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About Sickkids
About SickKids

Kathy Martin, MN, NP (Paediatrics)

The Hospital for Sick Children
Nurse Practitioner
Transplant Centre

University of Toronto
Adjunct Clinical Appointment
Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing

Phone: 416-813-5003
Fax: 416-813-5541
Email: kathy.martin@sickkids.ca

Brief Biography

Kathy Martin received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (1986) and her Master of Nursing (2003) in the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program from the University of Toronto. She arrived at SickKids in 1986 and is currently a Nurse Practitioner working with the Hear Transplant Program.

Kathy has broad knowledge and experience in solid organ transplantation and paediatric nursing and is a resource to health professionals within and outside of SickKids. She lectures nationally and internationally regarding organ transplantation, paediatric nursing and other topics.

Kathy has particular interest in the management of sustained uncertainty for parents and children living with chronic illness as well as the transition of adolescents from paediatric to adult health care.   

Research Interests

Adolescent transition from pediatric to adult care.

External Funding

  • 2010   -   Canadian Society of Transplantation Associate Members Research Grant Award
  • 2010   -   Labatt Family Heart Centre Innovation Fund


  • Anthony, Samantha J.,  M. Kaufman, A. Drabble,  M. Seifert-Hansen, A. I. Dipchand, and K. Martin. Perceptions of Transitional Care Needs and Experiences in Pediatric Heart Transplant Recipients. American Journal of Transplantation 2009; 9: 614–619.
  • DeAngelis, M., Martin, K., Williams, A. & Kosmach, B. (2010).  Most Commonly Asked Questions from Parents of Pediatric Transplant Recipients.  Pediatric Clinics of North America, 57, 611-622.
  • Klein, M.S. & Martin, K. (2010). Organ transplantation. In P. Jackson Allen, J.A. Vessey & N.A.  Shapiro (Eds.), Primary Care of the Child with a Chronic Condition, 5th ed. St Louis: Mosby Elsevier.