Jacob Buchowski, MD, MS
Associate Professor, Orthopedic Surgery
Associate Professor, Neurological Surgery
Director, Center for Spinal Tumors
Spine Surgery - Orthopedic
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Additional Languages Spoken
Washington University School of Medicine
Department of Orthopedic Surgery
660 South Euclid Avenue
Campus Box 8233
Areas of Clinical Interest
Department of Orthopedic Surgery
1 Barnes-Jewish Hospital Plaza,
11300, West Pavilion
Spinal tumors, metastatic spine disease, spine trauma, degenerative disorders of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine; and minimally invasive spine surgery; spinal tumors; spinal stenosis; spine trauma; and spinal deformities, scoliosis, orthopedics, disc herniation, spondylolisthesis, spine disorders, spine degeneration, kyphosis, kyphoplasty
Areas of Research Interest
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
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Residency: Orthopedic Surgery, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
Fellowship: Spine Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri
B.S.: Yale University, New Haven Connecticut
Medical Degree: Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
M.S.: Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
Honors and Awards
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
St. Louis Children's Hospital
Listed in Best Doctors in America, 2013 (Best Doctor, Inc.)
Administrative Chief Resident, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, July 1, 2004-June 30, 2005
Disclosure of Financial Interests with Industry
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Dr. Jacob Buchowski reported the following earned financial interests during calendar year 2011. Move your mouse over a header for more info.
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Selected or Recent Journal Articles
Mall NA, Buchowski J, Zebala L, Wright RW, Matava MJ. "Spine and axial skeleton injuries in the national football league." Am J Sports Med. 2012 Aug;40(8):1755-61.
Kim HJ, Buchowski JM, Moussallem CD, Rose PS. "Modern techniques in the treatment of patients with metastatic spine disease." J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2012 May 16;94(10):943-51.
Stoker GE, Buchowski JM, Kelly MP. "Dropped Head Syndrome Following Multilevel Cervical Radiofrequency Ablation: A Case Report." J Spinal Disord Tech. 2012 May 10.
Auerbach JD, Lenke LG, Bridwell KH, Sehn JK, Milby AH, Bumpass D, Crawford CH 3rd, O'Shaughnessy BA, Buchowski JM, Chang MS, Zebala LP, Sides BA. "Major complications and comparison between 3-column osteotomy techniques in 105 consecutive spinal deformity procedures." Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2012 Jun 15;37(14):1198-210.
Cho W, Buchowski JM, Park Y, Maeda T, Nabb CE, Riew KD. "Surgical approach to the cervicothoracic junction: can a standard Smith-Robinson approach be utilized?" J Spinal Disord Tech. 2012 Jul;25(5):264-7.
Crawford CH 3rd, Bridwell KH, Cho W, Buchowski JM, O'Shaughnessy BA, Chang MS, Auerbach JD. "Extension of prior idiopathic scoliosis fusions to the sacrum: a matched cohort analysis of sixty patients with minimum two-year follow-up." Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2010 Sep 15;35(20):1843-8.
Shen HX, Buchowski JM, Yeom JS, Liu G, Lin N, Riew KD. "Pseudarthrosis in multilevel anterior cervical fusion with rhBMP-2 and allograft: analysis of one hundred twenty-seven cases with minimum two-year follow-up." Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2010 Apr 1;35(7):747-53.
Liu G, Buchowski JM, Bunmaprasert T, Yeom JS, Shen H, Riew KD. "Revision surgery following cervical laminoplasty: etiology and treatment strategies." Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2009 Dec 1;34(25):2760-8.
Buchowski JM, Anderson PA, Sekhon L, Riew KD. "Cervical disc arthroplasty compared with arthrodesis for the treatment of myelopathy. Surgical technique." J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2009 Oct 1;91 Suppl 2:223-32.
Buchowski JM, Bridwell KH, Lenke LG, Good CR. "Epidural spinal cord compression with neurologic deficit associated with intrapedicular application of hemostatic gelatin matrix during pedicle screw insertion." Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2009 Jun 1;34(13):E473-7.
Rose PS, Lenke LG, Bridwell KH, Mulconrey DS, Cronen GA, Buchowski JM, Schwend RM, Sides BA. "Pedicle screw instrumentation for adult idiopathic scoliosis: an improvement over hook/hybrid fixation." Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2009 Apr 15;34(8):852-7; discussion 858.
Rose PS, Bridwell KH, Lenke LG, Cronen GA, Mulconrey DS, Buchowski JM, Kim YJ. "Role of pelvic incidence, thoracic kyphosis, and patient factors on sagittal plane correction following pedicle subtraction osteotomy." Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2009 Apr 15;34(8):785-91.
Riew KD, Buchowski JM, Sasso R, Zdeblick T, Metcalf NH, Anderson PA. "Cervical disc arthroplasty compared with arthrodesis for the treatment of myelopathy." J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2008 Nov;90(11):2354-64.
Yeom JS, Buchowski JM, Shen HX, Liu G, Bunmaprasert T, Riew KD. "Effect of fibrin sealant on drain output and duration of hospitalization after multilevel anterior cervical fusion: a retrospective matched pair analysis." Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2008 Jul 15;33(16):E543-7.
Buchowski JM, Liu G, Bunmaprasert T, Rose PS, Riew KD. "Anterior cervical fusion assessment: surgical exploration versus radiographic evaluation." Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2008 May 15;33(11):1185-91.
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