Darin M. Friess M.D.

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Associate Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.8 out of 5 (293 Ratings, 91 Comments)


  • Orthopaedics and rehabilitation

Special focus on

  • Fracture Care
  • Trauma (Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation)


  • M.D., Tulane University School of Medicine, 0 1999
  • M.P.H., Tulane University School of Medicine, 0 1999
  • Residency:

    • Orthopaedic surgery, Case Western Reserve University, 2005
  • Fellowship:

    • Orthopaedic trauma, University of Minnesota, 2006
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2009.


Dr. Friess specializes in treating arm, leg and pelvic fractures. He has a special interest in treating fractures that have not healed correctly after treatment. He also does surgery for patients with bone infections and infected fractures, which can mean working with several specialists. He does research on the healing of broken bones and weight bearing after fractures. Dr. Friess enjoys developing relationships with his patients as they are healing and returning to regular activities.

During his spare time, Dr. Friess enjoys spending time with family, reading and gardening. He enjoys bicycling to work, but does not find the time as often as he would like.

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  • English

Memberships and associations

  • Orthopaedic Trauma Association

Patient Ratings

4.8 out of 5 (293 Ratings, 91 Comments)

The patient ratings score is an average of all responses to the question "How likely would you be to recommend this provider to your family and friends (on a scale of 0 to 10)" on our nationally-recognized NRC patient surveys.

Patient Comments

  • Jun 11, 2019

    Hi there, this is [Name] My experience with Dr. Friess was very complete. He would took the time to explain the X-ray, he took the time to ask for any questions. He communicated with me in a very fundamental and very compassionate way, so that I got a good feeling of his ability, as well as his..... his communication skills. I was very happy with Dr. Friess.

  • Jun 07, 2019

    Friendly professional at all times and thorough. I wish all the Doctors I have had were like this.

  • Jun 05, 2019

    Yeah, he's a very good doctor. He was nice, friendly, easy to get along with, reasonable, and I enjoyed my visit, and I guess that's about all.

  • Jun 01, 2019

    He introduced himself to my husband and me pre-surgery and we spoke for a while. He thoroughly explained the process and what I should expect. I felt calm and in good professional hands.

  • May 31, 2019

    Competent, caring, detailed, informative.

  • May 29, 2019

    Dr. Friess performed nothing short of a miracle in perfectly putting back together my badly pulverized upper tibia and broken knee cartilage, when I was 76 years old. I can walk, hike, garden, kayak and dance again thanks to his masterful surgery. I also give credit and profound thanks to all the nurses and physical therapists who helped me.

  • May 25, 2019

    Excellent dr! So pleasant, professional, and listens! I feel so fortunate to have him doing my surgery.

  • May 24, 2019

    I would highly recommend Dr. Friess to anyone. He's been an excellent doctor to my husband [Name] put him back together 10 1/2 years ago from a terrible car accident, and he has stayed with us about his leg ever since.

  • May 22, 2019

    Dr Friess was excellent. I loved how he explained everything do it was understandable. He is an excellent surgeon.

  • May 18, 2019

    I was extremely impressed with his the surgery that he did on my leg and I was even more impressed with the time that he gave me in the office. I did not feel rushed. I felt listen to and I would highly recommend him to my friends or family if they were ever to find themselves in a situation that I am.

  • May 16, 2019

    Dr Friess and staff are wonderful. It as if you are his only patient. The entire clinic are wonderful.

  • May 16, 2019

    Dr. Friess is a very thorough, very well spoken and understanding doctor. He is just a great guy to work with and very helpful with every question I had and did a very, very good job of keeping me notified and in the loop of everything that was going on. I definitely, definitely recommend him to anyone that needed his help.

  • May 09, 2019

    Knowledgeable, professional, kind, and supportive

  • May 09, 2019

    The doctor is a great professional and he has done a fantastic job with me. I don't have pain after the operation. God bless him for his dedication to helping those of us who are in pain. Thanks to all of the professionals there.

  • May 05, 2019

    Well, Dr. Friess, I love him, but he is.... he's compassionate, he is knowledgeable, he is everything that you could want from a doctor and especially an orthopedic surgeon like like he is. It's very, very hard to have somebody that still has compassion for people in his situation. I mean, yeah. So anyway, I think he's wonderful. Absolutely an excellent doctor and his.... his surgery skills are great too. Okay.

  • May 01, 2019

    He was so helpful and really considered our desires. He spent quality time with us Answering all of our questions.

  • May 01, 2019

    Oh, he's very good doctor. I'm very happy with the work he did and he said everything was going good and it really lifted my spirits made me feel better.

  • Apr 24, 2019

    I don't even know where to begin. What Dr. Friess is to my husband [Name] and I. We absolutely love this man and love his care and my husband can't bear if he ever moved on. He is incredible and his journey with us from the beginning of this near fatal accident [Name] 18th, 2010. He's incredible. We just so appreciate his care and always issue and other doctors also, but Dr. Friess is right at the top for [Name]

  • Apr 22, 2019

    Dr. Friess was extremely consider it. and complete and make sure I understood what he was saying. He was very nice. and very thorough and yes, I would recommend him to anybody who needed his care.

