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.

Philip A. Deffer, Sr., M.D. 

Endowed Lectureship with distinguished speaker

Andrew R. Burgess, M.D. Professor and Vice-Chairman Chief, Orthopaedic Trauma

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Rajiv Rajani, MD presents Andrew R. Burgess, MD with a plaque to honor his contribution to the Phillip A.Deffer, MD Lectureship.

April 11, 2016

Meet our newest faculty members

Marc DeHart, MD


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.


Upcoming Events

October 10, 2016 7:00am to 1:00pm Flawn Lectureship Orthopaedic Conference Room
October 10, 2016 5:30pm

VEPTR Treatment ofThoracic Insufficiency Syndrome: "Lessons Learned from the Rabbit Model" by Brian Snyder, MD, PHD, Director, Cerebral Palsy Clinic,  Boston Children's Hospital


Hotel Contessa Luxury Suites on the Riverwalk

Cypress Room, 306 W. Market Street, San Antonio, TX 78205

November 12, 2016 Residents excused from clinical activities: 7:30 am to 3:00 pm OITE Orthopaedic Department
December 9,16 2016 / January 6,13 2017 7:30am to 1:00pm Applicant Interviews Orthopaedic Department