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

Frank A. Buttacavoli, MD



Philip M Jacobs, MD


2016 Orthopaedic Journal Volume 1

Click here to read the first issue.

Upcoming Events

2nd Annual Kaye Wilkins' Texas Pediatric Fracture Case Conference

February 17, 2018

University of Texas Dell Medical School

Health Learning Building, Boardroom 5.201

1501 Red River St.

Austin, TX 78701


April 7, 2018


Academic Learning & Teaching Center on UT Health San Antonio Long Campus San Antonio

Apply to participate in the day long program. Explore hands-on workshop modules and receive mentorship from women surgeons and engineers.

Physical Therapy Conference April 7, 2018 - Best Practices in Rehabilitation: The Knee Academic Learning & Teaching Center on UT Health San Antonio Long Campus
Philip A. Deffer, Sr., MD Endowed Lectureship April 23, 2018 - Deffer Lectureship 

Speaker:  Freddie Fu, MD

Eilan Hotel Resort & Spa

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