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 (181 Ratings, 44 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 (181 Ratings, 44 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

  • Nov 01, 2018

    Great doctor, great bedside manner. 10's all around. Bye.

  • Sep 27, 2018

    Super! When I broke my kneecap, he repaired it quickly and has followed my recovery. At every encounter he has been great.

  • Sep 25, 2018

    I received excellent care in each of the areas that I experienced: admitting,prop,anesthesia,surgery,surgeon,recovery,and in my room through and including discharge home.

  • Sep 19, 2018

    Dr. Friess and the orthopedic team did a wonderful job! The surgery went well, their follow ups were were easy to schedule, and they were very accommodating with completing forms required for my work and auto insurance.

  • Sep 19, 2018

    All the staff was very polite and attentive to any questions and my level of comfort during my visit

  • Sep 16, 2018

    My Sept 11 visit was a follow-up with X-rays to assess healing progress of fractured right acetabulum. My care with this physician and the provider institution has been excellent, and I am grateful to have had a successful recovery. Physicians and staff have been attentive and professional throughout the six months that have passed.

  • Sep 16, 2018

    He's a kind and caring person, very intelligent with advanced techniques and information. Explains things well and is open to anything.

  • Sep 12, 2018

    I've been very impressed with Dr. Friess. Clearly an expert in his field, Dr. Friess is practical in his approach, kind in his delivery and patient answering the questions I'm sure he routinely gets many times over.

  • Sep 07, 2018

    This doctor is the best for me. He took very good care of us, and I am very pleased. God bless you.

  • Sep 07, 2018

    courteous and professional

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