Michael Thomas Freehill, M.D.Wake Forest Baptist Health

Doctor Rating

4.6 out of 5

134 Ratings

Michael Thomas Freehill, M.D.

Assistant Professor,

Clinical Interests

ACL and Meniscal Injuries, Arthroscopy of the shoulder and knee, Upper Extremity Injury and Pathology, Rotator Cuff and Shoulder Instability, Shoulder Arthritis, Complex Shoulder Pathology, Sports Medicine

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New Patient Appointments: 336-716-WAKE
Returning Patient Appointments: 336-716-8091
Department: 336-716-8200

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Education & Training

  • B.A., University of San Diego, 1994
  • M.D., Tulane University School of Medicine, 2005
  • Internship, Medicine, Johns Hopkins Hosp, 2006
  • Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery, Johns Hopkins Hosp, 2010
  • Fellowship, Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, Stanford University, 2011
  • Fellowship, Orthopaedic Surgery, Massachusetts Gen Hosp/Brigham, 2012


  • Int'l Soc Arthro Knee Surg Ort
  • Am Academy Of Orthopaedic Surg
  • Johns Hopkins Medical & Surgic
  • Little Orthopaedic Club
  • Louisiana State Medical Societ
  • Maj League Baseball Play Alum
  • Maryland Orthopaedics Assoc
  • North Carolina Orthopedic Assn
  • NC State Medical Society
  • Tulane Medical Alumni Assoc
  • Am Coll Of Sports Medicine
  • Am Coll Of Surgeons
  • Am Medical Assn
  • Am Orthpdc Society Of Sports M
  • Anc Order of Hibernians of Am
  • Anthroscopy Assn Of North Amer
  • Assn of Pro B'ball Play of Am
  • Alpha Epsilon Delta Premed. Fr
  • Eastern Orthopaedic Assn

NPI Number

  • 1205973898
Michael Thomas Freehill, M.D.

Doctor Rating

4.6 out of 5

134 Ratings

Michael Thomas Freehill, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Orthopaedics

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Academic: 336-716-9813 | Department: 336-716-8200

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Recent Publications

Freehill MT, Gorbachinsky I, Lavender JD, Davis RL III, Mannava S. Presumed testicular rupture during a college baseball game: a case report and review of the literature for on-field recognition and management. Sports Health. 2015;7(2):177-180.

Shi LL, Mullen MG, Freehill MT, Lin A, Warner JJ, Higgins LD. Accuracy of long head of the biceps subluxation as a predictor for subscapularis tears. Arthroscopy. 2015;31(4):615-619.

Black EM, Lin A, Srikumaran U, Jain N, Freehill MT. Arthroscopic transosseous rotator cuff repair: technical note, outcomes, and complications. Orthopedics. 2015;38(5):e352-e358.

Iriberri I, Candrian C, Freehill MT, Raiss P, Boileau P, Walch G. Anatomic shoulder replacement for primary osteoarthritis in patients over 80 years: outcome is as good as in younger patients. Acta Orthop. 2015;86(3):298-302.

Vidt ME, Santago AC II, Hegedus EJ, Marsh AP, Tuohy CJ, Poehling GG, Freehill MT, Miller ME, Saul KR. Can self-report instruments of shoulder function capture functional differences in older adults with and without a rotator cuff tear?. J Electromyogr Kinesiol. 2015;():.

Plate JF, Brown PJ, Walters J, Clark JA, Smith TL, Freehill MT, Tuohy CJ, Stitzel JD, Mannava S. Advanced age diminishes tendon-to-bone healing in a rat model of rotator cuff repair. Am J Sports Med. 2014;42(4):859-868.

Ek ET, Shi LL, Tompson JD, Freehill MT, Warner JJ. Surgical treatment of isolated type II superior labrum anterior-posterior (SLAP) lesions: repair versus biceps tenodesis. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2014;23(7):1059-1065.

