Thomas A. Martinelli, M.D.

Specialties

Physician assistants / nurse practitioners

OrthoVirginia Offices

Dr. Thomas Martinelli specializes in joint replacements of the hip, knee, and shoulder, as well as sports medicine and caring for broken bones. He served four years in the US Navy. Dr. Martinelli is the treasurer at Inova Alexandria Hospital and serves as team physician for several local high schools. His family is of the utmost importance, and most of his free time is spent with his wife, 2 married daughters and their husbands, and with the newest member of the family, his first granddaughter.

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Bio

As a tri-captain and varsity-letter winner on the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute basketball team, Dr. Thomas Martinelli gained collegiate athletic experience that would well prepare him for a career in orthopedics and sports medicine. After graduating cum laude with a BS in Biology from Rennselaer in Troy, New York, Dr. Martinelli earned his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, DC, attending on a Navy HPSP Scholarship. He then completed a six year residency in orthopedic surgery at Georgetown University Medical Center. Upon completion of his residency program, Dr. Martinelli was stationed for two years in Naples, Italy, followed by two years at the Bethesda Naval Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland, where he served as Chief of Sports Medicine from 1994-1995.

After fulfilling his naval duties, Dr. Martinelli joined Alexandria Orthopaedic Associates, which merged with OrthoVirginia in 1999. His special interests within orthopedics include joint replacement of the hip, knee, and shoulder, sports medicine, and fracture care.

Dr. Martinelli has been the Medical Staff Treasurer at Inova Alexandria Hospital for five years and is currently the Orthopedic Section Chief. A frequent lecturer for the Inova Alexandria Hospital lecture series, Dr. Martinelli speaks to the public and physician groups on the topics of arthritis, joint replacement, and knee pain. He also had the opportunity to participate in the first Sports Medicine Day at the USA Today offices in Rosslyn. In addition to his involvement in the professional medical community, Dr. Martinelli serves as team physician for Falls Church High School and assists with Lake Braddock, Episcopal, and Saint Stephen’s & St. Agnes’ schools.

Dr. Martinelli is married to his high school sweetheart with whom he has two children. The Martinelli’s reside in Fairfax Station. In his leisure time, Dr. Martinelli continues to stay active in the Burke Basketball scene, competing in the Grey Hair League and the JCC League. He also enjoys bicycling, skiing, and home improvement.

Education & Training

  • Georgetown University Medical Center, Orthopedic Surgery Residency
  • Georgetown University School of Medicine, Medical Degree
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Bachelor of Science

Certifications

  • Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery

ABOS board certified in orthopedic surgery

Hospital & Team Affiliations

  • Inova Alexandria Hospital
  • Inova Surgery Center, Springfield
  • OrthoVirginia Operatory
  • Potomac View Surgery Center LLC
  • Assistant Team Physician, Episcopal High School
  • Team Physician, Falls Church High School
  • Team Physician, Lake Braddock High School
  • Assistant Team Physician, St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes High School

Organizations & Awards

  • Voted Top Doctor by Northern Virginia Magazine, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
  • Voted Top Doctor by Washingtonian Magazine 2005, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2019, 2020, 2021
  • Voted Top Doctor by Virginia Living Magazine 2018
  • Voted Top Doctor by Washington Consumers’ Checkbook Magazine 2007
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  • Srathmore’s Who’s Who
  • Alpha Omega Alpha

Treatments

  • ACL Reconstruction
  • Minimally Invasive Total Hip Replacement
  • Partial (Unicondylar) Knee Replacement
  • Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision Hip & Knee Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement

As a tri-captain and varsity-letter winner on the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute basketball team, Dr. Thomas Martinelli gained collegiate athletic experience that would well prepare him for a career in orthopedics and sports medicine. After graduating cum laude with a BS in Biology from Rennselaer in Troy, New York, Dr. Martinelli earned his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, DC, attending on a Navy HPSP Scholarship. He then completed a six year residency in orthopedic surgery at Georgetown University Medical Center. Upon completion of his residency program, Dr. Martinelli was stationed for two years in Naples, Italy, followed by two years at the Bethesda Naval Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland, where he served as Chief of Sports Medicine from 1994-1995.

After fulfilling his naval duties, Dr. Martinelli joined Alexandria Orthopaedic Associates, which merged with OrthoVirginia in 1999. His special interests within orthopedics include joint replacement of the hip, knee, and shoulder, sports medicine, and fracture care.

Dr. Martinelli has been the Medical Staff Treasurer at Inova Alexandria Hospital for five years and is currently the Orthopedic Section Chief. A frequent lecturer for the Inova Alexandria Hospital lecture series, Dr. Martinelli speaks to the public and physician groups on the topics of arthritis, joint replacement, and knee pain. He also had the opportunity to participate in the first Sports Medicine Day at the USA Today offices in Rosslyn. In addition to his involvement in the professional medical community, Dr. Martinelli serves as team physician for Falls Church High School and assists with Lake Braddock, Episcopal, and Saint Stephen’s & St. Agnes’ schools.

Dr. Martinelli is married to his high school sweetheart with whom he has two children. The Martinelli’s reside in Fairfax Station. In his leisure time, Dr. Martinelli continues to stay active in the Burke Basketball scene, competing in the Grey Hair League and the JCC League. He also enjoys bicycling, skiing, and home improvement.

  • Georgetown University Medical Center, Orthopedic Surgery Residency
  • Georgetown University School of Medicine, Medical Degree
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Bachelor of Science

Certifications

  • Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery

ABOS board certified in orthopedic surgery

  • Inova Alexandria Hospital
  • Inova Surgery Center, Springfield
  • OrthoVirginia Operatory
  • Potomac View Surgery Center LLC
  • Assistant Team Physician, Episcopal High School
  • Team Physician, Falls Church High School
  • Team Physician, Lake Braddock High School
  • Assistant Team Physician, St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes High School

  • Voted Top Doctor by Northern Virginia Magazine, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
  • Voted Top Doctor by Washingtonian Magazine 2005, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2019, 2020, 2021
  • Voted Top Doctor by Virginia Living Magazine 2018
  • Voted Top Doctor by Washington Consumers’ Checkbook Magazine 2007
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  • Srathmore’s Who’s Who
  • Alpha Omega Alpha

  • ACL Reconstruction
  • Minimally Invasive Total Hip Replacement
  • Partial (Unicondylar) Knee Replacement
  • Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision Hip & Knee Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement