Dr. Walter Romano, M.D.

romano Affiliation
Associate Professor,
Department of Medical Imaging,
Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry
University of Western Ontario

Radiologist,
St. Joseph's Health Care, London, Ontario
Appointments
Jan 2009 - Present Physician Lead, LHIN2 MRI Task Force, London, Ontario
2005 - 2009 Member, Appointments and Promotion Committee, University of Western Ontario
July 2003 Associate Professor, Diagnostic Radiology, University of Western Ontario, St. Joseph's Health Care London, Ontario
May 2000 Examiner, Masters Thesis, University of Western Ontario, Department of Kinesiology, London, Ontario
Jan 1999 - Present Imaging Representative, Maternal/Perinatal Steering Task Team, University of Western Ontario, St. Joseph's Health Care London, Ontario
July 1998 - Present Director, Radiology CME Program, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario
Jan 1996 - Present Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Western Ontario, St. Joseph's Health Care London, Ontario - with special appointment, Department of Fetal Maternal Medicine
1994 - Present Director, Ultrasound Component, Fetal Maternal Medicine Fellowship Committee
1993 - Present Member, Fetal Maternal Medicine Fellowship Training Committee
July 1993 - Present Assistant Professor, Nuclear Medicine, University of Western Ontario, St. Joseph's Health Care London, Ontario
July 1992 - Present Assistant Professor, Diagnostic Radiology, University of Western Ontario, St. Joseph's Health Care London, Ontario
1990 - 1991 Chief Resident, Diagnostic Radiology
1989 - 1991 Member of Radiology Residency Training Committee
Education
1975 - 1980 Assumption High School Windsor, Ontario
1980 - 1982 Faculty of Science (Year 1 - Natural Sciences Program; Year 2 - Honors Biology Program), The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario
1982 - 1986 Faculty of Medicine (M.D. degree received June, 1986, with honors), The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario
1986 - 1987 Rotating Internship St. Joseph's Health Care London, Ontario
1987 - 1991 Resident, Diagnostic Radiology The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario
1991 - 1992 Fellow Cross-Sectional Imaging; University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, with special emphasis on Fetal and Neonatal Ultrasound and Musculoskeletal & Body MRI
1993 Pediatric and Fetal Echocardiography, University of Toronto, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
1986 Obtained Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada (LMCC)
1991 F.R.C.P.(C) (Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons)
1991 A.B.R. (American Board of Radiologists)
1992 Fellowship Certificate, Cross Sectional Imaging
Awards
2005 Residents' Choice Teacher of the Year Award, awarded annually to the radiologist at the University of Western Ontario demonstrating outstanding teaching ability and commitment to Radiology resident education.
1990 "Golden Throat Award", Department of Continuing Medical Education, University of Western Ontario (awarded to highest rated lecture in program for the year).
1986 Hewlett Packard Top Medical Graduate Award (awarded annually to top 5 medical graduates at the University of Western Ontario).
1986 Dr. Marvin Kwitko Scholarship in Obstetrics and Gynecology.
1985 The Martin and Mary LeBoldus Award (awarded annually to an outstanding clinical clerk).
1985 J.A.F. Stevenson Memorial Award (awarded annually by the Faculty Association of the University of Western Ontario for academic achievement - 2nd Year Meds).
1985 The Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.
1984 Merck Sharp and Dohme Award for Outstanding Performance in Therapeutics (part of second year curriculum).
1984 The University of Western Ontario Faculty of Medicine certificate for successful completion of the 1983-84 Summer Research Training Program for Medical Students.
1980 - 1984 The University of Western Ontario Admissions Scholarship.
Publications
1. Vilos GA, Vilos EC, Romano WM, Abu-Rafea B. Temporary uterine artery occlusion for treatment of menorrhagia and uterine fibroids using an incisionless Doppler-guided transvaginal clamp: Case report. Human Reproduction 2006; 21(1):269-271.
2. Viskontas DG, MacDermid JC, Drosdowech DS, Garvin GJ, Romano WM, Faber KJ. Reliability and comparison of acromion assessment techniques on X-ray and magnetic resonance imaging (reliability of acromion assessment techniques). Can Assoc Radiol J. 2005; Oct; 56(4):238-44.
