
  4. 2012
    Master of Science - Clinical and Translational ScienceClinical and Translational Science, Programs, Mayo Graduate School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  5. 2012
    MDMayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  6. 2007
    BS - Biological SciencesCornell University

Awards and honors

  1. 2020
    Academy of Educational Excellence, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  2. 2020
    AAN Diversity Leadership ProgramAmerican Academy of Neurology (AAN)
  3. 2015
    Annual Meeting Travel AwardAmerican Neurological Association
  4. 2015
    Annual Meeting Resident ScholarshipAmerican Academy of Neurology
  5. 2007
    Dean's Outstanding Achievement ScholarshipMayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  6. 2007
    Merrill Presidential Scholar Cornell University
  7. 2007
    Summa Cum LaudeCornell University

Professional memberships

  1. 2019 - present
    MemberNeurology Residency Recruitment Committee, Department of Neurology
  2. 2019 - present
    MemberDiversity and Inclusion Workgroup, Department of Neurology
  3. 2019 - present
    Committee MemberAmerican Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  4. 2018 - present
    Physician MemberAmerican Academy of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  5. 2016
    Resident MemberNeurology Enterprise Education Commitee
  6. 2015 - 2016
    Resident MemberResident Education Committee, Department of Neurology
  7. 2015 - 2016
    Resident MemberCurriculum Committee, Department of Neurology
  8. 2013 - present
    MemberAmerican Academy of Neurology