Opportunity Details

Department of Orthopedic Surgery

Orthopaedic Surgery

Commensurate w/Experience

Faculty (Full-Time), Spine Division WUSM, Orthopaedic Surgery

Washington University School of Medicine’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery — Spine Division — seeks a full-time clinical faculty member to join our high-volume spine practice.


Clinical responsibilities of this position include developing a full-time academic spine clinical practice.
•      Washington University enjoys strong brand awareness and has a reputation for providing premier clinical care regionally and nationally.
•      The spine division at Washington University Orthopedics has a regional, national and international reputation for excellence in spine care, including spinal deformity, tumors, degenerative conditions, trauma and infections.
•      The spine-division surgeons work closely with colleagues in physical medicine and rehabilitation — and across the departments of neurological surgery, anesthesiology and radiology — to provide optimum spine care.

Academic Instruction:

Academic responsibilities include active participation in, and commitment to, orthopedic fellow and resident education, including:
•      Clinical training and teaching.
•      Participating in conferences, journal clubs and related activities.

Research: The faculty member will conduct research (clinical, basic science, translational and/or biomechanics), working with researchers within the department and across Washington University School of Medicine. Our research coordinators have a long history of research contribution, with a 
focus on treatment strategies and outcomes for spine-related diseases.

Required: All applicants must have completed, or be in the process of completing, a spine fellowship training program. All applicants must be board certified or board eligible, and must be eligible to obtain a permanent Missouri medical license.

A dedication to excellence in patient care and teaching, and an interest in clinical, basic science, translational and/or biomechanics research.

Please email a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to:

Jacob Buchowski, MD, MS
Lawrence G. and Elizabeth A. Lenke Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery 
Vice-Chair, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Chief, Spine Division | Director, Spinal Tumors Center


Jacob Buchowski, MD, MS





An Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer

Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action. It is the university’s policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, veteran status, disability, or genetic information. Washington University seeks an exceptionally qualified and diverse faculty; women, minorities, protected veterans and candidates with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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