  • Apr 11, 2019

    Dr Freiss was very helpful, and despite discouraging news, was upbeat and sympathetic to my issues.

  • Apr 03, 2019

    Dr Friess takes time to answer every question. I appreciate the time he gives and his access through emails.

  • Mar 22, 2019

    Wonderful!!! He takes his time explaining complicated situation and explains why he is suggesting this. The best physician I have been treated by!!

  • Mar 20, 2019

    Dr. Friess did the work of a miracle in putting together my lower leg and knee. He is not only a master trauma surgeon, but also a kind and compassionate care giver. I have felt that I've been in the hands of God through this whole ordeal, particularly while I was at OHSU. The work of Dr. Friess has of course, been pivotal.

  • Mar 20, 2019

    Very professional and helpful.

  • Mar 08, 2019

    He did great job and answered all my questions.

  • Mar 07, 2019

    Always professional and courteous. I really feel like they are always trying to help. Good place good people.

  • Mar 07, 2019

    I broke my leg in four places and Dr. Friess put me back together and 7 months later I have a cane but he was amazing. I would recommend him to anyone for any kind of a bone issue.

  • Mar 05, 2019

    I found Dr Friess to be a caring doctor,and a very fine surgeon.

  • Mar 02, 2019

    Been very polite and respectful thanks

  • Feb 17, 2019

    We were very satisfied with that provider got us in promptly and we were very happy with our service. Thank you.

  • Feb 11, 2019

    He was professional and kind.

  • Feb 07, 2019

    (INAUDIBLE) went great, recovery went great. The only concern is I have a small bone that still floating, but he said when he's tried to attach it before it hasn't worked. So it's in a different area from my surgery, it's near my femur where the ball is what he put the rod and screws in with.

  • Feb 01, 2019

    Dr. Friess is just really professional really sensitive really kind, listens to all my concerns and questions. I feel like I'm in really good hands with him. He's been a great doctor for a... emergency brake that I had in, on my femur.

  • Feb 01, 2019

    He was very informative and answered all my questions.

  • Jan 25, 2019

    Dr. Friess in our family is considered a miracle worker. [Name] is not only recommended at much is so appreciated in our lives. So, [Name] is a happy person with having Dr. Friess as his physician because he knew he had the got the best care possible from the man he is just a miracle worker. Thank you.

  • Jan 19, 2019

    Quality and skill of care and profession

  • Jan 18, 2019

    I appreciated Dr. Friess is very personable talk to about concerns that were very difficult, considering my accident Injury. He was very confident in his outcomes, but always positioned them professionally that he would do the best he to do. I think Dr. Friess is an amazing surgeon who has a great bedside manner, and I recommend him highly anyone going forward.

  • Jan 18, 2019

    Yes, I my experience with Dr. Friess has been extremely great. I am a professional athlete and, he took that into consideration and really went above and beyond listening to me, and what I needed for my care so that I could get back to full time work. Amazing man so I would recommend him to anyone.

  • Dec 21, 2018

    My experience with Darin Friess was nothing but perfect. He was very, very professional, very helpful, and just an all-around great individual. Answered all of my questions, gave me the best care possible, and went over every possible scenario with me. So I am very thankful and very happy with Darin Friess. Thank you.

  • Dec 20, 2018

    Dr. Friess is a great surgeon and I can't recommend him enough. The scars are healing great and he was thoughtful enough to avoid my tattoos. He's been great with the follow ups as well.

  • Dec 16, 2018

    Dr. Friess is an amazing doctor. We couldn't ask for any one better and he's a fantastic human. We really appreciate all the care and how kind he has been to our whole family.

  • Dec 14, 2018

    My meeting with Dr. Friess was handled in a timely manner. I was well cared for. The X-ray was done very efficiently. They didn't hurt me at all. They allowed me to take my time because I use a walker. I was very satisfied with this meeting.

  • Dec 12, 2018

    I was very impressed with how Dr. Friess talked to me about my leg breaking experience and what was to come. He was patient, very kind, did not rush me or think that I was trying to keep him from leaving. It was a very good experience.

  • Dec 12, 2018

    Well, this is the way that works. They were really good to me and they really helped me a lot and that's all I can say, you know. All the way through it and I'm glad that I had them. Okay, I don't know what to press.

  • Nov 21, 2018

    Friendly courteous and professional.

  • Nov 15, 2018

    I had surgery on my leg on the 12th. The doctor spoke with me briefly before surgery, but after surgery never came back, I don't know what happened during surgery. I didn't get any details from anyone or any follow up, and was a little upsetting.

  • Nov 15, 2018

    Dr. Friess was wonderful. The only problem I have is I am now back to the amount of pain I was in 5 months ago from him adjusting my leg. Other than that he was fabulous.

  • Nov 15, 2018

    Dr. Friess is a wonderful doctor. He helped put my husband back together from a car accident and that's why we continue to take him back to see Dr. Friess because he who knows what he's doing and he doesn't take any unnecessary risks with my husband's home.

  • Nov 15, 2018

    Dr. Friess was a great surgeon. He did a wonderful job on my elbow, was very great at explaining all the options, the details, what he was going to do, expectations for recovery and so forth, and it was great working with them. Thank you.

  • Nov 11, 2018

    Everyone is very nice and respectful.