James D. Bruckner, MD, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon. His clinical interests include the reconstruction and preservation of the hip and knee, as well as orthopedic oncology, including adult and pediatric musculoskeletal tumor surgery.
Dr. Bruckner completed 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 orthopedics with the U.S. Navy. His fellowship training was completed at 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.
Dr. Bruckner has received numerous honors, awards, and peer recognition. He was Chairman of the Overlake Hospital Department of Orthopaedics from 2006 through 2010.
He has three grown sons, is an avid gardener and musician, and enjoys both skiing and wakesurfing.