He’s “kinda” a big deal. The medical staff, service teams and patients at NAO wish Dr. Cody Martin, our newest joint replacement surgeon, a very wonderful birthday! We asked this board-certified, fellowship-trained doc what gets him out of bed in the morning. Here’s what he said:
One of the sweetest joys in this life is helping relieve someone else’s pain and suffering. I love being an orthopaedic surgeon because I am able to see patients overcome their injuries and musculoskeletal problems and improve their quality of life. I may not have all the answers, but I will do my best to provide the best care that an orthopaedic surgeon has to offer.
I graduated with University Honors from Brigham Young University with an undergraduate degree in chemical engineering. In medical school at the University of Utah School of Medicine in Salt Lake City, I was inducted as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. After my orthopaedic surgery residency, I decided to choose an advanced level of training and complete a fellowship in hip and knee arthroplasty. This prepared me to manage complex and simple hip and knee replacements. I also treat general orthopaedic problems including traumatic injuries and fractures.
I have specialized training in the direct anterior approach for total hip replacement, as well as lateral and posterior approaches. I am also trained in navigated total knee replacement, in addition to conventional alignment techniques. These different surgical approaches allow me to give individualized, personal care based on a patient’s needs while practicing with cutting-edge technology and skill.
I find great joy in serving my community, including the international community. I have served missions in Ghana, Peru and Haiti. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my wife and three children. I love the outdoors and my family and I are thrilled to live and play in Flagstaff.
Cody Martin, M.D.
Hip and Knee surgeon in the Arthritis and Fracture Care Center
Dr. Martin practices in NAO’s Flagstaff, Prescott Valley and Sedona clinic locations