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Frisch Ortho Hip and Knee Specialist
  • Rochester
    Tawas City
Nicholas B. Frisch, MD|MBA

Nicholas B. Frisch, MD | MBAHip & Knee ReplacementBoard CertifiedOrthopaedic Surgeon

Dr. Frisch and his dedicated staff believe in creating a very personalized experience with the highest level of service. His practice focuses on minimally invasive joint replacement and complex primary and revision hip and knee replacement. Dr. Frisch utilizes efficient pain management pathways that allow for rapid recovery and faster return to normal activity. Select patients may qualify for outpatient joint replacement and go home the same day as surgery. For total hip replacement, Dr. Frisch will perform surgery using either an anterior or mini-posterior approach depending on the individual’s needs.

Dr. Frisch was born and raised in Michigan and graduated from Detroit Country Day High School. He attended the University of Vermont for college, Loyola University Chicago for a Master’s in Medical Science and then Tufts University School of Medicine where he earned his MD and MBA in Healthcare Management. While at Tufts Dr. Frisch was awarded the Norman S. Stern MD|MBA Award for excellence in academics and leadership.

Dr. Frisch completed his Orthopaedic Residency training at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. During his time at Ford, he was actively involved in research, winning several local and regional podium presentations. He was equally involved in health care innovation, winning the innovation challenge for “reducing 30-day readmission through technology,” and the Ford Motor Company Connected Health Challenge. Dr. Frisch also won an award for the development of “wireless, wearable sensor technology in health care.” Upon completion of his training at Ford, Dr. Frisch received the Outstanding Resident Award for 2016. Dr. Frisch serves as the Vice Chief of Surgery at Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital.

Because of his experience, commitment to patients, education, and continued professional development, Dr. Frisch has earned the distinction of fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He has also been selected as a Top Doc 2022 in Metro Detroit by Hour Detroit and dbusiness, Detroit's Premier Business Journal.

Dr. Frisch completed his Adult Reconstruction Fellowship at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. It was there that he was selected as a Health Policy Fellow for the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons. As a Health Policy Fellow, Dr. Frisch has been able to actively advocate for legislative agendas that benefit both his patients and the joint replacement community.

Dr. Frisch’s clinical research interests focus on the treatment of hip and knee degenerative disease, implant design, corrosion and perioperative patient optimization. He is also engaged in larger health policy related topics including risk adjustment for value-based reimbursement and systems-based quality care initiatives.

