About Martha Kane, PhD

Dr. Kane is Clinical Director of the Addiction Services Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital, and an Instructor in Psychology (Psychiatry) at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Kane initiated her training in Clinical Psychology at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA, in 1986 after spending several years teaching adolescents with special needs in the public school system. She pursued her interest in working with adolescents with special needs by specializing in child psychology during her doctoral work. She was the Senior Therapist in the Child and Adolescent Anxiety Disorders Clinic at Temple University. She was trained at the Philadelphia Child Guidance Clinic, renowned for expertise in family therapy, and completed an internship in community-based treatment for children, adolescents and families at CPC Mental Health Services in Eatontown, New Jersey. Dr. Kane's research interests included evaluating the cognitive processes associated with anxiety disorders as well as evaluating treatment paradigms for anxiety disorders in children and adolescents. She received her PhD in 1994.

Dr. Kane entered a post-doctoral fellowship in Addiction Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital in 1994. In 1996, she joined the staff in the Addiction Services Unit, and was named Director of Perinatal Addiction Treatment in 1998. In this role, she worked to improve screening and office-based intervention for pregnant women with substance abuse disorders, as well as to provide comprehensive assessment, treatment planning and therapy for these patients. She continues her association with the obstetrics unit at MGH through on-going consultation and participation in research on improving motivation for abstinence in pregnant women.

In 2000, Dr. Kane was named Clinical Director of the Addiction Services Unit.



Mass General Psychiatry
55 Fruit St.
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-724-5600

Medical Education

  • PhD, Temple University
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital

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