Michael J. Romano, M.D. Named Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs at Morehouse School of Medicine

ATLANTA, July 2, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Michael J. Romano, M.D., MBA, joined Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) as Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer at Morehouse Healthcare (MHC) on July 1. He brings to MSM extensive experience in medicine and health care administration. Most recently, he served as the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs at the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in El Paso, Texas. In his new role, he will collaborate with hospital partners, the Veterans Administration, and MSM leaders to address current and future needs at MSM the MHC ambulatory site.

"Dr. Romano is an accomplished clinician and health care administrator," said Valerie Montgomery Rice, MD, president and dean of Morehouse School of Medicine. "We know his many years of clinical and administrative experience - along with his commitment to high-quality, comprehensive care - will make him an invaluable partner and leader in our organization."

Dr. Romano has worked in a variety of practice settings including military medicine, private practice and traditional academic positions, including medical director positions in several pediatric intensive care units, Chair of the Department of Pediatrics Naval Hospital Okinawa, and division head of pediatric critical care in the Department of Pediatrics at West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV.

Dr. Romano did his undergraduate work at the University of Dallas, earned his medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center and a Master of Business Administration from West Virginia University. His internship and residency in pediatrics were performed at the Naval Regional Medical Center, San Diego, after which he served three years at the Naval Hospital, Okinawa, Japan. Upon completion of his active duty naval service, he completed a fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston, Texas.

About Morehouse School of Medicine
Founded in 1975, Morehouse School of Medicine is among the nation's leading educators of primary care physicians, biomedical scientists, and public health professionals. In 2011, MSM was recognized by Annals of Internal Medicine as the nation's No. 1 medical school in fulfilling a social mission.

MSM faculty and alumni are noted for excellence in teaching, research and public policy, as well as exceptional patient care. Morehouse School of Medicine is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award doctoral and master's degrees. To learn more about programs and donate today, please visit www.msm.edu or call 404-752-1500.

About Morehouse Healthcare
Morehouse Healthcare is one of the largest physician groups in Georgia, comprised of more than 150 practicing physicians and one of the state's premier primary care and multi-specialty medical practices. All physicians are full-time clinical faculty at Morehouse School of Medicine with residents and medical students as an extension, with a focus on providing quality medical care to Atlanta's multi-cultural community. In 2018, the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) announced that Morehouse Healthcare received NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long?term participative relationships. To learn more or make an appointment please visit morehousehealthcare.com.

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