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 (287 Ratings, 104 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 (287 Ratings, 104 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

  • Jul 17, 2019

    Dr. Friess is simply outstanding. Excellent surgeon, caring physician. His resident was also with him today was also excellent. Taking care of elders can be especially challenging, and his kindness and expertise made all the difference for our family.

  • Jul 17, 2019

    He did a great job of fixing my leg and answering my questions.

  • Jul 12, 2019

    Dr. Friess is wonderful, he's very knowledgeable. And we like him very much.

  • Jul 10, 2019

    Extremely caring and competent.

  • Jul 10, 2019

    I met Dr. Friess before my surgery and instantly enjoyed his manner. He is open to any questions that I have. Yesterday was my 3 week check in and both Dr. Friess and Laura were informative and concerned about my well being. Every interaction I’ve had with the Orthopedic Dept. has been excellent.

  • Jul 10, 2019

    Dr Friess is such a kind, considerate, approachable physician. I appreciate his help immensely.

  • Jul 05, 2019

    Expertise, Skill, confidence in the medical staff

  • Jun 28, 2019

    I really appreciate that Dr. Darin Friess was very honest and took his time, never made me feel rushed and was a great doctor and consultant for my injury.

  • Jun 28, 2019

    He's a good doctor and I was happy with what he told me and I am satisfied with.... with the job he does and I think he'....he's got a good attitude and he's a good doctor. So, very reasonable and I'm happy to have him as a doctor.

  • Jun 26, 2019

    Dr Friess takes time to listen and always answers all my questions. I have complete confidence in his skills and my after care following my complex injury and recovery.

  • Jun 26, 2019

    Thank you Darin for your excellent advice and care, I appreciate your team's advice as well, and wanted to thank Everyone involved with my care during surgery. I am happy and more healthy today then I have been in awhile.

  • Jun 26, 2019

    Dr Freiss and his staff are wonderful. As a patient you never feel rushed, questions are answered. Excellent physician.

  • Jun 26, 2019

    Great staff and Dr Friess is amazing

  • 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.