The Texas Orthopaedic Association (TOA) installed John W. Hinchey, MD, an orthopaedic surgeon with Ortho San Antonio, as the 2022-23 president. Dr. Hinchey replaced Luis H. Urrea II, MD, of El Paso, who served as the TOA president from 2021-22.
Dr. Hinchey has served in a number of orthopaedic leadership roles, including chair of the Texas Orthopaedic Association Political Action Committee and is one of the five Texas representatives to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ Board of Councilors.
He attended The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA) for both medical school and residency training. He then continued his training with a fellowship in Shoulder & Elbow Reconstruction, where he worked with world renowned surgeons at both UTHSCSA and the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. He is board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, and is an associate member of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeon (ASES) association. Dr Hinchey treats all orthopaedic injuries, and subspecializes in the treatment of shoulder and elbow issue.
This year’s presidency marks the first time in TOA’s history that a relative of a past president is serving as the current TOA president. Dr. Hinchey’s grandfather – John J. Hinchey, MD – served as the 1956-57 TOA president.
Dr. Hinchey and his wife, Christy, are natives of San Antonio. They have a young daughter and son who keeps both of them busy and on their toes at all times. Beyond medicine, both Dr. Hinchey and his wife are involved in the San Antonio community and enjoy participating in many organizations together.