Our Staff

All professionals at Colorado Foot Instiute maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the medical field. Read on to learn more about our staff's experience and training.


Joseph E. Mechanik DPM, FACFAS

Dr. Joseph E. Mechanik is a native to the Denver Metro area. He and his family have had roots in Denver for more than 100 years. Dr. Mechanik formed the Colorado Foot Institute™, so he could offer his services and pain-relief to the community he loves. Dr. Mechanik has combined his skills and training to enhance the way people look and feel about their feet through a variety of conservative medical and surgical interventions. Since opening, Dr. Mechanik’s “community” has expanded throughout Colorado, the United States and Internationally.

After receiving his medical degree, DPM (Doctor of Podiatric Medicine) from the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science and the Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine, in 1995, he then went on to complete a 24 month post graduate training program in Foot and Ankle Surgery.  Dr. Mechanik further advanced his skills when he completed another 24 month fellowship surgical training program in Lower Extremity Musculoskeletal Surgery.  During his fellowship, Dr. Mechanik worked side by side with an orthopedic surgeon where he tackled the most complex and challenging foot and ankle conditions and surgeries.

Dr. Mechanik is dual board certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery. He is board certified in Foot Surgery and Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. Dr. Mechanik is one of the few podiatrist  in the United States with his extensive training. Dr. Mechanik is highly qualified to see and treat any ailment or condition patients may suffer from in their foot and or ankle.   Dr. Mechanik treats both adult and pediatric foot and ankle conditions.

Dr. Mechanik enjoys spending as much time as he can with his wife, Nancy and their 4 boys. He enjoys cardiovascular exercise, martial arts, scuba diving, technology and reading.

Colorado Foot Institute and Dr. Mechanik’s practice is exclusively limited to treating conditions of the foot and ankle. Because Dr. Mechanik personally sees and follows all his patients care from start to finish, he is able to closely monitor his patient’s progression to recovery. Dr. Mechanik and his staff strive to exceed patient expectations and to provide an overall seamless experience!

Dr. Mechanik warmly extends his services to patients suffering from foot and or ankle conditions.

Certifications

  • Fellow, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
  • Diplomate, American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Board Certified Foot Surgery
  • Board Certified Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery
  • Master Hyprocure Surgeon Certification

Fellowship

  • Lower Extremity Musculoskeletal Surgery – 24 months
    1997-1999
    Houston, TX.

Residency

  • Foot & Ankle Surgery – 24 months
    1995-1997
    Houston, TX

Education

  • 1995 Doctor of Podiatric Medicine
    Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine
     
  • 1995 Bachelor of Science
    Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine
    University of Colorado Boulder/Denver 1988-1991
    Pursued B. S.
     
  • 1984-1988 Cherry Creek High School-Graduate
    Magnum Cum Laude
    Englewood, Colorado
     
  • 1982-1984 Blessed Sacrament School
    Denver, Colorado
     
  • 1979-1982 Southmoor Elementary
    Denver, Colorado
     
  • 1976-1979 Fairmont Elementary
    Denver, Colorado