Anthony Romero, MD

Sports Medicine

Anthony Romero, MD

Orthopaedic Surgeon - Sports Specialty
  • Sports Medicine
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Biologic injections (PRP, IRAP, Stem Cells)
  • Oxford Partial Knee Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Labral Surgery
  • ACL Reconstruction
  • Mensicus Surgery

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Anthony C. Romero, M.D earned his medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco after majoring in Human Biology at Stanford University. He completed his residency training Stanford University where he served as the chief resident during his final year. Following residency he completed an advanced fellowship in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery at New York University and the Hospital for Joint Diseases in New York City. Dr. Anthony Romero is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with sub-specialty certification in sports medicine. Utilizing minimally invasive arthroscopic techniques and aggressive rehabilitation protocols, he has extensive experience treating shoulder rotator cuff pathology, complex knee ligament/cartilage tears, and a wide variety of ankle injuries. Dr. Romero is one of a limited number of orthopedic surgeons qualified to treat hip femoro-acetabular impingement and labral tears through minimally invasive surgery. While his focus is on joint preservation arthroscopic surgery, he also performs joint replacement surgery and comprehensive fracture care. Dr. Romero is uniquely qualified to treat athletes of all levels and skills. He has participated in the care of several professional and collegiate sports teams as well as professional dance troupes. Dr. Romero has worked with: the San Francisco 49ers, New York Mets, Brooklyn Cyclones, Santa Clara University Men’s and Women’s Soccer, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Martha Graham Dance Theater and San Jose Cleveland Ballet. He currently is the team physician for Laguna Blanca and serves as a sports medicine consultant to the Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP) and University of California, Santa Barbara’s Student Health Department. Dr. Romero enjoys helping patients return to their vital occupational and recreational activities. He strives to create a comfortable patient-doctor communication by effectively listening the his patients' concerns, presenting them with their diagnoses, then offering therapeutic treatment options most appropriate for their unique situations. Dr. Romero's mantra is to provide quality orthopedic care without compromise.

Testimonials

  • I would highly recommend Dr. Romero - he is your best choice for providing the ultimate level of orthopedic care using the latest technologies. If he can treat professional athletes, he can take care of you regardless of your physical abilities or condition

    Constantine -Total knee replacement
  • Dr. Romero's fine surgical skills and caring approach to his patients are superior. He was able to give me my life back.

    Barbara- Hip arthroscopy patient

Hospital Affiliations

Education

  • Medical / Professional School:

    University of California at San Francisco, School of Medicine

  • Undergraduate:

  • Fellowship:

    New York University School of Medicine/Hospital for Joint Diseases Program

    Orthopaedic surgery

  • Residency:

    Stanford University Program

    Orthopaedic surgery

  • Internship:

    University of California (San Francisco) Program

    Orthopaedic surgery

Publications

  • Traumatic superficial temporal artery pseudoaneurysms in a minor league baseball player: a case report and review of the literature.
    Traumatic superficial temporal artery pseudoaneurysms in a minor league baseball player: a case report and review of the literature.

    Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2004 Apr;33(4):200-5.
    Romero AC, Fulkerson E, Rockman CB, Bosco J, Rosen J. PMID: 15132328 (Link to Abstract)

  • Adhesion and reliability of interfaces in cemented total joint arthroplasties.
    Adhesion and reliability of interfaces in cemented total joint arthroplasties.

    J Orthop Res. 1998 Nov;16(6):705-14.
    Ohashi KL, Romero AC, McGowan PD, Maloney WJ, Dauskardt RH. PMID: 9877395 (Link to Abstract)

  • Suture versus screw fixation of displaced tibial eminence fractures: a biomechanical comparison.
    Suture versus screw fixation of displaced tibial eminence fractures: a biomechanical comparison.

    Arthroscopy. 2005 Oct;21(10):1172-6.
    Bong MR, Romero A, Kubiak E, Iesaka K, Heywood CS, Kummer F, Rosen J, Jazrawi L. PMID: 16226643 (Link to Abstract)