James E. Meeker M.D.

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Faculty profile
  • Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation

Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.7 out of 5 (595 Ratings, 186 Comments)


  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedics and rehabilitation

Special focus on

  • Ankle Arthritis
  • Ankle Reconstruction
  • Foot and Ankle Sports Injuries
  • Fracture Care
  • Limb Salvage


  • M.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill North Carolina 2004
  • Residency:

    • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, orthopaedic surgery
  • Fellowship:

    • Orthopaedic foot and ankle surgery, 2011-2012, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons: Board Certified 2015


I am a board certified orthopaedic surgeon on faculty at OHSU with sub-specialized expertise in foot and ankle disorders. I chose this field within Orthopaedics because treating foot and ankle maladies is tremendously meaningful. When people share their foot and ankle problems with me, it is my mission to work with them to achieve practical solutions that address their functional goals. It is particularly gratifying to see an athlete return to sport after treating their injury. Equally inspiring are the stories of patients who simply return to activities they enjoy such as hiking, cycling, or even taking their dog for a walk. In my role as an educator at OHSU, it is a privilege to share these experiences with the next generation of physicians and surgeons. 


  • English

Memberships and associations

  • American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society

Patient Ratings

4.7 out of 5 (595 Ratings, 186 Comments)

The patient ratings score is an average of all responses to the question "How likely would you be to recommend this provider to your family and friends (on a scale of 0 to 10)" on our nationally-recognized NRC patient surveys.

Patient Comments

  • Jun 06, 2019

    Very helpful and professional visit.

  • May 31, 2019

    All the staff were personable, professional, and made me feel confident in my care.

  • May 25, 2019

    Great Doctor

  • May 25, 2019

    He was prompt, informative and provided several options for treatment.

  • May 23, 2019

    Personable, honest.

  • May 20, 2019

    Dr. Meeker is very down to earth personable and realistic. I liked that he was honest and told me that he really couldn't fix my condition and that surgery wouldn't be helpful.

  • May 15, 2019

    Dr. Meeker was particularly kind and understanding, and most definitely very helpful... with my... second opinion. And I would recommend OHSU to anybody that was seeking... medical assistance.

  • May 13, 2019

    Dr Meeker is a highly qualified surgeon who did a perfect repair of my broken fibula. He communicates well & listens. He takes his patients’ comments seriously and follows through in response. He is efficient & concentrates on the most important things. I am 100% happy with him.

  • May 13, 2019

    My experience with Dr Meeker is always pleasant, informative, confident and reassuring.

  • May 11, 2019

    I felt like Dr. Meeker was very direct and wanted to know exactly how my....how the surgery went and I think he focused on a lot of the key areas, answered all of my questions accurately and quickly and gave me some really great feelings about my recovery, and I didn't have any questions and, or anything of the sort. He was very professional and I appreciated his surgery and anyone that I know who has any ankle issues that would re.....that may require surgery, I would advise them to go to him. I think his care was excellent, and I'm very happy with my experience. Thank you so much.

  • May 09, 2019


  • May 09, 2019

    Good listener, explained both the current plan and why not do more interventions at this time (e.g., MRI or surgery).

  • May 08, 2019

    He was polite informative knowledgeable

  • May 02, 2019

    Seemed nice but didn't address all concerns prior to him finishing my appointment

  • May 02, 2019

    Really appreciate Dr Meekers candid and balanced consultation. I felt like he was very tuned into the ethics of the issues and willing to give me his honest impression and perspective...as opposed to the surgical sales pitch to get me into a procedure that I may not need at this time.

  • Apr 30, 2019

    He is straightforward and gives a good explanation of no the procedure.

  • Apr 27, 2019

    Dr Meeker listens and also explains clearly

  • Apr 25, 2019

    Dr. Meeker examined my foot and gave me some options.

  • Apr 25, 2019

    My experience with Dr. Meeker has been excellent. Both pre and post surgery contact has been better than excellent. He and his staff have taken very good care of me and I could not be more appreciative. The surgery went perfectly. I am back on my feet and walking normally. For that, and Dr. Meeker's expertise, I will be forever grateful.

  • Apr 22, 2019

    Highly professional, adept, and personable.

  • Apr 20, 2019

    I had an experience with something very very nice very professional of what he knows this saw my problem that I have in the tendon that is broken and for me he is a capable person and in his hands I trust thanks.

  • Apr 16, 2019

    I had a good experience. James Meeker assured me I wouldn't wake up during surgery which put me at ease.

  • Apr 13, 2019

    The experience was very good. I would like for him to have stopped by after the surgery to tell me how it went or speak to me in some way, which he did not. That's all.

  • Apr 11, 2019

    Appointment time 2:45. Waited over an hour to see the doctors intern and after than another 40 min to see the doctor. The doctor saw me for 10-15 min. All that time to wait. Didn't leave until almost 5pm.

  • Apr 11, 2019

    Excellent!Thorough, professional and sensitive

  • Apr 08, 2019

    He was punctual, kind, informative, very intelligent, and somewhat compassionate. I wouldn't say warm, but he was very appropriate and he did explain to his ... I don't know if interns is the correct term. But anyway, I was very pleased.

