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John Froehlich, M.D.

Adult Reconstructive Surgery / Sports Medicine
Board Certified Orthopedic Surgery
Director, Joint Replacement Center / Miriam Hospital
Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery (Clinical)

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John Froehlich, MD, MBA

Adult Reconstructive Surgery / Sports Medicine
Board Certified Orthopedic Surgery
Director, Joint Replacement Center / Miriam Hospital
Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery (Clinical)


John A. Froehlich, MD, MBA specializes in the areas of adult reconstructive surgery and sports medicine. He is fellowship trained and has been associated with Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital for over 27 years. He is a graduate of Brown’s orthopedic residency program and did a fellowship in Boston before returning to Rhode Island. Dr. Froehlich is one of the founding members of University Orthopedics. He is a clinical assistant professor of orthopedics at the Warren Alpert/Brown University School of Medicine and is actively involved in resident education and training.

Dr. Froehlich operates on patients of all ages suffering from a variety of shoulder, hip and knee ailments. Many of these procedures are done with the arthroscope or with newer minimally invasive techniques allowing for more rapid rehabilitation and return to a normal lifestyle. Included among the reconstructive procedures are: shoulder surgeries for rotator cuff disease, instability and impingement; knee surgeries for tissue repair, corrective procedures for arthritis, partial(resurfacing) and total knee replacements; and hip surgery including hip replacements. Dr. Froehlich is also involved in research on improving cartilage properties and the quality of joint replacements.

After completing his MBA in 2009, Dr. Froehlich has dedicated considerable time and effort in the development of the Center of Excellence/ Total Joint Center at The Miriam Hospital. He is the program director and oversees the running of this state of the art program dedicated to providing our community with the highest quality care including the utmost attention to the needs of patients.


Dudley Street
2 Dudley St.
Providence, RI

Kettle Point
1 Kettle Point Ave.
East Providence, RI

East Greenwich
1598 South County Trail
East Greenwich, RI

Undergraduate Degree:

Cornell University, BS with honors

Medical Degree:

University of Rochester


Rhode Island Hospital/Brown University


Mueller Foundation of North America @ Mass General Hospital/NE Baptist MBA Bryant University

Professional Affiliations:

  1. Board-Certified and a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American College of Surgeons and the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
  2. He is on staff at both Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital.

My Assistant

Steven Propatier, NP
Non operative treatment of sports and adult reconstructive problems

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    • The Hand & Wrist center deals with both surgical and nonsurgical treatment of conditions and problems.
  • Joint Replacement
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About Us

University Orthopedics in Providence, Rhode Island, is a regional referral center for patients with back and neck pain, joint pain, sports medicine problems, shoulder pain, hand problems, hip and knee pain, and foot and ankle injury. University Orthopedics utilizes fellowship-trained, sub-specialized physicians to treat a variety of orthopedic problems.