Robert H. Quinn, MD, named chair of the AAOS CORQ


Published 5/1/2018

Well-respected Surgeons Assume Leadership of Two Academy Councils and Cabinet

At the conclusion of the AAOS 2018 Annual Meeting in New Orleans, AAOS’ Council on Research and Quality (CORQ), Council on Education, and Communications Cabinet announced new chairs for 2018.

Texas orthopaedic surgeon Robert H. Quinn, MD, was named chair of the AAOS Council on Research and Quality (CORQ), which 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.

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

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 and also served on the AAOS 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.

Boston orthopaedic surgeon Paul Tornetta III, MD, was named chair of the AAOS Council on Education, which provides oversight for the Academy’s education portfolio.

Dr. Tornetta is chairman and professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Boston University School of Medicine. He also serves as chief in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and director of Orthopaedic Trauma at Boston Medical Center.

Robert H. Quinn, MD, named chair of the AAOS CORQ
Paul Tornetta III, MD, named chair of the AAOS Council on Education

Dr. Tornetta’s research interests focus on both the clinical and technical aspects of orthopaedic trauma surgery and the injured patient. His current studies involve elderly patients’ injury patterns, fracture healing, and minimally invasive surgery.

Dr. Tornetta has held numerous leadership roles with Academy councils and committees during his 20 years of volunteering for the organization, including as a member-at-large of the AAOS Board of Directors.

Dr. Tornetta is the author of more than 100 scientific papers, symposia, and book chapters and is a three-time recipient of the Robert E. Leach Resident Teaching Award.

Jennifer M. Weiss, MD, named chair of the AAOS Communications Cabinet
California orthopaedic surgeon Jennifer M. Weiss, MD, was named chair of the AAOS Communications Cabinet, which promotes musculoskeletal health, injury prevention, and the specialty of orthopaedics through media relations and internal and external communications, including its member news magazine, Through its activities, the cabinet oversees, coordinates, and supports the leadership of the AAOS in the accomplishment of its goals and objectives within the overall strategic plan as well as provides liaison support to other councils, the AAOS Board of Specialties, AAOS Board of Councilors, and other advisory boards.

Dr. Weiss is an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in pediatric sports medicine at Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles Medical Center. Prior to joining Kaiser Permanente in 2011, she practiced at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and served as director of the Pediatric Sports Program at the Santa Monica Orthopaedic Group.

She has been active with the Academy for nearly a decade and most recently served as a mentor in the Leadership Fellows Program. Dr. Weiss also served on the nominating committee for the Board of Specialty Societies. In addition to holding a previous term on the Communications Cabinet, she also served as a member at large on the AAOS Board of Directors and on the Women’s Health Advisory Board.

Dr. Weiss also is an active member of the Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America, serving that organization as the most recent communications council chair on its board of directors.