Dr. Matthew A. Romano, M.D. is an Associate Professor of Cardiac Surgery and the Assistant Director of the multidisciplinary Mitral Valve Clinic. He joined the faculty in 2009 following the completion of thoracic surgery and surgical critical care residencies at the University of Michigan. He received additional advanced training in the surgical treatment of complex valvular heart disease and heart transplantation. His clinical interests and expertise include mitral and tricuspid valve repair, minimally invasive valve surgery, percutaneous and catheter based mitral and tricuspid valve repair and replacement, and treatment of atrial fibrillation. He was recently awarded the American Heart Association/Mitral Foundation Mitral Valve Reference Surgeon distinction for his high rate of mitral valve repair and excellent outcomes. He has established a minimally invasive surgical program for isolated treatment of atrial fibrillation. His research is focused on mitral valve disease as well as atrial fibrillation and heart failure.