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


Wellness Articles

by James S. Martin, MD

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Reviews and ratings

Rating Summary

Provider explanations of prob/condition
4.8 out of 5
179 ratings
Time CP spent with patient
4.8 out of 5
180 ratings
Likelihood of recommending CP
4.9 out of 5
178 ratings
Ease of scheduling appointment
4.8 out of 5
181 ratings


March 21, 2023
*Dr. Martin and his entire staff are excellent office and medical providers.
March 20, 2023
Office staff were very efficient, overall very pleased with care.
March 16, 2023
I have had *Dr. Martin since he opened his office. He is the best dr. you could ever want.
March 16, 2023
Dr Martin performed TKR on my left knee. Surgery went well.
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