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John Frino, M.D.Wake Forest Baptist Health

Doctor Rating

4.8 out of 5

128 Ratings

John Frino, M.D.

Associate Professor,

Clinical Interests

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

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

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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

4.8 out of 5

128 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

Request An Appointment

Doctor Rating

4.8 out of 5

John Frino, M.D.128 Ratings


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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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Time CP spent with patient
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Dr. Frino is excellent. we saw him when Natalie was an infant and he was so knowledgeable about her condition. I am a nurse and I reserve high praise for the best of the best. Dr. Frino is among the best of the best!


everyone took their time with savannah & answered ALL of her questions


love Dr. Frino. would recommend him to everyone


Dr. Freno is very good with our son. He takes time to listen to all of us and gives very clear answers and directions.


*Dr. Frino is absolutely wonderful. He is so kind, knowledgeable, caring and amazing with children. A true asset to the Baptist team. He is everything one would want in a physician caring for your child.


Dr Frino made me feel the most at ease at the Dr's in a while. And, he listened to me and had a good sense of humor (that matched mine) during this difficult time.


Very good visit. Great office and doctor!


I was truly grateful to have received outstanding care for my son from provider/ nurses


great experience and always have been for years


dr. frino talked to Haley and asked appropriate questions regarding her health and physical activity that she could relate to. He "remembered" that she played soccer and tennis and discussed those activities and how those activities help her physical condition


Dr. Frino has been there every step of the way with me from discussing and recommending surgery, making himself accessible for questions before my surgery, visiting me everyday in the hospital and checking on me after I went home from the hospital-- always with a smile on his face too!


I have already recommended Dr. Frino to someone else.


If there were a mark above 5 I would give it to Dr. Frino. He is a wonderful physician who always listens and has the best interest for his patient. He makes you feel like he is treating his own child and wants what he would want as a parent. The best move we have ever made in the realm of medical decisions was deciding to get a second opinion from Dr. Frino. He has made a difficult experience more bearable. There is nothing harder than having a child with a diagnosis that has no real answers. He understands that and treats his patients with compassion and sensitivity, trying to treat not just the medical but also the emotional healing that must occur also.


Fine, all good.


Awesome Dr. He was great with our child.


The doctor was very friendly and understood my concern about my daughter.


Adore Dr. John Frino!!!

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