Kevin Martin

Kevin Martin, DO

  • Orthopaedic Surgery – Foot and Ankle
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Osteopathic Physician

Accepting new patients

4.7 out of 5
  • 69 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 26 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept


About Me

Over my 22-year career in the US Army, I learned to be a leader while gaining empathy for our wounded warriors as they live with devastating injuries to their feet and ankles. Caring for these soldiers was an honor and it prepared me for my career at the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.

I’m an orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon specializing in sports medicine and arthroscopic procedures. I’m passionate about caring for patients and developing necessary procedures because lower extremity injuries can be very disabling and painful. I strive to be a good listener first, understanding my patients’ expectations and goals.

As a prior farm kid, I greatly appreciated the opportunities given to me that allowed me to study medicine. In order to pay it forward, I’m an active mentor for residents and medical students, and give them opportunities to get involved in research and clinical activities. I have helped develop orthopedics surgical simulation training in order to improve patient safety while providing residents a safe, protected environment to grow and develop. Mentorship is paramount—balancing our faith, family, friends and a career can be difficult, but having a mentor makes it much easier.

Being an associate professor at The Ohio State University means I’m on the cutting edge of medicine—publishing research, learning new techniques and educating other surgeons as an associate master instructor of arthroscopy. My research is all directed at improving my patients’ outcomes. I have published several new surgical techniques, and have worked to improve assistive devices (crutches) and the transition to a hands-free crutch. I’m also developing a dynamic foot and ankle research consortium to further enhance patient care.

In my free time, I enjoy continuing to serve in the Army Reserve as well as four-wheeling, camping and fishing with my family and friends.
  • American Orthopaedic Traveling Fellow, representing America on the world stage
  • Bronze Star (Army) combat award for serving in Afghanistan
  • Order of Military Medical Merit (top 10% of all Army physicians)
  • Two U.S. patents for developing new combat splinting materials (FastCast™ spray-on foam)
  • Designated as a Distinguished Arthroscopic Leader (DAL) by the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA)

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Equinus Deformity
  • Fractures, Stress
  • Sports Medicine
  • Ankle Injuries
  • Foot Injuries
  • Orthopedics

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, School Of Pharmacy, Erie, PA
8/1/2004 - 6/1/2008


William Beaumont Army Medical Ctr, El Paso, TX

7/1/2008 - 6/30/2009


William Beaumont Army Medical Ctr, El Paso, TX

7/1/2009 - 6/30/2013


University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA

8/1/2013 - 7/1/2014

Academic Information

My Department



The overall patient satisfaction rating is an average of all patient responses to the six doctor communication related questions shown below from the Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey. For additional information about the patient satisfaction survey, please visit our Patient Satisfaction Survey page.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their view and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.

69 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.7 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Oct 11, 2021

    Dr. Martin was knowledgeable and kind. The whole process seemed a bit impersonal and rushed as well.

  • Reviewed on Oct 08, 2021

    Dr. Martin was outstanding!

  • Reviewed on Sep 14, 2021

    Did not address some symptoms described with injury.

  • Reviewed on Sep 10, 2021

    Dr. Martin was very personable & provided good information and answered all my questions. He is an excellent surgeon and I would definitely use him again!

  • Reviewed on Aug 20, 2021

    Dr. Martin is very professional, addressed all my concerns regarding my injury. He has very good bedside manner and made me feel comfortable right away.

  • Reviewed on Aug 17, 2021

    I appreciated that he spent the office visit speaking with me rather than looking at a computer.

  • Reviewed on Aug 05, 2021

    Dr. Martin know what he's talking about and tries to make me understand in a way that I don't feel stupid. I love this group of people.

  • Reviewed on Aug 01, 2021

    Overall Dr. Martin is excellent and has been a great guide through my injury. My only issue is on my last visit I had questions but he was in a rush to leave the room so he only answered one then immediately left.

  • Reviewed on Jul 12, 2021


  • Reviewed on Jun 13, 2021

    Very knowledgeable about my injury and was really straight forward

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Consulting and Related Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the University requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their University responsibilities.

As of 10/25/2021, Dr. Martin has reported relationships with the companies or entities listed below. If you have questions about the relationships listed below, please ask the faculty member. If you have questions about how these relationships are monitored by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, please contact our Compliance Office.

  • Arthrex
  • iWALKFree
  • Triton Systems Inc