Dr. Michele Romano joined the MCV Foundation Board of Trustees in 2018.
She is a retired family practice physician who, before deciding to pursue her medical degree, served as an ICU nurse and opened the first community hospital ICU in Fairbanks, Alaska, in 1969, serving as its head nurse.
Dr. Romano received her diploma in nursing from Trumbull Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in 1967, her B.S. in biology from the University of Tennessee in 1980 and her M.D. from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1984. She completed her residency training in 1987 with the VCU Department of Family Medicine and Population Health in Fairfax.
After completing her residency, Dr. Romano joined a small group practice in Northern Virginia and went on to start her own practice in 1991. She served as an assistant clinical professor of family medicine at the VCU School of Medicine from 1991 until her retirement in 2015. She was consistently listed as a Top Doc in the Washingtonian Magazine throughout her career.
Dr. Romano has served on the VCU Board of Visitors (2002-2010), VCU Health System Authority Board of Directors (2003-2009) and the VCU School of Medicine Advisory Council (1989-2005).