Robert H. Quinn, MD, named chair of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ Council on Research and Quality

NEW ORLEANS, La. (March 9, 2018)–Texas orthopaedic surgeon Robert H. Quinn, MD, became the chair of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Council on Research and Quality (CORQ).

The CORQ serves to advance the application of scientific knowledge to improve the safety and effectiveness of musculoskeletal care. The Council develops and disseminates evidence-based tools that facilitate physicians use of clinical practice guidelines and appropriate use criteria.

Robert H. Quinn, MD

Dr. Quinn is a professor and chair in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, where he also serves as the director of the orthopaedic residency program. Dr. Quinn specializes in musculoskeletal oncology.

He attended Hahnemann Medical College in Philadelphia. He completed his orthopaedic residency at University of Connecticut School of Medicine in Farmington, followed by a fellowship in orthopaedic oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School in Boston.

With more than 20 years of volunteer service with the Academy, Dr. Quinn previously served as a section leader for the Appropriate Use Criteria’s Committee on Evidence-Based Quality and Value, reporting into the Council on Research and Quality and also served on the Board of Specialty Societies.

Additionally, he was the past president of the Musculoskeletal Tumor Society and is a member of several multidisciplinary research groups including Children’s Oncology Group, Southwestern Oncology Group, Radiation Oncology Group, American College of Surgeon’s Oncology Group, and International Ewing’s Sarcoma Research Forum. He is a consultant reviewer for the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery and Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research.

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 Disaster Medical Assistance Team, and a consultant reviewer for Wilderness and Environmental Medicine.

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
With more than 38,000 members, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) is the world’s largest medical association of musculoskeletal specialists. The AAOS provides education programs for orthopaedic surgeons and allied health professionals, champions and advances the highest quality musculoskeletal care for patients, and is the authoritative source of information on bone and joint conditions, treatments and related issues.

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