James D. Bruckner, MD For an appointment call: 425.392.3030


  • Orthopedic


  • Hip
  • Knee
  • Oncology
  • Total Joint Replacements

Care Center:

Proliance Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine

Clinic Locations:

  • Bellevue Overlake Medical Pavilion
  • Issaquah

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.

After he completed his residency, he served as a clinical instructor in orthopedics with the U.S. Navy. While at the University of Washington, he was an associate professor in the Department of Orthopaedics and served as director of the hip and knee replacement service where he developed the total-joint fellowship program.

He is married with three grown sons. He is an avid gardener and musician, and he enjoys both skiing and waterskiing.

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Education & Fellowship

BS, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska, summa cum laude
MD, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska, magna cum laude

Orthopedic surgery, Naval Regional Medical Center, Oakland, California

Musculoskeletal oncology, University of Washington and Seattle Children's Hospital

Board certification
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Professional Affiliations

Member, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedics (former), Overlake Hospital
Associate professor for the Department of Orthopaedics (former), University of Washington
Clinical instructor in orthopedics (former), U.S. Navy


Seattle Magazine — Top Doctor

Surgical Facilities

Proliance Highlands Surgery Center
Overlake Hospital Medical Center
Seattle Children’s Hospital
Swedish Medical Center