Romie Gibly, MD, FAAOS, PhD

Attending Physician, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine



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Dr. Gibly is a fellowship-trained and board-certified pediatric orthopaedic surgeon with an academic background in biomedical engineering. His medical and doctorate degrees were completed at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. He underwent orthopaedic surgery residency training in Seattle at the University of Washington, Harborview Medical Center, and Seattle Children's Hospital. He then pursued additional subspecialty fellowship training in pediatric orthopaedic surgery at the University of Colorado and Children's Hospital of Colorado. His clinical interests include limb deformities (leg length, and alignment differences), congenital limb differences, skeletal dysplasias, fractures and their complications, clubfoot, hip dysplasia and other general pediatric orthopaedic issues. He utilizes the Ponseti method for clubfoot treatment. In the treatment of limb deformity, Dr. Gibly utilizes a combination of techniques, including magnetic growing rods and external fixators to correct limb differences. Dr. Gibly’s laboratory research involves understanding what makes pediatric fractures heal differently than adult fractures and finding new ways to help heal musculoskeletal tissues using regenerative and tissue engineering technologies. 

Clinical Interests

Limb deformity, leg length difference, limb reconstruction and lengthening, skeletal dysplasias, trauma, fractures, fracture malunion and nonunion, clubfoot, hip dysplasia, DDH, pediatric foot and ankle


Education & Training

Education: Northwestern University Medical School, 2013; Northwestern University Graduate School, 2011

Postgraduate Training: Fellowship in pediatric orthopedic surgery, University of Colorado School of Medicine, 2018-2019; Residency in orthopedic surgery, University of Washington Hospital, 2014-2018

Professional Organizations: American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, Orthopaedic Trauma Association, Orthopaedic Research Society, Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society

Research & Publications

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Gibly RF, Georgopoulos G, Carry PM, Miller NH. Lower extremity physeal fractures and post-traumatic surgical deformities; National Trauma Data Bank and institutional cohorts. Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma. 2022 Apr; 27: ISSN: 0976-5662

Maqsood A, Frome DK, Gibly RF, Larson JE, Patel NM, Sarwark JF. A systematic review update of a single-gene etiology theory for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2021 Jun; 280: 250-.PMID: 34190097

Maqsood A, Frome DK, Gibly RF, Larson JE, Patel NM, Sarwark JF. IS (Idiopathic Scoliosis) etiology: Multifactorial genetic research continues. A systematic review 1950 to 2017. Journal of Orthopaedics. 2020 Sep; 21: 421-426.

Powell J, Gibly RF, Faulk LW, Carry P, Mayer SW, Selberg CM. Can EOS Imaging Substitute for Conventional Radiography in Measurement of Acetabular Morphology in the Young Dysplastic Hip? J Pediatr Orthop. 2020 Jul; 40(6): 294-299. PMID: 32501911

Gibly RF, Garg S, Mehlman CT. The Community Orthopaedic Surgeon Taking Trauma Call: Radial Neck Fracture Pearls & Pitfalls. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. 2019 Aug. 33 Suppl 8:S17-S21 PMID: 31290841 

Gibly RF, Shomaker T, Bompadre V, Steinman SE. Understanding the spectrum of pediatric mechanical finger and hand trauma. Journal of Children’s Orthopaedics. 2018 Dec 1;12(6):622-628. PMID: 30607210 

Hlavaty KA, Gibly RF, Zhang X, Rives CB, Graham JG, Lowe WL Jr, Luo X, Shea LD. Enhancing human islet transplantation by localized release of trophic factors from PLG scaffolds. Am J Transplant. 2014 Jul;14(7):1523-32. PMID: 24909237

Koreckij J, Alvi H, Gibly R, Pang E, Hsu WK. Incidence and Risk Factors of the Retropharyngeal Carotid Artery on Cervical Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2013 Jan 15;38(2):E109-12. PMID: 23124269

Gibly RF, Zhang X, Lowe WL, and Shea LD, Porous scaffolds support extrahepatic human islet transplantation, engraftment and function in mice. Cell Transplant. 2013;22(5):811-9. PMID:22507300

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