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.

Supporting our mission

Research is key to advancing the knowledge and practice of orthopaedic medicine, and it is an integral part of our residency program. Resident research is conducted in close association with faculty mentors and with the support of outstanding research faculty and staff.

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Busiest Level 1 Trauma Center in South Texas

University Hospital houses South Texas’ busiest Level I Trauma Center for adult care and the only Level I Pediatric Trauma Center in South Texas. We surround you with our caring and committed healthcare professionals while providing the best care possible.

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San Antonio Life

From its humble beginnings as Mission San Antonio de Valero to the seventh largest city of the nation, San Antonio boasts a rich culture and friendly citizens. Our historic city is home to the Alamo, the Riverwalk, and scenic Texas Hill Country. Whether you’re enjoying the great outdoors at Braunig Lake or cheering on the Spurs, this tight-knit, big city community has a place for you.

Fast Facts

Years of orthopaedic resident training

Program graduates since 1972

Current practicing residents

A Division in the Long School of Medicine

The mission of the Long School of Medicine is to provide responsive and comprehensive education, research and service of the highest quality in order to meet the health-related needs of the citizens of Texas.

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Contact us

7703 Floyd Curl Drive

Mail Code 7774

San Antonio, TX 78229