James D. Bruckner, MD
“I approach each of my patients as unique individuals, and spend as much time with them as we need to fully discuss their issues and options.”
Specialties and Areas of Focus
- Joint Replacement
- Orthopaedic Oncology
- Trauma & Fracture Care
Dr. Bruckner is a board-certified Orthopaedic Surgeon specializing in hip and knee replacement, including total joint replacements, as well as orthopaedic oncology. He works with both adults and children.
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 an avid gardener, musician and enjoys both snow and water skiing.
Seattle Met Top Doctors
2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2020, 2021
Castle Connolly Top Doctors
Seattle Magazine Top Doctor
2013, 2014, 2015, 2018, 2019, 2022
110 Magazine: Consumers Guide to Top Doctors
Education & Credentials
Naval Regional Medical Center
University of Washington
Seattle Children’s Hospital
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