Jacob Buchowski

Jacob Buchowski, MD, MS

Professor of Orthopaedic and Neurological Surgery

Director, Center for Spinal Tumors

Director, Washington University Spine Fellowship

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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.

Common Diagnoses Treated

  • Degenerative disc disease (including cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine)
  • Disc herniation
  • Fractures of the spine
  • Kyphosis
  • Metastatic spine disease
  • Primary tumors of the spine
  • Radiculopathy
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal metastases
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spinal tumors
  • Spondylosis/arthritis of the spine
  • Spondylolisthesis

Common Procedures

  • Anterior and posterior spinal instrumentation
  • Anterior spinal fusion (including cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine)
  • Correction of spinal deformity
  • Decompression of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine
  • Discectomy
  • Minimally invasive spine surgery
  • Posterior spinal fusion (including cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine)
  • Spinal osteotomy
  • Transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion
  • Tumor resection

Clinical Office Locations

  • Center for Advanced Medicine (CAM)


    Barnes Jewish Hospital

    4921 Parkview Place

    St Louis, MO 63110

  • Washington University Orthopedics / Chesterfield


    14532 S. Outer Forty Drive

    Chesterfield, MO 63017

Hospital Affiliations

  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital
  • St. Louis Children's Hospital

Academic Office Mailing Address

  • Washington University School of Medicine


    Campus Box 8233

    660 South Euclid Avenue

    Saint Louis, MO 63110

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.

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.

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.

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

Honors and Awards:

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

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Dr. Buchowski’s Office Locations

Center for Advanced Medicine (CAM)

Barnes Jewish Hospital

4921 Parkview Place

St Louis, MO 63110

Washington University Orthopedics – Chesterfield

14532 S. Outer Forty Drive

Chesterfield, MO 63017

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