Dr. Rooney is a fellowship-trained orthopedic spine surgeon. A graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and he earned his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He completed his orthopedic surgery training in the U.S. Army and is board certified in both orthopedic and spine surgery. He was separately selected as the Clinical Travelling Fellow by the Scoliosis Research Society, the North American Spine Society, and the Cervical Spine Research Society and is the only surgeon to win all three of the awards concurrently.
His accomplishments in the field of Regenerative Medicine and his knowledge of Stem Cell science were recognized by Congress and in 2009 and 2011 he was appointed as a Peer Reviewer for Congressional Directed Medical Research Programs in Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell therapy in Orthopaedics.
He has authored numerous research articles, lectured extensively on Spine Surgery and Regenerative Medicine and authored the Spine and Orthopaedic chapters in the definitive textbook on Combat Trauma.