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

Doctor Rating

4.8 out of 5

300 Ratings

John Shepherd Shields, M.D.

Assistant Professor,

Clinical Interests

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

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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
  • Massachusetts Medical Society
  • North Carolina Orthopedic Assn
  • Am Assn of Hip & Knee Surgeons
  • Am Medical Assn

NPI Number

  • 1245410497
John Shepherd Shields, M.D.

Doctor Rating

4.8 out of 5

300 Ratings

John Shepherd Shields, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery

Research Interests

Arthroplasty, Replacement, Hip; Hip Prosthesis; Hip Joint; Surgery, Computer-Assisted; Femur Neck
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Academic: 336-716-9657 | Department: 336-716-8200

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Recent Publications

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

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Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery

Clinical Interests

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

John Shepherd Shields, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery

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Doctor Rating

4.8 out of 5

John Shepherd Shields, M.D.300 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. Shields was very thorough in his communications as always.


I am very happy with my provider and will gladly recommend him and his office to anyone who will need knee replacement surgery.


Dr. John Shields is an excellent doctor and a wonderful bed side manner could not ask for a better surgeon


Provider explained & reviewed everything regarding my previous knee surgery - So I could understand.


My first visit with Dr. Shields and it was very positive. I would see him again.


Dr. Shields is an excellent surgeon. He is compassionate and takes time to listen to his patients. I highly recommend!


ALL good.


love Dr Shields... I have great confidence in his ability and knowledge to treat my illnesses. shows great empathy and compassion.


John is excellent... professional, thoughtful, comprehensive, thorough


These people really care.


Dr. Shields is an amazing physician. He always treats you like family. His concern for your health is very genuine. He takes the time to answer all questions and then asks if you have any more. As if you were his only patient. He is truly the BEST! We will forever be grateful we found this caring, special man.


*Dr. Shields told me I'm his "patient for life!" And I can't be more happy & grateful.


dr shields was excellent


Always feel that this care provider and the staff will/would take all the time necessary to alleviate my concerns.


Dr. Sheilds employees works as a impressive team.


A very good experience as always with Dr. Shields, a great, friendly doctor


Dr Shields and Sarah Gordon PA were wonderful. Far exceeded my expectations !!!! They answered all questions. I was treated with respect, kindness, and compassion. I have had follow up phone call and e-mail from Dr Shields. The Medical Center is luck to have Dr Shields and Ms Gordon on Staff and I am blessed to have them as my providers !!!!!


I was very impressed with provider and staff. I felt I was asked all the right questions and that decisions made took my concerns into consideration. Also received explanation as to why certain treatment options were not the best for me.


Excellent experience with Dr. Shields !


*John Shields MD very thorough, friendly and explained all views of X-ray taken after surgery. We like *Dr. John Shields very much I have made great progress -


Dr. Shields is the very best.


I was seeing this provider for an upcoming surgery. He was very detailed and answered all my question and added to them with additional information.


I have recommended Dr. Shields to other Veterans who suffer with the same problems I did. I will continue to recommend Wake Forest and their physicians to friends and family.


I am so glad that I am having my surgery with this team. Don't have the hesitancy that I had prior to the first visit.




Dr. Shields did an excellent job on my knee replacement and I have already recommended him as the "go to Doc" for that type of surgery.


Very good.




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.


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.


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




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 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!


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.


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


I am very satisfied with my provider & his staff.


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.


I have already recommended Dr shields and the center to oters


Wonderful doctor.




Dr Shields provided excellent care and I could not imagine a better outcome. He communicates well by proving all the information to make an informed decision to decide on surgery. After surgery there were clear and concise instruction on what needed to be done to have a great recovery. If it were not for the two knee replacements he did I would not be walking today. He literally changed my life.


Already have been recommending this location and Dr. Shields.


Yes, and I have. My friend is having hip problems and I told her about Dr. Shields. She made appt. w/him and saw him in his office...She too, was very pleased and satisfied.


I feel like I am getting the best care possible.


I have already recommended this care provider to several friends of mine.


Love Dr. Shields. Truly appreciate his friendliness and caring attitude.


always great and professional


No bad experiences. My husband and I have been telling everyone we know and don't know about this facility and the provider.


All good.


Dr. Shields scores higher than your highest category of "Very Good" he is EXCELLENT!!!


Dr. Shields is great!


*Dr. Shields is the best doctor ever! I have full trust in him. He's the best!!


Having other knee replaced in a few months by same provider.


A very positive experience.


I got excellent care before during & after my surgery.


I was completely confident and worry-free, and depend on all these people. #9. Great confidence.


appointment with provider seemed rushed


this provider knew what he was doing and he was very respectful.He was very confident and he relayed that confidence to me.


I love Dr. Shields! He is the best doctor I have had in a long time! He gave me my life back by helping me walk again, my hip replacements have been the best thing Ive done in years!! I will always go to him for help and advice in the future. Hes the best!!!!!!


I have already been telling people about how good Dr. Shields is and has always been. It is so good to know that "people friendly" is a good thing. There has been so many good changes in the years since I spent so much time there with my husband. I am so thankful to see these changes.


Dr. Shields in a very articulate Dr. I have no conplaints. I've had no problems with the surgery.


I came to Dr. Shields for a second opinion regarding hip replacement. This will be my 10th surgery on my lower body, so I have unfortunately met quite a few doctors in the last 12 years. Never in those 12 years has a doctor spent as much time with me as did Dr. Shields and his assisting doctor. I was so impressed with him not only as a doctor, but as a person. As a result of that meeting, I elected to terminate my very long standing relationship with Ortho Carolina and move my health care needs to Dr. Shields and others at Baptist. I look forward to him conducting the surgery so I can get my life somewhat back to normal. Baptist should count their blessings to have such a wonderful doctor.


Let me know I was on the right track regarding my health & knees.


I felt I have made the right choice for me, I have already been singing his praises.


#8. Good.


*Dr. Shields makes me feel very comfortable and I don't feel like I'm being pushed out, they all take their time with me.


I am very pleased with my care giver and his staff!


I think he is an excellent surgeon!


Dr. Shields did an excellent job of getting me the proper care, follow up MRI, routing me to the appropriate area.


He explains things well & listens to my concerns. very kind


Excellent care!


Dr.Shields is an excellent surgeon and a great person!


i will recommend this care provider to all that need any knee work done


I will use this team again should the need arise. They are all tip top!


Dr Shields is a great Doctor and feel very comfortable that I am getting excellent medical care from him and his team.


My husband and I are very please with Dr. Shields and his staff.


Dr. Shields is a wonderful Doctor and my experience with him was very satisfactory.

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