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San Antonio Military Medical Center
Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation

San Antonio Military Medical Center (BAM)


San Antonio Military Medical Center is a  (SAMMC) 450-bed echelon V military treatment facility that is also the only American College of Surgeons verified Level I trauma center in the Army.  BAMC is located on Fort Sam Houston, and has standing agreements with the South Texas Regional Trauma Consortium to accept up to one half of the civilian trauma for this region, in addition to serving over 400,000 military beneficiaries.  The surgical services provide more than 9000 cases, and over 1200 trauma resuscitations annually.  As one of three primary receiving facilities for returning wounded Warriors, SAMMC has performed over 5000 surgical cases for more than 1000 injured Warriors in the past five years.  Orthopaedic Surgery has 12 assigned surgeons, and performs over 2500 surgical cases per year, of which approximately 750 are related to the overseas conflicts.  The residency program is fully accredited and trains 21 residents with a dedicated one-year research fellowship option, and has a 100% first-time pass rate for the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery for the past 8 years.  The Department is the focal point of research in acute and definitive surgical management, and subsequent return to optimal physical performance.  The Department is unique among all Department of Defense Medical Treatment Facilities due to the proximity and close partnership with the Institute of Surgical Research, the Center for the Intrepid, housing the only research laboratory directly managed within a clinical facility, and SAMMC's status as a Level I Trauma Center.


Site Principal Investigator: MAJ Daniel Stinner, MD