About Our Podiatry Practice


South County Foot & Ankle is a podiatric practice with locations across the state. We are dedicated to providing our community with the best medical care for both routine and complex foot and ankle problems.

Associated Organizations

Professional Affiliations

Our practice enjoys medical and surgical privileges at the following local hospitals and institutions.

Dr. Eric Meehan

Dr. Eric Meehan was born in South County, Rhode Island. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Rhode Island in Kingston, and earned his Podiatric Medical degree in 2007 from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Following completion of a rigorous residency at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island, Dr. Meehan is well trained in the diagnosis and treatment of both routine and complex foot and ankle issues. Dr. Meehan’s love of athletics, and running in particular, led him to the world of podiatry following his own podiatric injuries. Podiatric treatments and surgery have allowed him to continue to do what he loves, and he hopes to bring this same experience to his patients. Outside of the office, Dr. Meehan enjoys spending time with his wife and children, entertaining family and friends, and enjoying the outdoors.

Training and Experience

  • American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery - Certifications in both Foot Surgery and Reconstructive Rearfoot & Ankle Surgery, 2016.
  • Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island - Three Year Podiatric Medicine and Surgical Residency, 2007 - 2010.
  • Ilizarov Center for Restorative Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Kurgan, Russia - Fellow, 2009.
  • Temple University, School of Podiatric Medicine - Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, 2007.
  • University of Rhode Island - B.S. Biological Sciences, 2003.
  • ACFAS Ankle Arthroscopy Course - Certification, 2010.
  • Wright Medical INBONE Total Ankle Replacement Course - Certification, 2013.
  • S.T.A.R. Total Ankle Replacement Course - Certification, 2010.
  • Northeast Region ACFAS Complications Seminar - Presenter, 2008.
  • American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons - Associate, 2010 - 2016; Fellow, 2016 - Present.
  • Rhode Island Podiatric Medical Association - Board of Directors, 2016 - 2018.

Dr. Tammy Van Dine

Dr. Tammy Van Dine was born in northern New Jersey. She received her undergraduate degree from Johns Hopkins University, and earned her Podiatric Medical degree in 2008 from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine, in New York City, where she graduated with honors. She went on to complete a 3 year residency at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island in Pawtucket. Here, she received extensive training in the diagnosis and treatment of many foot and ankle problems, both in a surgical and clinical setting. She brings this experience to her practice and is committed to providing a superior level of care to her community and patients. During her training, Dr. Van Dine and her husband fell in love with New England, particularly The Ocean State. They enjoy cooking, traveling, and spending time with their daughter.

Training and Experience

  • American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery - Certifications in both Foot Surgery and Reconstructive Rearfoot & Ankle Surgery, 2016.
  • Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island - Three Year Podiatric Medicine and Surgical Residency, 2008 - 2011.
  • Ilizarov Center for Restorative Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Kurgan, Russia - Fellow, 2010.
  • New York College of Podiatric Medicine - Doctor of Podiatric Medicine - Cum Laude, 2008.
  • Johns Hopkins University - B.S. Biomedical Engineering, 2003.
  • ACFAS Ankle Arthroscopy Course - Certification, 2010.
  • Wright Medical INBONE Total Ankle Replacement Course - Certification, 2013.
  • S.T.A.R. Total Ankle Replacement Course - Certification, 2011.
  • Truelok Ring Fixation System, Miami, FL - Certification, 2011.
  • Northeast Region ACFAS Complications Seminar - Presenter, 2009.
  • American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons - Associate, 2011 - 2016; Fellow, 2016 - Present.
  • Rhode Island Podiatric Medical Association - President, 2016 - 2018.
  • Rhode Island Podiatric Medical Association - Board of Directors, 2013 - Present.
  • Kent Hospital - Assistant Director Podiatric Medicine and Surgical Residency, 2017 - Present.
  • Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island - Assistant Director Podiatric Medicine and Surgical Residency, 2014 - 2017.

Dr. Jason Mallette

Dr. Jason Mallette was born and raised in western Massachusetts.  He completed his undergraduate education at the University of Massachusetts, continuing on to receive his Podiatric Medical degree from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 2009.  He most recently completed a rigorous three year surgical residency program at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island, where he gained proficiency in deformity correction, trauma and the medical management of foot and ankle pathologies.  While at Memorial Hospital, Dr. Mallette was integral in the formation of the Children's Foot Center of Rhode Island, a first of its kind center in the state specializing in the management of pediatric foot deformities. During his free time, Dr. Mallette enjoys the movies, golfing, and experiencing the local cuisine with his family.

Training and Experience

  • American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery - Certifications in both Foot Surgery and Reconstructive Rearfoot & Ankle Surgery, 2017.
  • Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island - Three Year Podiatric Medicine and Surgical Residency, 2009 - 2012.
  • Ilizarov Center for Restorative Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Kurgan, Russia - Fellow, 2011.
  • Temple University, School of Podiatric Medicine - Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, 2009.
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst - B.S. Microbiology, 2005.
  • ACFAS Ankle Arthroscopy Course - Certification, 2011.
  • Wright Medical INBONE Total Ankle Replacement Course - Certification, 2013.
  • S.T.A.R. Total Ankle Replacement Course - Certification, 2011.
  • Truelok Ring Fixation System, Miami, FL - Certification, 2011.
  • Northeast Region ACFAS Complications Seminar - Presenter, 2010.
  • Children's Foot Center of Rhode Island - Co-Founder, 2011.
  • "Surgical Pearls by the Sea" Podiatry Institute - Guest Lecturer, 2012.
  • American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons - Associate, 2012 - 2017; Fellow, 2017 - Present.
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Health Community Exchange Council - Representative, 2013 - Present.
  • Rhode Island Podiatric Medical Association - Vice President, 2016 - Present.
  • Rhode Island Podiatric Medical Association - Board of Directors, 2016 - Present.
  • Rhode Island Podiatric Medical Association - Private Insurance Advisory Committee Representative, 2013 - Present.
  • Kent Hospital - Clerkship Director Podiatric Medicine and Surgical Residency, 2017 - Present.
  • Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island - Clerkship Director Podiatric Medicine and Surgical Residency, 2014 - 2017.

Dr. Sara Cathcart

Dr. Sara Cathcart was born and raised in Scituate, Rhode Island. She completed her undergraduate studies at Boston University, and earned her Podiatric Medical degree in 2016 from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine in New York City, where she served as Student Body President. Most recently she completed a 3 year residency at Roger Williams Medical Center in Providence, RI, and had the honor of being selected as Chief Resident her final year. During residency, she was trained in the clinical and surgical treatment of many foot and ankle pathologies. As a native Rhode Islander, Dr. Cathcart looks forward to providing excellent care to her patients in a comfortable and friendly setting. Outside of the office, Dr. Cathcart enjoys spending time with her husband and their dog Penny.

Training and Experience

  • Roger Williams Medical Center - Three Year Podiatric Medicine and Surgical Residency, 2016-2019.
  • New York College of Podiatric Medicine - Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, 2016
  • Boston University - B.A. Biological Anthropology, 2012.
  • S.T.A.R. Total Ankle Replacement Course - Certification, 2019.
  • American Academy of Foot and Ankle Osteosynthesis, Comprehensive and Advanced Techniques in Skeletal Fixation of the Foot and Ankle - 2018-2019.
  • Northeast Region ACFAS Complications Seminar - Presenter, 2018.
  • American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons - Associate, 2019 - Present.
  • American Podiatric Medical Association - Member, 2012 - Present.