icon-physicians-largeMark E. Gittins, D.O., Orthopedic Surgeon

Knee and Hip Seminar

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Dr. Gittins is a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in Sports Medicine and Arthritis with extensive experience in outpatient joint reconstruction including robotic assisted knee joint replacement and the direct anterior hip replacement. Dr. Gittins received his bachelor’s degree from Anderson University in Anderson, Indiana. He attended medical school at Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, Missouri. Upon completion of his Internship and Orthopedic Residency at Doctors Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, Dr. Gittins served an AO/ASIF Trauma Fellowship in Switzerland.

Dr. Gittins currently functions as Clinical Instructor and Staff Physician for the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine Orthopedic Residency Program. Dr. Gittins has served as team physician for USA Track and Field Team, Capital University, Big Walnut High School, and Pickerington North High School. He has also served as event physician for Ohio High School State Championships in various sports. Charity endeavors include serving as an Orthopedic Consultant for Heart to Honduras Medical Mission Group.

Dr. Gittins holds privileges at the Mt. Carmel New Albany Surgical Hospital, St. Ann’s Hospital, and Grant Medical Center. He has served on the board of AOAO. Dr. Gittins interests include robotic assisted joint replacement surgery, arthritis surgery, total joint replacement, ACL reconstruction, arthroscopy, sports medicine and orthopedic surgical outcomes.


  • Board Certification
    American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery #1076, 09/94
  • Undergraduate
    Anderson University, Anderson, Indiana; B.A.
  • Medical School
    Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kirksville, Missouri; D.O.
  • Residency
    Doctors Hospital, Columbus, Ohio, Orthopedic Surgery
  • Fellowships
    AO/ASIF Trauma Fellowship in Switzerland.

Dr. Mark Gittins Discusses The NAVIO® Robotic-Assisted System

Meet Dr. Gittins NAVIO® Patient ~ Jill Schaffer


Physician Assistant

Antonia Artise, PA-C

  • Undergraduate
    Saint Francis University, Loretto, PA; Physician Assistant Science Program, Bachelor of Science in Health Science
  • Graduate
    Saint Francis University, Loretto, PA; Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies

Physician Assistant

Sarah Laub, PA-C

  • Undergraduate Studies
    Bachelor of Science in Biology, Wright State University: Dayton, OH Graduated: 2008
  • Graduate Studies
    Master of Science in Anatomy, Wright State University: Dayton, OH Graduated: 2011
    Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies, Marietta College: Marietta, OH Graduated: 2014

Ratings and Comments

4.5 out of 5 (13 comments)


Everyone at Orthonuro are great!


Have had wonderful history … Mostly my husband … We would not think of going anywhere else … Have recommended to many over the years … First class people and organization!!!


I’ve seen three separate doctors in this practice and they are all excellent.


I was able to get into the doctor the same day I called.What a relief. I injured my knee when I fell and wanted to avoid the emergency room! He fixed me up with a brace and it seems to feel better with the support.


I am happy to work with ortho Nuero on my orthopedic needs


Keep up the good work!


Everyone there has been concerned and understanding of my situation. I appreciate and feel fortunate that I met Dr. Gittens and that he performed my surgery. His assistant Sarah has ALWAYS tried to help me with my situation.


I was referred to Dr M Gittins by my spouse’s co-worker who gave him very hi praise and recommend him very highly… I had seen another Doctor over a year before for my knee and all he would tell me was I was to young (55) for any type knee surgery and that I had fluid on the knee and arthritis and he gave me a cortizone shot and said that should take care of it. Well that was just a band aid for awhile ,he never showed me x-rays or disscussed anything else…. The ache and pain has just gotten worse , after seeing Dr Gittins and the care they gave me, really give’s me hope of walking and feeling normal again. They explained all the x-rays to me and even gave me a copy of them all , explained all the options to me and how the procedure would go and listened to all questions I had and answered them fully. To say the least I was truly impressed and very glad I had went there and look forward to my next visit and getting back to a normal life.


Numerous people have shared with me that going to OrthoNeuro was the best choice for potential hip replacement surgery.
I am totally convinced that I made the right choice.




OrthoNeuro physicians have been my go-to team for 4 recent major surgeries at the New Albany location.
The entire OrthoNeuro staff is clearly focused on providing not only a positive experience but most importantly they focus on positive post-operative outcomes!


Dr. Gittins was compassionate about my emergency situation.
I appreciate the way he has treated me as a person AND a patient. I felt very comfortable with him at first meeting and knew he wanted to help me.
Thank You.


My experience was excellent, just as it was when I received a complete hip replacement by Dr. Mark Gittins back in 2005! This would/will be where I’ll come for future needs, if necessary. Thanks to all so much!

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine