Lucas Romine, MD

Dr. Romine-EmergeOrtho


Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Lucas Romine, M.D. is a board certified orthopedic surgeon who performs a variety of general orthopedic procedures with sub-specialty expertise in shoulder and elbow surgery. He was recently elected chief of surgery at UNC-Johnston Health.

Prior to joining EmergeOrtho in 2014, Dr. Romine served as faculty in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. There he gained advanced experience in modern, innovative surgical techniques for treatment of complex pathology involving both the shoulder and elbow- including shoulder replacement. While in Baltimore, he also provided medical treatment for elite athletes as a team physician for the Baltimore Orioles.

Dr. Romine played basketball in college on a full athletic scholarship and was named an Academic All-American. Subsequently, he graduated from medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center followed by residency training in Orthopedic Surgery. In his career, he has achieved several awards and has presented orthopedic research at national and international conferences, including the Chinese Orthopedic Association Congress in Beijing and the European Federation of Orthopedics and Traumatology in Berlin, Germany. His research has been published in several peer-reviewed Orthopedic journals.

Dr. Romine regularly performs robotic assisted surgery, joint replacement of shoulders, hips and knees, minimally invasive knee arthroscopy, and surgical care of broken bones and torn ligaments, among others.

Dr. Romine’s patients are often most impressed with his caring nature and attentive bedside manner. His compassion and empathy combined with knowledge of various non-operative treatment options make him a comprehensive expert in the musculoskeletal system. His professional philosophy is to treat every patient as a member of his own family.

Dr. Romine’s wife is a Raleigh native and an alumnus of UNC-Wilmington. Together they enjoy spending time with their children, staying fit and traveling abroad.


  • Education: University of Tennessee Health Science Center
  • Residency: Ochsner Medical Center, New Orleans, LA
  • Fellowship: The John Hopkins Hospital, Shoulder and Elbow Surgery


  • American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons