1. Surgical Intern of the Year
  • Memorial Hospital, York, PA 1986-1987

  1. William Roper Award Outstanding Scholar Athlete
  • Graduating Class, Princeton University 1978

  1. National Runner-up, Heavyweight Wrestler
  • Princeton University 1978

  1. Captain, Princeton Wrestling
  • Princeton University 1976-1978

  1. N.C.A.A. All American
  • 1977, 1978

With more than 20 years of experience in Florida, Georgia and Maryland, Dr. Sefter returned to our region to join MartinSuhey as an orthopedic surgeon trained in spinal reconstructive surgery. He specializes in treating patients with acute and chronic neck and back pain, scoliosis, disc and other orthopedic issues.

Dr. Sefter is certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery and a member of the American Osteopathic Association, American Medical Association, American College of Spine Surgery, American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics, North American Spine Society and Spinal Cord Injury Association.

He earned his undergraduate degree at Princeton University and his medical doctorate at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Memorial Hospital in York, Pennsylvania, and his fellowship in spinal reconstructive surgery at the Scoliosis and Spine Center in Towson, Maryland. He has been honored with the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics Appreciative Award for his Outstanding Contribution to Orthopedics and was included in Best Doctors in America in the Southeast Region.

For more detailed information, see Dr. Sefter’s curriculum vitae
For an appointment, call (814) 237-4321


  • American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics Appreciative Award
  • Outstanding Contribution to Orthopedics October 8, 2009

  1. The Best Doctors in America
  • Southeast Region 1996-1997

  1. “Top Doc”, Orthopedic Surgery
  • Savannah, GA 1995

  1. Deans Award
  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine 1986

  1. Charles F. Laucks Award Outstanding Intern
  • Memorial Hospital, York, PA 1986-1987

Dr. Brian A. Spencer

Orthopedic Surgeon​/Partner​

Dr. Paul V. Suhey

Orthopedic Surgeon​/Partner

Dr. Spencer is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who joined Martin & Suhey Orthopedics in 2011 and sees patients in need of specialty shoulder care, total joint replacements, and sports related injuries. He is an expert in advanced arthroscopic and minimally invasive techniques involving the shoulder as well as total knee, hip, and shoulder replacement surgery. He is also experienced in sports related injuries and fracture care.

After earning his undergraduate from Penn State in 2000, Dr. Spencer returned to his native Philadelphia and received his medical degree from The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2005. He then completed an orthopedic residency at York Hospital before spending a year specializing in shoulder surgery and sports medicine at The University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Spencer is a member of several orthopedic organizations including The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Arthroscopy Association of North America, American Society of Sports Medicine, and Mid-Atlantic Shoulder and Elbow Society. He received the Philadelphia Sports Medicine Research Award in 2011 and continues to be involved with orthopedic and shoulder research with his colleagues.

Dr. Spencer was an All-American boxer for Penn State and enjoys giving back to the Penn State Boxing Team as the ringside physician for all their bouts.

For more detailed information, see Dr. Spencer’s curriculum vitae
For an appointment, call (814) 237-4321


  • Philadelphia Sports Medicine Research Award Winner 1st Place 2011
  • Orthopedic Chief Resident, 2010
  • Orthopedic Resident of the Year, 2009
  • Orthopedic Intern of the Year, 2006
  • Captain Penn State Boxing Team, 2000
  • Penn State Boxing All-American (NCBA), 2000

Dr. Martin earned a bachelor of science in pre-medicine at Penn State and a medical doctorate at Penn State’s College of Medicine. He completed an orthopedic residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals Clinics and an orthopedic sports medicine fellowship at the American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, Alabama. At the Institute, Dr. Martin worked with national experts to improve the understanding, prevention and treatment of sports-related injuries through research and education. Before joining Martin Suhey Orthopedics, Dr. Martin is the chief of surgery at Mount Nittany Medical Center.

Dr. Martin’s dedication to orthopedics and sports medicine began when he was an elite student-athlete at Penn State. As an undergraduate student, he was the 1988 NCAA Wrestling Champion, a four-time wrestling All-American, and he was honored as the top male athlete in the country for two consecutive years while at Penn State. This experience shaped his view of the musculoskeletal system, its capabilities and ability to regenerate.

For more detailed information, see Dr. Martin’s curriculum vitae

For an appointment, call (814) 237-4321.


  • Chief of Surgery / Mount Nittany Medical Center 
  • Medical Executive Committee / Mount Nittany Medical Center 
  • Phi Beta Kappa / Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honors Society
  • Ernest B. McCoy Award 
  • Honored as Top Male Athlete in US / The Pennsylvania State University (2 yrs consecutive) 
  • NCAA Wrestling Champion, 1988
  • NCAA Wrestling All American, 4 years
  • GTE Academic All-American, 4 years

  1. Class President
    • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

  1. Captain
    • Penn State Football Team 1979

Choose well.

At Martin & Suhey Orthopedics, our beliefs guide our every interaction with our patients, and create a foundation for helping children and adults live full and active lives.

  • We believe in the critical importance of the doctor-patient relationship.
  • We believe in listening.
  • We believe in taking the time needed to fully understand an ailment and to anticipate the consequences of a treatment.
  • We believe that every case is unique and one-size-solutions don’t fit all.
  • We believe in doing everything possible to ensure a better quality of life for our patients.
  • We believe in the healing power of orthopedics and sports medicine.

Dr. Suhey’s roots run deep in Central Pennsylvania. He has been a part of the State College community for over three decades: as a student-athlete, a renowned orthopedic surgeon and a community-minded citizen.

As an undergraduate student at Penn State, Dr. Suhey was the captain of the football team. Upon graduation, Dr. Suhey attended The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine where he earned a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine. He received fellowships in sports medicine at the Alabama Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Center and the University of Virginia. Prior to founding Martin & Suhey Orthopedics, Dr. Suhey was a partner at University Orthopedics Center and the Jacksonville Orthopedic Institute.

Dr. Suhey has been board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery since 1992, and he has staff appointments at the Mount Nittany Medical Center and the Mount Nittany Surgical Center. He is licensed in Pennsylvania and Florida.

For more detailed information, see Dr. Suhey’s curriculum vitae
For an appointment, call (814) 237-4321


  1. Board of Trustees
    • The Pennsylvania State University
    • Elected by Alumni: 1998-2013

  1. Board of Trustees
    • Mount Nittany Medical Center
    • Medical Executive Committee
    • Treasurer of Medical Staff

Our Doctors

Dr. James S. Martin

Orthopedic Surgeon​/Partner

Dr. John C. Sefter

D.O. F.A.O.A.O.
Board Certified, Fellowship Trained Spine Surgeon

Patient-Centered, Outcomes-Based Orthopedic Care and Sports Medicine.

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(814) 237-4321