Robert Weinschenk, M.D.

  • Orthopaedic Surgery - General Orthopaedics
  • Cancerous (Malignant) Bone Tumors
  • Benign (Noncancerous) Bone Tumors

Biography

Robert Weinschenk, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He specializes in musculoskeletal oncology, focusing on benign and malignant tumors of the extremities and pelvis. His clinical interests also include osteoarthritis and traumatic skeletal injuries.

Dr. Weinschenk earned his medical degree at Wake Forest School of Medicine. He completed a residency in orthopaedic surgery at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Temple and received advanced training in musculoskeletal oncology through a fellowship at MD Anderson Cancer Center. Following the traditional clinical year, Dr. Weinschenk remained at MD Anderson for an additional year dedicated to clinical and translational research.

He joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2021.

Dr. Weinschenk is a member of Alpha Epsilon – Biological and Environmental Engineering Honor Society, the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and the Musculoskeletal Tumor Society.

He has published numerous academic articles, contributed to the book Oncologic Emergency Medicine: Principles and Practice, and delivered numerous lectures and presentations related to his areas of expertise.

Personal Note

In his free time, he enjoys hiking, fishing, playing jazz saxophone, and spending time with his wife and dog.

Education & Training
  • Fellowship - The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (2019-2021)
  • Residency - Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Temple (2014-2019)
  • Medical School - Wake Forest School of Medicine (2010-2014)
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • Alpha Epsilon – Biological and Environmental Engineering Honor Society (2009)
  • American Medical Association (2010)
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (2014)
  • Musculoskeletal Tumor Society (2019)
Honors & Awards
  • Participant Fellows’ Clinical Trial Design Course 2020, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Division of Surgery
  • United States Bone & Joint Initiative’s – Young Investigator Initiative Grant Mentoring and Career Development Program 2021
Books & Publications
  • Books
    • Orthopedic Emergencies and Cancer, pp. 437-447 in Oncologic Emergency Medicine: Principles and Practice. 2nd Edition.
      Todd KH, Thomas CR, Alagappan KA, Editors. Weinschenk RC, Lin PP (2021), Cham, Switzerland, Springer Nature
  • Publications
    • Chondrosarcoma.
      Weinschenk RC, Wang WL, Lewis VO, The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2021 07 29 13 553-562
Research
  • Clinical and functional outcomes in orthopaedic oncology
  • Reconstruction of acquired long bone and pelvic deficits
  • Structural allograft reconstruction
  • Tissue engineering in orthopaedic surgery
  • Metastatic bone disease

Clinical Focus

  • Cancerous (Malignant) Bone Tumors
  • Benign (Noncancerous) Bone Tumors
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Osseous (bone) sarcomas
  • Osteoarthritis

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