Biography & Education


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��Dr. Bruckner was voted "Top Doctors" in Seattle Metropolitan Magazine (2012)

Nearly 4,500 physicians, nurses and physician assistants in King, Kitsap and Snohomish counties nominated colleagues they would choose to treat themselves and their loved ones.

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Dr. Bruckner was voted "Top Doctors" in Seattle Magazine (2013).

Surveys were mailed to physicians in King, Pierce, Snohomish and Kitsap counties. The survey asked physicians to name the provider they would seek out or recommend to loved ones.

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Medical School
Creighton University in Omaha Nebraska

Naval Regional Medical Center, Oakland, California

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

Board Certifications
Orthopaedic Surgery
SpecialtyHip Arthroscopy
Joint Replacement
Orthopaedic Oncology


  • Orthopedic surgery
  • English
Professional Associations
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Care Locations

751 N.E. Blakely Dr.
Issaquah, WA 98209
Proliance Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
510 8th Ave. NE, Suite 200
Issaquah 98029
Fax 425-392-2564
Proliance Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
1135 116th Ave NE,Suite 510
Bellevue 98004
Fax 425-455-3920



James D. Bruckner, MD

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.

Orthopaedics, Hip and Knee Reconstruction and Preservation, Adult and Pediatric Musculoskeletal Tumor Surgery




  • Orthopedic surgery
Clinical Interests
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Reconstruction
  • Knee Arthritis/Joint Replcmnt
  • Knee Reconstruction