Jacob Buchowski, MD, MS

Jacob Buchowski, MD, MS

Orthopaedic Surgeon, Surgeon

Primary Academic Title

Lawrence G. and Elizabeth A. Lenke Distinguished Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Professor of Neurological Surgery Vice Chair, Department of Orthopedic Surgery Chief, Spine Division Director, Center for Spinal Tumors, Washington University School of Medicine

Clinical Expertise

Spine surgery

Research Interest

Clinical interests include complex reconstructive spinal surgery for metastatic spine disease as well as primary spinal tumors and application of newer technology, such as minimally invasive approaches to the treatment of spinal tumors. Research interests include clinical outcomes following spinal reconstructive surgery, spine biomechanics and basic science applications (such as gene therapy) to oncologic and degenerative disorders of the spine.


  • 1996: MS, molecular biophysics and biochemistry, Yale University, New Haven, Conn.
  • 2000: MD, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore


  • 2000 - 2005: Resident, orthopaedic surgery, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore
  • 2005 - 2006: Fellow, spine surgery, Washington University, St. Louis

Selected Research Publications

Outcomes in Patients with Spinal Metastases Managed with Surgical Intervention.
  • Knapp B, Govindan A, Patel SS, [...] Buchowski JM
  • Cancers (Basel) 2024

Contact Information

  • Washington University Medical Campus

    4921 Parkview Place
    Saint Louis, MO 63110

  • West St. Louis County

    Medical Office Building 2, 10 Barnes West Drive
    Creve Coeur, MO 63141

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