John Shepherd Shields, M.D.Wake Forest Baptist Health

Doctor Rating

4.8 out of 5

261 Ratings

John Shepherd Shields, M.D.

Assistant Professor,

Clinical Interests

Joint Reconstruction in Adults, Knee and Hip Replacement, Minimally Invasive Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Orthopaedics, Revision Knee and Hip Replacement Surgery, Robotic Partial Knee Resurfacing, Total Joint Replacement, Unicompartmental (Partial) Knee Replacement Surgery

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New Patient Appointments: 336-716-WAKE
Returning Patient Appointments: 336-716-8093
Department: 336-716-8200

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Education & Training

  • B.S., College of William & Mary, 2002
  • M.D., University of Virginia, 2006
  • Internship, Surgery, North Carolina Baptist Hospita, 2007
  • Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery, North Carolina Baptist Hospita, 2011
  • Fellowship, Adult Reconstruction, New England Baptist Hospital, 2012

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery


  • Am Academy Of Orthopaedic Surg
  • Am Assn of Hip & Knee Surgeons
  • Am Medical Assn
  • Massachusetts Medical Society
  • North Carolina Orthopedic Assn

NPI Number

  • 1245410497
John Shepherd Shields, M.D.

Doctor Rating

4.8 out of 5

261 Ratings

John Shepherd Shields, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Orthopaedics

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Academic: 336-716-9657 | Department: 336-716-8200

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Recent Publications

Bracey DN, Seyler TM, Shields JS, Leng X, Jinnah RH, Lang JE. A comparison of acetate and digital templating for hip resurfacing. Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2014;43(1):E19-E24.

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Assistant Professor, Orthopaedics

Clinical Interests

Joint Reconstruction in Adults, Knee and Hip Replacement, Minimally Invasive Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Orthopaedics, Revision Knee and Hip Replacement Surgery, Robotic Partial Knee Resurfacing, Total Joint Replacement, Unicompartmental (Partial) Knee Replacement Surgery
John Shepherd Shields, M.D.

John Shepherd Shields, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Orthopaedics

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Doctor Rating

4.8 out of 5

John Shepherd Shields, M.D.261 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
Likelihood of recommending CP
Patients' confidence in CP
Time CP spent with patient
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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. Shields is a very dedicated physician who treats us like family. Even though we are from out of state and drive 90 minutes each way it is well worth the drive for the exceptional care he provides. We have had positive experience after positive experience. Best Ever!


The provider was very experienced in hip replacement surgery. He took the time to explain my condition to me.


good,a great doctor


I feel that Dr. Shields always has my best interest in mind. This visit I asked about starting an exercise program and his recommendations were what I tried and have had incredible success with. I have and will continue to recommend his services to my friends and family.


Very satisfied


Provider was attentive, concerned and clear in providing me with information on treatment options.


Dr. Shields was a superb clinician. He listened to my symptoms, asked good questions, invited my questions. It was a very positive visit.




John Shields, MD was really nice. He explained everything to me so that I could understand what was needed for my care. He showed and explained the x-rays to me. I would recommend him to anyone that is in need of knee or hip replacement. I had to be referred to a sports ortho surgeon. I totally trust his judgement in who to send me to. He had the appointment made when I left the office.


No bad experience.


Showed concern for my welfare.


I appreciate Dr. Shield's. He is kind and compassionate.


Have already recommended Dr. Shield to a close friend and they have already been seen and had surgery performed on the knee. We both are very well pleased with the results and outcome of surgery.




All excellent.


I have recommended Dr Shields to my peers and will continue to do so in the future.


Dr. Shields did left hip surgery on me this past January. Coming up in January 2016 he will be doing a hip replacement on my right hip. I have confidence for sure in Dr. shields or I would have went to another surgeon besides him


Great Doctor.


Dr. Shields is an amazing, truly caring doctor. The Best of the Best!


Dr. Shields inspires confidence.


I would highly recommend Dr. Shields.


All excellent. See previous comment.


DR Shileds takes his time to answer all questions and concerns , he put you at ease and reassures you , he is a awesome orthopedic surgeon with a great personality . I would recommend him to friends and family .


Very easy to talk to and was very helpful with review of my recovery from hip surgery.


Dr. Shields is one of the best Orthopaedic Dr. I have had as is his Staff


*Dr. Shields even let me watch a video about my surgery which was fantastic!


Dr. Shields is the best. I would highly recommend him to anyone.


Dr. Shields was very informative. I am very satisified with the amount of time he spent to discuss my medical condition as well as options.


Dr. Shields is one of the most caring physicians I have come in contact with. He truly listens to your concerns, takes time to explain his diagnosis, and lays out a medical plan of action that can be understood. Words cannot adequately explain how lucky I feel to have him as my surgeon. The Best!


I am very satisfied with my provider & his staff.


Good means they were very nice to me and my daughter. #9. Good yes.


Dr. Sheilds is an excellent surgeon, and was the 2nd opinion I sought concerning hip surgery. He gave me information about pre-surgery and his techniques I hadn't received from the first care provider. I never felt rushed, and he's an exterely positive person. I would return to him without question. I initially expressed a desire to improve my hip because I 'couldn't run... away or to something...or jog a half-block with my dog.' What I heard him say pre-surgery was that high-impact activities-post surgery were discouraged. He explained about the unnecessary wear and tear high impact activities would place on the prosthesis. He probably included the word 'running' in the sentence. I finally heard at my 6 week checkup "No, you can't run." "Not ever?" "No... you can walk your dog..use the elliptical..." etc. It's a small point, and I'd have had the surgery anyway, and it's likely my hearing problem, but as with students or children, maybe he could consider "No, you should not run after surgery, not ever." It's a small thing, but dense folk like me sometimes need that!


Dr Shields took the time to listen to my concerns and had already looked at my file and information before coming in to speak with me. Very professional and caring.


I have never had a bad experience at Davie Medical Center.


I was treated very good while I was at your office.


I am hard to impress but I was very impressed with Dr. Shields! Kind, caring and concerned


I now have a good understanding of my condition (I did not have before) and have a plan of treatment. I would HIGHLY recommend Dr. Shields & his PA.


Post-op knee replacement. Excellent recovery - NO problems whatsoever - *Dr. Shields wonderful doctor. Excellent care EVERY department from 1st visit to last.


Wonderful doctor - - very patient with my numerous questions.


Very good getting ready to have surgery (right hip complete replacement) dr. very supportive.


Very attentive.


This care provider is an outstanding doctor. This has been an amazing experience. Words can not express how grateful I am for his expertise, caring and true concern.

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