Dr. Kathryn A. Martin, an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, has been a faculty member and practicing clinician in the Reproductive Endocrine Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital since 1989. She completed her undergraduate work at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH, and obtained her MD from Dartmouth Medical School. She completed her internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Emory University Affiliated Hospitals, followed by a clinical and research fellowship in Endocrinology at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Her clinical research interests have been in the area of female reproduction, in particular, pathophysiology and management of isolated GnRH deficiency, hypothalamic amenorrhea, and polycystic ovary syndrome. Her primary clinical area of expertise is in the area of the evaluation and management of menopausal symptoms. Dr. Martin has written extensively on menopausal issues and is an invited speaker at many local, national and international meetings on the topic. In addition to her clinical practice, she has an active teaching role and is involved in the training and supervision of junior faculty members and endocrine fellows. Dr. Martin is also the Senior Physician Editor for Endocrinology and Patient Education at UpToDate, an online clinical reference for physicians.
Dr. Martin served on the ABIM Subspecialty Board in Endocrinology for six years (2007-2013). She has also served on many Endocrine Society (ES) committees, including the Clinical Affairs Core Committee, the Special Programs Committee (as Chair), and four years as the Chair of the Clinical Guidelines Subcommittee. She was a member of the ES Nominating Committee and served as its Chair from 2016 to 2018. She is now serving as a member of the ES Board Review Committee (Female Reproduction). She was the Task Force Chair and first author of the ES Clinical Guideline on Evaluation and Treatment of Hirsutism in Premenopausal Women, first published in 2008, and recently revised and published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism (JCEM) in April 2018. She was also an author of the Society’s Scientific Statement on Compounded Bioidentical Hormones, published in JCEM in 2016. In 2018-2019, Dr. Martin was a member of the Clinical Practice Guidelines Task Force. This group reviewed the Society’s existing approach to clinical practice guideline development, and suggested a number of strategies for improvement. One focus was on developing revised standard operating procedures for topic identification, selection of task force chair and members, updating schedule, and integration of global diversity.