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Martha Kennedy, M.D.


Dr. Martha Kennedy is medical director of the UCSF Diabetes Teaching Center, a patient education and diabetes management program. She also is co-director of the Diabetes Insulin Pump Clinic and co-assistant director of the Diabetes Clinics. Kennedy earned a medical degree at the Medical College of Pennsylvania and completed internship training at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta. She completed two years of residency training at the University of Pittsburgh and an endocrine and metabolism fellowship at UCSF where she was the Dorothy Frank Diabetes Fellow.

In addition to caring for patients, she is an active researcher and trains medical students. Her research has investigated the safety and effectiveness of new therapies to treat diabetes and prevent complications. She is interested in the relationship of diabetic neuropathy to autoimmunity, which is when the body mistakenly attacks its healthy tissues, and possible mechanisms of reduced bone density seen in people with type 1 diabetes. Her work on these subjects has been widely published in medical journals. Kennedy is an associate clinical professor of medicine at UCSF.


Diabetes Clinic at Parnassus
400 Parnassus Ave., Suite A-550
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353–2350
Fax: (415) 353–2337

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 pm.

Diabetes Teaching Center
400 Parnassus Ave., Suite A-550
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353–2266
Fax: (415) 353–2337

Hours: Monday to Friday, Variable Hours

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Medical College of Pennsylvania 1977


University of Pittsburgh, Internal Medicine 1980


UCSF, Endocrinology 1981
UCSF, Diabetes 1982