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Jacob Buchowski, MD, MS

Professor, Orthopedic Surgery
Professor, Neurological Surgery
Director, Center for Spinal Tumors

Director, Washington University Spine Fellowship

Specialty Areas

Spine Surgery - Orthopedic
Neuro Oncology
Orthopedic Surgery
Scoliosis
Cervical Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
St. Louis Children's Hospital

Languages

Polish

Areas of Clinical Interest

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

  • Maps & Directions
  • Education
  • Publication & Research
  • Financial Disclosures

Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions

Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Orthopedic Center

14532 S. Outer 40 Drive
Chesterfield, MO 63017
Phone: 314-514-3500

Center for Advanced Medicine

4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO 63110

Suite: B
Floor: 6
Office Phone: 314-514-3500
Fax: 314-747-8741

Education

Education

Fellowship: Spine Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri
Residency: Orthopedic Surgery, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
Medical Degree: Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
M.S.: Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
B.S.: Yale University, New Haven Connecticut

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Freehand technique for C2 pedicle and pars screw placement: is it safe?
Punyarat P, Buchowski JM, Klawson BT, Peters C, Lertudomphonwanit T, Riew KD
Spine J. 2017 Nov 16; pii: S1529-9430(17)31163-4. doi: 10.1016/j.spinee.2017.11.010.

PMID:
    29155344
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Systematic review and meta-analysis of effectiveness of preoperative embolization in surgery for metastatic spine disease.
Luksanapruksa P, Buchowski JM, Tongsai S, Singhatanadgige W, Jennings JW
J Neurointerv Surg. 2017 Sep 16; pii: neurintsurg-2017-013350. doi: 10.1136/neurintsurg-2017-013350.

PMID:
    28918384
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Esophageal Perforation Following Anterior Cervical Spine Surgery: Case Report and Review of the Literature.
Hershman SH, Kunkle WA, Kelly MP, Buchowski JM, Ray WZ, Bumpass DB, Gum JL, Peters CM, Singhatanadgige W, Kim JY, Smith ZA, Hsu WK, Nassr A, Currier BL, Rahman RK, Isaacs RE, Smith JS, Shaffrey C, Thompson SE, Wang JC, Lord EL, Buser Z, Arnold PM, Fehlings MG, Mroz TE, Riew KD
Global Spine J. 2017 Apr; 7(1 Suppl)28S-36S. doi: 10.1177/2192568216687535.

PMID:
    28451488
    [PubMed]
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Outcomes and effectiveness of posterior occipitocervical fusion for suboccipital spinal metastases.
Luksanapruksa P, Buchowski JM, Wright NM, Valone FH 3rd, Peters C, Bumpass DB
J Neurosurg Spine. 2017 May; 26(5)554-559. doi: 10.3171/2016.10.SPINE16392.

PMID:
    28291404
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Current Evidence Regarding Diagnostic Imaging Methods for Pediatric Lumbar Spondylolysis: A Report From the Scoliosis Research Society Evidence-Based Medicine Committee.
Ledonio CG, Burton DC, Crawford CH 3rd, Bess RS, Buchowski JM, Hu SS, Lonner BS, Polly DW Jr, Smith JS, Sanders JO
Spine Deform. 2017 Mar; 5(2)97-101. doi: 10.1016/j.jspd.2016.10.006.

PMID:
    28259272
    [PubMed - in process]
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Prognostic factors in patients with spinal metastasis: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Luksanapruksa P, Buchowski JM, Hotchkiss W, Tongsai S, Wilartratsami S, Chotivichit A
Spine J. 2017 May; 17(5)689-708. doi: 10.1016/j.spinee.2016.12.003.

PMID:
    27988342
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Perioperative Complications of Spinal Metastases Surgery.
Luksanapruksa P, Buchowski JM, Zebala LP, Kepler CK, Singhatanadgige W, Bumpass DB
Clin Spine Surg. 2017 Feb; 30(1)4-13. doi: 10.1097/BSD.0000000000000484.

PMID:
    27984252
    [PubMed - in process]
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Subaxial cervical spine trauma.
Feuchtbaum E, Buchowski J, Zebala L
Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med. 2016 Dec; 9(4)496-504.

PMID:
    27864669
    [PubMed]
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Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of En Bloc Vertebrectomy Compared with Intralesional Resection for Giant Cell Tumors of the Mobile Spine.
Luksanapruksa P, Buchowski JM, Singhatanadgige W, Bumpass DB
Global Spine J. 2016 Dec; 6(8)798-803.

PMID:
    27853665
    [PubMed]
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Baseline Patient-Reported Outcomes Correlate Weakly With Radiographic Parameters: A Multicenter, Prospective NIH Adult Symptomatic Lumbar Scoliosis Study of 286 Patients.
Chapman TM Jr, Baldus CR, Lurie JD, Glassman SD, Schwab FJ, Shaffrey CI, Lafage V, Boachie-Adjei O, Kim HJ, Smith JS, Crawford CH 3rd, Lenke LG, Buchowski JM, Edwards C 2nd, Koski T, Parent S, Lewis S, Kang DG, McClendon J Jr, Metz L, Zebala LP, Kelly MP, Spratt KF, Bridwell KH
Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2016 Nov 15; 41(22)1701-1708.

PMID:
    27831984
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Utilization trends of pedicle subtraction osteotomies compared to posterior spinal fusion for deformity: a national database analysis between 2008-2011.
Gum JL, Carreon LY, Buchowski JM, Lenke LG, Glassman SD
Scoliosis Spinal Disord. 2016; 11(1)25. doi: 10.1186/s13013-016-0081-z.

