With a strong background in general orthopedics and orthopedic trauma, Dr. Mechrefe has advanced training in complex reconstructions of the foot and ankle, specifically with arthritic conditions, ligamentous injuries and fractures, and flatfoot deformities. He also specializes in bunion and lesser toe deformities, arthroscopic surgery of the foot and ankle, foot and ankle ligament reconstructions, cartilage restoration/ transplantation, as well as complex revision surgery. He recently added Total Ankle Replacement surgery using the STAR Ankle to his surgery repertoire, and he is one of the only orthopedic surgeons in Rhode Island who can offer it as an option. STAR Ankle is used worldwide for more ankle replacements than any other device.
He believes the most important aspects of providing quality care are listening to the needs of patients, patient education, prevention of musculoskeletal injuries, establishing a relationship with patients and involving patients in their treatment plan. His dedicated foot and ankle team help educate patients about their foot and ankle problems, walk them through treatment options, and deliver superlative care with patients at the center of attention.
Dr. Mechrefe is the Clinical Instructor of Orthopedic Surgery at Roger Williams Department of Podiatry, and previously served as team physician to several high school and university teams. He is also a sought-after speaker and contributor to many publications. Raised in Lincoln, RI, he is a Wheeler School Alumni. He spends most of his free time with his wife and three children on the lacrosse fields, traveling, and enjoying the outdoors.
Undergraduate – Brown University, BA, Biology, 1996
Medical – George Washington University School of Medicine, Medical Degree with Distinction 2000
Internship – Rhode Island Hospital, General Surgery 2001
Residency – Brown University, Orthopedic Surgery, 2001-2005
Fellowship – Brown University, Orthopedic Trauma & Reconstruction, 2005-2006
Fellowship – Brown University, Foot and Ankle Reconstruction, 2006-2007
Member of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
Member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Member of the Rhode Island Medical Society
Secretary, Rhode Island Orthopedic Society
Member of the Eastern Orthopedic Society
Haffenreffer Fellow in Medical Sciences Award, Brown University, 2005
Kane King Dodek Award in Obstetrics and Gynecology, George Washington University School of Medicine, 1999
Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, George Washington University School of Medicine, 2000
Sigma Xi Scientific Research Honor Society, Brown University, 1996
April 26, 2018/ Marchand Mechrefe / Orthopedics Rhode Island
Ortho RI makes the Top Docs list – twice!
ORI is proud to have two of our own surgeons on RIMonthly’s 2018 Top Docs in Orthopedic Surgery list, as voted by their peers. Dr. Robert C. Marchand and Dr. Anthony Pierre Mechrefe are truly outstanding in their field.