Robert O. Cone, M.D.
Robert O Cone, MD, FACR attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He completed his internship and residency in Diagnostic Radiology at UTHSCSA. This was followed by a fellowship in musculoskeletal radiology at the University of California at San Diego. He returned to UTHCSA as the program director of Musculoskeletal Radiology and Program Director for the Radiology Residency. Dr Cone subsequently entered the private practice of Radiology as the first fellowship trained Musculoskeletal Radiologist in San Antonio. Working many years in a busy private practice he participated firsthand in the technological transformation of diagnostic radiology imaging by CT, MRI, Digital Imaging, and PET scanning. During this time, he had the great fortune to use the knowledge gained from his radiology mentors and additional priceless knowledge from practicing physicians, especially orthopedic surgeons. These experiences taught him the value of strong trust based clinical relationships and how essential the ability of being able to view the patient not only from the viewpoint of an imager, but also from the clinical viewpoint of the many medical and surgical specialties with whom radiologists interact. Dr Cone had an extremely rewarding and satisfying practice centered on the goal of providing accurate and useful imaging information and performing any invasive diagnostic or therapeutic musculoskeletal procedure to the best of his ability. Eventually though, with the spirit as strong as ever but with the inevitable limitations of a septuagenarian, he returned to UTHSCSA. Dr Cone brought with him a broad general knowledge of musculoskeletal imaging and procedures acquired over many years with a special interest in sports imaging and athletic injuries. Most importantly he brought his understanding of the critical importance of interdisciplinary communication and trust to provide the greatest service to the patient. His greatest desire is to nurture young radiologists and provide a model for them to take the knowledge and technology which they are learning and apply it for its greatest value for the good of the patient.