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Dr. James Romanowski, MD

Sports Medicine ·  Male · Age 43

Dr. Romanowski

Novant Health Perry & Cook Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

2826 Randolph Rd Charlotte, NC 28211

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Dr. James Romanowski, MD is a sports medicine specialist in Charlotte, NC and has been practicing for 9 years. He graduated from West Virginia University in 2003 and specializes in sports medicine and orthopedic surgery.

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(704) 358-0308

Dr. Romanowski accepts the following insurance:

Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
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Choice Care PPO
Medical Mutual of Ohio
Mutual of Omaha
Principal Financial Group
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No malpractice claims found for North Carolina
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Dr. Romanowski's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Pain
  • Hand Surgery
  • Heel Spur
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Repair
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Replacement

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Dr. Romanowski has a great bedside manner and explains things so that you understand where you are and what you need.
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Well I probably won’t have enough room to write everything but I would never ever recommend this doctor. He was rude he seemed to be very impatient like he didn’t care. Finally I told him I want surgery to fix my ACL and my meniscus. They scheduled me about 4 months out. I had already had surgery on my other knee and it was the same thing. Then I was not going to wait that long. Well I pissed the scheduler off and in my opinion she postponed my surgery. They pushed it till June 12. Now mind you I hurt my knee February 1st. That’s over 6 months on crutches not including recovery time. I called my regular doctor and raised cain and I had a new doctor in 2 days. Which should have been done way before it got to that point. And dr. Romanowsky should have referred me to another doctor. Then I called to cancel surgery well my husband did because I didn’t want to talk to the hateful lady. They never even verified it through me seriously!! So anyone can call and cancel someone’s surgery!!
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Dr Romanowski has treated me for right elbow and right knee. He has done surgery on both and he is the only surgeon that I trust to do these type of operations. He tries all options before he decides to operate, and when he does operate he tries the least before moving into the worst options. I respect and admire him for the way that he has treated myself as well as the rest of my family. With that I will also add that he is a pleasure to deal with.
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I'll never go to this doctor again. He's non-communicative and shows no emotion or interest in his patient. I can't understand why he is employed by Perry and Cook or by anyone.
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Dr Romanowski is an outstanding physician. From the very first visit, he took the time to really listen to my concerns. Ultimately, my left shoulder required surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff. I followed the rehabilitation that he prescribed and, today, I have complete function of my shoulder. It is important to note that I was 66 years old at the time of surgery, the injury occurred many years ago and it was a complete tear. The outcome was remarkable.
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I have seen Dr. Romanowski several times for knee related problems. He is very thorough as is his staff. They are also very pleasant. I have referred him to other people I know.
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Dr. R replaced both of my knees, approximately 8 months apart. He exhausted all treatment methods prior to surgery. I was 69 at the time & back at work in 5 wks. He is a strong advocate of avoiding opoids, which DO result in a quicker, more positive recovery. Also a stickler about post-surgical PT diligence. I recommend him to everyone who asks "who did your knees" upon seeing my very "neat" scars! Skilled, attentive, professional, caring: Dr. Romanowski is all of these!
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Both of my femurs broke in 2015. Dr. Romanowski operated on both femurs and put rods in them. He is a great doctor. My legs are prefect today because of him. He also gives me gel shots in both knees. They feel great. No more pain. He is so personal. He is not the kind of doctor that rushes you out of his office. He listens to everything you have to say and is always so kind and patient. I would recommend him to anybody that wants a doctor that knows how to treat you. Thanks so much
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I had an excellent experience. He took the time to review my outside records and give a second opinion regarding my shoulder injury. Would have no problem seeing again.
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I think Dr. Romanowski is a good doctor but you may not get the help you need because he does NOT spend enough time listening or talking with his patients. He tries to be in and out the door in under 15 minutes and always has one foot"out the door" when he's with you. Have not been able to get the time or attention I need for a knee/leg injury.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

I offer evidence-based, patient centered care. Having completed fellowships in sports medicine, as well as shoulder and elbow surgery, I have extensive experience in dealing with both "simple" and complex problems. My training in the both the United ...


  • Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery


Alps Surgery Institute-Advanced Shoulder Arthroscopy
Fellowship Hospital
Mgh/Harvard Shoulder-Elbow Fellowship
Fellowship Hospital
Mayo Clinic-Elbow Surgery Observership
Upmc-Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery
Fellowship Hospital
University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine
Residency Hospital
University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine
Internship Hospital
West Virginia University
Medical School
Davidson College
Undergraduate School


  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Chief Resident of the Year, 2003
  • AOA-Medical School Honor Society, 2002
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Media Award, 2010

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69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2017)

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average