Freehill MT, Mannava S, Safran MR. Outcomes evaluation of the athletic elbow. Sports Med Arthrosc Rev. 2014;22(3):e25-e32.

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Assistant Professor, Orthopaedics

Clinical Interests

ACL and Meniscal Injuries, Arthroscopy of the shoulder and knee, Upper Extremity Injury and Pathology, Rotator Cuff and Shoulder Instability, Shoulder Arthritis, Complex Shoulder Pathology, Sports Medicine
Michael Thomas Freehill, M.D.

Michael Thomas Freehill, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Orthopaedics

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Doctor Rating

4.6 out of 5

Michael Thomas Freehill, M.D.134 Ratings


Doctor Ratings

The overall Patient Rating score is the average of responses to the nine questions listed below. The questions are from the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a 1 to 5 scale, where 1 represents "very poor" and 5 represents "very good."
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CP concern for questions/worries
CP efforts to include in decisions
CP explanations of prob/condition
CP spoke using clear language
Friendliness/courtesy of CP
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Patients' confidence in CP
Time CP spent with patient
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I I love the doctor and his assistant and also he is a student assistant I guess they explained everything and in the future what might happen they were very clear very professional.


Dr. Freehill is a busy guy because he is the best! I have complete confidence in him!


I have recommended numerous patients to Dr Freehill already and will coniniue. His care is superior and his surgical skills are unmatched anywhere else!


All of comp rehab doctors/nurses, x-ray techs have been exceptional!


Staff and doctor were helpful and respectful during the entire process. Thank you.


Providers like Dr Freehill and his clinical support team are excellent advertisement and create loyal patients who will advertise for Dr Freehill and for WFUBMC without your spending "advertising dollars".


Dr. Freehill is the absolute best Ortho provider there is. He treated my son like he was his own. We will defintely refer Dr. Freehill to anyone that needs to be seen. Can not say enough good things about this provider. He is a one in a million provider.


Excellent practice - from check in/check out staff to nursing, surgery scheduling, xray and doctor - everyone is friendly and helpful. I now understand why Dr. Freehill comes so highly recommended.


Could not ask for better service from a provider.


I feel that my medical condition is not a priority for my provider.


Dr Freehill is a wonderful doctor. I have recommended him to others.


I would highly recommend Dr. Freehill. He is very friendly and has great bedside manners. He takes the time to listen and explain.


I was surprised, but grateful, Dr Freehill wanted to see me within days of my surgery. He offered me words of encouragement about surgery and recovery.




You are very fortunate to have such an intelligent, caring physician on staff -


He is an excellent addition to the Orthopedic Department.


Awesome care from Dr Freehill and staff.


I absolutely love Dr. Freehill. I wish other doctors were like him. He genuinely cares about his patients and listens to their concerns.


I would highly recommend Dr. Freehill to anybody. He took the time to explain the procedure to me, and the recovery time. We mapped out a plan, he was confident it can happen.


This doctor is the only doctor that has seemed to find the problem for what I was being seen for, and I have seen several doctors in Charlotte, NC.


Dr Freehill in combination with Physical Therapy staff (McKenzie and Johnson) were fantastic. Results, perfect.


I have already recommended to people I know....


Doctor must have been double booked because he was very late seeing me for my scheduled appointment time, but he took time with me once he could.


Dr Freehill was excellent to work with, he gave my son the best possible care he could have received. My husband and I were very impressed with his concern for our son and the time he took to explain things to not only us but our son about what his options were and the procedure he needed.


The Doctor is very good in understanding the problem and finding solution for it and directing the patient to the right person that can help. But he does not talk enough to the patient and does not explain enough which makes the patient (especially the one who is visiting him for the first time) not comfortable and not satisfied and wondering if he even got the problem. Also he gives the impression that he is in a hurry and does not have the time to listen to the patient. But once you get to know him (like do what he said), and feel better because of his advices, you get a lot of confidence in him. Yet this is not good enough specially that the very first visit is not promising.

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