Meet Dr. Dafford

Fellowship trained in Trauma

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Patient Ratings and Comments

Overall Rating

4.5 out of 5 (55 Ratings, 26 Comments)
Global
4.8/5
Physician Communication Quality
4.8/5
Office Staff Quality
4.9/5
Access to Care 3 month
3.8/5
Care Coordination
4.4/5

Recent Comments

11/10/2021

*Dr. Dafford was wonderful! Her skill level made for a great recovery. Every interaction with her was positive and put me at ease. She related to me as an individual person, not just a number.
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11/04/2021

Very pleased with my experience at South Shore Orthopedics.
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11/01/2021

Although did not see provider within 15 minutes of my appointment, the flow of the process was smooth and total time at facility was one hour, not typical of medical appointments in general.
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10/19/2021

I can't say enough of *Dr. Erica E. Dafford MD. She is a good person & great surgeon. She did emerg. operation on my hip. 10/12/21.
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10/18/2021

Happy with care and visit
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10/05/2021

*Dr. Erica Dafford is an excellent and caring physician. I feel fortunate to have her.
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09/25/2021

Dr Dafford is very efficient, both she and her staff are polite, helpful and very nice. I am very pleased with my progress with the broken arm.
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09/24/2021

Great experience. I broke my ankle and got an appt. right away. The surgery was schedule and performed right away.
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09/24/2021

Met *Dr. Dafford in the emergency room. Had to have emergency surgery. Also had one follow up visit.
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09/20/2021

Keep up the good work and excellent customer service
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08/21/2021

Good
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08/17/2021

Dr. Dafford is the best of the best! She is so friendly and knowledgeable! She truly makes you feel so understood and cared for! I would highly recommend her to family and friends! She is great!!
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07/27/2021

Thank you!
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07/20/2021

Visits are always a pleasure. Everyone is very helpful. *Dr. Erica Dafford is a delight - I couldn't ask for any better treatment!
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07/20/2021

Dr Dafford has provided me with excellent care all the way through with my injury. She met all my expectations and more. I liked the online check ins, especially right after my surgery. They made me feel connected instead of forgotten until my next appointment.
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07/10/2021

Dr Dafford is an exceptional provider who genuinely cares about me. Her technique is painless. I look forward to seeing her when I have a problem.
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04/28/2021

*Dr. Dafford is a great doctor. Very caring and professional.
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04/16/2021

Dr. Dafford & her staff are professional, helpful & courteous. Dr. Dafford treats my injuries professionally & helps me heal quickly. She listens to my concerns & offers helpful advice. She is a "patients" doctor & I am lucky & appreciative that she is my Doctor.
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04/05/2021

Thorough exam, answered all concerns. Pleasant experience.
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03/20/2021

great experience with this DrI believe hers skills saved the quality of my life
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03/18/2021

*Dr. Dafford is a fine doctor/feel comfortable during visit.
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02/20/2021

Dr. Dafford is the best orthopedic surgeon I have had. She is the only doctor I felt cared deeply about how I am feeling and doing, and would spend a quality time talking to. I as referred by a friend and also referred to another family to consult with her. Having seen four other doctors in your practice before, Dr. Dafford is by far the best one ever.
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02/13/2021

Dr. Dafford is wonderful. She is patient and kind and an excellent surgeon.
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02/08/2021

In the short time I saw *Dr. Dafford she did more to help me than some doctors I have seen for years.
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01/29/2021

I have had excellent care on at least four occasions - I have come to feel the doctors are part of my extended "family .
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01/25/2021

Thanks to *Dr. Dafford & her team. We see her next Jan. 20th.
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Specializing In

Orthopedic Trauma

Medical Degree

Tulane University School of Medicine
New Orleans, LA

Internship/Residency

University of Wisconsin Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation
Tulane Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Tulane Department of General Surgery

Fellowship

Partners Orthopedic Trauma Service
Harvard University

Board Certification

American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Professional Memberships:

AAOS American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons – Resident Member
AMA American Medical Association

Hospital Affiliations

South Shore Hospital, South Weymouth, MA – Active Staff

Awards Received

Resident Research Award – University of Wisconsin Department of Orthopedics – 2009
Pi Beta Phi Prize for Laboratory Science – Tulane University – 2000
Creative Premedical Scholar – Tulane University – 1998

Publications

Phinney, DG, Hill, K, Michelson, C, Dutreil, M, Hughes, C, Humphries, S, Wilkinson, R, Baddoo, M, and Bayly, E. Biological Activities Encoded by the Murine Mesenchymal Stem Cell Transcriptome Provide a Basis for Their Developmental Potential and Broad Therapeutic Efficacy. Stem Cells, 2005 Aug 11.

Bayly, E., Brosseau, J.L., and Reed, W.F. Continuous Monitoring of the Effect of Changing Solvent Conditions on Polyelectrolyte Conformations and Interactions. International Journal of Polymer Characterization and Analysis, 7: 1-19, 2002.