Welcome to the Department of Orthopaedics
Introduction from the Chair, Robert H. Quinn, MD, Professor and Chairman
It is an honor and a privilege to lead this storied Department which holds such a high level of distinction in the modern era of orthopaedic surgery. Founded by Charles Rockwood, Jr. MD in 1966 as a Division of General Surgery, Department status was attained in 1983. Under Dr. Rockwood’s leadership, the Department has fostered the development of many leaders in orthopaedic surgery, and a few legends including Dr. Rockwood himself, Dr. Kaye Wilkins, Dr. David Green, Dr. Jesse DeLee, and Dr. James Heckman, to name only a few. The textbook and teaching contributions of Drs. Rockwood, Wilkins, and Green have defined injury treatment from accident scene to recovery for over a generation.
Meet our newest faculty members
Julie's Got Life on a String
In March 2000, Julie was a college student counting mistletoe in a remote area of Kerr County. Seconds later she was on the ground -- having been shot twice by a desparate and violent fugitive.
Her elbow and hip were shattered -- many thought beyond repair. Today, after more than 30 operations, fingers that could barely push yarn through macaroni in rehab now thread tiny crystals and semi-precious stones into "Jewels from the Lake" necklaces sold at top boutiques.
Thanks to the gifted hands and dedication of the orthopaedic trauma surgical team at University Hospital, Julie's gifted hands can brign beauty into the lives of others.
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December 4,11 2015