Hello! My name is Dr. Matthew Romano and I am a cardiac surgeon having graduated from Loma Linda University in 1998. To date, I have performed approximately 2,500 cardiac surgeries, of which 1,200 involved heart valve procedures. I regularly perform surgery at University of Michigan. Read more...
I believe my greatest strength is the depth of my experience coupled with an ability to innovate with my focus being on my patients. This has allowed me to develop minimally invasive cardiac surgical techniques to treat patients with improved outcomes and patient satisfaction. I approach all my patients with compassion and dedication.
"I found pre-op visits to be informative and to have all questions my wife and I had answered. Pre-op visits helped prepare me for surgery and I entered that day with confidence in Dr. Romano. My recovery has been excellent. At 8 weeks, I am in regular exercise and just completed twenty miles on my bike. I am working everyday 5-6 hours. I am 72, feel great and am very thankful for my surgery, the outcome, and being able to continue my active lifestyle. I also thank Dr. Ramano and his nursing staff for the good response to all my questions during my recovery. The minimal type incision surgery to replace my aortic valve is one I am now very happy to have made."
-- Byron Gay, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Mini Sternotomy, 02/04/2015
"My aortic valve was so damaged that I felt lucky to be alive. Everyone is impressed when they see my very small scar from the surgery. Dr. Romano has been a blessing in my life. I wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for him. This truly is his calling. "
-- Joanie Peeler, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Mini-Thoracotomy / Port Access, 08/06/2014
-- JoAnn Lingenfelter, Aortic Valve, Valve Repair, 12/06/2011
Specific to heart valve surgery, you should know that I have several specialties including:
In addition, I have research and clinical interests specific to:
Dr. Matthew Romano, heart surgeon, graduated from Loma Linda University in 1998.
After medical school, Dr. Romano completed a General Surgery Residency at UCLA-Harbor Medical Center in 2005. Then, Dr. Romano completed a Cardiac Surgery Residency in 2007 and a Critical Care Residency in 2008 at the University of Michigan.
Dr. Romano has been named one of "America's Best Doctors" and is the Associate Directory of the Mitral Valve Clinic at the University of Michigan.