Baptist Health South Florida, Miami Cancer Institute

Martha Kato, M.D., joins Miami Cancer Institute as Clinical Psychiatrist

April 21, 2022

MIAMI – APRIL 21, 2022 – Board-certified clinical psychiatrist Martha Kato, M.D., joins Miami Cancer Institute, part of Baptist Health. Dr. Kato specializes in consultation-liaison psychiatry. She is fluent in English and Spanish.

“We are pleased to welcome Dr. Kato to Miami Cancer Institute,” said Leonard Kalman, M.D., executive deputy director and chief medical officer at Miami Cancer Institute. “As a psychosomatic psychiatrist, we know her background and care philosophy will provide our patients the necessary emotional and mental support tools in their battles against cancer.”

Prior to joining Miami Cancer Institute, Dr. Kato was an associate professor of clinical psychiatry for ten years at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in Florida.

Throughout her career, Dr. Kato has been involved in research focusing on the effectiveness of medications to treat major depression in adults experiencing other disease states. Her research has been published in numerous medical journals, including the Primary Care Companion to The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, Psychosomatics, Diabetic Medicine and Diabetes Care.

She was also selected by peers multiple times to the Best Doctors in America lists.

Dr. Kato earned her medical degree from the Universidad Central de Este. She completed her internal medicine and psychiatry residency at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Dr Kato is triple boarded in Psychiatry, Internal Medicine, and Consultation- Liaison Psychiatry.

About Baptist Health South Florida

Baptist Health South Florida is the largest healthcare organization in the region, with 11 hospitals, more than 23,000 employees, 4,000 physicians and 100 outpatient centers, urgent care facilities and physician practices spanning across Miami-Dade, Monroe, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Baptist Health has internationally renowned centers of excellence in cancer, cardiovascular care, orthopedics and sports medicine, and neurosciences. In addition, it includes Baptist Health Medical Group; Baptist Health Quality Network; and Baptist Health Care On Demand, a virtual health platform. A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to its faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence, Baptist Health has been recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America and by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. For more information, visit and connect with us on FacebookInstagramTwitter and LinkedIn.

About Miami Cancer Institute

Miami Cancer Institute brings to South Florida access to personalized clinical treatments and comprehensive support services delivered with unparalleled compassion. No other cancer program in the region has the combination of cancer-fighting expertise and advanced technology—including the first proton therapy center in South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean, and one of the only radiation oncology program in the world with each of the newest radiation therapies in one place—to diagnose and deliver precise cancer treatments that achieve the best outcomes and improve the lives of cancer patients. The Institute offers an impressive roster of established community oncologists and renowned experts, clinical researchers and genomic scientists recruited from the nation’s top cancer centers. Selected as Florida’s only member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer (MSK) Alliance, Miami Cancer Institute is part of a meaningful clinical collaboration that affords patients in South Florida access to innovative treatments and ensures that the standards of care developed by their multidisciplinary disease management teams match those at MSK.


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