Meet The Doctor
Stephanie S. Martin, M.D.
Martin, M.D. is a board-certified specialist in sports medicine and
pediatric orthopaedics. 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.
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. She continued her
education at Vanderbilt University Medical School, earning honors and
graduating at the top of her class. While at Vanderbilt she cared for
athletes in many sports; she served as one of the team physicians for the
football team and traveled with the women’s soccer team.
Dr. Martin completed her five-year residency in orthopaedic surgery at
Vanderbilt, after which she pursued dual fellowships in pediatric
orthopaedics and sports medicine. She is one of only a few orthopaedic
surgeons in the world who are dually fellowship trained in both pediatric
orthopaedics and sports medicine, and she is the only fellowship-trained
pediatric sports medicine orthopedist in Georgia. In addition, only 2%
of all board-certified orthopaedic surgeons are women, making Dr. Martin’s
experience even rarer. As one of only a few orthopedic surgeons capable of
handling complex pediatric conditions, her skills were featured on a
Discovery Channel documentary.
Dr. Martin is extremely active in the Atlanta medical community. She
previously served as chief of orthopaedics at Children's Healthcare of
Atlanta at Egleston Hospital and as the co-surgical director of the
Children's sports medicine program. She is a clinical assistant professor in
the Department of Orthopaedics at Emory University School of Medicine where
she has taught and supervised the Emory orthopaedic residents. 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 currently serves on the American Academy of
Pediatrics’ Executive Committee for the Council of Sports Medicine and
Fitness and is the President-Elect of The Forum for Women’s Orthopaedics.
Other professional affiliations include the American Academy of Orthopaedic
Surgeons, American College of Sports Medicine and Atlanta Women's
Association. In addition, she 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
orthopaedics and sports medicine in meetings and universities around the
In her free time, Dr. Martin enjoys running, weight-lifting, snow skiing,
water skiing, and scuba diving, and 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.
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Martin at one of her metro Atlanta orthopedic locations, call (404) 973-2444 or request an appointment online.