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Joseph Maratt

Hip and Knee Replacement Surgeon

Dr. Joseph Maratt combines his passions for healthcare and technology to make an incredible difference in the lives of his patients. An orthopedic surgeon specializing in surgery of the hip and knee, Dr. Maratt has advanced training in hip replacement, knee replacement and robotics in joint replacement.

Dr. Maratt majored in computer science at the Illinois Institute of Technology before graduating from the University of Michigan Medical School and completing his residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Michigan Health System. After residency, Dr. Maratt completed a fellowship in adult reconstruction and joint replacement at the Hospital for Special Surgery and Cornell University in New York, where he was awarded the Research Excellence Award.

Dr. Maratt continues to utilize his education in computer science in both his research and clinical practice. An early adopter of robotic surgery in 2014, he has been involved in the development of robotic and navigation systems. Dr. Maratt is engaged in the development of computer systems to monitor the quality of surgical outcomes and patient care.

Dr. Maratt is an active member of multiple societies, including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (board certified). In his free time, Dr. Maratt enjoys movies, music, reading, traveling and spending time with his wife, Jennifer Maratt, MD, a gastroenterologist at Indiana University, and their daughters.

Areas of Focus

Joint Replacement | Robot Assisted Joint Replacement | Direct Anterior Approach Hip Replacement | Tourniquet Free Knee Replacement | Partial Knee Replacement


  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Part I (Board Eligible)
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Part II (Diplomat)
  • Medical License, State of Indiana
  • Medical License, State of Michigan
  • Medical License, State of New York
  • United States Medical Licensing Examination, Step I
  • United States Medical Licensing Examination, Step II Clinical Skills
  • United States Medical Licensing Examination, Step II Clinical Knowledge
  • United States Medical Licensing Examination, Step III

Research & Publications

  • 17 articles and chapters in national journals and publications
  • Two institutional seminars on hip and knee joint replacement
  • Reviewer for several medical journals including HSS Journal®: The Musculoskeletal Journal of Hospital for Special Surgery, Bone and Joint Journal, Journal of Arthroplasty, Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, and Current Concepts in Joint Replacement/Orthopedic Research and Education Foundation


  • Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago – BS (Computer Science)
  • University of Michigan Ross School of Business, Ann Arbor, Michigan – MBA
  • University of Michigan Medical School, MD
  • University of Michigan Health System, Orthopaedic Surgery Residency
  • Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, Fellowship – Adult Reconstruction and Joint Replacement


  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Fellow Member, 2008-present
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, Member, 2013-present
  • American Orthopaedic Association, Emerging Leaders Program, Member, 2012-present
  • Michigan Medicine Taubman Center Orthopaedic Surgery, Medical Director, 2017-2019
  • University of Michigan Health System, Orthopedic Surgery, Clinical Assistant Professor, 2014-2019
  • Weill Cornell Medical School, New York, Orthopedic Surgery Clinical Lecturer, 2013-2014


  • Current Concepts in Joint Replacement/Orthopedic Research and Education Foundation, Clinical Practice Award Paper, 2016
  • Michigan Medicine, Making a Difference Award, 2015
  • Orthopedics Blue Ribbon Article Award, 2017
I strive to provide personalized care by engaging each patient in making informed decisions and creating treatment plans tailored to each individual’s needs and goals.
Joseph Maratt

patient Success Stories

Kate Nikolai

Knee Replacement Patient

Kate Nikolai had been dealing with arthritis in her knees, making it difficult to pursue her passion of biking, running and water skiing. Eventually, Dr. Joseph Maratt performed double knee replacement for Kate and helped her get back to living an active lifestyle.

Kirk Koenig

Hip Replacement Patient

As an international airline pilot with a busy schedule, Kirk Koenig couldn't let hip pain slow him down. When Kirk came to Forté for treatment, Dr. Thurman Alvey discovered the source of his pain and quickly referred him Dr. Joseph Maratt. After double hip replacement and physical therapy, Kirk has returned to the skies and enjoying an active lifestyle where he lives downtown Indianapolis.

Mayor Mark Myers

Knee Replacement Patient

After knee replacement surgery performed by Dr. Joseph Maratt and physical therapy, City of Greenwood Mayor Mark Myers made a quick return to living an active life while continuing to serve his community. "Forté was incredibly informative about the entire process from start to finish," said Mayor Myers.

Tony Sandlin

Hip Patient

After years of repetitive motion of climbing in and out of balloon baskets, Tony developed pain in both hips. After a double hip replacement performed by Joseph Maratt, MD, Tony is back in the sky and feeling better than ever.

In the News

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Hot Air Balloon Pilot Back in the Sky After Hip Replacement

Mar. 10, 2023
When Tony Sandlin started feeling side and back pain getting in and out of his hot air balloon baskets, he knew something was wrong. Tony has been a hot air […]

New Board President, Officers Elected to Lead Forté Sports Medicine and Orthopedics

Jan. 05, 2023
CARMEL, Ind. (January 5, 2023): Forté Sports Medicine and Orthopedics, previously known as Methodist Sports Medicine, announces the election of a new board president and officers, effective as of Jan. […]
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Robotic Arm-Assisted Surgery Technology Progresses

Oct. 31, 2022
Dr. Joseph Maratt, joint replacement surgeon with Forté Sports Medicine and Orthopedics, said the Stryker Mako technology combines advanced navigation for preoperative planning with a robotic arm that allows the […]
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