Robert C. Marchand, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon and Expert in Robotic Joint Replacement

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 over 3000 robotic procedures since 2010. He is a MAKO/Stryker consultant and has advised in the 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 patients' 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 has been an important part of his prof essional 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