  • Apr 07, 2019

    Dr. Meeker seems very knowledgable once I got in to see him. I had an MRI that showed fractures but I was never contacted about my results. When my MRI was released to My Chart, 7 days after the exam, I had to contact Dr. Meeker's office to get follow up care. After an unreturned call, I left a My Chart message and got a response that I would need to make an appointment to discuss a care plan. I had to hold for several minutes to get through to someone to make an appointment. Since I needed more immediate care they needed to find a time and call me back. I didn't get a call back for 24 hours. In total, I wasn't able to see Dr. Meeker again until 15 days after the MRI which was frustrating.

  • Apr 05, 2019

    Doctor was late, spent less than 10 minutes with me, did not explain anything but had his assistant print off reading materials. He left the room to get document and never returned to answer my questions.

  • Apr 05, 2019


  • Mar 30, 2019

    Dr Meeker is an excellent doctor and a true craftsman. This is the I have not had pain in my ankle for many many years.

  • Mar 30, 2019

    It was excellent!!!

  • Mar 30, 2019

    Hi, this is [Name], and apparently this is a survey and I just want to say that my experience with the foot doctors orthopedic has been great. I get a strong 8. Thank you. Have a nice day. Bye bye.

  • Mar 30, 2019

    Dr. Meeker is apparently highly skilled surgeon, knew exactly the best way to deal with my Achilles rupture, and I.... the evidence is that my rupture has healed remarkably quickly. He's very thoughtful and he answers all the questions and extremely pleased with the surgery. Thank you.

  • Mar 29, 2019

    he was nice & friendly and to the point of what was going to happen .

  • Mar 25, 2019

    Hi. James Meeker was an amazing surgeon. I had a great conversation with him prior. He gave me all the correct information and worked with me to schedule things ideally, so that my chaperone and girlfriend could pick me up and everything else, and I was very impressed and would definitely recommend him to any other friends or family that have similar ankle issues or anything that is needed. Overall my OHSU experience at that clinic was fantastic and I'm so happy and lucky that I live near such a great Hospital. Thanks as always, and talk to you guys later.

  • Mar 23, 2019

    I went out of my way to go back to Dr. Meeker for an ankle problem that I'm having that he did not initially operate on because I trust Dr. Meeker and he did a fantastic job on my other ankle that I also broke and I would recommend anybody and everybody to go to Dr. Meeker. He is a great guy and great surgeon.

  • Mar 16, 2019

    Hi research team before my surgery have every confidence in the world in him and approve that confidence worthwhile. The surgery was excellent. The follow up was excellent. His demeanor is terrific. He's just a good all around guy. He doesn't pull any punches. He tells you the truth. You tell it like it is and he explains everything in detail about what's going to happen to you during surgery and after surgery. Couldn't give him any higher marks.

  • Mar 15, 2019


  • Mar 15, 2019

    I saw two physicians prior to deciding which one I wanted to work with, I picked Dr. Meeker as he seemed more realistic and experienced.

  • Mar 14, 2019

    I felt he did not take my specific case seriously enough. I did not walk out of the office with the feeling of resolution for my medical condition. He attitude was unhelpful to further treatment. I walked out with more fears, then I came in with. I will absolutely never go back to his office.

  • Mar 14, 2019

    He gives the impression of being highly competent and so far his surgery has yielded quick effective healing. Dr. Meeker also projects a very kind, thoughtful and empathetic personality. It is truly wonderful that he uses his medical skills in such an inspiring way.

  • Mar 09, 2019

    Dr. Meeker was excellent yesterday, March 8th, and he was very positive, and I would see him again. I've been walking around in this cast for several weeks and he got me back on the road again. I appreciate it. Thank you.

  • Mar 04, 2019

    He put my leg back together again. Great job!

  • Feb 27, 2019

    Dr Meeker is prompt, thorough and conservative in his treatment plan. He wanted to see how my body would heal on it’s on without surgical intervention and I healed beyond his initial expectations. Very thankful

  • Feb 26, 2019

    I was very satisfied.

  • Feb 24, 2019

    Dr. Meeker and his staff are outstanding. They gave me a sense of being truly concerned of my care.

  • Feb 20, 2019

    Dr. Meeker was extremely professional. He answered all questions thoroughly. He even was very careful about letting me know everything about possible complications as well as chances for success and options available.

  • Feb 20, 2019

    He is very kind and courteous. He's very caring when it comes to knowing about your injuries and your disabilities.

  • Feb 20, 2019

    [Name] [Name] for Dr. Meeker. Dr. Meeker was thorough with me and he then decided afterwards that he couldn't do any operation on me nor would he give me cortisone, but he sent me to a vein specialist and I really appreciate his concern and the advice that he gave me. So yes, I would go back to Dr. Meeker again. Thank you.

  • Feb 18, 2019

    He was kind, open-minded, gave simple and direct advice - plus answered all of my questions and sent me confidently and comfortably on my way. I came in not being able to walk and left with a boot....and now I can function. This office also hear my pain and squeezed me in = THANK YOU!