About RIOS

The objectives of this Society are to: (i) promote and advance the science and art of orthopedic surgery, (ii) encourage and cultivate the exchange of information and dialog among physicians, (ill) advocate the provision of quality orthopedic care for all patients, (iv) enlighten and direct public opinion in regard to the problems of orthopedic surgery, and (v) cooperate with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and other national, regional, and state orthopedic surgery societies.

Member Benefits

RIOS membership allows participation in the following:

  • Educational meetings for members and residents/fellows
  • Providing a voice for the specialty in both local and federal capacities for legislative and regulatory matters.
  • Representation of the specialty on the Rhode Island Medical Society’s Council
  • Representation of the state society at AAOS meetings 

Executive Director

Marc Bialek


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Board of Directors


Eric Walsh, MD

Vice President

Anthony Mechrefe, MD

Past President/Delegate to the AAOS Board

Sidney Migliori, MD


Tony Mechrefe, MD

Anthony Deluise, MD

At Large Members

Greg Austin, MD

At Large Members

Antocci Valentin, MD

RIMS Representative
Eric Walsh, MD

At Large Members

Kenneth Catallozzi, MD

At Large Members

Peter A. Pizzarello, MD

First Past Delegate

Ira Singer, MD

RI Contractor Advisory Committee (CAC) Rep

Ira Singer, MD

Rhode Island Orthopaedic Society