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Phoenix Orthopedic Surgeon Shelden L. Martin Receives ABOS Subspecialty Certificate in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) has granted the Subspecialty Certificate in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine to Phoenix orthopedic surgeon Shelden L. Martin, MD, of OrthoArizona – Arizona Orthopaedic Associates.

The certificate is bestowed upon board-certified orthopedic surgeons who have demonstrated qualifications in sports medicine beyond those expected of other board-certified orthopedic surgeons. Those who receive the certificate must have additional training in sports medicine, have a practice characterized by a majority of cases in sports medicine and have contributed to the field.

“Throughout the years, I’ve dedicated my career to sports medicine,” Martin said. “Earning my Subspecialty Certificate in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine is a reflection of my experience and focus in the field. I’m honored to have my work in sports medicine recognized by The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.”

To receive a Subspecialty Certificate in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, orthopedic surgeons must meet specific criteria, including completing a one-year Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) fellowship and submitting a case list of at least 115 operative cases, 75 of which must involve arthroscopy, and 10 non-operative cases.

Those who receive the ABOS Subspecialty Certificate in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine must also pass a four-hour examination that evaluates each surgeon’s cognitive knowledge relevant to sports medicine.

As an experienced OrthoArizona – Arizona Orthopaedic Associates surgeon, Martin has distinguished himself in the field, serving as head team physician for the Arizona Rattlers and associate team physician for the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Arizona Coyotes and the Chicago White Sox. He is also team physician for Desert Vista High School, Veritas Preparatory Academy and Neptune Swim Club.

“We’re happy to congratulate Dr. Martin on this outstanding achievement,” said David Ott, MD, president of OrthoArizona – Arizona Orthopaedic Associates. “He’s a dedicated surgeon whose work in sports medicine brings distinction to our team of experienced orthopedic surgeons.”

Martin graduated from Georgetown University, completed his orthopedic residency at Loyola University and his fellowship in sports medicine at OrthoCarolina. He specializes in complex arthroscopic surgery, including ligament reconstruction, cartilage transplants, shoulder and elbow joint replacements, and reverse shoulder replacements.