3. Dubberley JH, Faber KJ, Patterson SD, Garvin G, Bennett J, Romano W, MacDermid, JC, King GJW. The detection of loose bodies in the elbow: The value of MRI and CT arthrography. J Bone Joint Surg (Br) 2005; 87-B:684-6.
4. Romano WM, Garvin GJ, Bhayana D. Chaudhary O. Spectrum of Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injuries on MRI. Can Assoc Radiol J 2003; 54(4):243-8.
5. Richards, RS, Romano WM. The Value of Computed Tomography Scans to Identify the Plantaris Tendon Pre-Operatively. Accepted for publication - Annals of Plastic Surgery.
6. Singal RK, Lee TY, Razvi HA, Mosalei H, Denstedt JD, Chun SS, Bennett JD, Romano WM, Toll M. Evaluation of Doppler Ultrasound and Dynamic Contrast-Enhanced CT in Acute and Chronic Renal Obstruction. Journal of EndoUrology 1997; 11(1): 5-13.
7. DaSilva OP, Romano WM. Non-Immune Hydrops Fetalis in Pulmonary Sequestration. Good Fetal Outcome. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 1996; 88(4 Pt 2): 681-3.
8. Dawson WB, Dumas MD, Romano WM, Gagnon R, Gratton RJ, Mowbray RD. Translabial Ultrasound and Placenta Previa: Does Measurement of the Os-Placental Distance Predict Outcome? J Ultrasound Med 1996; 15:441-446.
9. Romano WM, Cascade PN, Korobkin MT, Quint LE, Francis IR. Implications of Unsuspected Pulmonary Embolism Detected by Computed Tomography. CARJ 1995; 46:363-367.
10. Romano WM, Platt JF. Ultrasound of the Abdomen, Critical Care Clinics 1994;10:2:297-319.
11. Hilborn M, Romano WM, Denstedt J, Song T, Lee T, Murray S. Duplex Doppler Ultrasound Evaluation of Kidneys Pre and Post Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy. 1993 J of Endourology, Volume 7, Supplement 1.
12. Mertens WC, Grignon DJ, Romano WM. Malignant Paraganglioma with Skeletal Metastases and Spinal Cord Compression: Response and Palliation with Chemotherapy. Clinical Oncology 5:126-128, 1993. The Royal College of Radiologists.
13. Mertens WC, Bramwell VHC, Gwadry-Sridhar F, Romano WM, Banerjee D, Lala PK. Effect of indomethacin plus ranitidine in advanced melanoma patients on high dose interleukin-2. Lancet 1992;340:397-98.
14. Bach DB, Romano WM, Hurlbut D, Sutherland F. Ghent C, Garcia B, Wall W, Grant D. Radiologic assessment of small bowel transplantation. 1992 Year Book of Digestive Diseases, Mosby Year Book Publishers, October 1992:140-141.
15. Vellet AD, Romano WM, Bach DB, Passi R. Taves DH, Munk PL. Adenocarcinoma of the Pancreatic Ducts: Comparative Evaluation with CT, MR Imaging at 1.5T. Radiology 1992;183:87-95.
16. Bach DB, Hurlbut DJ, Romano WM, Sutherland FR, Garcia BM, Wall WJ, Ghent CN, Grant DR. Human orthotopic small intestine transplantation: Radiologic assessment. Radiology 1991; 180:37-41.
17. Romano WM, Lukash L, Challis JR, Mitchell BF. Substrate Utilization for Estrogen Synthesis by Human Fetal Membranes and Decidua. Am J Obstet Gynecol 1986 December 155(6), 1170-5.
18. De Young LX, Romano W, Pautler SE, Lim KB, Al-Numi M, Brock GB. Endothelial effects of chronic Sildenafil use among diabetic men. Journal of Urology 2008; 179(4):428.
19. Dubberley JH, Faber KJ, MacDermid JC, Patterson SD, Romano W, Garvin G, Bennett J, King GJW. MRI and CT athrography have limited utility for the detection of loose bodies in the elbow. J Bone Joint Surg (BR) 2008; 90-B: SUPP1:52. (presented at The Canadian Orthopaedic Research Society and the Canadian Orthopaedic Association Conference, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, October 3-5, 2003).
20. Viskontas DG, MacDermid JC, Faber KJ, Drosdowech DS, Garvin GJ, Romano WM. Lateral Acromion Angle: Do X-ray and MRI interpretations correlate and is it a reliable method of acromion morphology assessment? 11th Meeting of the Combined Orthopaedic Associations, Sydney, Australia, October 24-29, 2004.
