J. Martin Leland III, MD

Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

J. Martin Leland III, MD is a skilled orthopaedic surgeon and sports medicine physician. He provides expert care for adults and children with injuries of the bones, joints and muscles.

Dr. Leland specializes in the care of sports-related injuries, with a particular focus on injuries of the shoulder and knee. His clinical practice includes a number of complex orthopaedic sports medicine surgeries, such as multi-ligament knee reconstructions, proximal hamstring repairs, total shoulder replacements and arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, elbow, knee and hip. Currently, he serves as a team physician for Concordia College and numerous local high schools and has worked with the Chicago Blackhawks.

Dr. Leland is an active researcher and is currently working on projects that study the benefits of platelet-rich plasma, possible treatment options for patellar tendonitis, and a unique approach to rehabilitation following ACL reconstruction surgery. He frequently lectures on social media for surgeons and a variety of sports medicine topics to orthopaedic residents and fellows, medical students, physical therapists, athletic trainers and other Orthopaedic surgeons around the United States.

Practice Locations

The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

University of Chicago Physicians at Matteson
One Prairie Center
4749 Lincoln Mall Drive, Suite 500
Matteson, IL 60443

Year Started Practice


Medical School

Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University

Internship and Residency

Albany Medical Center, NY


Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals, Philadelphia
(orthopaedic sports medicine)

Language Spoken


Office Phone

(773) 834-0991

Office Fax

(773) 702-0554

Office Postal Address

J. Martin Leland III, MD
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 3079
Chicago, IL 60637

Physician Photo

Clinical Interests

  • Orthopaedic surgery
  • Minimally invasive orthopaedic surgery
  • Arthroscopy
  • Sports medicine
  • Knee and shoulder surgery
  • Proximal hamstring repairs
  • ACL reconstruction
  • PCL reconstruction
  • Multi-ligament knee reconstructions
  • Meniscus repair
  • Shoulder and hip labral repairs
  • Shoulder dislocations
  • Rotator cuff repair
  • Biceps tendon injuries
  • Total shoulder replacements
  • Cartilage repair/reconstruction
  • “Tommy John” surgery (UCL reconstructions)

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Learn More About Dr. Leland

View videos of Dr. Leland talking about common orthopaedic and sports medicine injuries, such as meniscus tear and rotator cuff injuries.

Listen to an interview with Dr. Leland about sports injuries and sports medicine that was featured on Chicago's WVON radio.

Dr. Leland led a multidisciplinary team that repaired a torn rotator cuff for a patient whose lung disease put her at high risk for surgery. "Not doing surgery and leaving her in pain was not an option," Leland said. "We wanted to get this done for her."

The University of Chicago Medicine's Science Life blog featured Dr. Leland in a series of video interviews about platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy for sports injuries and other orthopaedic problems.

Fifty-two-year-old businessman and avid baseball player Laurence Cavanaugh wasn't ready to be sidelined by a sports injury. So he turned to Dr. Leland, who helped get him back on the playing field in just a few short months. Read the story.

Selected Publications

View a partial list of Dr. Leland's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.