Jeffrey Mercer MD, PhD

Jeffrey Mercer MD, PhD

TEL: 503-234-9861
FAX: 503-238-0873

Dr. Jeffrey Mercer was born and raised in the Portland area. He received his undergraduate degree at Rice University in Houston, TX before attending medical school at Northwestern University in Chicago, IL. In addition to earning his MD at Northwestern, he also completed a PhD in neuroscience as a member of the Medical Scientist Training Program. He completed his orthopedic training at the University of California, Irvine in Orange County, CA. Upon completion of his residency, he sought additional sub-specialty training in foot & ankle reconstruction at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC.

Dr. Mercer specializes in conditions involving pain and deformity of the lower limb and is well-trained in innovative and arthroscopic techniques. He is licensed in the state of Oregon and is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Society.

Other Activities

Member, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Member, American Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Society


Adult Foot & Ankle Reconstruction Fellowship, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC Canada

Orthopedic Surgery Residency, University of California – Irvine, Orange, CA

Internship, University of California – Irvine, Orange, CA

PhD, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, 2008

MD, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

BA, Rice University, Houston, TX


Orthopedic Surgery


Portland Monthly Magazine, “Top Doctors”, 2024


Heckmann ND, Mercer JN, Wang LC, McGarry MH, Ross SDK, Lee TQ (2021) Biomechanical Evaluation of a Cadaveric Flatfoot Model and Lateral Column Lengthening Technique. The Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery. 60(5)956-959. PMID: 33994083.

Mercer J, Penner M, Wing K, Younger AS (2016) Inconsistency in the reporting of adverse events in Total Ankle Arthroplasty: A systematic review of the literature. Foot & Ankle International. 37(2):127-136. PMID: 26445992.