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.

Meet our newest faculty members

Christopher Chaput, MD


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2016 Orthopaedic Journal Volume 1

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Upcoming Events

Philip A. Deffer, Sr., MD Endowed Lectureship April 23, 2018, 7pm - Deffer Lectureship 

Speaker:  Freddie Fu, MD

“Innovation in Sports Medicine: Is the Latest Always the Greatest”

Eilan Hotel Resort & Spa, Incanto I & II

Roy Davis Resident Research Competition 

Click here for more information about Roy Davis Competition

April 30, 2018, 7 am

School of Medicine, Room 409L on UT Health San Antonio Long Campus

2018 Resident Graduation June 15, 2018 Location & Time TBA