21. MacDermid JC, Faber KJ, Drosdowech DS, Garvin GJ, Romano WM .Lateral Acromion Angle: Do x-ray and MRI interpretations correlate and is it a reliable method of acromion morphology assessment? 9th International Congress on Surgery of the Shoulder, Washington, DC, May 2-5, 2004.
22. Viskontas D, MacDermid JC, Faber KJ, Drosdowech DS, Garvin GJ, Romano WM. Lateral Acromion Angle: Do x-ray and MRI interpretations correlate and is it a reliable method of acromion morphology assessment? Sport Med 2004 - Ontario Medical Association, Toronto, Ontario, January 23, 2004.
23. Razvi H, Lee TY, Romano WM, Pavlosky W, Drost D. The Influence of Prostatic Blood Flow on the Clinical Response to Transurethral Microwave Thermotherapy. The Division of Urology and the Departments of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, St. Joseph's Health Care London, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario. 19th World Congress on Endourology and ESWL, Bangkok, Thailand, 2001.
24. Singal RK, Lee TY, Razvi HA, Mosalei H, Denstedt JD, Chun SS, Bennett JD, Romano WM, Toll M. Evaluation of Doppler Ultrasound and Dynamic Contrast-Enhanced CT in Acute and Chronic Renal Obstruction. Endourology Society Meeting, Sydney, Australia, September 1996.
25. Romano WM, Garvin G. Occult Bone Abnormalities in Wrist at MRI, lst International Symposium of Musculoskeletal MRI, San Francisco, January 1996.
26. Romano WM, Garvin G. Injuries of the ulnar collateral ligament of the thumb: MR findings. International Symposium of Musculoskeletal MR, San Francisco, California. January 1996.
27. Razvi HA, Chun SS, Denstedt JD, Lee TY, Mosalaei H, Romano WM, Bennett JD, Toll M. Renal Function Assessment Using Dynamic Contrast Enhanced CT Scanning in Acute Obstruction, 13th World Congress on Endourology and ESWL, Jerusalem, Israel, December, 1995.
28. Denstedt JD, Lee TY, Mosalaei H, Chun SS, Razvi HA, Romano WM, Bennett JD. Renal Functional Measurement Using Dynamic Contrast Enhanced CT Scanning in Acute Obstruction. Northeastern Section of the American Urological Association 47th Annual Meeting and Egyptian Urological Association Combined Meeting, Cairo, Egypt, October 16-20, 1995.
29. Mosalaei H, Lee TY, Denstedt J, Razvi H, Toll M, Romano WM, Bennett JD, Chun S. Functional Measurements in Acute Renal Obstruction Using Contrast Enhanced CT Scanning with a Slip Ring Scanner. Annual Meeting of COMP (Canadian Organization of Medical Physics) , Montreal, Quebec, June, 1995.
30. Hilborn MD, Romano WM, Song T, Lee T, Razvi H, Denstedt J, Dumas M. Duplex Doppler Ultrasound Evaluation of Kidneys Pre and Post Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy. Accepted for American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, 39th Annual Convention, San Francisco, March 26-29, 1995.
31. Hilborn MD, Romano WM, Song T, Lee T, Razvi H, Denstedt J. Duplex Doppler Ultrasound Evaluations of Kidneys Pre and Post Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy. 12th World Congress on Endourology, St. Louis, Missouri, December, 1994.
32. Hilborn M, Romano WM, Denstedt JD, Song TY, Lee TY, Razvi HA. Duplex doppler ultrasound evaluation of kidneys pre and post extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy. Northeastern Section of the American Urological Association 46th Annual Meeting, Sept 25-28, 1994, Lake George, New York.
33. Hilborn M, Romano WM, Denstedt JD, Song TY, Lee TY, Razvi HA. Duplex doppler ultrasound evaluation of kidneys pre and post extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy. Annual Meeting of the Canadian Urological Association, June 26-30, 1994, Jasper, Alberta.
34. Hilborn M, Romano WM, Duplex Doppler Ultrasound Evaluation of Kidneys Pre and Post Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy. The Canadian Association of Radiologists Annual Meeting, Toronto, Ontario, May 27-June 3, 1994.
