David F. Martin, M.D.Wake Forest Baptist Health

Doctor Rating

4.6 out of 5

239 Ratings

David F. Martin, M.D.


Clinical Interests

Sports Injuries, Lower Extremity Trauma, Arthroscopy of the shoulder and knee, Adolescent Sports Medicine, Trauma/Sports Medicine of the Upper Extremity, Knee and Hip Replacement, Arthroscopic Surgery, Orthopaedics, Rehabilitation, Total Joint Replacement, Foot and Ankle Surgery, Sports Medicine

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Education & Training

  • A.B., Dartmouth College, 1978
  • M.D., Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 1982
  • Internship, Surgery, Johns Hopkins Affil Hosps, 1983
  • Residency, Surgery, Johns Hopkins Affil Hosps, 1984
  • Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery, Johns Hopkins Affil Hosps, 1987
  • Fellowship, Medical Center-Hughston Ortho, 1987
  • Fellowship, Union Memorial Hosp, 1988

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery


  • Am Academy Of Orthopaedic Surg
  • The Magellan Society
  • Nat'L Athletic Trainers' Assn
  • North Carolina Medical Society
  • North Carolina Orthopedic Assn
  • Rovere Sports Medicine Society
  • Southern Medical Association
  • Southern Orthopedic Assn
  • Academic Orthopaedic Society
  • Winston-Salem Surgical Society
  • Am Coll Of Sports Medicine
  • Am Coll Of Surgeons
  • Am Medical Assn
  • Am Orthopaedic Assn
  • Am Orthpdc Society Of Sports M
  • Guilford College Quaker Club
  • Hughston Sports Medicine Socie

NPI Number

  • 1003890070
David F. Martin, M.D.

Doctor Rating

4.6 out of 5

239 Ratings

David F. Martin, M.D.

Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery

Research Interests

Knee Injuries; Knee Joint; Joint Instability; Arthroscopy; Anterior Cruciate Ligament
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Recent Publications

A cost-effective junior resident training and assessment simulator for orthopaedic surgical skills via fundamentals of orthopaedic surgery: AAOS exhibit selection. Lopez G, Wright R, Martin D, Jung J, Bracey D, Gupta R.. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2015;97(8):659-666.

(Sample) size matters! An examination of sample size from the SPRINT trial study to prospectively evaluate reamed intramedullary nails in patients with tibial fractures. Bhandari M, Tornetta P III, Rampersad SA, Sprague S, Heels-Ansdell D, Sanders DW, Schemitsch EH, Swiontkowski M, Walter S, Webb LX, Teasdall RD, Birkedal JP, Martin DF, Ruch DS, Kilgus DJ, Pollock DC, Harris MB,.. J Orthop Trauma. 2013;27(4):183-189.

Differences in running mechanics and strength between runners in minimalist and traditional footwear [abstract]. Fellin RE, Seay JF, Hill RD, Saldana S, Cannon DW, DeVita P, Ip EH, Martin DF, Messier SP.. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2013;45(5 Suppl 1):424.

Superior labrum anterior and posterior lesions of the shoulder: incidence rates, complications, and outcomes as reported by American Board of Orthopedic Surgery part II candidates. Weber SC, Martin DF, Seiler JG III, Harrast JJ.. Am J Sports Med. 2012;40(7):1538-1543.

Outcomes assessment in the SPRINT multicenter tibial fracture trial: adjudication committee size has trivial effect on trial results. Simunovic N, Walter S, Devereaux PJ, Sprague S, Guyatt GH, Schemitsch E, Tornetta P III, Sanders D, Swiontkowski M, Bhandari M, Webb LX, Teasdall RD, Birkedal JP, Martin DF, Ruch DS, Kilgus DJ, Pollock DC, Harris MB, Wiesler ER,.. J Clin Epidemiol. 2011;64(9):1023-1033.

Use of both short musculoskeletal function assessment questionnaire and short form-36 among tibial-fracture patients was redundant. Busse JW, Bhandari M, Guyatt GH, Heels-Ansdell D, Mandel S, Sanders D, Schemitsch E, Swiontkowski M, Tornetta P III, Wai E, Walter SD, Webb LX, Teasdall RD, Birkedal JP, Martin DF, Ruch DS, Kilgus DJ, Pollock DC, Harris MB,.. J Clin Epidemiol. 2009;62(11):1210-1217.

Adhesive capsulitis: a reminder to treat the whole patient [editorial]. Martin DF.. South Med J. 2008;101(6):578-579.

Risk factors and mechanisms of knee injury in runners. Messier SP, Legault C, Schoenlank CR, Newman JJ, Martin DF, Devita P.. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2008;40(11):1873-1879.

Randomized trial of reamed and unreamed intramedullary nailing of tibial shaft fractures. Bhandari M, Guyatt G, Tornetta P III, Schemitsch EH, Swiontkowski M, Sanders D, Walter SD, Webb LX, Teasdall RD, Birkedal JP, Martin DF, Ruch DS, Kilgus DJ, Pollock DC, Harris MB, Wiesler ER, Ward WG, Shilt JS,.. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2008;90(12):2567-2578.

Initial biomechanical properties of staple-anchor Achilles tendon allograft and interference screw bone-patellar tendon-bone autograft fixation for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction in a cadaveric model. Farmer JM, Lee CA, Curl WW, Martin DF, Kortesis B, Poehling GG.. Arthroscopy. 2006;22(10):1040-1045.

Surgical treatment of chronic posteromedial instability using capsular procedures. Jackson JB III, Ferguson CM, Martin DF.. Sports Med Arthrosc Rev. 2006;14(2):91-95.

