Voted a "Top Doctor" by Northern Virginia Magazine 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014; Washingtonian Magazine 2005, 2008, 2010 & 2012; and by Washington Consumers’ Checkbook Magazine 2007
- BS, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York
- MD, Georgetown University School of Medicine
Internship & Residency
- Orthopaedic Surgery, Georgetown University Medical Center
- Orthopaedic Surgery
- Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
- Strathmore’s Who’s Who
- Alpha Omega Alpha
Areas of Specialization
- Total Joint Replacement
- Sports Medicine
- Children and Adolescents
- Total hip replacement - metal, ceramic
- Minimally invasive hip replacement
- Hemiarthroplasty of hip
- Revision total hip replacement
- Total knee replacement
- Partial knee replacement
- Revision total knee replacement
- Hemiarthroplasty of shoulder
Thomas A. Martinelli, MD
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 orthopaedics 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 orthopaedic 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 Commonwealth Orthopaedics in 1999. His special interests within orthopaedics 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.
"I got two opinions in regards to my ruptured Achilles tendon. Dr. Martinelli did a great job in explaining the entire process (surgery and recovery) to me. I felt like he gave me the time and attention needed for me to be comfortable with my decision to have surgery. The surgical center was also a great experience."
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"I will be a patient of Dr. Martinelli for as long as he continues to practice. I wish all doctors had his bedside manners, and the ability to clearly explain conditions, solutions and procedures."
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Falls Church High School
2805 Duke Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
6355 Walker Lane
Alexandria, Virginia 22310