Kate Martin

Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education
Family Physician, Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV
Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine
Designated Institutional Official (DIO)
Expertise: Disabilities, Primary Care, Aging


Kate Martin is an expert on the health and well-being of people with disabilities and their families. She focuses on medical care for patients with disabilities and has developed public health programs to improve the quality of life for adults with severe cognitive disabilities and their caregivers. 

Dr. Martin's research team is currently exploring models of care coordination for adults with intellectual disabilities. She leads the state's first Down Syndrome Program, which is based at the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine.

Dr. Martin has co-authored a peer-reviewed curriculum on medical care for patients with disabilities and is the clinical director for the Special Olympics MedFest, a program that provides free sports physicals to assist the athletes.


  • M.D., University of Nevada School of Medicine
  • M.P.H., University of Massachusetts-Amherst
  • M.S., University of Massachusetts-Boston
  • M.B.A., University of Massachusetts-Amherst
  • B.S., Biology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

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Kate Martin In The News

K.L.A.S. T.V. 8 News Now
It’s the first program of its kind in Nevada as the Clark County Coroner’s office teamed up with UNLV to begin a forensic fellowship program. The approval process for the program took more than a year to complete as the national accreditation will help fill an important void in the medical field.
K.L.A.S. T.V. 8 News Now
The ‘Down Syndrome Program’ is a new program at UNLV, aimed to help those with intellectual disabilities and their families.
Live Action News
In honor of her late brother, a professor in the school of medicine at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas is pioneering a program to help families of people with Down syndrome coordinate all aspects of their medical care.

Articles Featuring Kate Martin

U.N.L.V.'s first conference tournament championship—and automatic bid to the NCAA Championship—since winning the Big West in 1994. It will be the Lady Rebels first NCAA tournament appearance since 2002. March 9, 2022 (Josh Hawkins/UNLV)
Campus News | April 1, 2022

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