March Featured Author

Dr. Romeo

Dr. Anthony A. Romeo, M.D.
Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush
Chicago, IL

From the March issue: Rate of Return to Pitching and Performance After Tommy John Surgery in Major League Baseball Pitchers 

Podcast: Listen to Dr. Romeo discuss his article in the March issue.


Dr Romeo is one of the nation’s leading orthopaedic surgeons specializing in the management and surgical treatment of shoulder and elbow problems. Minimally-invasive, state-of-the-art, arthroscopic techniques are used to accelerate the recovery process for challenging conditions such as rotator cuff disease, shoulder instability, as well as shoulder and elbow arthritis and stiffness. Dr. Romeo routinely performs rotator cuff repairs, including revision repairs, using all-arthroscopic techniques. In addition, Dr. Romeo has designed and developed an advanced shoulder replacement system for the treatment of arthritis. He lectures and teaches these advanced surgical techniques to surgeons all over the United States and the World.

Lifelong interests in science and sports have led Dr. Romeo to the use of the most advanced methods to restore the function of injured or arthritic shoulders and elbows. Dr. Romeo is a Fellow of the Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, re-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery in 2008. He is also a member of the prestigious American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Society, the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, the Mid-America Orthopaedic Society, and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery. Because of his accomplishments, Dr. Romeo has been selected for the Best Doctors in America, as well as being named one of the top physicians in Chicago by Chicago Magazine.

Dr. Romeo’s other personal achievements include high school valedictorian, a member of the University of Notre Dame football team, and selected the Best All-Around Medical Student from his class at St. Louis University.

Selected Other Published Works in AJSM

Inferior Suture Anchor Placement During Arthroscopic Bankart Repair: Influence of Portal Placement and Curved Drill Guide Am J Sports Med February 27, 2014 ; published online before print February 27, 2014, doi:10.1177/0363546514523722

Topographic Analysis of the Glenoid and Proximal Medial Tibial Articular Surfaces: A Search for the Ideal Match for Glenoid Resurfacing Am J Sports Med August 2013 41 1893-1899; published online before print July 15, 2013, doi:10.1177/0363546513484126

Biomechanical Evaluation of Transosseous Rotator Cuff Repair:Do Anchors Really Matter?Am J Sports Med February 2013 41 283-290; published online before print December 13, 2012, doi:10.1177/0363546512469092

Comparison of Glenohumeral Contact Pressures and Contact Areas After Glenoid Reconstruction With Latarjet or Distal Tibial Osteochondral Allografts Am J Sports Med August 2013 41 1900-1908; published online before print June 17, 2013, doi:10.1177/0363546513490646

The Positive Effects of Different Platelet-Rich Plasma Methods on Human Muscle, Bone, and Tendon Cells Am J Sports Med August 2012 40 1742-1749; published online before print July 16, 2012, doi:10.1177/0363546512452713

Outcomes After Arthroscopic Revision Rotator Cuff Repair Am J Sports Med January 2010 38 40-46; published online before print November 25, 2009, doi:10.1177/0363546509346401

Clinical Sports Medicine Update: Biomechanical and Biologic Augmentation for the Treatment of Massive Rotator Cuff Tears Am J Sports Med March 2010 38 619-629; published online before print September 23, 2009, doi:10.1177/0363546509343199

Postsurgical Glenohumeral Arthritis in Young Adults Am J Sports Med September 2009 37 1784-1791; published online before print June 9, 2009, doi:10.1177/0363546509333481

Clinical Outcomes After Subpectoral Biceps Tenodesis With an Interference Screw Am J Sports Med October 2008 36 1922-1929; published online before print August 12, 2008, doi:10.1177/0363546508318192

A Prospective Outcome Evaluation of Arthroscopic Bankart Repairs: Minimum 2-Year Follow-up Am J Sports Med May 2006 34 771-777; doi:10.1177/0363546505283259

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