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Bio

Jacob Buchowski, MD, MS
Professor of Orthopaedic and Neurological Surgery
Director, Center for Spinal Tumors
Co-Director, Washington University Spine Fellowship

Clinical Specialty
Spine Surgery

Clinical Interests
Dr. Buchowski's clinical interests include surgical treatment of primary and metastatic spinal tumors; spinal deformity surgery for scoliosis, kyphoscoliosis, and kyphosis; and surgical treatment of degenerative disorders of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine.

Research Interests
Dr. Buchowski's research interests include: clinical outcomes following surgery for spinal tumors and metastatic spine disease, clinical outcome following complex reconstructive surgery, and the role of biologics in spine surgery.

Background
Jacob M. Buchowski, M.D., M.S., is a Professor of Orthopaedic and Neurological Surgery and Director, Center for Spinal Tumors at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. He is a board-certified specialist in spinal tumors, metastatic spine disease, and complex reconstructive spine surgery of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine. Dr. Buchowski earned his bachelor and master of science degrees in molecular biophysics and biochemistry from Yale University and his medical degree from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He completed a residency in orthopaedic surgery at Johns Hopkins, where he served as administrative chief resident at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was fellowship trained in adult and pediatric spine surgery in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Awards
1) Whitecloud Award for Best Clinical Science Paper, The 18th Annual International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques (IMAST), Copenhagen, Denmark, July 13-16, 2011; 2) Scoliosis Research Society 2011 Edgar Dawson Visiting Fellow Award, Scoliosis Research Society 46th annual meeting, Louisville, Kentucky, September 14-17, 2011; 3) Nominated for the Louis A. Goldstein Award for Best Clinical Poster Presentation, Scoliosis Research Society 46th annual meeting, Louisville, Kentucky, September 14-17, 2011; 4) Scoliosis Research Society Traveling Fellowship Award Participant, Scoliosis Research Society 43rd annual meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah, September 10-13, 2008; 5) Nominated for the Russell A. Hibbs Award, Scoliosis Research Society 41st annual meeting, Monterey, California, September 13-16, 2006; 6) Administrative Chief Resident, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, July 1, 2004-June 30, 2005; 7) AOA-OREF-Zimmer, Inc. Resident Leadership Forum Participant, American Orthopaedic Association 117th annual meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, June 22-26, 2004; 7) Second Place Winner, American Journal of Orthopedics Resident Writer’s Award, March 12, 2004; 8) Resident Travel Award, Eastern Orthopaedic Association 33rd annual meeting, Amelia Island, Florida, October, 2002; 9) Nominated for the Russell A. Hibbs Award, Scoliosis Research Society 36th annual meeting, Cleveland, Ohio, September 19-21, 2001; 10) Fourth Place Winner, Best Clinical Paper, Maryland Orthopaedic Association annual meeting, St. Michael’s, Maryland, April, 2001; 11) Second Place Winner, Best Clinical Paper, Maryland Orthopaedic Association annual meeting, Baltimore, Maryland, April, 1999; 12) Dr. Harold Lamport Research Award, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, October, 1998; 13) Kosciuszko Foundation Academic Scholarship, New York, New York, September, 1997; 14) Kosciuszko Foundation Academic Scholarship, New York, New York, September, 1996; 15) 2013-present, Best Doctors in America® list.

Board Certifications
Diplomate, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Medical Degree
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Residency
Orthopaedic Surgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital / Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Fellowship
Spine Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine

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