John Frino, M.D.Wake Forest Baptist Health

Doctor Rating

4.7 out of 5

127 Ratings

John Frino, M.D.

Associate Professor,

Clinical Interests

Pediatric Trauma, Hip Dysplasia, Orthopaedics, Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, Scoliosis

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Education & Training

  • B.S., Clemson University, 1991
  • M.D., WFU School of Medicine, 2000
  • Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery, Univ Of Arkansas For Medical S, 2005
  • Fellowship, Orthopaedic Surgery, Childrens Hospital Of Boston, 2006

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery


  • Am Academy Of Orthopaedic Surg
  • North Carolina Medical Society
  • Ped Ortho Soc of NA
  • Scoliosis Research Society
  • Am Medical Assn
  • Arkansas Medical Society
  • Beta Gamma Sig Nat Bus Hon Soc
  • Fin Mngt Assn Nat Honor Soc
  • Forsyth County Medical Society
  • Golden Key National Honor Soc

NPI Number

  • 1528098936
John Frino, M.D.

Doctor Rating

4.7 out of 5

127 Ratings

John Frino, M.D.

Associate Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery

Research Interests

Fractures, Open; Surgical Wound Infection; Negative-Pressure Wound Therapy; Lumbar Vertebrae; Wound Healing
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Academic: 336-716-9813 | Department: 336-716-8200

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Recent Publications

The use of dual growing rods to correct spinal deformity secondary to a low-grade spinal cord astrocytoma. Kuhn EN, Muthigi A, Frino J, Powers AK.. J Surg Case Rep. 2015;2015(10):1-4.

Surgical management of spasticity in the child with cerebral palsy. Kolaski K, Frino J, Koman LA. In: Brashear A, Elovic E, eds. Spasticity: diagnosis and management. New York: Demos Medical Publishing;2011: 397-416.

Classic measures of hip dysplasia do not correlate with three-dimensional computer tomographic measures and indices. Stubbs AJ, Anz AW, Frino J, Lang JE, Weaver AA, Stitzel JD.. Hip Int. 2011;21(5):549-558.

Use of vacuum-assisted closure in pediatric open fractures with a focus on the rate of infection. Halvorson J, Jinnah R, Kulp B, Frino J.. Orthopedics. 2011;34(7):e256-260.

The impact of intrathecal baclofen on the natural history of scoliosis in cerebral palsy. Shilt JS, Lai LP, Cabrera MN, Frino J, Smith BP.. J Pediatr Orthop. 2008;28(6):684-687.

Collagen-platelet rich plasma hydrogel enhances primary repair of the porcine anterior cruciate ligament. Murray MM, Spindler KP, Abreu E, Muller JA, Nedder A, Kelly M, Frino J, Zurakowski D, Valenza M, Snyder BD, Connolly SA.. J Orthop Res. 2007;25(1):81-91.

Trends in adolescent lumbar disk herniation. Frino J, McCarthy RE, Sparks CY, McCullough FL.. J Pediatr Orthop. 2006;26(5):579-581.

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Associate Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery

Clinical Interests

Pediatric Trauma, Hip Dysplasia, Orthopaedics, Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, Scoliosis
John Frino, M.D.

John Frino, M.D.

Associate Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery

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Doctor Rating

4.7 out of 5

John Frino, M.D.127 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."
Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey

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
Likelihood of recommending CP
Patients' confidence in CP
Time CP spent with patient
Wait time at clinic

Patient Comments

Comments are taken from the Care Provider section of the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Comments are posted exactly as they are written. Comments are added weekly. To protect patient privacy and confidentiality, patient names are not included.


Dr. Frino is an excellent doctor who is so compassionate, thorough and very informative.


Dr. Frino is simply an excellent doctor. He truly cares for his patients and always provides the highest level of care possible.


again Dr Frino is great to work with, high educated and great people skills.


Dr. Frino is a delightful person and I am thrilled that my daughter was referred to him. His manner with both adults and children is the best I have ever witnessed in a doctor. WFUBMC is lucky to have him.


Dr. Frino was suggested to us by my Orthopedic Surgeon in Greensboro, as Morgan was not nearly as comfortable as the specialist she saw at Duke. What started as a consultation, has turned into a change of Surgeon for us! Dr. Frino and Sybil are the best team possible.


Dr. Frino's countenance (kind, maintained eye contact), body language/posture (drawing close to my daughter, getting down on her level), and verbal communication (speaking slowly, clearly, softly, and in easy-to-understand language) were all a vast improvement from our previous experience with previous doctor. Also, kudos to Dr. Frino's resident who exhibited expertise and professionalism.


We loved *Dr. Frino & would highly recommend him!


The best pediatric physician I have ever met!! His genuine love for children shows with no effort. :)


*Dr. Frino and staff are wonderful and caring providers.


Very impressed.


Great physicians!!


have already recommended Dr. Frino to others


Loved Frino and his staff!


We couldn't ask for a better doctor than Dr. John Frino.


I love Doctor Frino.


Dr. John Frino is an excellent surgeon and healthcare provider. He is very approachable and communicates clearly in understandable ways.


Dr. Frino is an exceptional physician! My son has CP, he overlooks his physical inabilities and sees him for the person he is! He truly always has his best interest (and parents) at heart when making decisions.


*Dr. Frino was an EXCELLENT doctor. He has great bedside manner and made the experience of my daughter's broken arm so much better. We love him!


Amazing and would not go anywhere else. He is awesome.


Absolutely lovely visit- very kind and attentive to Madeline and spoke to her with respect and easy-to-understand terms- very age appropriate but not treating her like a doll- which people seems to do with little kids


Our family has many health issues and Dr Frino is the best physician we have ever had the pleasure to work with and receive treatment from.


dr. Frino is always kind and reassuring. takes his time and makes my daughter feel taken care of. he is the best!


We couldn't have asked for any better of a doctor for our daughter!


Very good doctor and we trust him.


Dr Frino was very friendly and made my daughter feel very comfortable.


Very nice voice - spoke clear, and spoke _____.


set me at ease. incredibly down to earth, relaxed, gentle, while giving expert medical attention advice




*Dr. Frino is an excellent physician' the staff member who showed us to the room and took initial information is very kind and professional.


awesome experience. so glad we chose wake for our son's surgeries.


everyone nice& respectful


i am helping my daughter with this survey,she has seen dr,frino since she was 6 years old and i am her mother,dr, frino has been like family to us and he has performed miricles for mary and we love him,he is truly a gift from god!!! not just his medical know how,but his personality and how he truly cares,we feel like he is family and we love him and thank god for him every day!!!


*Dr. Frino is outstanding! He is the sweetest, kindest, most caring doctor that my son has (and we see lots of drs.).


I referred to patients to Dr. Frino and they both went to see him


Excellent care


Excellent!!!!! The doctor was excellent.


Outstanding physician, staff and facility!




DR. Frino is very kind to my child. very respectful . always takes time to explain things to both of us.. he is great!!


I am 9 years old and like Dr. Frion. he is very nice.


I love this doctor. I am a nurse myself and very critical so this is saying a lot. He has been fantastic.

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