Kevin Martin

Kevin Martin, DO

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

Associate Professor of Orthopaedics

Accepting new patients
4.8 out of 5
  • 124 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 46 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

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

Locations Where I Practice

Please note: Not all physicians schedule patients at each listed location.

My Videos

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.

124 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.8 out of 5
  • Explains Things Carefully
    4.8 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.8 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.8 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.6 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.7 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Oct 11, 2022

    Everything was perfect. Process, care & exam.

  • Reviewed on Oct 06, 2022

    I can not say enough good things about the care I received.

  • Reviewed on Sep 16, 2022

    I am so pleased with the care and concern I received from Dr. Martin, this was a 2nd opinion appointment and he was so caring and understanding to my pain concerns and feelings of frustration from other surgeon. He took time to hear me out and truly understood where I was physically and mentally with my foot. He explained everything to me in his care plan and made sure I knew the risks.

  • Reviewed on Sep 11, 2022

    He made me feel comfortable

  • Reviewed on Aug 31, 2022

    He was kind, knowledgeable, and respectful of my care

  • Reviewed on Aug 28, 2022

    Everything met or exceeded my expectations. I came to see Dr. Kevin Martin after experiencing a comminuted fracture of my left calcanealus & severe ankle sprain and other damage due to a fall down stairs. I was not satisfied with the care provided by my initial provider. Dr. Martin did a thorough exam and provided answers I was looking for. He set up a recovery plan and follow up treatment/physical therapy which I started immediately - I am very comfortable and satisfied with the care I received from Dr. Martin and staff. I will continue my recovery with them.

  • Reviewed on Aug 21, 2022

    Very high degree of knowledge regarding my concerns and my goal of avoiding surgery

  • Reviewed on Aug 19, 2022

    Very good.

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 09/30/2022, 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.

  • Conmed
  • Arthrex
  • iWALKFree
  • Triton Systems Inc