Quinn named chairman of orthopaedics in School of Medicine

SAN ANTONIO (Dec. 2, 2011) — Francisco González-Scarano, M.D., dean of the School of Medicine at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio, today announced the appointment of Robert Quinn, M.D., as chairman of the school’s Department of Orthopaedics.

Dr. Quinn, currently professor and vice chairman in the Department of Orthopaedics at the University of New Mexico, was selected after an extensive national search. He will begin his new position April 2, 2012, and is expected to visit San Antonio regularly between now and then to begin implementing his vision for the department, said Dr. González, who is also vice president for medical affairs at the Health Science Center.

A native of Bryn Mawr, Pa., Dr. Quinn obtained his M.D. degree at Hahnemann University School of Medicine in Philadelphia. He then completed an orthopaedic residency at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, followed by a fellowship in orthopaedic oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School.

An internationally renowned musculoskeletal tumor specialist, he is a member of several multidisciplinary research groups, including the Children’s Oncology Group, Southwest Oncology Group, Radiation Oncology Group, American College of Surgeons Oncology Group, and International Ewing’s Sarcoma Research Forum.

Dr. Quinn is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). He is the author of numerous publications, including both editions of the AAOS Orthopaedic Knowledge Update: Musculoskeletal Tumors.

Dr. Quinn has served on a number of national committees, including as chair of the Fellowship Committee, Musculoskeletal Tumor Society; as a member of the Education Committee, Musculoskeletal Tumor Society; as a member, AAOS Evidence-Based Practice Committee; as a member of the AAOS Musculoskeletal Tumors and Diseases Evaluation Committee; and as a member of the Board of Specialty Societies Fellowship Match Oversight Committee. He is a consultant reviewer for the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery and for Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research.

In addition to orthopaedic surgery, Dr. Quinn is actively involved in the specialty of wilderness medicine. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine, a member of the Board of Directors of the Wilderness Medical Society, a board member of AdventureMed, which offers the Advanced Wilderness Life Support course with the University of Utah, a member of the New Mexico DMAT team (Disaster Medical Assistance Team), and a consultant reviewer for Wilderness and Environmental Medicine.

Dr. Quinn will be joined by his wife Stephanie, daughter Taryn, and sons Hunter and Devin.

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