• Phone: 401-777-7000
  • Office Location(s): Wakefield |
  • Specialties: Hip Resurfacing, Total Knee Replacement, Total Hip Replacement, Knee Arthroscopy

Dr. Robert Marchand is an expert in robotic joint replacement. He is one of the most experienced MAKO robotic surgeons in the world, having performed thousands of robotic procedures since 2010. He is a MAKO/Stryker consultant and has advised in design and development of new products, including partial knee replacement. He is also on the educational faculty and has provided live virtual surgical procedures and training to surgeons worldwide since 2015.

Dr. Marchand found his passion for orthopedic surgery while at Cornell. There he had the privilege of working with Dr. Insal on knee service and Dr. Warren during his sports rotation, both innovators of knee surgery. Meeting these two people and the influence they had on him was the determining factor in his decision to specialize in orthopedic surgery.

Modern medicine can be a disconnected process and Ortho Rhode Island makes it more convenient for the patient with orthopedic and sports medicine, physical therapy and training all in one practice. He feels it makes it easier to deliver a higher quality of care and the fact that he has spent most of his career there speaks volumes about his belief in the practice and all we do for patients. He feels privileged to do what he does to improve patient’s lives, to relieve pain and to increase activity and mobility. He finds every one of his patients to be inspirational, as their recoveries are all different and impact their lives in different ways.

While sports have been an important part of his professional life, it is equally important in his personal life. He is an avid cyclist, surfer, paddle boarder and snow boarder.


  • Undergraduate – URI, 1978
  • Medical – Cornell University Medical College, 1983
  • Internship – Roosevelt Hospital, 1985
  • Surgical Residency – Hospital for Special Surgery in NYC, 1988


Professional Associations

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • East Orthopedic Association
  • Orthopedics Overseas
  • Rhode Island Orthopedic Society
  • Rhode Island Medical Society
  • Team Physician, University of Rhode Island Athletics
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July 8, 2021/ Marchand News / Orthopedics Rhode Island

Research is Driving Robotic-Assisted Surgery at Ortho Rhode Island

While Ortho Rhode Island believes in orthopedic care that puts patients first, their providers also know that great outcomes are driven by hard data. Their commitment to evidence-based quality and research undergirds Ortho Rhode Island’s innovative approach to orthopedics, including their pioneering work with robotic-assisted surgery, in partnership with South County Health.

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June 7, 2021/ Marchand News / Orthopedics Rhode Island

Dr. Marchand’s Leadership in Robotics is Featured in the RI Medical Journal

While the past year presented unique obstacles for orthopedic providers, Ortho Rhode Island continued to innovate to push orthopedic care forward for patients. This month, Dr. Robert Marchand was highlighted in the cover story of the latest issue of the Rhode Island Medical Journal.

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May 11, 2021/ Marchand News / Orthopedics Rhode Island

The Boston Globe Highlights Ortho Rhode Island’s Dr. Marchand as a Pioneer of Robotic-Assisted Surgery

This month, Ortho Rhode Island’s Dr. Robert Marchand met with The Boston Globe to discuss his leadership in pioneering robotic-assisted procedures, in partnership with South County Health.

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January 26, 2021/ Marchand News / Orthopedics Rhode Island

Dr. Marchand Discusses 10 Years of Mako Robotic-assisted Surgery in Rhode Island on The Rhode Show

On Monday, January 25th, Dr. Robert Marchand joined The Rhode Show on WPRI Channel 12 to share in the celebration of the 10th anniversary of the first robotic-assisted surgery in Rhode Island, introduced by Ortho Rhode Island in partnership with South County Health.

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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.

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