• Total Knee ReplacementNicholas B Frisch MD Nicholas B Frisch MD

  • Partial Knee ReplacementNicholas B Frisch MD Nicholas B Frisch MD

  • Total Hip ReplacementNicholas B Frisch MD Nicholas B Frisch MD

  • Revision Hip ReplacementNicholas B Frisch MD Nicholas B Frisch MD

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Nicholas B. Frisch, MD|MBAHip & Knee ReplacementOrthopaedic Surgeon

Nicholas B. Frisch, MD|MBA

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 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.

EDUCATION & TRAINING

  • 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

LICENSURES

  • 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

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • Alpha Omega Alpha
    2014 - present
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
    2014 - present
  • Mid-America Orthopaedic Association
    2015 - present
  • Detroit Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
    2011 – present
  • Michigan Orthopaedic Society
    2012 - present
  • American Medical Association
    2011 - present
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
    2011 - present

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Frisch, NB, Keller, RA, Henry Ford Health Systems; “System for wireless monitoring of musculoskeletal range of motion,” 2015, U.S. Provisional Patent Appl. 62/153,708,
April 28, 2015.

Frisch, N, Keller R, Bartol S, Ford Motor Company; "Patient-centered vehicle emergency application and web interface that provides emergency personnel with vehicle data and personalized occupant health information," U.S. Provisional Patent Appl 62/398,862,
September 23, 2016.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • AMA National Advocacy Committee Meeting, Washington D.C.
    February 2017
  • 9th Annual Joint Replacement Fellows Symposium, Vail, CO
    January 2017
  • AAHKS Spring Meeting
    May 2017
  • AAHKS Annual Meeting
    2014, 2016
  • AAOS Annual Meeting
    2014, 2015, 2016
  • AAOS Board Review
    2016
  • Miller Board Review
    2016
  • MAOA Annual Meeting
    2014, 2015, 2016
  • AANA Fundamentals in Arthroscopy Course, Chicago, IL
    January 2014
  • AAHKS Residency Course, Dallas, TX
    November 2013
  • ISTA Annual Meeting
    2013, 2015
  • Dallas Short Course - Orthotics and Prosthetics, Dallas, TX
    October 2013
  • Michigan Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting, Mackinac Island, MI
    June 2013
  • AO Basic Fracture Course, Charlotte, NC
    January 2013

ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICE

  • Physician Advisory Committee, Crittenton Hospital
    2017 - Present
  • Reviewer - Journal of Arthroplasty
    2017 - Present
  • Wayne State University School of Medicine Research Forum, Judge
    2016
  • Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Resident Admissions Committee
    2016
  • Mayo Clinic Healthcare Systems Process Improvement Committee, Reviewer
    2014
  • HFHS EPIC Physician Readiness Committee
    2013-2014
  • HFHS House Officer Council, Representative
    2012 - 2013
  • HFHS Department of Orthopaedics Bundled Payment Pilot Committee
    2011 - 2013
  • HFHS Quality Exposition Competition, Judge
    November 2012
  • MD/MBA Program Director Search Committee
    2010 - 2011

PROFESSIONAL HEALTHCARE EXPERIENCE

  • 3M, Maplewood, MN
    Physician Advisor
    September 2016 – Present
  • miROM, LLC, Detroit, MI
    Co-Founder
    Develop and design sensor technology for musculoskeletal injury prevention and rehabilitation
    September 2016 – Present
  • Detroit Digital Technology, LLC, Detroit, MI
    Co-Founder
    Developed business plan and ascertained funding for launch of Detroit Digital Technology LLC
    Design and creation of web-based and mobile medical apps
    September 2013 – Present
  • MD|MBA Network, Boston, MA
    Co-Founder
    Developed business plan and ascertained funding for launch of MD|MBA Network – a fully functional web-based
    platform for collaboration between MD/MBA alumni, faculty, administration and current students
    Designed web-based platform, managed platform construction and coordinated with faculty and administration,
    orchestrating official Network launch event at Tufts University School of Medicine
    September 2008 – June 2012
  • Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA
    Consultant
    Benchmarked and proposed a curriculum for a Leadership Education Program designed for new physician
    executives/leaders at Tufts Medical Center
    Created Program’s teaching structure and content through collaboration with administrators and faculty at Tufts
    University and Brandies Heller School of Healthcare Management
    April 2010 – June 2011
  • Tufts Medical Center Physicians Organization, Boston, MA
    Consultant
    Conducted market research for proposed business development models
    Proposed strategies to optimize service delivery based on market analysis
    November 2009 – March 2010
  • Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA
    Consultant
    Researched and provided strategic analysis of new business development protocols for medical universities, academic
    medical centers and device/pharmaceutical companies
    Proposed and presented potential Tufts Medical Center-specific models for new business development
    August 2008 – January 2009
  • Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA
    Consultant
    Reviewed evidence-based medicine, provider perspectives, competitor positions and Tufts Health Plan data on total joint replacement
    Provided consolidated review of clinical decision-making processes and developed potential medical policy and
    management strategies surrounding total joint replacement
    May – November 2008
  • Tufts Health Plan, Watertown, MA
    Consultant
    Developed a business plan for a Sports Medicine Fellowship in Family Medicine
    Analyzed process flow for the Department of Orthopaedics at the Cambridge Campus
    June – August 2007

EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE

G.A. FRISCH, INC., Troy, MI

Project Manager
2003 – 2008

  • Supervised commercial, industrial and historic restoration projects
  • Redesigned and implemented automated progress reports and project flow analysis
  • Oversaw development of company safety program based on updated Michigan OSHA standards

FLETCHER ALLEN HEALTH CARE, South Burlington, VT

Hemodialysis Technician
2003 – 2008

  • Performed patient care duties related to patients’ personal needs, comfort and safety
  • Administered hemodialysis treatments to patients in end stage or acute renal failure

ADDITIONAL INTERESTS

windsurfing ∙ kiteboarding ∙ skiing ∙ lacrosse ∙ hunting ∙ fishing

Nicholas B Frisch, MD|MBA

DeClaire LaMacchia Orthopaedic Institute
1135 W. University Drive
Suite 450
Rochester, MI 48307

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Credibility Links

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  • Mid-America Orthopaedic Association
  • Crittenton Hospital Medical Center
  • DeClaire LaMacchia Orthopaedic Institute
  • Michigan Institute for Advanced Surgery Center