Mount Nittany Physician Group


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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Rating Summary

Time CP spent with patient
4.7 out of 5
362 ratings


June 29, 2021
*Dr. Martin was able to help me immediately (partial knee replacement) when other doctors for 10+ years never mentioned that possibility.
June 18, 2021
Once again, Dr. James Martin and his staff have done an EXCELLENT job in helping me maintain my acitve and healthy lifestyle.
June 17, 2021
*Dr. Martin is attentive and thorough. He was reassuring and provided information to assuage my concerns.
June 16, 2021
Dr. Martin is a very good physician with great rapport with me. I highly recommend his surgical skills as well as his personable and caring demeanor
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