  • ASCENSION CRITTENTON HOSPITAL, Rochester, MI             2017 - present
  • ST. JOSEPH HEALTH SYSTEM, Tawas City, MI             2018 - present
  • AAHKS HEALTH POLICY FELLOWSHIP, Chicago, IL             2016 - present
  • RUSH ADULT JOINT FELLOWSHIP, Chicago, IL             Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Fellow             2016 - 2017
  • HENRY FORD HOSPITAL, Detroit, MI             Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Resident              2011 - 2016
  • TUFTS UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, Boston, MA             MD|MBA in Healthcare Management              2007 - 2011
  • LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO, Chicago, IL              Master of Arts in Medical Science             2005 - 2006
  • UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT, Burlington, VT              Bachelor of Arts in English - Minor in Chemistry LICENSURES             1999 - 2003
  • Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons              August 2019 - Present
  • Michigan Medical License & Controlled Substance License              June 2017
  • Illinois Medical License              2016 - present
  • Michigan Educational Limited License              2011 - 2016
  • Basic and Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Detroit, MI              June 2012, May 2013, May 2015
  • Fundamentals of Critical Care Support Provider Conference, Detroit, MI              May 2012
  • Top Doc 2020, 2021 & 2022 in Metro Detroit by Hour Detroit and dbusiness, Detroit's Premier Business Journal
  • Designated as a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Orthopedics Best Clinical Article Award - 2016
  • Frisch NB, Nahm N, Khalil JG, Guthrie ST, Charters MA. Short versus Long Cephalomedullary Nail for Pertrochanteric Hip Fractures - Orthopedics, 2016. PMID: 27874910
  • Frisch NB, Evans T, Dobson C, Gibson G, Parsons TW, Mott MP. The Validity of a Rat Model for Analyzing miRNA in Chondrosarcoma
  • Winner Best Poster - American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons - San Diego, CA - March 2017
  • AAHKS Healthcare Policy Fellowship - 2017-2018
  • Outstanding Resident Award Henry Ford Hospital - Detroit, MI - May 2016
  • Winner Ford Motor Co. Connected Health Challenge - Detroit, MI - June 2016
  • Winner Best Paper Award, Michigan Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting - Mackinac Island, MI - June 2016
  • Frisch NB, Taliaferro K, Wessell NM, Ananthasubramaniam K, Brooks K, Silverton CD. Metal Ion-Induced Cardiomyopathy in Dual-Taper Modular THA
  • 2nd Place Paper Award, Michigan Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting - Mackinac Island, MI - June 2016
  • Frisch NB, Pepper A, Guthrie ST, Silverton CD. Intraoperative Temperature Monitoring in Hip Fractures
  • Winner Mid-America Orthopaedic Associate Educational Grant - Bonita Springs, FL - April 2016
  • 2nd Place SEMCME Research Forum - Rochester, MI - May 2016
  • Frisch NB, Pepper A, Guthrie ST, Silverton CD. Intraoperative Temperature Monitoring in Hip Fractures
  • Alpha Omega Alpha - Member, Wayne State University School of Medicine - 2014
  • Winner Henry Ford Annual Medical Education Research Forum (Clinical) - Detroit, MI - February 2016
  • Frisch NB, Pepper A, Guthrie ST, Silverton CD. Intraoperative Temperature Monitoring in Hip Fractures
  • Winner Henry Ford Annual Medical Education Research Forum (Basic Science) - Detroit, MI - February 2016
  • Frisch NB, Lynch J, Banglmaier RF, Silverton CD. The Effect of Impact Location on Force Transmission to the Modular Junctions of Dual-Taper Modular Hip Implants
  • Winner of Detroit Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Resident Research Symposium - Birmingham, MI - May 2015
  • Frisch NB, Wessell NM, Charters MA, Goldstein A, Cann B, Silverton CD. Impact of Body Mass Index on Blood Transfusion in Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty
  • Winner of Detroit Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Resident Research Symposium - Birmingham, MI - May 2014
  • Frisch NB, Charters MA, Sikora-Klak J, Banglmairer RF, Oravec DJ, Silverton CD. Intraoperative Periprosthetic Femur Fracture: A Biomechanical Analysis of Cerclage Fixation
  • Winner of Henry Ford Health System Research Symposium in Epidemiology - Detroit, MI - May 2014
  • Frisch NB, Charters M, Dobson C, Les C, Hoegler J, Hakeos W, Guthrie T. Intertrochanteric Hip Fractures: How Time To Surgery and Comorbidities Affect Mortality
  • Winner of Edward D. Henderson, M.D. Physician in Training Award, Mid-America Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting - San Antonio, TX - April 2014
  • Charters MA, Frisch NB, Wessell NM, Sikora-Klak J, Yu S, Jeffries JJ, Les CM, Silverton CD, Laker M. Rivaroxaban versus Enoxaparin for Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis after Hip and Knee Arthroplasty
  • Winner $10K Henry Ford Innovation Institute Challenge - reducing 30 day readmissions through technology - 2013
  • $2500 Henry Ford Innovation Institute Challenge - wireless, wearable sensor technology in healthcare - 2014
  • Norman S. Stern MD|MBA Award, Tufts University School of Medicine - 2011
  • Phi Beta Kappa, University of Vermont - 2003
  • English Departmental Honors - 2003
  • NCAA Division I Academic Honor Roll - 2000 & 2001
  • National Society of Collegiate Scholars - 2001
  • Golden Key International Honor Society - 2001
  • Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society - 2000

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Nicholas B Frisch, MD|MBA

Ascension LaMacchia
Orthopaedic Institute

1135 W. University Drive
Suite 450
Rochester, MI 48307

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  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
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