Jacob Buchowski, MD, MS

Jacob Buchowski, MD, MS

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


Sees Patients For

Degenerative disorders of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine; minimally invasive spine surgery; spinal stenosis; 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 Surgery
Professor of Neurological Surgery
Vice Chair, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Chief, Spine Division
Director, 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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Fellowship: Spine Surgery

Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

Residency: Orthopedic Surgery

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Medical Degree

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD


Yale University, New Haven, CT


Yale University, New Haven, CT

Financial Disclosures
  • Advance Medical
    • Consulting/Advisory Board: $20,000 - $39,999
    • Reporting Date: 05/01/2023
  • Globus Medical
    • Royalties: $60,000 - $79,999
    • Reporting Date: 05/01/2023
  • K2M
    • Royalties: $20,000 - $39,999
    • Reporting Date: 05/01/2023

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