About Joseph E. Mechanik, DPM, FACFAS

About Joseph E. Mechanik, DPM, FACFASDr. 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.


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


Lower Extremity Musculoskeletal Surgery – 24 months
Houston, TX.


Foot & Ankle Surgery – 24 months
Houston, TX


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
Magna Cum Laude

Englewood, Colorado

1982-1984 Blessed Sacrament School

Denver, Colorado

1979-1982 Southmoor Elementary

Denver, Colorado

1976-1979 Fairmont Elementary

Denver, Colorado

Free Wi-Fi at Colorado Foot Institute.

For the convenience of our patients and guests, Colorado Foot Institute offers free, high-speed wireless internet access. Simply look for the guest access network on your wireless-enabled device to sign on.

Dr. Joseph Mechanik is Certified by

American Podiatric Medical Associations
American Professionals Wound Care Association
American Board of Podiatric Surgery
American Collage of Foot and Ankle Surgeons