Dr. Martin McElya is a native Texan. He grew up in Dallas and attended Bryan Adams High School. He graduated from the University of North Texas with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Prior to admission to medical school he worked as a commercial pilot and flight instructor. Upon graduation from medical school in 1995 from the University of North Texas Health Sciences Center he accepted internship and residency positions at Columbia Medical Center Dallas Southwest. Dr. McElya opened Neighborhood Medical Center in October of 1998. He is on staff at Medical City Hospital of Dallas and Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas. He is a member of the American Medical Association, Texas Medical Association, Dallas County Medical Society, and numerous other professional organizations.

His style of practice is warm and compassionate and he can often be recognized in the office by his tennis shoes as he dashes from room to room in an effort to keep the patients wait time to a minimum. He lives in North Dallas with his wife and three children. His interests away from the office include traveling, snow skiing, outdoor activities and time with his family.


Dr. McElya is married to his wife, Marvella. They met while both volunteering at The Suicide and Crisis Center of Dallas. They have been blessed with three awesome children, Alyssa (22) a student at Baylor University, Addison (20) a student at University of Colorado at Boulder and Alex (18) a senior at ESD. Our family has a long tradition of traveling, scuba diving, running road races, and performing community service together.