Opportunity Details

Department of Orthopedic Surgery

Orthopaedic Surgery


Commensurate w/Experience

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

Clinical: 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 research contribution, with a focus on treatment strategies and outcomes for spine-related diseases.



Spine specialists with Washington University Orthopaedics are nationally and internationally renowned for treating adult and pediatric patients from around the world with a wide range of spinal diseases and conditions of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine..Combining the best in both inpatient treatment and outpatient care and rehabilitation, our practice is nationally-recognized for outstanding orthopaedic care and innovative research. The practice is ranked among the best orthopaedic practices and holds the distinction of being listed on the Honor Roll by U.S. News & World Report.



Affiliated with Barnes-Jewish Hospital, a Level I Trauma Center, and St. Louis Children's Hospital, we have the unique ability to offer inpatient treatment for most

challenging cases within a top-10 academic medical center, as well as outpatient surgery and care in a new, state-of-the-art orthopaedics center located in west St. Louis County. In addition, we provide pediatric and adolescent orthopaedic services at Shriners Hospital for Children in St. Louis. We are the "practice of choice" for professional sports teams in St. Louis, including the Blues hockey team. We also serve as team physicians for all of the Washington University athletic teams.

All applicants must have completed a spine fellowship training program and be board- certified or eligible. 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 submit electronically a letter of interest and curriculum vitae.

Visit us at: https://www.ortho.wustl.edu.

Jacob Buchowski, MD





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