Dr. Matthew Romano, Heart Valve Surgeon

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 The University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center. Read more...

3 Patient Reviews for Dr. Romano

"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

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My Specialities & Interests

Specific to heart valve surgery, you should know that I have several specialties including:

  • Mitral valve repair or replacement
  • Tricuspid valve repair or replacement
  • Aortic valve repair or replacement

In addition, I have research and clinical interests specific to:

  • Minimally invasive heart surgery techniques
  • Catheter based treatment for heart valve disease
  • Atrial fibrillation

Education, Training & Certificates

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.

Dr. Matthew Romano

The University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center
1500 E. Medical Center Dr.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
(734) 887-1023

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