PMID:
    27602410
    [PubMed]
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Preoperative Fiducial Marker Placement in the Thoracic Spine: A Technical Report.
Madaelil TP, Long JR, Wallace AN, Baker JC, Ray WZ, Santiago P, Buchowski J, Zebala LP, Jennings JW
Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2017 May 15; 42(10)E624-E628. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000001890.

PMID:
    27584673
    [PubMed - in process]
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Postoperative Severe Headache Following Cervical Posterior Surgical Fixation from C2 Distally.
Tauchi R, Lee SH, Kim JY, Kim YC, Peters C, Imagama S, Ishiguro N, Buchowski J, Riew KD
Asian Spine J. 2016 Aug; 10(4)728-33. doi: 10.4184/asj.2016.10.4.728.

PMID:
    27559454
    [PubMed]
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Characteristics of Patients Who Survived < 3 Months or > 2 Years After Surgery for Spinal Metastases: Can We Avoid Inappropriate Patient Selection?
Verlaan JJ, Choi D, Versteeg A, Albert T, Arts M, Balabaud L, Bunger C, Buchowski JM, Chung CK, Coppes MH, Crockard HA, Depreitere B, Fehlings MG, Harrop J, Kawahara N, Kim ES, Lee CS, Leung Y, Liu Z, Martin-Benlloch A, Massicotte EM, Mazel C, Meyer B, Peul W, Quraishi NA, Tokuhashi Y, Tomita K, Ulbricht C, Wang M, Oner FC
J Clin Oncol. 2016 Sep 1; 34(25)3054-61. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2015.65.1497.

PMID:
    27400936
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Posterior Cervical Fusion With Recombinant Human Bone Morphogenetic Protein-2: Complications and Fusion Rate at Minimum 2-Year Follow-Up.
Dorward IG, Buchowski JM, Stoker GE, Zebala LP
Clin Spine Surg. 2016 Jul; 29(6)E276-81. doi: 10.1097/BSD.0b013e318286fa7e.

PMID:
    27137152
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Failure of Intraoperative Monitoring to Detect Postoperative Neurologic Deficits: A 25-year Experience in 12,375 Spinal Surgeries.
Raynor BL, Padberg AM, Lenke LG, Bridwell KH, Riew KD, Buchowski JM, Luhmann SJ
Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2016 Sep; 41(17)1387-93. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000001531.

PMID:
    26913466
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Rapid improvements in pain and quality of life are sustained after surgery for spinal metastases in a large prospective cohort.
Choi D, Fox Z, Albert T, Arts M, Balabaud L, Bunger C, Buchowski JM, Coppes MH, Depreitere B, Fehlings MG, Harrop J, Kawahara N, Martin-Benlloch JA, Massicotte EM, Mazel C, Oner FC, Peul W, Quraishi N, Tokuhashi Y, Tomita K, Verlaan JJ, Wang M, Wang M, Crockard HA
Br J Neurosurg. 2016 Jun; 30(3)337-44. doi: 10.3109/02688697.2015.1133802.

PMID:
    26901574
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Screw Back-Out Following "Open-Door" Cervical Laminoplasty: A Review of 165 Plates.
Liu G, Buchowski JM, Riew KD
Asian Spine J. 2015 Dec; 9(6)849-54. doi: 10.4184/asj.2015.9.6.849.

PMID:
    26713115
    [PubMed]
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Patient Factors That Influence Decision Making: Randomization Versus Observational Nonoperative Versus Observational Operative Treatment for Adult Symptomatic Lumbar Scoliosis.
Neuman BJ, Baldus C, Zebala LP, Kelly MP, Shaffrey C, Edwards C 2nd, Koski T, Schwab F, Glassman S, Parent S, Lewis S, Lenke LG, Buchowski JM, Smith JS, Crawford CH 3rd, Kim HJ, Lafage V, Lurie J, Carreon L, Bridwell KH
Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2016 Mar; 41(6)E349-58. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000001222.

PMID:
    26571162
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Management of spinal giant cell tumors.
Luksanapruksa P, Buchowski JM, Singhatanadgige W, Rose PC, Bumpass DB
Spine J. 2016 Feb; 16(2)259-69. doi: 10.1016/j.spinee.2015.10.045.

PMID:
    26523962
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Financial Disclosures

Financial Disclosures

Disclosure of Financial Interests with Industry

Washington University and its physicians are committed to ensuring integrity and objectivity in medical decision-making. Some of our physicians work collaboratively with pharmaceutical or medical device companies to develop innovative ideas and products that can improve health care delivery and clinical outcomes for patients. In some instances, our faculty physicians are paid by these commercial companies to provide advice on product design or to speak about the use of medications, devices, equipment or procedures. These payments may include: a) compensation for consulting and speaking engagements, b) equity, and/or c) royalties for products invented by our faculty. Any payments to Washington University physicians must be based on tangible services and may not exceed fair market value for their work. In addition to disclosure on this web site, physicians earning more than $10,000 per year must disclose their corporate financial relationship in writing to patients when prescribing or using that company's products.

This physician reported the following earned financial interests during calendar year 2016.

Company Name: Stryker

Royalties:

Equity: No

Consulting/Advisory Board:

Speaker Fees: $10,001 - $25,000

Reporting Date: May 01, 2017


Company Name: Globus Medical

Royalties: $50,001 - $100,000

Equity: No

Consulting/Advisory Board: $10,001 - $25,000

Speaker Fees:

Reporting Date: May 01, 2017


Company Name: K2M

Royalties: $10,001 - $25,000

Equity: No

Consulting/Advisory Board:

Speaker Fees:

Reporting Date: May 01, 2017

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