Orthopedic Surgery, Board Certified Foot & Ankle Fellowship
I grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and earned my undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University. I worked as an engineer, designing surgical tools, for 5 years which led to my interest in medicine and surgery. I attended the University of Southern California for medical school, then returned to the Midwest for residency. Orthopedic surgery was a natural fit with my engineering background and the complex mechanics of the foot is part of what drew me to Foot and Ankle as a specialty. After competing my orthopedic Foot and Ankle fellowship, I practiced in Michigan before moving to Minnesota to be closer to my wife’s family. Twin Cities Orthopedics has been an excellent fit for me and I am proud to be part of such a high-quality organization.
In my time away from work, I enjoy being a husband and father. My wife, Elena, is also a physician, working as an OB/GYN at Abbott hospital. We have two young sets of twins, so our family is extremely busy. We are blessed with an amazingly supportive extended family to make it all work. In addition to spending time with my wife and kids, I enjoy singing, cooking, playing guitar, soccer, racquetball, golf and snowboarding.
Ankle Care, including Ankle Instability, Ankle Arthritis and Ankle Joint Replacement
Foot Care, including Complex Deformity Correction including Bunions, Flat Feet and Toe Abnormalities
Board Certified, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
Fellowship in Foot and Ankle at Michigan International Foot and Ankle Center, Pontiac, MI
Michigan State University Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, Grand Rapids, MI
Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
Blaine Orthopedic Surgery Center
Maple Grove Hospital
MOSC- Minnesota Orthopedic Surgery Center
North Memorial Medical Center
North Memorial Ambulatory Surgery Center
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society
Orthopaedic Trauma Association
Top Doctor Rising Star: Voted an Orthopedic Rising Star by his peers in Mpls.St.Paul Magazine (2020)
Dr. Tanner was interviewed for a KMSP-TV FOX 9 story about a TCO patient who suffered a severe ankle injury after her car was struck by a runaway trailer. He talks about the potential complications with such an injury, including arthritis. Watch the video at the link or below.
Christopher Romanowicz, PA-C
Certified Physician Assistant