Michael J. Martin, MD For an appointment call: 253.582.7257


  • Orthopedic


  • Spine

Care Center:

Puget Sound Orthopaedics

Clinic Locations:

  • Tacoma


Michael J. Martin, MD, is a board-certified orthopedic spine surgeon with advanced training in spinal medicine and surgical techniques for the treatment of degenerative conditions and fractures of the spine. He is professionally interested in spine treatment innovations with a focus on minimally invasive procedures.

He has been a surgeon since 1992 and sees himself as a teacher and facilitator in helping people heal themselves. That’s why his high quality, compassionate care includes spending time educating patients about their condition and providing a personalized treatment plan that works for them.

Dr. Martin was previously an investigator in a nationwide FDA clinical trial involving a less invasive lumbar spinal stenosis treatment that he helped develops. He is actively involved in developing other innovative treatments and devices for the treatment of diseases and conditions of the spine. He is a Peer Reviewer for the official journal of the NASS, The Spine Journal, and continues to publish articles in orthopedic journals and present community lectures on various lumbar and cervical spine topics.

In addition to his community volunteer efforts at Bellarmine Preparatory School, he is an acting Board Member for Commencement Bay Rowing Club.  He previously coached youth sports for local community baseball teams and basketball at Saint Patrick’s Catholic School in Tacoma. He also enjoys spending time with his wife and children, biking, skiing, and cooking.

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Education & Fellowship

BS, Univeristy of Michigan, with Distinctions
MD, Wayne State University School of Medicine

General surgery and orthopedic surgery, University of Medicine and Dentistry, New Jersey

Orthopedic spine surgery, St. Mary’s Spine Center/Seton Spine Care, San Francisco

Board certification
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Professional Affiliations

Member, Washington State Orthopedic Society Liaison
Member, Pierce County Medical Society
Member, Washington State Medical Association
Member, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Member, North American Spine Society
Senior member, Puget Sound Spine Institute
Member, Tacoma Orthopaedic Society

Surgical Facilities

Lakewood Surgery Center
Franciscan Health System
MultiCare Health System