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John Martin Leland, MD

John Martin Leland, MD



102 Ratings 26 Reviews


Orthopedic Sports Medicine, Orthopedic Shoulder Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery

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Primary Location

UH Regional Hospitals - Geauga Campus
13207 Ravenna Rd
Chardon, OH 44024

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Seeing New Patients As Soon As: Monday, Feb 20


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  • Director, Sports Medicine, UH Regional Hospitals Geauga Campus

John Martin Leland III, MD, is an Orthopaedic Sports Medicine & Shoulder surgeon and the Medical Director of Sports Medicine at University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center, a campus of UH Regional Hospitals in Chardon, Ohio. Dr. Leland is one of the only doctors in all of Geauga County that is double board-certified in both Orthopaedic Surgery and in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. He has been named one of the best Orthopaedic Surgeons in Cleveland by Cleveland Magazine. Dr. Leland specializes in the care of athletes with shoulder and knee problems. He is an expert in shoulder and knee arthroscopy, rotator cuff repairs, labral repairs, shoulder replacements, ACL reconstructions, and meniscus surgery. Dr. Leland serves as the Head Orthopaedic Surgeon for numerous high schools in Geauga and Portage Counties.

Dr. Leland is a national leader in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. He is on the Board of Directors for the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA). He is an Associate Editor for the Arthroscopy Journal, one of the two biggest Orthopaedic Sports Medicine journals in the world. Dr. Leland has been named a ‘Master Instructor’ at the Orthopaedic Learning Center, the largest and most respected Arthroscopy Training Center in the country. He teaches Orthopaedic Surgeons from all over the world how to improve their skills with cutting-edge arthroscopic surgery. Arthroscopic surgery allows for smaller incisions, less pain, and a faster recovery.

Dr. Leland has served as a team physician for the Philadelphia Eagles, Philadelphia Phillies, and Chicago Blackhawks. Dr. Leland sees patients at UH Geauga Medical Center in Chardon, Ohio and at UH Health Centers in Twinsburg, Solon, and Streetsboro.


  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Knee Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Biceps Tenodesis
  • Cartilage Repair
  • Distal Biceps Repair
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI)
  • Instability Surgery
  • Knee Surgery
  • Labral Repair
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Multi Ligament Reconstruction
  • Orthopaedic/Sports Medicine
  • Reverse Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Sports Injuries
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Tommy John Elbow Surgery


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Office Locations

UH Regional Hospitals - Geauga Campus

13207 Ravenna Rd
Chardon OH, 44024

UH Solon Health Center

34055 Solon Rd
Solon OH, 44139

UH Twinsburg Health Center

8819 Commons Blvd
Twinsburg OH, 44087

UH Mentor Hopkins Health Center

9000 Mentor Ave
Mentor OH, 44060

Patient Experience Reviews

4.5 out of 5

102 Ratings

Patient Comments (26)

Reviewed On 12/1/2022
Very good

Reviewed On 12/1/2022
Great experience!

Reviewed On 12/1/2022
Overall, this visit was very good.

Reviewed On 12/1/2022
Dr Leland is kind, professional, and explained everything I should consider for treatment

Reviewed On 11/1/2022

Reviewed On 10/1/2022
This was one of the best hospitals I have ever been to

Reviewed On 10/1/2022
I very much appreciated his advice.

Reviewed On 9/2/2022
Doctor and staff very professional and friendly.

Reviewed On 9/2/2022
Dr. Leland is very, very good. ***

Reviewed On 9/2/2022

Reviewed On 8/1/2022
My experience with Dr Leland has been excellent. This was a case where I had dislocated my shoulder and the dislocation was missed both at the ER and by the PA in his office as well as two radiologists in two different x rays. ***Dr. Leland presented me with a reasonable plan and gave me a full picture of all the possible outcomes. I appreciate his honesty.

Reviewed On 7/1/2022
Very well run office

Reviewed On 7/1/2022
Provider was great. ***

Reviewed On 7/1/2022
Everything was excellent, all my questions were answered, and my upcoming surgery was thoroughly explained to me.

Reviewed On 6/1/2022
Dr Leland is very considerate and thorough.

Reviewed On 6/1/2022
Both the assisting Dr & Dr.Leland were very courteous & professional. I like the directness of Dr Leland. He explained my condition so I could understand & gave me options that were simple.

Reviewed On 6/1/2022
Dr. Leland took the time to check my shoulder and explained everything in a way that I could understand.

Reviewed On 6/1/2022
Dr Leland listened to my complaints & knew exactly what was wrong. He was very kind & helpful with a wonderful bedside manner.

Reviewed On 6/1/2022
Excellent experience. Dr. Leland was professional and made me feel very comfortable. Dr. Leland explained everything about my condition to me and offered to see me at any time I have problems with my condition. I would definitely recommend Dr. Leland to anyone.

Reviewed On 5/1/2022
Dr. Leland cares about his patients, is a skilled communicator, and possesses intellect and depth of knowledge with extensive expertise in his field. I would highly recommend him to others.

Reviewed On 5/1/2022
Excellent care

Reviewed On 3/1/2022
Excellent care.

Reviewed On 3/1/2022
Dr Leland was fantastic, he listened, took concern, asked questions, gave advice and future options and the assistant in training ? She was fantastic. Very personable, caring, relatable, courteous and professional. I love this office, Dr Leland and the female assistant he had that day was just as great. I wouldn't want to see any other specialist for what I needed. Will recommend to anyone and everyone.

Reviewed On 3/1/2022
This was my first visit to see Dr, J. Martin Leland. He was all I could ask for, courteous, he explained my shoulder problem and solutions in a way that I understood. Enjoyed this visit very much. Because of the "no elective surgery" at this time I am waiting for a surgery date.

Reviewed On 2/1/2022

Reviewed On 2/1/2022
Dr. Leland is a wonderful physician. I have recommended him many times to different folks.

Certifications & Memberships

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


Fellowship | Orthopaedic Sports Medicine/Spine
Orthopaedic Sports Medicine/Spine - Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (2007 - 2008)

Residency | Orthopaedic Surgery
Orthopaedic Surgery - Albany Medical Center (2002 - 2007)

Medical Education
Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University (2002)

University Of Virginia (1998)

Industry Relationships

University Hospitals is committed to transparency in our interactions with industry partners, such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies. At UH, we disclose practitioner and their family members’ ownership and intellectual property rights that are or in the process of being commercialized. In addition, we disclose payments to employed practitioners of $5,000 or more from companies with which the practitioners interact as part of their professional activities. These practitioner-industry relationships assist in developing new drugs, devices and therapies and in providing medical education aimed at improving quality of care and enhancing clinical outcomes. At the same time, UH understands that these relationships may create a conflict of interest. In providing this information, UH desires to assist patients in talking with their practitioners about industry relationships and how those relationships may impact their medical care.

UH practitioners seek advance approval for certain new industry relationships. In addition, practitioners report their industry relationships and activities, as well as those of their immediate family members, to the UH Office of Outside Interests annually. We review these reports and implement management plans, as appropriate, to address conflicts of interest that may arise in connection with medical research, clinical care and purchasing decisions.

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As of December 31, 2016, John Martin Leland disclosed the following Outside Relationships with Industry:

  • - Conmed / Linvatec - Consulting payments
  • - Stryker Endoscopy - Consulting payments