An Arlington native, Dr. David Romness heralds from a medical family. With the influence of his father, his brother, and a brother-in-law all working as orthopedic surgeons, Dr. Romness himself was drawn to the field because of the upbeat, optimistic nature of the specialty and its many creative opportunities in surgery. After graduating with a BS from the University of Richmond, Dr. Romness earned his medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School. He then completed his surgical and orthopedic training at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.
Dr. Romness enjoys seeing his patients get better and improving their quality of life. He specializes in joint replacement including advanced bearing surfaces, computer guidance, small incision surgery, and advanced rehab techniques. He also concentrates on geriatric orthopedics and the advanced management of hip fracture. Dr. Romness is the Medical Director of the Joint Replacement Center at Virginia Hospital Center.
Active in a number of professional medical organizations, Dr. Romness has been a past president of both the Virginia and Washington Orthopaedic Societies. He also stays involved in academia having published multiple peer review articles and being named a recipient of the Kenmore Award for Resident Education at Georgetown University Medical Center where he serves as a clinical Assistant Professor for residents and medical students. In addition to his professional responsibilities, Dr. Romness dedicates time to serving at the Arlington Free Clinic and has participated in medical missions to Honduras.
Dr. Romness and his wife, Karen, have three children. In his spare time, Dr. Romness enjoys participating in a variety of recreational and community activities with his family.