Martin Deafenbaugh, M.D.
Dr. Deafenbaugh served in the U.S. Navy for 33 years and received his medical degree from the Uniformed Services University. He completed his internship and residency at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. He is board certified in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine.
Dr. Deafenbaugh served as an orthopedic surgeon with a Navy surgical team in Operation Desert Storm in 1990-91 and, during Operation Iraqi Freedom, served as chief orthopedic surgeon at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, the primary receiving hospital for Marine Corps casualties from Iraq.
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Dr. Deafenbaugh is an associate professor of surgery at the Uniformed Services University. He was chairman and residency program director for the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the Naval Regional Medical Center Portsmouth from 1993-1999 and later served as brigade surgeon and team physician at the U.S. Naval Academy.
Dr. Deafenbaugh is a diplomat of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He is past president of the Society of Military Orthopedic Surgeons.
Dr. Deafenbaugh specializes in sports medicine and general orthopedics, including using minimally-invasive arthroscopy to treat knee ligament and meniscal tears, shoulder instability and rotator cuff tears. Patients with carpal tunnel syndrome will benefit from Dr. Deafenbaugh’s surgical and postoperative hand rehabilitation program and will return to work and recreation within a minimum amount of time. Dr. Deafenbaugh also provides routine fracture care for adult and pediatric patients.
Dr. Deafenbaugh was born and raised in Norfolk. He and his wife, Cathy, have two adult children.