Alexa Romero studied Biomedical Engineering as her undergraduate degree at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. She first became interested in the field of orthotics and prosthetics in high school and that passion continued to deepen during college. At the intersection of engineering and medicine she realized this career path was exactly where she belonged. Alexa was soon after attending Baylor College of Medicine’s O&P program, where she attained her master’s with highest honors.
During her residencies in orthotics and prosthetics, she gained exposure to patients in various clinical settings. She completed her residency rotations at various clinics along the east coast as well as Shriner’s Children’s Hospital out in Washington state. Alexa gained experience in the treatment of pediatric populations, post-operative care of vascular amputees, and management of traumatic injuries and limb loss. During this time, she also completed her master’s thesis focusing on the functionality of custom passive-dynamic AFOs and their use in patients with neuromuscular disorders.
Within MCOP, Alexa now is acting as a main clinician at one of the most prominent U.S. military centers in the D.C. area. Here she is a key player in providing care for our patients as well as building a solid line of communication among the interdisciplinary healthcare team.
Alexa is originally from DC and enjoys staying active both in the city and its surroundings. She enjoys camping, being out on the water, and pick-up soccer whenever possible.