John Wesley Munz, MD, assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School, has been awarded the Howard Rosen Table Instructor Award. The prestigious teaching award (developed in 2000) is given by the given by the AOTrauma North America (AOTNA) Education Committee, and is an award designed to commemorate Howard Rosen’s lifelong dedication to teaching.
Dr. Munz was presented the award at a training workshop in Pittsburgh, PA, where he was also an instructor. The award was given based on his teaching skills as well as his performance in the laboratory, which his peers believed to exemplify the same devotion and ability as Rosen. During the training workshop, instructors taught basic techniques of operative fracture management.
Dr. Munz said in a press release of the award and of his teaching methods: “We teach the residents day in and day out. The key to being a good orthopaedic surgeon includes being dedicated to patient care.”
Dr. Munz has spent much of his time in medicine in Texas, having pursued his undergraduate medical schooling at Texas A&M University (TAMU), followed by his doctoral training at UTHealth Medical School. In addition to his educational years spent in Texas, he completed a fellowship in orthopaedic trauma at Harborview Medical Center at the University of Washington. He currently specializes in orthopaedic trauma care at UTHealth Medical School, where he trains resident in the same field.