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.