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

Doctor Rating

4.8 out of 5

306 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, NC Baptist Hospital, 2007
  • Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery, NC Baptist Hospital, 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

306 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: 336-716-3944 | 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.306 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. Shield's was outstanding, put me at ease with the hip replacement surgery procedure. Included my care partners and answered any questions they had. Walked us thru the surgical procedure. ALL IN ALL A great experience.


A very caring and good physician


Dr. Shields was very insightful and friendly


*Dr. Shields is the best.


I feel completely confident in Dr. Shields, and feel I have found the right surgeon for me.


I have already recommended *Dr.Shields to 2 other co-workers. #8. total.


Good experience.


Outstanding provider very knowledgeable and very easy to talk to and ask questions about my surgery.


Dr. Shields is an excellent provider. I could not ask for a more kind and caring doctor. He explained my condition and all possible options to me in easy to understand terms. He exemplifies the true meaning of "CARE" giver. I wish all healthcare providers were as genuinely caring for their patients as Dr. Shields.


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.

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