Mount Nittany Physician Group

Specialties and Biography

  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Knee Arthroscopy
    • ACL Repair
    • Meniscus Repairs
  • Surgical Fracture Repair
  • Carpal Tunnel Repair
  • Ganglion Cyst Excisions
  • De Quervain’s Release
  • Trigger Finger Release

Dr. Martin earned a bachelor of science in pre-medicine at Penn State and a medical doctorate at Penn State’s College of Medicine. He completed an orthopedic residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals Clinics and an orthopedic sports medicine fellowship at the American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, Alabama. At the Institute, Dr. Martin worked with national experts to improve the understanding, prevention and treatment of sports-related injuries through research and education.

Dr. Martin’s dedication to orthopedics and sports medicine began when he was an elite student-athlete at Penn State. As an undergraduate student, he was the 1988 NCAA Wrestling Champion, a four-time wrestling All-American, and he was honored as the top male athlete in the country for two consecutive years while at Penn State. This experience shaped his view of the musculoskeletal system, its capabilities and ability to regenerate.


Board Certification

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa


American Sports Medicine Institute, Birmingham, AL


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Reviews and ratings

Rating Summary

Ease of scheduling appointment
4.7 out of 5
52 ratings
Provider explanations of prob/condition
4.8 out of 5
52 ratings
Time CP spent with patient
4.8 out of 5
52 ratings
Likelihood of recommending CP
4.9 out of 5
52 ratings


April 05, 2023
Everyone is very caring & respectful
April 03, 2023
I liked the doctor's demeanor. He put me at ease, and I felt comfortable talking with him. He was straight forward, and my visit moved along efficiently, but he gave me time to ask questions and get clarification. The nurse also was friendly and helpful and provided me with all the information I would need for my upcoming procedure, welcoming phone calls with any questions that may arise later. I left feeling that I was in good hands.
March 30, 2023
Dr. Martin is professional and answered my questions about ongoing follow-up appointments. Thank you, Dr. Martin.
March 29, 2023
Evaluation of earlier knee pain. Got the answers I was looking for and had a productive visit with Dr. Martin.
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