Michael Romanelli, MD

Resident Physician
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

    About me



    Education & training

    Plastic Surgery Resident Physician
    Medical School
    Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
    Undergraduate Degree
    Northwestern University
    Resident Graduation Year
    Springfield, Illinois
    Why they chose SIU

    I chose the Institute for Plastic Surgery at SIU for the comprehensive training and collegial learning environment. Not only does the program offer an extensive caseload and early exposure and autonomy in the operating room, the Microsurgical Skills Lab at SIU and the Surgical Skills Lab at the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation both provide an excellent setting to hone our technical skills for the early intra-operative opportunities we have as residents. All this coupled with dedicated research time and the incredibly supportive staff in our basic science lab, my home institution was the ideal environment to continue my training. What ultimately made my decision was our attending’s enthusiasm and personal investment in our learning as seen throughout the mentorship training model here at SIU. At the end of the day, I am very grateful to train alongside this family of such incredibly talented and enjoyable team of plastic surgeons.