Martha Bardsley, M.D.
I have been practicing pediatric endocrinology in the Philadelphia area with Nemours duPont Pediatrics since completing medical training. Complex and simple endocrine issues are all of interest to me. I especially enjoy the long-term follow up of my patients, many of whom I have been following from infancy or childhood to when they graduate from the practice at age 21.
Philadelphia magazine’s Top Docs™
Main Line Today Philadelphia regional magazine “Top Doctor”
2010, 2013, 2015–2018
Nemours Special Recognition for Excellence in Patient Satisfaction
Education and Training
Pediatric Endocrinology—University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2002–2005
Pediatrics—University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1999–2002
Drexel University College of Medicine (Formerly Medical College of Pennsylvania/Hahnemann), 1995–1999
Brown University, 1992
The Agnes Irwin School, 1988
Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine Interprofessional Fellowship, 2018–2020 (currently enrolled)
American Board of Pediatrics, 2002
American Board of Pediatrics subspecialty certificate in Pediatric Endocrinology, 2007 (active)
Licensure and Hospital Affiliation
General Medical License PA, DE, NJ
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Main Line Health
Associate, The Pediatric Endocrine Society, 2002–present
Member, The Endocrine Society, 2003–present
As an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Thomas Jefferson University, Sidney Kimmel School of Medicine in Philadelphia, I taught the second year medical student Introduction to Clinical Medicine II course for 11 years. I served as a pediatric resident advisor, a mentor for student research, and taught medical students and pediatric residents in the outpatient setting,
I am an author of over 20 articles in peer reviewed publications and several book chapters and have presented research nationally and internationally, including at the Pediatric Academic Society Annual Meeting and the Endocrine Society Annual Meeting. I am an invited scientific reviewer for Pediatrics and Journal of Pediatrics. I attribute my success in academics to luck and good choices of mentors, including Judith Ross, MD, Joseph D’Ercole, MD, and Daniel Sessler, MD.
I grew up in the Philadelphia area. After living in Rhode Island, California, and North Carolina I returned to the area to be near family. I am the mother of four boys, ages 7–15, and am married to Clymer Bardsley, who is an attorney, professor, and mediator. I volunteer as a manager and board member of the Lower Merion School District Ice Hockey Club, and enjoy being on or in the ocean, and skiing.