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Terry L. Whipple, M.D.

Terry L. Whipple, M.D. is Director of Orthopaedics and Fitness at American Self. He is an internationally renowned and widely published orthopaedic surgeon who has practice in Richmond, VA since 1979. Dr. Whipple attended Princeton University where he majored in International Law and Organizations and graduated with honors. He received his M.D. degree from the University of Virginia. After general surgery training at Baylor University Medical Center he served in the U.S. Navy as a medical officer with Marine Corps, then completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at Duke University. Dr. Whipple has been a member of the Board of Editors of six professional journals, and has edited and authored four orthopaedic textbooks. He is a member of twenty-five professional organizations and holds thirteen patents on surgical instruments and implants. He is founder and director of Orthopaedic Research of Virginia.

Kevin B. Fricka, MD

Kevin B. Fricka, MD is proud to specialize in hip and knee replacement surgery helping patients return to their active lifestyle. He was born in Chicago, IL and then grew up in the greater Los Angeles, CA region. Dr. Fricka earned his undergraduate degree at Harvard University where he was also a member of the varsity basketball team. He completed his medical education at George Washington University and is excited to be returning to the greater Washington area. Upon graduation he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society and received the Julius S. Neviaser Award in Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Fricka finished his training with a one-year fellowship in Adult Reconstructive Surgery at Rush University in Chicago, IL. He performed a large volume of primary and revision total hip and knee arthroplasty, learning his techniques from some of the leaders in adult reconstructive orthopaedic surgery. His particular surgical interests include complex revision of failed hip and knee replacements, unicondylar knee arthroplasty, “Gender-specific” knee arthroplasty and “minimally invasive” knee replacement surgery.

Dr. David Romness

An Arlington native, Dr. David Romness heralds from a medical family. With the influence of his father, his brother, and a brother-in-law all working as orthopaedic surgeons, Dr. Romness himself was drawn to the field because of the upbeat, optimistic nature of the specialty and its many creative opportunities in surgery. After graduating with a BS from the University of Richmond, Dr. Romness earned his medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School. He then completed his surgical and orthopaedic training at the Mayo Clinic. Active in a number of professional medical organizations, Dr. Romness has been a past president of both the Virginia and Washington Orthopaedic Societies. He also stays involved in academia having published multiple peer review articles and being named a recipient of the Kenmore Award for Resident Education at Georgetown University Medical Center where he serves as a clinical Assistant Professor for residents and medical students.