Shelden Martin, MD

Shelden Martin, MD

 

As a fellowship-trained, board-certified orthopedic surgeon and subspecialty certified in sports medicine, Dr. Shelden L. Martin specializes in shoulder, elbow and knee surgery including shoulder replacement, reverse shoulder replacement, rotator cuff surgery, ACL reconstruction and all cartilage restoration procedures.

Dr. Martin’s Care Philosophy:

“I understand that whether you are a professional athlete, weekend warrior or a minimally active sedentary individual, you have unique circumstances, goals and expectations when faced with injury or pain. These factors can only be thoroughly understood with careful attention and listening. I always respect your time with prompt but thorough evaluations, and then discuss plainly all of your options in a way that is understandable. I believe that the best outcomes result from shared decision-making regarding your personalized, customized treatment plan to return to you to an active lifestyle.”

Dr. Martin offers the most up-to-date, advanced and comprehensive solutions for your athletic injuries and chronic arthritic conditions. He serves as the Head Team Physician for the Arizona Rattlers of the Arena Football League, as well as Associate Team Physician for the Major League Baseball teams Arizona Diamondbacks and Chicago White Sox. He also serves as a team physician for the Arizona Coyotes of the National Hockey League, as well as Team Orthopedic Surgeon for Desert Vista High School in Ahwatukee, Arizona. Schedule a same or next-day appointment with Dr. Martin who will be there with you for every step of the treatment process.

 

Dr. Martin’s Credentials

 

2009-2010 Fellowship: OrthoCarolina Sports Medicine & Shoulder & Elbow Center, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC
2005-2009 Orthopaedic Surgery Residency: Loyola University Medical Center – Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery, Chicago, IL
2004-2005 Internship: Loyola University Medical Center – Dept. of General Surgery, Chicago, IL
2000-2004 Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC
1998-1999 Gund-Raiffe Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
1994-1998 Undergraduate: La Salle University, Philadelphia, PA
1997 University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
1/2013 – current OrthoArizona
Arizona Orthopaedic Associates
690 N. Cofco Center Ct.
Suite 290
Phoenix, AZ 85008
9/2012 – 1/2013 OrthoArizona, LLC
2905 W. Warner Road, Suite 23
Chandler, AZ 85224
9/2010 – 8/2012 Desert Orthopedic Specialists, PLLC
4450 S. Rural Road, Suite C-100
Tempe, AZ  85282
Banner Desert Medical Center

HonorHealth: Thompson Peak Hospital, Scottsdale Shea Medical Center & Piper Surgery Center, Osborn Medical Center & Greenbaum Surgical Center

Arizona Orthopedic Surgical Hospital

Gateway Surgery Center

Oasis Hospital

Surgcenter of Greater Phoenix

2014-current OrthoArizona: Board of Managers delegate
2013-current OrthoArizona: Executive Finance Committee
2014-current OrthoArizona: Marketing Committee Chairman
2014-current Surgcenter of Greater Phoenix: Treasurer
2014-current OrthoArizona: Board of Managers delegate
2013-current OrthoArizona: Executive Finance Committee
2015 – current Diplomat – American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS)
2008 – current American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
2009 – current Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA)
2013- current Arizona Medical Association
Jan 2009 North Carolina Medical Society
1/2016 Subspecialty Board Certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine – American Board of
9/2014 Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery – American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS)
1/2016 Subspecialty Board Certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine – American Board of
6/2015 Named Team physician for Arizona Coyotes (NHL)
1/2015 Named Team physician for Arizona Diamondbacks (MLB)
9/2014 Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery – American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
2/2013 Named Head Team Physician for the Arizona Rattlers (AFL)
9/2009 Passed American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Part I Written Exam
2007 Innovative Orthopaedic Idea Award

• Captured first place in Loyola University Orthopaedic Department sponsored intra-resident contest for the most creative and innovative orthopaedic idea

• Designed, constructed and tested a novel external-fixator type spinal fusion construct

1998 Graduated Magna Cum Laude and with General University Honors from the Honors Program from La Salle University, Philadelphia, PA
1997 National Collegiate Medical Professions Award

• Presented by the United States Achievement Academy for excellence in a pre-medical professions degree program; LaSalle University

1994-1996 Scholar-Athlete Academic Achievement Award

• Presented by La Salle University Faculty Athletics Council for varsity wrestling

Feldman G, Li M, Martin S, Urtizberea JA, Le Merrer M, Connor JM, Triffitt J, Smtih R, Muenke M, Kaplan F, Shore E. Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva, a Heritable Disorder of Severe Heterotopic Ossification, Maps to Human Chromosome 4q27-3. American Journal of Human Genetics. 66:128-135, 2000.

