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

Doctor Rating

4.8 out of 5

413 Ratings

John Shepherd Shields, M.D.

Associate 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
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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

413 Ratings

John Shepherd Shields, M.D.

Associate Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery

Research Interests

Arthroplasty, Replacement, Hip; Hip Prosthesis; Femur; Hip Joint; Surgery, Computer-Assisted
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Academic: 336-716-3944 | Department: 336-716-8200

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Recent Publications

A bundle protocol to reduce the incidence of periprosthetic joint infections after total joint arthroplasty: a single-center experience. Bullock MW, Brown ML, Bracey DN, Langfitt MK, Shields JS, Lang JE.. J Arthroplast. 2017;32(4):1067-1073.

Utility of radiographs, computed tomography, and three dimensional computed tomography pelvis reconstruction for identification of acetabular defects in residency training. Plate JF, Shields JS, Langfitt MK, Bolognesi MP, Lang JE, Seyler TM.. Hip Pelvis. 2017;29(4):247-252.

Cost analysis of sending routine pathology specimens following total joint arthroplasty in the age of bundled payments. Holbrook HS, Plate JF, Langfitt MK, Lang JE, Shields JS.. Surg Technol Int. 2017;31():182-188.

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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Associate 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.

Associate Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery

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Doctor Rating

4.8 out of 5

John Shepherd Shields, M.D.413 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.




Courtesy of the provider was very caring.


Great case.


I had a very serious complication to a previous hip surgery. Dr. Shields quickly put together a plan of treatment, fully explained this treatment, and my options. He scheduled follow up surgery within the week. Because of his concern and immediate action, I am doing much better. I will forever be grateful to him for his genuine concern and surgical skills. His nurse Robin kept me updated on everything and has personally called to check on me many times.


Dr Shields is thorough, professional, and considerate.


A great doctor.


Dr Shields and Dr Steve were outstanding and understanding


Amazing Experience! Very thorough and answered all of my questions in great detail. I know he was busy, but he treated me like I was his only patient of the day.


nothing bad but a lot that was good


everything and everyone has always been top notch


Both PA John Shilt and Dr Shields were very understanding and quite helpful with my questions. I was at ease at each appointment and was taken care of by the whole staff.


really liked entire office staff


Dr. Shields and Dr. Lucas are two excellence physician in explaining, surveying my knee and giving me direction on how to get well. They were very concern with my pain level, exercises, and wellness overall... That made feel real good. Dr. Shields did a magnificent job in repairing knee..


Dr. Shields fit me into his busy schedule for an emergency visit. He took all the time needed to address my concerns and options. He personally called me the next morning to explain my test results and direction of treatment. His nursing staff have called several times to check on me and answer any questions or address any concerns. Any questions asked on the patient portal are answered in a very timely manner.


throughly explained my options in a professional, yet personal and caring manner


everything was very good to excellent


I feel that Dr. Shields is the best and I trust him and his team totally. Although I want the pain fixed right now, I know it takes time.


*John took the time show me the x-rays and told me why, things look good or bad.


Excellent service.Cofffee good,


Dr. Shields is phenomenal! I had never been in the hospital for anything in my 49 years and Dr. Shields and the staff explained the entire procedure and helped to ease my fears. If surgery can ever be a good experience, Dr. Shields made it a GREAT experience for me. It changed my life!!!!


My first visit with Dr Shields was a very good experience. He made me feel real comfortable with my decision to have the knee surgery.


Dr. Shields is an outstanding physician and this experience (knee replacement) could not have been better!!


I am telling everyone who needs Dr.Shields to go to him.


Dr. Shields was great. Had total knee replacement. Would recommend him highly to family and friends. The Davie Medical facility was great.




My experience with doctor & staff - outstanding.




Wonderful caring physician!


We loved the whole Davie Center.


Dr Shields is one or the best Doctors I have ever been to.


Dr. Shields is a very conscientious physician.


Nothing but good


Dr.John Shields is the most AWESOME Doctor that I have had. The best follow-up doctor with the most compassion that I have ever had!


Dr. Shields is AWESOME!!


I think Dr Shields is the best. My hip replacement went perfect. He is a very kind Doctor. I would trust him with any issues in his field.




Great Doctor


Dr. Shields is easy to talk to and I have recommended him to others already.


I can not say enough good words about Dr. Shields and his service, physical skill , intelligence and kindness.


I have had a positive experience with the Medical Center and my provider. This last visit was an annual check-up for knee replacement. Everything went smoothly and timely. I have recommended this physician to several persons.


OUTSTANDING!!!!!A rating of 10 is not high enough.


Dr. Shields spent as much timenas I needed to address my concerns. He has an exceptional bedside manner.


Dr. John Shields and his team are outstanding!!!!


I felt well cared for.


all good


Very helpful and good information that helps me avoid problems.


I've worked in surgery for over 13 years at many prestigious and mid level facilities. Dr. Sheilds is the real deal...Let me explain.He is kind, warm , has a great sense of humor, doesn't talk down to ANYONE that I've seen and he shows compassion to the needs of my problems. Also, he gives encouragement.I told him personally too never change who he is because medical personnel needs more Dr. Sheilds in this world.I'm a former Marine and I do not give high praises unless I truly believe in what it is I'm saying or 1st knee replacement he did went great and my next one at the end of the month I'm sure will go just as well.I would recommend him to anyone!


I have already recommended Dr. Shields to others.


I consider Dr. Shields and his assistants "The Happy Doctors." They come n the room smiling and they go out smiling!


Dr. Shields had a reputation of being a good communicator before I even met him and I was not disappointed! He instilled confidence in his ability.


Great Doctor when home feeling good about my visit.


Experience with everyone great Thanks


Best doctors in any medical fields *Dr. Shields is a miracle worker.


Dr Shields spends ample time to thoroughly answer questions and clearly explain my progress.




I would recommend Davie for all the great people who work there and how caring they are.


I am very please with my care provider.


Dr. Shields is an outstanding physician whose approach to medicine and his patients has not been equalled in all my experiences with organized medicine. He is probably the best and most qualified MD I have had the pleasure of entrusting my health and well being. He has the best of approaches with his patients and is always willing to listen to my concerns and many questions to help me understand the healthcare process I am going through with my hip replacement surgery. I have already referred him to a number of neighbors and friends who may need joint replacement surgery.


Dr. Shields is an excellent care provider. The fact that his clinic was overbooked only means he has to spread himself too thin in time with his patients. This is a real shame, he should not have to be under this kind of pressure - if he is to serve his patients as they deserve!

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