Miss Kate Martin


General and Trauma Surgeon, Trauma Service, The Alfred

Miss Martin is a Trauma Surgeon with the Trauma Service at The Alfred. She also has an appointment with the Breast, Endocrine and General Surgical Service and is the supervisor of the General Surgical Training Program at The Alfred. Miss Martin completed her medical training through Monash University, graduating with MBBS BMedSci (Hon) in 1996. She then completed her General Surgical training through The Alfred Hub, and was awarded a Fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) in 2008.

Miss Martin is the Secretary of the Australian and New Zealand Association for the Surgery of Trauma (ANZAST) and the President of the Australasian Trauma Society (ATS). She is a director and committee member for the training programs Early Management of Severe Trauma (EMST) and Definitive Surgical Trauma Care (DSTC). Miss Martin is also a member of the federal and Victorian Trauma Committees of RACS.

Miss Martin has an active interest in surgical and trauma education. As well as coordinating and delivering the general surgical and trauma residency training programs at The Alfred, she is enthusiastically pursuing the establishment of Trauma as a recognised surgical speciality in Australasia and ultimately a Surgical Trauma Fellowship Program for Fellows of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. Miss Martin is also passionate about the delivery of surgical trauma training programs in developing countries. She has undertaken this work in the Philippines and more recently in Myanmar.

Miss Martin has a range of research interests including the management of chest trauma, trauma resuscitation and venous thromboembolism.