Dr. Robert Quinn

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.

Tailored to Fit their Size: Pediatric Orthopedics at UT Medicine San Antonio

Dr. Grant Hogue, MD. with pelvis


As recently as 1970, children’s orthopedic needs remained within the scope of adult orthopedic surgeons. In fact, according to the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, only nine orthopedic surgeons in the United States and Canada concentrated on children’s cases. Today, specialists in Pediatric Orthopedics at UT Medicine San Antonio know, as the age-old medical school wisdom goes, children are not just little adults. the dedicated pediatric practice at UT Medicine San Antonio blends advanced surgical techniques, physical therapy and less invasive treatments with a passion for helping all children.

Practicing in San Antonio are four pediatric orthopedic surgeons who see patients at the University Health System Robert B. Green Campus downtown, UT Medicine’s Medical Arts & Research Center, the Ruthe B. Cowl Rehabilitation Center in Laredo and soon, in the renovated children’s hospital Horizon Tower located at University Hospital. While fracture care comprises a large portion of the program’s work, the specialists are prepared to evaluate and treat any and all gait, limb and spine abnormalities and deformities, ranging from broken bones and joint infections to cerebral palsy and scoliosis in patients as young as infants through adolescents and adult patients.

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Groundbreaking at UTMED Hill Country Clinic Site

January 13th was the official groundbreaking for our newest UT Medicine San Antonio facility in Boerne: UT Medicine Hill Country!

Orthopaedics will have a strong presence in the new center. “We will have the full array of imaging technology and physical therapy at this location to diagnose and treat all orthopaedic conditions including same-day appointments for acute injuries,” said Robert Quinn, M.D., professor and chairman of the Department of Orthopaedics in the School of Medicine.

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Upcoming Events

April 6, 2016   Passport 2016 - Continuing Our Journey through Research, Quality Improvement, and Patient Safety" Location TBD
April 11-12, 2016   20th Annual Philip A. Deffer, Sr., MD, Endowed Lectureship - SAVE THE DATE Lectureship - Location TBD













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