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, 49 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, 49 Comments)

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Patient Comments

  • 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.

  • 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

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I see patients at

  • OHSU Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation Clinic at Cornell West Beaverton Directions
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