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Dr. Romanelli

Dr. Romanelli's CV


Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Huntington Hospital Leadership Roles

  • 2012-present: Chief of Staff, Huntington Hospital
  • 2000-2013: Chief of Surgery, Huntington Hospital
  • 2000-present: Co-Chair, Operating Room Committee
  • 2000-present: Surgical Performance Improvement Coordinating Group
  • 2005-present: Chairman, Surgical Care Improvement Project
  • 1992-1996: Member, Infection Control Committee
  • 1997-2000: Medical Board Member, Staff Representative

Hospital Initiatives

  • Supported full time Intensivist program at Huntington Hospital
  • Developed Surgical Physician Assistant Program at Huntington Hospital
  • Established allied staff policy to admit Nurse Practitioners to Huntington Hospital as Registered Nurse First Assists
  • Mentor to RN First Assists

Post Graduate Education

1988 – 1990
Residency, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

1987 – 1988
Fellowship, Hand Surgery
St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Houston, Texas

1985 – 1987
Residency, General Surgery
Staten Island Hospital, Staten Island, New York

1984 – 1985
Residency, Urological Surgery
Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York

1982 – 1984
Residency, General Surgery
Staten Island Hospital, Staten Island, New York

Medical School

1978 – 1982
State University of New York at Downstate,
Brooklyn, New York (M.D.)

Undergraduate Education

University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, Indiana (A.B., cum laude, 1978)

Board Certifications

  • 2004: Recertified by American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • 1992: American Board of Plastic Surgery, Lifetime Certification
  • 1988 – 1998: American Board of Surgery

Professional Affiliations

  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
  • Membership Committee, Long Island Chapter of the American College of Surgeons
  • Member, Suffolk County Medical Society and Medical Society of the State of New York
  • New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgery
  • New York State Plastic Surgery Society

Hospital Affiliations

  • Attending and Chief of Staff: Huntington Hospital, Huntington, NY
  • Assistant Attending: North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, NY
  • St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center, Smithtown, NY
  • Southside Hospital, Bay Shore, NY


"Acellular Dermis (ACD)-Assisted Direct-to-Implant Breast reconstruction Following Nipple Areolar Sparing Mastectomy (NASM) via the Periareolar Approach: Technical Considerations and Early Outcomes," Derek G. Cody, MD, Erna Busch-Devereaux, MD, Alison Mishkit, MD, James N. Romanelli, MD, Ron Israeli, MD. Breast Cancer Coordinated Care conference, February 3-5, Washington, DC.

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