Jacob Buchowski, MD, MS

Jacob Buchowski, MD, MS

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Specializes In
  • Spine
  • Orthopedics
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Polish


Sees Patients For

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

Hospital Affiliations

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



Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Academic Title(s)

Lawrence G. and Elizabeth A. Lenke Distinguished Professor of Orthopaedic SurgeryProfessor of Neurological SurgeryVice-Chair, Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryChief, Spine DivisionDirector, Center for Spinal Tumors

Research Interests

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

Publications & Research

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Spine Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri


Orthopedic Surgery, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland

Medical Degree

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland


Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut


Yale University, New Haven Connecticut

Financial Disclosures
  • Globus Medical
    • Royalties: $80,000 - $99,999
    • Reporting Date: 05/01/2022
  • Advance Medical
    • Consulting/Advisory Board: $40,000 - $59,999
    • Reporting Date: 05/01/2022
  • K2M
    • Royalties: $20,000 - $39,999
    • Reporting Date: 05/01/2022

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