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Dr. Romeo is a distinguished orthopedic surgeon with over 20 years experience working in academic medicine. In addition to his role as professor in the Department of Orthopedics at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, IL, he serves as the program director of the Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship, and section head of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery in the Division of Sports Medicine at Rush. Dr. Romeo also serves as co-team physician for the Chicago White Sox and the Chicago Bulls. 

Among his diverse research interests, Dr. Romeo focuses on clinical evaluations of rotator cuff repair and shoulder stabilization as well as biomechanical and anatomical analysis of the biceps tendon. He routinely performs rotator cuff repairs, including revision repairs, using various arthroscopic techniques. In addition, Dr. Romeo has designed and developed innovative advanced shoulder replacement systems for the treatment of arthritis. He is a renowned scholar who has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed journal articles and 30 chapters in orthopedic textbooks. Moreover, he has served in the capacity of senior editor on several orthopedics and sports medicine books. Dr. Romeo has lectured extensively on advanced surgical techniques to surgeons at both national and international forums. 

Dr. Romeo is a leading member of numerous professional societies. He is a fellow of the Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; a member of the prestigious American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Society and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine; participates on the board of directors of the Arthroscopy Association of North America; a member of the Mid-America Orthopaedic Society, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery and the International Society of Arthroscopy Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS). Dr. Romeo is also the founder of the Notre Dame Orthopaedic Society. 

Throughout his esteemed career, Dr. Romeo has received numerous honors and awards for his outstanding accomplishments in innovative research that enhances patient care. He has been recognized as one of the Best Doctors in America and one of the Top Doctors in Chicago for multiple years. Dr. Romeo has been selected for Marquis Whos Who in America, Whos Who in Healthcare, and Whos Who in Medicine and Healthcare. Furthermore, Dr. Romeo is one of fewer than 6% of physicians selected to receive the Patients Choice Award. His honors for excellence in research include the Best Scientific Exhibit at the 2010 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Western Orthopaedic Associations Lloyd Taylor Award, Best Poster at Rush University Sigma Xi day, multiple research grants from the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF), Award Paper from the Illinois OREF Research Competition, the winning paper and the Excellence in Research Award from the Rush University Annual Thesis Day, the ISAKOS Science Award for Best Overall Paper, the Emanuel B. Kaplan Award, and many others. 

Dr. Romeo received his medical degree from the St. Louis University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Ohio, and his shoulder and elbow surgery fellowship at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle. Furthermore, he completed his Bachelor of Science at the University of Notre Dame. 

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CC-Top-Docs-color.jpgDr. Anthony Romeo was voted among the top 1% of Top Doctors in America® by U.S.News & World Report and Castle Connolly. The Top Doctors list is widely regarded as a high-quality reference guide to the medical profession.

Curriculum Vitae

Practice Emphasis

Shoulder Surgery
Elbow Surgery
Sports Medicine

Special Procedures

Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair
Arthroscopic shoulder stabilization
Revision shoulder surgery
Arthroscopic treatment of tennis elbow
Shoulder replacement

Research Interests

Clinical evaluation of rotator cuff repair
Clinical evaluation of shoulder stabilization
Biomechanical and anatomical analysis of the biceps tendon


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Clinical Support Staff

Andrea Johnson (AA)
Rosa Roman (Clinical Sec)
Allison Terry (PA)
Hailey Casebolt (PA)
Amy Baiocchi (PL)
Shelby Summer (CRC)
Jon Newgren (RC)
Catherine Richardson (RC) 


Education / Certifications

  • Medical School
    Saint Louis University School of Medicine
  • Residency
    Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH - Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Fellowship
    University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, WA - Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
  • Board Certification
    Orthopaedic Surgery

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Hospital / Surgical Locations

Rush Oak Park Hospital

520 S. Maple Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60304

Gold Coast Surgicenter

845 N. Michigan Ave, Suite 985W
Chicago, IL 60611 

Rush University Medical Center

1653 W. Congress Parkway
Chicago, IL 60612

Physician Office Locations

Orthopedic Building at Rush University Medical Center

1611 West Harrison Street
Chicago, Illinois 60612

Rush Oak Park Hospital - Medical Office Building

610 South Maple Avenue, Suite 1550
Oak Park, Illinois 60304