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Lieutenant Commander Derek Martin

Name Derek Andrew Martin

Position Chief Medical Officer

Rank Lieutenant Commander

Character Information

Gender Male
Species Human
Age 57

Physical Appearance

Height 5' 10"
Weight 275 lbs
Hair Color Blonde
Eye Color Grey
Physical Description A portly man with a barrel chest and a sullen face, his blonde thickly curled hair is streaked with bits of grey as he ages. He often lets his stubble grow a bit for a day or two before shaving it down.


Spouse None
Children None
Father Donald Martin (deceased)
Mother Unknown
Brother(s) None
Sister(s) None
Other Family None

Personality & Traits

General Overview Derek has a dry sense of humor that isn't readily apparent upon first meeting him. He tends to keep by himself and doesn't talk much about himself or where he came from. When truly pressed, he simply shares a few details and otherwise deflects further questioning by simply giving a wan smile and telling folks there isn't much to tell.
Strengths & Weaknesses Level-headed and almost Vulcan-like in his analytical approach to medicine, he isn't going to be swayed by emotional outbursts. He can keep his head under pressure.

This sometimes leads to a rough bedside manner that some patients find offputting.
Ambitions His only real ambition is to continue working as a doctor. It seems to be his one and only real passion in his life.
Hobbies & Interests He spends his time in detective novels. Cozy mysteries are his favorite. Holodeck time is precious to him.


Personal History Records indicate he was born on Regulus 1. A hospital fire destroyed the server room containing records and data files on his parentage, but what is known is that his mother and father were not married (there is no record of any marriage or divorce for Donald Martin) and that whoever his mother is has never pressed a claim for custody.

He grew up with his father, a Security Officer in Starfleet, roaming from ship to base to planet. Homeschooling as he went, he learned his subjects in his father's quarters and often spent time working hard to excel in his favorite subjects: Biology and Xenobiology.

He attended college at Starbase Deep Space Five and took distance learning medical school courses overseen by the base's medical staff.

Granted a Medical Doctorate by the Federation, he went into civilian practice and began working at various hospitals and facilities where he was recruited to join a Starfleet Hospital vessel.

He served aboard the Olympic Class USS Nightingale. After several years, he resigned his warrant officer's commission and, together with several colleagues, set up a new facility aboard a Cardassian Asteroid mining facility. While the mining staff was greatly reduced, the ore it produced was necessary, and many of the bays were up for use. He and his colleagues set up a training hospital with the goal of helping the beleaguered and nearly destroyed Cardassian Union rebuild its medical infrastructure by providing training to new Cardassian doctors.

Several years in, a massive series of explosions rocked the facility causing a failure across the entire operation. Before help could arrive, the asteroid broke up and was destroyed. Among those who survived was Derek.

He pursued a civilian practice for a while before turning to Starfleet and was assigned to the USS Odin
Service Record 2366 - Born
2396 - Graduated Cum Laude - Stony Brooke Medical Center Distance Medical School
2396-2411 - Civilian Practice
2411-2413 - USS Nightingale - Emergency Medical Unit
2413-2415 - USS Nightingale - Trauma Surgery Unit
2415-2416 - USS Nightingale - Burn Unit
2416-2421 - Cardassian Asteroid Mining Facility, Bajoran Sector, FJ958 - Teaching Hospital
2421-2423 - Civilian Practice
2423-Present - USS Odin

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