35. Hilborn M, Romano WM. Duplex Doppler Ultrasound Evaluation of Kidneys Pre and Post Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy. The Canadian Association of Radiologists Annual Meeting, Toronto, Ontario, May 27-June 3, 1994, pg. 117.
36. Hilborn MD, Romano WM, Song T, Lee T, Razvi H, Denstedt J. Duplex Doppler Ultrasound Evaluation of Kidneys Pre and Post Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy. American Urological Association Meeting, San Francisco, May 14-19, 1994.
37. Dawson WB, Dumas MD, Romano WM, Gratton RJ, Fellows FF, Mowbray RD. Transperineal Sonography: Diagnosis of Placenta Previa in Late Second and Third Trimesters. Presented at the Annual Meeting, American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, March, 1994.
38. Hilborn M, Romano WM, Denstedt JD, Song TY, Lee TY, Razvi HA. Duplex doppler ultrasound evaluation of kidneys pre and post extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy. Annual Meeting of American Urological Association, Inc. October 1993.
39. Hilborn M, Romano WM, Denstedt JD, Song TY, Lee TY, Murray S. Duplex doppler ultrasound evaluation of kidneys pre and post extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy. 11th World Congress on Endourology and ESWL, Florence, Italy, October 20-23, 1993.
40. Hilborn MD, Romano WM, Denstedt J, Song T, Lee T, Murray S. Duplex Doppler Ultrasound Evaluation of Kidneys Pre and Post Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy. 11th World Congress on Endourology, Florence, Italy, October 20-23, 1993; 7(1):S58 1993.
41. Romano WM. Radiological Assessment of Cervical Spine. U.W.O. Continuing Medical Education Seminar in Radiology, September, 1990.
42. Romano WM, Vellet AD, Bach DB, Passi R.: Comparative Evaluation of CT and MRI at 1.5 Tesla. Southwestern Ontario Surgical Association Annual Meeting, November, 1989.
43. Romano WM, Vellet AD, Bach D. Magnetic resonance features of pancreatic adenocarcinoma. Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine Annual Meeting, Amsterdam, Holland, August 1989.
44. Romano WM, Vellet AD, Bach D, Passi R. Pancreatic adenocarcinoma: Comparative evaluation of CT and MRI at 1.5 Tesla. 52nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Canadian Association of Radiologists, Quebec City, October 10-15, 1989.
45. Romano WM, Vellet AD, Bach D. Comparative evaluation of CT and MRI at 1.5 Tesla. Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting, Chicago, Il. November, 1989.
46. Romano WM. "What to expect from the OB Radiologist", Department of CME, University of Western Ontario, OB/Gyn Refresher Day, November, 2000.
47. Romano WM. Soft ultrasound markers in OB/Keynote Address. H.H. Allen Refresher Day, Department of OB/Gyn, University of Western Ontario, October, 2000.
48. Romano WM. Wrist and Elbow MRI. Ontario Association of Medical Radiation Technologists 62nd Annual General Conference, Bayview Wildwood Resort, Port Severn, Ontario, May 2, 1998.
49. Romano WM, Garvin G. Hand and Wrist MRI on a Small Bore Magnet. LRI 1997 International Symposium - Magnetic Fields: Recent Advances in Diagnosis and Therapy, Lawson Research Institute, November 14-16, 1997.
50. Romano WM. MRI of the Elbow: Technical Aspects. LRI 1997 International Symposium - Magnetic Fields: Recent Advances in Diagnosis and Therapy, Lawson Research Institute, November 14-16, 1997.
51. Romano WM. Introduction to Diagnostic Radiology. UWO Medical School Problem Based Learning Year 1, University of Western Ontario, October 1997.
52. Romano WM. MRI Applications in Medicine. Department of Family Medicine, University of Western Ontario, June, 1996.
53. Romano WM. Pelvic Thrombophlebitis in Gynecologic Patients. Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Western Ontario, November 1995.
54. Romano WM. High Risk Obstetrical Ultrasound. Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario. September 1995.
55. Hilborn M, Romano WM. Duplex Doppler Ultrasound Evaluation of Kidneys Pre and Post Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy. Robarts Research Institute, University of Western Ontario, June 14, 1994.
56. Romano WM. High Risk Obstetrical Ultrasound. Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario. September 1993.