Ian English, MD, MA

Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
Division of Musculoskeletal Oncology

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Dr. English cares for adult and pediatric patients with benign and malignant bone, muscle and connective tissue tumors. He has a particular interest in treating rare muscle and bone tumors, working in collaboration with medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, pathologists, radiologists and other surgeons to provide comprehensive and coordinated care for his patients. Dr. English also specializes in adult joint reconstruction, performing hip and knee replacements for patients with joint arthritis. 

When a patient is faced with a difficult moment in their health, Dr. English is honored to help them navigate through this challenging and personal time. He focuses on providing patient-centered care and believes that carefully listening to each patient provides a strong foundation for a great patient-physician relationship. Dr. English thoroughly reviews imaging (such as an X-ray or MRI) and exam findings with his patients to ensure they fully understand their diagnosis and works collaboratively with them to develop a customized treatment plan that's based on the diagnosis and the patient's personal goals and beliefs.

As a St. Louis native, Dr. English is thrilled to be back in the midwest providing care to the community that he grew up in. 

Common Diagnoses Treated

  • Avascular necrosis
  • Avascular malformations
  • Bone cysts 
  • Bone, muscle and connective tissue tumors 
  • Bone pain
  • Chordoma
  • Enchondroma
  • Fibrous dysplasia
  • Heterotopic ossification
  • Hip and knee arthritis
  • Imaging abnormalities
  • Leukemia bone disease
  • Lymphoma of the bone 
  • Melanoma
  • Metabolic bone disease
  • Metastatic bone cancer 
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Myositis ossificans
  • Nerve tumors
  • Osteochondroma
  • Osteoid osteoma
  • Paget’s disease
  • Pathologic fracture
  • Renal osteodystrophy
  • Sarcoma (soft tissue sarcoma, bone sarcoma, osteosarcoma, Ewing’s sarcoma, chondrosarcoma)
  • Second opinions
  • Vascular tumors

Common Procedures

  • Bone biopsy
  • Bone tumor resection
  • Displaced fracture treatment
  • Limb salvage surgery, including endoprosthesis, joint fusion, bone grafting, amputation, rotationplasty, custom joint replacements
  • Muscle biopsy
  • Muscle tumor resection
  • Preventative fracture treatment due to metastatic cancer
  • Primary hip and knee replacements
  • Revision hip and knee replacements (for previous failed, infected or painful hip and knee replacements)

Clinical Office Locations

Hospital Affiliations

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

Academic Office Mailing Address

  • Washington University School of Medicine

    Campus Box 8233

    660 Euclid Avenue

    Saint Louis, MO 63110

Research Interests

Dr. English's research interests include primary and metastatic soft tissue sarcoma, metastatic bone cancer, database creation and new surgical techniques for bone and muscle tumors.


Dr. English earned a medical degree from Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago, IL. He obtained a residency in orthopaedic surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, WI, then completed a fellowship in musculoskeletal oncology at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL.

Board Certifications

  • Board-certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Medical Degree

  • Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Chicago, IL 


  • Orthopaedic Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI


  • Musculoskeletal Oncology Fellowship, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Graduate Degree

  • Medical Sciences, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL

Honors and Awards

  • 2019 Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation, Clinical Science Award for best paper
  • 2018 Wisconsin Orthopaedic Society, Resident Research Scholar
  • 2018 Provider of the Month, Extended Recovery Unit, Froedtert Hospital, Milwaukee, WI
  • 2013 Distinction in Research Award, Capstone Project for Honors Program in Bioethics and Professionalism, Loyola University Chicago
  • 2011 American Foundation for Aging Research Grant

Professional Societies and Organizations

  • Connective Tissue Oncology Society
  • International Society of Limb Salvage
  • Musculoskeletal Tumor Society (Candidate Member)
  • American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (Candidate Member)
  • American Physician Scientist Association

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