“The first time I saw a baby being born, I knew that if I wasn’t involved in this process in some way I would not be happy,” explains Dr. Kim Martin, who is an OB-GYN/ Interventional Geneticist for the St. Louis Fetal Care Institute.
Dr. Martin is Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Medical and Clinical Genetics. Her unique background, which includes a focus on genetics, ultrasound imaging and prenatal diagnosis, helps her provide patients with the information they need to make the best decisions for their future families.
Dr. Martin is an Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology/Interventional Geneticist at the St. Louis University School of Medicine and formerly served as an Assistant Professor for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of California – Irvine, and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at the Washington University School of Medicine.
She received her training throughout North America. Her undergraduate degree is from John Abbot College in Ste. Anne de Bellevue, Quebec and she attended medical school at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. She completed her internship and OB/GYN residency at the University of Western Ontario and fellowship in Medical Genetics at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, British Columbia.
As a leader in the field of medical genetics, Dr. Martin has been published in numerous medical journals, and presented at conferences throughout North America.
From the first time a patient walks through the doors, Dr. Martin is there to help. “A patient’s first visit will likely be a busy one. I recommend that patients write down any questions before the appointment, try to get a good night’s sleep the night before and eat a good breakfast that morning so they are ready for the day,” she says. “It is often a good idea to have someone beyond the patient and her partner attend the appointment to take notes, and ask questions.”
“Most importantly, we want to make sure our patients know they can trust that everyone at the Fetal Care Institute wants them to feel welcome and that we are here to listen,” explains Dr. Martin. “Most of the time, I am able to reassure families that they can expect a healthy pregnancy outcome, and that helps me to smile every morning when I walk into my office.”
Dr. Martin and her husband, who is also a geneticist, have four daughters. Outside of work, and keeping up with her busy family, she enjoys photography and scrapbooking with her friends.