Martin Kuhar was born on July 2, 1984, in Slavonski Brod, where he completed elementary school and natural-mathematical high school. He graduated from the School of Medicine, Uiversity of Zagreb, in 2008. He served internship at the General Hospital Sveti Duh and passed the state licence exam in 2010. From 2009 he was employed as a junior researscher, from 2005 as a postdoctoral researcher, and from 2019 as a research associate in the Department of history of medical sciences, Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts. He earned his Phd with the thesis on eugenics in Croatia at the School of Medicine in Zagreb in 2015. In 2013 he completed pregraduate study in philosophy and anthropology at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb. He authored several papers on different topics in medical history in international and local journals, and was presenter at international conferences, as the annual meeting of the American Association for the History of Medicine (AAHM) in Atlanta in 2013, biannual meeting of the Society for the Social History of Medicine (SSHM) in Oxford in 2014, and biannual meeting of the European Association for the History of Medicine and Health in Bucharest in 2017. He received Honorable mention award at the competition Samuel J. for the best paper on dermatology history for 2013, organized by the american History of dermatology Society. He was guest editor of the journal Acta medico-historica Adriatica and Studia lexicographica. He teached courses on continuing education at the nursing studies in Slavonski Brod, and currently teaches Pharmaceutical ethics and deontology at the Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry in Zagreb.
He is one of the authors of text materials for the permanent exhibition of the Croatian museum of medicine and pharmacy of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts.