Martha Nolte Kennedy, M.D.
Dr. Kennedy attended Wellesley College, and received her medical degree at the Medical College of Pennsylvania. She received internship training at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, and had an additional two years of residency training at the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Endocrine and Metabolism (Diabetes) fellowship training was taken at the University of California, San Francisco.
Dr. Kennedy began working in the field of diabetes at the University of California, San Francisco in 1981 when she was a “Dorothy Frank Diabetes Fellow.” Dr. Kennedy has split her time between clinical research trials, seeing patients, and training students. She currently is an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine and became the Co-Director of the UCSF Diabetes Teaching Center in 1989, and Medical Director in 1994. She is Co-Director of the Diabetes Insulin Pump Program and Adult Diabetes Clinics.
Overview of Research Activities
Dr. Kennedy has conducted trials examining the safety and clinical effect of novel therapies to treat diabetes and prevent complications. Her current research focuses on the relationship of diabetic neuropathy to autoimmunity, and possible mechanisms of the reduced bone density seen in individuals with type 1 diabetes.
Overview of Clinical Responsibilities
Patient care is an important part of Dr. Kennedy’s professional activities. She sees patients in the Diabetes Clinics, faculty practice, and in the context of the UCSF Diabetes Teaching Center. Expanding availability of patient -management education is a major interest and commitment; Dr. Kennedy recently created a new educational website, Diabetes Education Online, that provides diabetes education to the public at large.