Specialties

Foot & Ankle Surgery
Joint Replacement
Diseases of the Lower Extremities
MAKOplasty®

Meet Dr. Romash

Location

Chesapeake

Michael M. Romash, MD

Board Certified Foot & Ankle Reconstruction Surgeon

“It all starts with good mechanics,” says Dr. Romash. Originally enrolled as an engineering student at the United States Military Academy at West Point, he recognized early on how the specializing in the mechanics of the body could benefit a lot of people.

After college, Dr. Romash served as a Field Artillery Officer in Germany, returning stateside to earn his medical degree at Temple University School of Medicine. He went on to become a Colonel as well as Chief of Joint Replacement and Foot and Ankle Services at Tripler Army Medical Center, Hawaii.

In 1988, Dr. Romash left the military and joined SMOC. A lower extremity specialist, he is a Fellow of the prestigious American Orthopaedic Association and known as a pioneer in his field. Author of numerous medical journal articles and chapters in text books about foot and ankle surgery, he has developed treatments commonly used for various heel fractures.

Dr. Michael Romash is a familiar face on the sidelines of local high school soccer games, and he is licensed to teach other soccer coaches in the state of Virginia.

“Finding a doctor who specializes in their particular problem is the most efficient and effective way to care for a patient.” Michael M. Romash, MD – Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon

MEDICAL DEGREE

Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

RESIDENCY

Orthopaedic Surgery, Tripler Army Medical Center, Hawaii

FELLOWSHIP

Adult Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine; Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC

  • UNIVERSITY APPOINTMENTS
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, Uniformed Services, University of the Health Sciences, B. Edward Herbert School of Medicine, Bethesda, MD
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Virginia, School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Hawaii School of Medicine, Honolulu, HI

DISTINCTIONS

  • Expert Commentator on Advances in Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Humanitarian Service Committee AOFAS
  • C.P.T. Coding Committee, Diabetes Committee, Industrial Medicine Committee
  • American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Exhibits Committee
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Reviewer for Foot and Ankle International Journal
  • Secretary/Treasurer, Hawaii Orthopaedic Association

AFFILIATIONS

BREAKTHROUGHS IN TREATMENT

Dr. Romash’s method of treatment of calcaneal fractures was conceived during his tour as an orthopaedic surgeon with the 82nd Airborne Division, where such heel fractures used to end a paratrooper’s career. This led to development of his innovative metal plate which is now widely used.

PUBLICATIONS

Author
Triple Arthrodesis for Treatment of Painful Flatfoot, Grade III
Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction. Published in Techniques in Foot and
Ankle Surgery, Vol 2, No. 2/June 2003.

Chapter
Small Incision ORIF Calcaneus Ascension Mini Calc & Inverted Hindfoot
Plate and Salvage of Malunited Calcaneus Fractures. Chicago Lower
Extremity Surgical Symposium, Rosemont, IL, September 2010

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