Physicians

James D. Bruckner, MD

Credentials

Medical School

Creighton University in Omaha Nebraska

Residency

Naval Regional Medical Center, Oakland, California

Fellowship

Musculoskeletal Oncology at the University of Washington and Seattle Children’s Hospital, Seattle, Washington

Board Certifications

Orthopaedic Surgery

James D. Bruckner, MD

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Dr. Bruckner did both his undergraduate and graduate work at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, graduating summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Mathematics and earning magna cum laude honors from the medical school. He completed his residency and served as a clinical instructor in orthopaedics with the U.S. Navy. Dr. Bruckner did his fellowship training in Seattle at Children’s Hospital and the University of Washington. While at U.W., he was an associate professor in the Department of Orthopaedics, served as Director of the hip and knee replacement service and developed the total-joint fellowship program.

He has received numerous honors, awards and peer recognition. He was Chairman of the Overlake Hospital Department of Orthopaedics from 2006 through 2010.

Dr. Bruckner is married with three grown sons. He is an avid gardener, musician and enjoys both snow and water skiing.

Congratulations to Dr. Bruckner for being awarded Top Orthopaedic Doctor by Seattle Magazine, Seattle Met, and Consumers Checkbook in 2015!

Specialities & Areas of Focus

Joint Replacement

Hip Arthroscopy

Orthopaedic Oncology

Trauma & Fracture Care

Credentials

Medical School

Creighton University in Omaha Nebraska

Residency

Naval Regional Medical Center, Oakland, California

Fellowship

Musculoskeletal Oncology at the University of Washington and Seattle Children’s Hospital, Seattle, Washington

Board Certifications

Orthopaedic Surgery

Affiliations
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Awards

Seattle Met Top Doctor 2012

Seattle Met Top Doctor 2013

Seattle Met Top Doctor 2014

Seattle Met Top Doctor 2015

Seattle Met Top Doctor 2020

Seattle Magazine Top Doctor 2013

Seattle Magazine Top Doctor 2014

Seattle Magazine Top Doctor 2015

Seattle Magazine Top Doctor 2018

Seattle Magazine Top Doctor 2019

Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctor

Consumers Guide to Top Doctors 110 Magazine

James D. Bruckner, MD 

I would highly recommend Dr. Bruckner and his team to everyone. He did a wonderful job with both of my surgeries. He's very thorough with the explanation of the procedure and what to expect post op. His bedside manor is great and he's very personable. Great surgeon!

James D. Bruckner, MD 

Wonderful experience with my hip replacement... I hope that I don't need a new knee or hip, but, if I do Dr. Bruckner and his staff are my one and only choice!

James D. Bruckner, MD 

Dr Bruckner is extremely skilled and his team took great care of me. I am so thankful I was referred to him.

News & Events

We Have Top Doctors

We Have Top Doctors

Each year Seattle Met Magazine conducts a peer-review survey to determine that year’s Top Doctors, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants. This year, the 15th annual review, Proliance Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine is honored to have – once again – one of...

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Dr. Bruckner welcomes visiting surgeon from NPH

Dr. Bruckner welcomes visiting surgeon from NPH

Dr. Merlin Antúnez of Honduras to Shadow Dr. Jim Bruckner at Proliance Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine  This fall, Proliance Orthopaedic Surgeons and Sports Medicine is hosting a very special shadowing experience. Dr. Merlin Antúnez—medical director of NPH Holy...

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