Health Design Thinker
Dr. Kate Martin

About Me

Hi, my name is Dr. Kate Martin. I’m a family physician and lifelong Nevadan. I’m also the Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education and a Professor of Family and Community Medicine in the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). Over the years, I’ve been fortunate to hold a series of leadership positions with both University Medical Center and the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine. I’ve seen and done a lot in healthcare and academic medicine and I’m still learning.

I enjoy being a Clinical Director for the Special Olympics Nevada, supporting the athletes in competing safely for their events, and I recently started Nevada’s first Down Syndrome Program, serving people with Down syndrome and their families. There’s so much to be excited about and it’s only the beginning.

I teach an undergraduate seminar entitled, “Healthcare reDesign,” in the UNLV Honors College. The course demonstrates how human-centered design thinking can be used to identify innovative solutions to complex problems in healthcare. Students learn how to become health design thinkers in their everyday life with the goal of carrying those skills into their future professions.

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