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Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery

Clinical Interests

Sports Injuries, Lower Extremity Trauma, Arthroscopy of the shoulder and knee, Adolescent Sports Medicine, Trauma/Sports Medicine of the Upper Extremity, Knee and Hip Replacement, Arthroscopic Surgery, Orthopaedics, Rehabilitation, Total Joint Replacement, Foot and Ankle Surgery, Sports Medicine
David F. Martin, M.D.

David F. Martin, M.D.

Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery

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Doctor Rating

4.6 out of 5

David F. Martin, M.D.239 Ratings


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One of the best!


Dr. Martin is a caring and kind individual.


I didn't feel he spent enough time with me. my appointment seemed rushed even though I had to wait 1.5 hours past my appointment time for him to see me.


Just plain excellent.


It appears to me that *Dr. Martin has been doing this so long that he has become detached from the thoughts, feelings, concerns, and questions that the customer may have. He is like a robot. He is on automatic pilot to examine patient and input information in system about patient. Doesn't really want to talk to patient or explain anything into details. It seems as though as long as he knows that's all that matters.


Love *Dr. Martin and his P.A. *Jason. I have already recommended several patients which are now being treated there.


Based on our positive experience, we have already referred two persons to *Dr. Martin and his practice.


*Dr. Martin excellent doctor!


Very good doctor


Very good provider.


Great surgeon but lacks bedside manner. Spends a lot of time answering questions.


Very good & first class people. Good care all around.


*Dr. Martin, PA *Haggerick, *Wanda Hamm and nurse *Sharon (Maring?) are all awesome.


DR Martin is superb.


Dr. Martin is caring, competent and most efficient.


I feel extremely fortunate to be under the excellent care of Dr. Martin. His discretion and skill and conservative approach feels most beneficial for my situation.


I was there for follow up for knee replacement 2 months ago. Dr. Martin has done both of my knees. I am very pleased. I have recommended him to others.


WE had a very thorough discussion about my next knee replacement. Very helpful!


Appreciative of late accomodation.


I feel confident my problem will be resolved in a timely manner.


I was a patient of *Dr. Mike King @ Ortho/Carolina until his death. I was afraid of not getting another Dr. that wasn't like him but *Dr. D Martin is every bit of what I wanted!




Very good.


I would not want to be treated by any other doctor concerning my knee.


I have traveled from WV for multiple orthopedic issues due to the professional excellence & knowledgeable staff @ your facility.


Great!!! Dr Martin is the best


the doctor and staff are great


I keep coming back because of the level of care.


Top-notch doctor.


All in all we had very good experience from your hospital


excellent, outstanding wonderful do you need any more?


I was very pleased with the thorough evaluation and care I received from Dr. Martin. He has referred me to another more specialized medical care provider for my condition. He provided great explanations and addressed all my questions. He never appeared in a hurry. He made me feel as though I was his only patient that day. That is a rare find these days. Kudos to Dr. Martin!


Dr. Martin was excellent in all areas.


I will gladly recommend Wake Forest and Dr. Martin


Because I Am Hearing Impaired,DR. Martin's Communication and Time Spent Explaining Anything I Didn't Understand Made All The Difference In My Experience. Being a Lip Reader Means One On One Conversations Are Necessary For My Complete Understanding. DR. MARTIN Always Makes Sure I Understand Before Continuing. This One Thing Is What Makes The Difference Between Understanding and Not Understanding.




*Dr. Martin is efficient with his time management but does not rush me. He listened to my concerns. He has very good communication skills -


The do just what the suppose to do to help you understand everything good job well done.


Excellent experience.


*Dr. Martin is top notch! The best ortho doc anywhere!


Have already recommended Dr. Martin to several friends.


Dr. Martin was very understanding and listened to all I had to say. I appreciate that he took his time and explained everything so that I could understand.


Dr. Martin was obviously busy, but appeared to be 100% with me when/while he was with me. I am in complete understanding of having to wait to see him for a while.


As a surgeon Dr. Martin could have recommended surgery as the initial treatment. I requested a conservative approach with surgery as a last resort and he is prescribing and treating accordingly.


Dr Martin is ths best!


Every visit was always a good experience.


I have absolute trust and respect for Dr. Martin. Waiting in the waiting room to see him means that he is attending well to his patients. I don't mind waiting for him.




I have recommended Dr. Martin to a good friend with knee problem.


Dr. Martin has our full confidence. He is a fantastic doctor that works extremely well with his patients. We have already recommended him twice to others in the month or so since we saw him.


All good. They treat you like you were their favorite Aunt or mother of a dear friend.


*Dr. Martin exemplifies the key values that Wake Forest advertises. This provider is the best when it comes to his skill, his beside manners and his overall professional behavior.


Top notch operation all around


I have referred several people to Dr Martin & all have been very satisfied with the care they recieved


Dr. Martin is doing surgery on my hip on September the 16. I really enjoyed my visit with him and look forward to his continuing to help me through my surgery.


I will be having a second knee replacement soon and would not be comfortable with any other surgeon other than Dr Martin.


Dr. Martin answered all my questions. He did a great job. I admire and trust his judgments.


Not impressed with *Dr. Martin.


Been seeing Dr. Martin for over 20 years. He is an excellent care provider.


Excellent care!


This was my second knee replacement done by Dr. Martin. I was very pleased with the first replacement and expect the same with my most resent procedure.


Dr. Martin is the best that WF Baptist Health has to offer in the area of Orthopedic Surgeries and Medicine.


Dr. Martin explained my problem in terms I could understand. He wants to follow up in 3 months to see if there are any changes.

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