svps_dr_romans_bioDr. Romans has been practicing Plastic Surgery on the Central Coast since 1996, which makes him one of the most experienced Plastic Surgeons in the area.

He was born in Colorado but moved to California at a very early age. Since then, other than seven years away from California for his surgical training, he has lived exclusively here in California. He attended college at Pacific Union College in the beautiful Napa Valley, where he received a bachelor’s degree. From there he went to Loma Linda University Medical School in Southern California.

Those seven years away from California for surgical training were spent at Michigan State University for General Surgery training followed by Plastic Surgery training at Wake Forest University in North Carolina. While there, he worked with world-class plastic surgeons that passed on their approach to Plastic Surgery to him. To this training he has added his own artistic ability and the resulting product is a surgeon with a passion for superior results and top-quality medical care.

Philosophy

I feel strongly that it is important that plastic surgeons maintain their roots in all areas of Plastic Surgery. I believe that the techniques required to do complex reconstructive procedures hone the skills of a plastic surgeon and make me a much better cosmetic surgeon. I love the variety of procedures that I do as a plastic surgeon. I love that we (plastic surgeons) are trained to operate all over the body, from head-to-toe and that we treat patients of all ages.
– Matthew Romans, MD

Training

  • Medical School: Loma Linda University Medical School (1989)
  • General Surgery Residency: Michigan State University (1994)
  • Plastic Surgery Residency: Wake Forest University (1996)
  • Masters of Health Science Management, Informatics: Trident University (2012)

Board Certification

  • Diplomat, American Board of Plastic Surgery

Hospital Privileges

  • Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital (Chief of Staff at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital from October 2007 until October 2009)
  • Medical Director, Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital Wound Center
  • Natividad Medical Center
  • Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula

Personal Life

Dr. Romans is married and has two children. He has many hobbies including computers, violin playing, skiing, running, and reading. His professional sports passions include San Francisco Giants Baseball (he is a season-ticket holder), Las Vegas Raiders Football, Golden State Warriors Basketball, and San Jose Sharks Hockey.

He retired with an honorable discharge as a Major from the United States Army Reserves in August 2002 after serving in a reserve capacity for 12 years.

Memberships

  • The American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons

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