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John Martin Leland, MD

John Martin Leland, MD



95 Ratings 25 Reviews


Orthopedic Sports Medicine, Orthopedic Shoulder Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery

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Primary Location

UH Geauga Medical Center
13207 Ravenna Rd
Chardon, OH 44024

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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 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 Hip Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Knee Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • 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
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Sports Injuries
  • Tommy John Elbow Surgery


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Office Locations

UH Geauga Medical Center

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

4.3 out of 5

95 Ratings

Patient Comments (25)

Reviewed On 12/1/2021
Always a good experience with Dr Leland and his staff.

Reviewed On 12/1/2021

Reviewed On 10/1/2021
Doctor listened to my problem Did a thorough exam and scheduled Immediate x-rays and provided temporary relief and recommended I see a Neurology to provide the required solution to my problemI have scheduled an appointment with ***

Reviewed On 9/1/2021
Doctor was great, when helpful and understanding. Very good with the patient

Reviewed On 9/1/2021
Dr. Leland was very attentive to my concerns, reviewed the MRI and explained in detail the options available for my L shoulder. I am comfortable and confident in his ability to help me in the future.

Reviewed On 9/1/2021
Dr. Leland is a very courteous, kind and effective physician. I highly recommend him to others.

Reviewed On 8/1/2021
The doctor was very thorough with his explanation of the diagnosis. He was respectful of my description of the pain I was in ***

Reviewed On 7/1/2021
Overall a very good experience.

Reviewed On 7/1/2021
Good experience!

Reviewed On 6/1/2021
Dr. Leland was extremely knowledgeable, attentive and responsive. Dr. Leland, and his team, demonstrated effective communication skills and were thoughtful and caring. A-1 service was provided. Thank you.

Reviewed On 6/1/2021
Dr. Leland is the best. He's a great surgeon.

Reviewed On 6/1/2021
Dr. Leland was very good with discussing my knee and possible future treatment. Very kind and reassuring.

Reviewed On 6/1/2021
This was my first time meeting Dr. Leland. He was polite, enthusiastic and very helpful. I am thankful to Nurse Practictioner ***, for recommending Dr. Leland.

Reviewed On 5/1/2021
Best orthopaedic Dr. I know.

Reviewed On 4/1/2021
I really adore this doctor.

Reviewed On 4/1/2021
Always very thorough with my medical care. Explains exactly what happens now and in the future. Great doctor.

Reviewed On 3/1/2021
dr. Leland always explained to me what was going on with my shoulder

Reviewed On 3/1/2021
Dr. Leland was polite, knowledgeable, thoroughl. His explainations regarding my test results were easy to understand. I felt he was a bit rushed. He did a fine job of explaining to the student doctor during my exam/care.

Reviewed On 3/1/2021
Great Doctor-(surgeon)and Hospital Team) *** your staff and hospital are truly the best!! Thank You all for helping me--your attitudes and professional service is the best I ever saw or could of expected!--Thank You!

Reviewed On 3/1/2021
Dr. Leland is excellent

Reviewed On 2/1/2021
he talks way too fast

Reviewed On 2/1/2021
excellent orthopedist, with a great knowledge of sports medicine.

Reviewed On 2/1/2021
I was very happy with Dr. Leland and his staff.

Reviewed On 2/1/2021
The care from Dr. Leland was very good. ***

Reviewed On 2/1/2021
The doctor was excellent. He explained everything well *** Doctor Leland seems to me to be an excellent doctor. I will continue to see him as I need this services.

Board Certifications

  • 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