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 16, 2021
Excellent doctor
June 02, 2021
Dr. Martin is an expert on joints and bones. He always takes time and tells what should be done to aliviate the problem. He will tell you if he doesn't know if something may not work but gives a back up.
May 20, 2021
Everyone was very nice and made me feel comfortable. I feel like the provider was very knowledgeable and has given me excellent advice.
May 14, 2021
I couldn't ask for a better orthopedic doctor! Dr. Martin is very knowledgeable and cares about each patient! Wonderful bed side manners!
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