Dr. Stephanie Martin is a board-certified specialist in sports medicine and pediatric orthopedics. Dr. Martin developed her love for athletics at a very early age and has always aspired to work with young athletes. Being the daughter of a head basketball coach and athletic director at a college in northeastern Ohio fostered her development as an athlete and enriched her experience taking care of all athletes. Education Dr. Martin attended college at Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio where she played varsity volleyball on her way to graduating as valedictorian and majoring in both biology and chemistry. Continuing her education at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Dr. Martin received honors and graduated at the top of her class. While at Vanderbilt she cared for athletes in many sports, serving as one of the team physicians for the football team and traveling with the women’s soccer team. Dr. Martin completed her five-year residency in orthopedic surgery at Vanderbilt, after which she pursued dual fellowships in pediatric orthopedics and sports medicine. Elite Qualifications The very first fellowship-trained female orthopedist in the country, Dr. Martin is one of only a few orthopedic surgeons in the world who has been fellowship trained in both pediatric orthopedics and sports medicine, and the only female in this elite class that resides in Georgia. She is the first fellowship-trained pediatric sports medicine orthopedist in Georgia and has a certificate of added qualification (CAQ) in sports medicine. In addition, only 2% of all board-certified orthopedic surgeons are women, making Dr. Martin’s experience even more rare. As one of only a few orthopedic surgeons capable of handling complex pediatric conditions, her skills were featured in a Discovery Channel documentary. Professional Affiliations Dr. Martin is extremely active in the Atlanta medical community. She previously served as chief of orthopedics at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston Hospital and as the co-surgical director of the sports medicine program at Children's. As a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Orthopaedics at Emory University School of Medicine, Dr. Martin has taught and supervised orthopedic residents at Emory. She also teaches students in other areas of healthcare, including students from Morehouse School of Medicine and physician assistants and nurse practitioners students from around Atlanta. Dr. Martin was elected and served six years on the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Executive Committee for the Council of Sports Medicine and Fitness. She has also served on the Executive Board of The Forum for Women’s Orthopedics for the past 10 years. She recently completed her two-year commitment as president and is now serving as the past president. Other professional affiliations include the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American College of Sports Medicine, and Atlanta Women's Association. In addition, Dr. Martin has authored articles on a variety of topics, including original research on the physiology and benefits of using cryotherapy or “ice therapy” after surgery. Based on her expertise in an emerging and important field of medicine, she has lectured on pediatric orthopedics and sports medicine in meetings and universities around the United States. Personal In her free time, Dr. Martin enjoys running, weight lifting, snow skiing, water skiing, and scuba diving, and she competed in her first triathlon in the last couple of years. Having grown up in Ohio, she is an avid Ohio State fan despite living in Georgia and loving the SEC. Dr. Martin is married to Greg Martin, a medical doctor in pulmonary and critical care at Emory University and they have two active children.
Dr. Stephanie S. Martin specializes in the highest quality of personal care to people of all ages with acute orthopedic and sports injuries, as well as common orthopedic conditions in both children and adults. Just as important as her skills, her compassion and ability to relate to patients of all ages is without compare.
Dr. Martin's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
No malpractice claims found
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
Why It Matters: Dr. Martin's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
De Quervain's Disease
Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
Iliotibial Band Syndrome
Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
Rotator Cuff Injuries
Achilles Tendon Reconstruction
Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
Ankle Fracture Repair
Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
Arthritic Hand Reconstruction
Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
Arthroscopic Surgery Reconstruction
Bone and Joint Repair
Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Knee Tendon Repair
Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Pediatric Surgical Procedures
Reconstructive Ankle Surgery
Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Simple Fracture Care and Casting
Spine Fracture Treatment
Sports Medicine Related Procedures
Sports Medicine Surgery
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for Georgia.
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No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
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If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
Wittenberg University In Springfield, Ohio-Bs Biology and Chemistry
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1990
Vanderbilt University School Of Medicine
Medical School | Graduated 1994
Orthopaedic Surgery-Vanderbilt University Medical School
Residency Hospital | Completed 1999
Adult Sports Medicine-Vanderbilt University Medical
Fellowship Hospital | Completed
Pediatric Orthopedics-Vanderbilt University Medical
Fellowship Hospital | Completed
Vanderbilt University Med Ctr
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2000
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
Dr. Martin has no media or publications listed.
Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
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We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
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