David W. Romness, M.D.

Specialties

Physician assistants / nurse practitioners

OrthoVirginia Offices

Dr. David Romness specializes in joint replacement and geriatric orthopedics. He enjoys seeing his patients get better and improving their quality of life. He was drawn to orthopedics because of the upbeat, optimistic nature of the specialty and its many creative opportunities in surgery. In his free time, he volunteers with the Arlington Free Clinic and enjoys spending time with his family.

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Bio

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.

Education & Training

  • Mayo Clinic, Orthopedic Surgery Residency
  • Eastern Virginia Medical School, Medical Degree
  • University of Richmond, Bachelor of Science

Certifications

  • Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery

ABOS board certified in orthopedic surgery

Hospital & Team Affiliations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Fellow
  • American Association of Hip & Knee Surgeons
  • Arlington County Medical Society
  • Eastern Orthopaedic Society
  • Medical Society of Virginia
  • OrthoVirginia Operatory
  • Potomac View Surgery Center LLC
  • Virginia Hospital Center
  • Virginia Orthopaedic Society
  • Washington Orthopaedic Society

Organizations & Awards

  • Selected as one of the Best Doctors in America, 2008, by Harvard University School of Medicine.
  • Voted a Top Doctor by Washingtonian Magazine, 2005, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2020, 2021
  • Voted a Top Doctor by Northern Virginia Magazine, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
  • Voted a Top Doctor Arlington Magazine 2019, 2020
  • Voted a Top Doctor Virginia Living Magazine 2017, 2020
  • Voted a Top Doctor Washington Consumers’ Checkbook Magazine 2007

Patient Testimonials

“I had knee replacement surgery in November 2020 and it went great. Dr. Romness and the team at Virginia Hospital Center were fantastic. I started physical therapy that afternoon and I went home the next day. I finished physical therapy after about 6 weeks with full range of motion. I was back at work about six and a half weeks after surgery. While on a work assignment in Florida, I entered a US Amateur Tour golf tournament in Orlando. Exactly four months after my surgery, I won the tournament by shooting a 76 with over 109 players entered. I cannot thank Dr. Romness, my Depuy Synthes rep, Brian Davis and the whole OrthoVirginia staff for all that they have done to get me back to great movement pain free!” – Chris A.

Treatments

  • Partial (Unicondylar) Knee Replacement
  • Revision Hip & Knee Replacement
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement

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.

  • Mayo Clinic, Orthopedic Surgery Residency
  • Eastern Virginia Medical School, Medical Degree
  • University of Richmond, Bachelor of Science

Certifications

  • Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery

ABOS board certified in orthopedic surgery

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Fellow
  • American Association of Hip & Knee Surgeons
  • Arlington County Medical Society
  • Eastern Orthopaedic Society
  • Medical Society of Virginia
  • OrthoVirginia Operatory
  • Potomac View Surgery Center LLC
  • Virginia Hospital Center
  • Virginia Orthopaedic Society
  • Washington Orthopaedic Society

  • Selected as one of the Best Doctors in America, 2008, by Harvard University School of Medicine.
  • Voted a Top Doctor by Washingtonian Magazine, 2005, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2020, 2021
  • Voted a Top Doctor by Northern Virginia Magazine, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
  • Voted a Top Doctor Arlington Magazine 2019, 2020
  • Voted a Top Doctor Virginia Living Magazine 2017, 2020
  • Voted a Top Doctor Washington Consumers’ Checkbook Magazine 2007

“I had knee replacement surgery in November 2020 and it went great. Dr. Romness and the team at Virginia Hospital Center were fantastic. I started physical therapy that afternoon and I went home the next day. I finished physical therapy after about 6 weeks with full range of motion. I was back at work about six and a half weeks after surgery. While on a work assignment in Florida, I entered a US Amateur Tour golf tournament in Orlando. Exactly four months after my surgery, I won the tournament by shooting a 76 with over 109 players entered. I cannot thank Dr. Romness, my Depuy Synthes rep, Brian Davis and the whole OrthoVirginia staff for all that they have done to get me back to great movement pain free!” – Chris A.

  • Partial (Unicondylar) Knee Replacement
  • Revision Hip & Knee Replacement
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement
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