Discover Excellence in Orthopedic Care

with Surgeon Dr. Daniel A. Romanelli, M.D.

Meet Dr. Daniel A. Romanelli, an esteemed orthopedic surgeon renowned for his unwavering commitment to excellence and compassionate patient-centered approach. With a distinguished career spanning years of dedicated service, Dr. Romanelli stands as a beacon of expertise in orthopedic surgery. His relentless pursuit of perfection and dedication to advancing patient care have garnered him numerous accolades and recognitions within the medical community. Check them out below!

Dr. Daniel A. Romanelli, M.D. Orthopedic Surgeon


  • Santa Monica Orthopedics
  • Maricopa Medical Center
  • Maricopa Medical Center
  • New York Medical College
    Medical School
  • UCLA
    Other Training


  • TX State Medical License
    2012 – Present
  • NM State Medical License
    2004 – Present
  • CA State Medical License
    1998 – 2018
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
    Orthopaedic Surgery
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
    Orthopaedic Sports Medicine


OrthoIllustrated Web Based OrthopaedicSports Medicine Registry

Start of enrollment: 2010 Sep 01

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  • 1st Prize, Wood Resident Essay Competition
  • American College of Surgery, Arizona Committee on Trauma
  • Geoffrey Bourne Scholarship for Academic Excellence
  • Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery of Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • New Mexico delegate for American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine (AOSSM)
  • Program Director of the Mountain View Orthopaedic Residency
  • Awarded Honorary membership by the distinguished Valley Athletic Trainers Association (VATA)


Journal Articles
Articular Cartilage Lesion Classifications

Bert R. Mandelbaum, M.D.; Daniel Romanelli M.D., FAAOS; Thomas P. Knapp, M.D., Operative Techniques in Sports Medicine, 1/1/2000

Achilles Ruptures in the Athlete; Current Sciences and Treatment

Daniel Romanelli M.D., FAAOS; Louis Almekinders, M.D.; Bert R. Mandelbaum, M.D., Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review, 1/1/2000

Comparison of Initial Injury Features in Cervical Spine Trauma
of C3-C7; Predictive Outcome with Halo Vest Management

Daniel Romanelli M.D., FAAOS; Curtis A. Dickman, M.D.; Randall W. Porter, M.D.; and Richard J. Haynes, M.D., Journal of Spinal Disorders, 1/1/1996

Altered cortical activation after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction during
single-leg balance task”

Jiganti, Max; Meyer, Benjamin; Chang, Eunwook; Romanelli, Daniel; An, Yong Woo, Translational Sports Medicine.
24 April 2020
Citations: 1

Multiple Lesion Matrix–Induced Chondrocyte Implantation Procedure in a Collegiate Football Athlete: A Case Report,

Marco Gupton, DO, Daniel Romanelli, MD, Jordan Johnson, DO, and Ben Meyer, DO JBJS
Case Connector in Vol. 11, No. 3, July-September 2021

Sports Tips: Articular Cartilage Injuries

Daniel Romanelli M.D., FAAOS; Bert R. Mandelbaum, M.D.; Diane Watanabe, ATC Web Site Publication, American OrthopaedicSociety for Sports Medicine