Kathryn Martin, MD is a faculty member of the Reproductive Endocrine Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital, an Assistant Professor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and Co-Director of the Reproductive Endocrine Associates, the Reproductive Endocrine Unit's Group Practice.
She has active teaching and clinical roles at MGH, and her main clinical interest is in the area of menopause and hormone replacement therapy. Dr. Martin has lectured extensively at MGH, Harvard Medical School, and at national meetings and postgraduate courses on this topic.
Dr. Martin has also directed the Reproductive Endocrine Associates, for the past 13 years. In addition to menopause, her other areas of clinical interest include menstrual cycle disorders, polycystic ovary syndrome, and infertility. Her teaching role includes assuming responsibility for much of the clinical training in reproductive endocrinology of the first year endocrinology fellows, post-doctoral fellows who choose to do their subspecialty training in the Reproductive Endocrine Unit, and rotating medical house officers. The success and uniqueness of the Reproductive Endocrine Unit's practice was recently highlighted by an invitation by the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism to publish it as a model of an academic/clinical investigative practice. Dr. Martin was the senior author of this publication in recognition of her importance in its function as well as its didactic and scholarly activities.
In addition to her activities in the REU, she now spends the majority of her time as Deputy Editor of Endocrinology and Diabetes, UpToDate in Medicine. In this role, she is responsible for updating the program on an ongoing basis. This involves continuous reviewing of endocrinology and general medical journals for important clinical trials, meta-analyses, or important advances in physiology, pathophysiology, and clinical genetics.