Martin S , Ghanayem AJ, Tzermiadianos MN , Voronov LI, Havey RM, Renner SM, Carandang G, Abjornson C, Patwardhan AG. Kinematics of Cervical Total Disc Replacement Adjacent to a Two-Level, Straight vs. Lordotic Fusion. Spine,  2011, Aug 1; 36(17):1359-66.

Feldman G, Li M, Martin S, Urtizberea JA, Le Merrer M, Connor JM, Triffitt J, Smtih R, Muenke M, Kaplan F, Shore E. Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva, a Heritable Disorder of Severe Heterotopic Ossification, Maps to Human Chromosome 4q27-3.  American Society of Bone and Mineral Research Annual Conference; San Diego, CA  1999.

Martin S. Kinematics of Cervical Total Disc Replacement Adjacent to a Two-Level, Straight vs. Lordotic Fusion.

  • 23rd Annual Meeting of the Cervical Spine Research Society: European Section; Leuven, Belgium; June 1, 2007.
  • Podium presentation. 75th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons in San Francisco, CA, March 5-9, 2008.
  • Podium Presentation.  Spine Arthroplasty Society 8. Miami, FL, May 6-9, 2008

Martin S, Samartzis D, Gerson A, Sturm P. Tibial rotational osteotomies in patients with myelodysplasia: outcomes and risk factors.

  • First World Congress on Spina Bifida Research and Care.  Orlando, FL. March 15-18. 2009.  Poster presentation.
  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America Annual Meeting.  Boston, MA. April 29 – May 2, 2009.  E-poster presentation.

Martin, S. High ankle sprains in NFL players: Can MRI findings predict severity of injury & return to play?  Clinical Research Day, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC. June 7, 2010.

“Pickle ball injury prevention,” USAPA 2015 National Tournament, Casa Grande, AZ; November 12, 2015

“ACL Injuries: What we know in 2015,” Arizona Rattlers 2nd Annual ACL Injury Prevention Clinic, May 16, 2015, U.S. Airways Arena, Phoenix AZ

“Work-Related Lower Extremity Injuries,” Select Physical Therapy Continuing Education Seminar; June 24, 2014

“ACL Injuries: What we know in 2014,” Phoenix Sports Medicine Symposium; June 7, 2014

“ACL Injuries: What we know in 2014,” Arizona Rattlers ACL Injury Prevention Clinic 2014; April 26, 2014, U.S. Airways Arena, Phoenix AZ

“Tackling Shoulder Pain,” January 12, 2013 – Arizona Orthopaedic Surgical Hospital, Chandler, AZ.

“Joint Health, Joint Pain, and Treatment Options for Those who Wish to Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle,” BANNER Women’s Health Day; May 12, 2012, Banner Desert Medical Center

“Work-Related Lower Extremity Injuries,” September 20, 2011 – SCF of Arizona.

“Joint Health, Joint Pain, and Treatment Options for Those who Golf and Wish to Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle,” McCormick Ranch Golf Club, Scottsdale, AZ, April 2, 2011.

Professional Teams

  • Arizona Coyotes (NHL – assistant team physician; 6/2015 – current)
  • Arizona Diamondbacks (MLB – Assistant team physician; 1/2015 – current)
  • Arizona Rattlers (AFL – Head Team Physician; 2013-current)
  • Chicago White Sox (MLB; 2013-current)
  • Carolina Panthers (NFL; 2009-2010)
  • Charlotte Knights (AAA baseball affiliate Chicago White Sox; 2009 – 2010)
  • Joe Gibbs Racing team (NASCAR; 2009-2010)

Colleges/Universities:

  • University of North Carolina – Charlotte, N.C. (2009-2010)
  • Davidson College, Davidson, N.C. (2009-2010)
  • Lewis University, Romeoville, IL (2004-2009)

High School & Miscellaneous:

  • Veritas Prep Academy, Phoenix, AZ (2014 – current)
  • Desert Vista High School, Phoenix, AZ (2012-current)
  • Mountain Pointe High School, Phoenix, AZ (2011-2014)
  • Phillip O. Berry Academy of Technology, Charlotte, NC (Head Team Physician – 2009-2010)
  • Chicago Showcase high school ice hockey tournament – 2009
  • Westmont High School – 2007 football season
  • Proviso East High School – 2005 football season
  • Central High School Fall sports physicals, Chicago, IL, 2006
  • Deaf Olympics Ice Hockey qualifying tournament – 2005
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Insurances
Dr. Martin is pleased to accept many common insurances for patient convenience. Please check with your primary care physician to find out if you will need a referral for your visit to our office. Please note, insurances accepted are subject to change.

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