Dr. Timothy Achor
Dr. Timothy Achor

In honor of his outstanding teaching skills and laboratory techniques, Dr. Timothy Achor, assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery, recently received the Howard Rosen Table Instructor Award at an educational meeting in Dallas.

The award was created in 2000 by the AOTrauma of North America Education Committee to commemorate Howard Rosen’s life-long dedication to teaching. Achor received the award at the AO Basic Principles and Techniques of Operative Fracture Management meeting.

Achor was chosen for the award by his peers, who felt that his laboratory performance exemplified many of the same teaching skills and devotion attributed to Howard Rosen, whose passion for education are well known in the orthopaedic community.

“While patient care has always been paramount, resident education can be just as important and rewarding,” Achor said. “Our orthopaedic trauma faculty is very involved with teaching efforts, not only at our own institution, but also nationally and internationally. It’s great to be recognized for our clinical efforts, but it’s important not to forget the impact we can have on young physicians. I was delighted to win this award and to be recognized for my enthusiasm in ‘paying it forward’ to the next generation of surgeons.”

After receiving his medical degree from Medical College of Ohio in Toledo, Achor completed a residency in orthopaedic surgery at New York Medical College. He completed a fellowship in orthopaedic traumatology at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City.

His area of specialty care is trauma, which includes high-energy injuries, complex fractures and dislocations, and post-traumatic deformities. Achor practices with the UT Physicians Orthopaedic Office on Fannin. He is currently in Santiago, Chile, where he was invited to lecture on pelvic and acetabular fractures.

AOTrauma is an organization that fosters directed regional and national teams to run their own educational, research, and community development activities and that creates leadership opportunities for senior trauma surgeons, while nurturing opportunities for younger future leaders.

— Darla Brown, Office of Communications, Medical School