Biography & Education

  • Orthopedics
  • Sports medicine
Education Background
Medical School: Creighton University School of Medicine, 1984
  • English
Professional Associations
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Care Locations

Proliance Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
510 8th Ave. NE, Suite 200
Issaquah 98029
Fax 425-392-2564
Proliance Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
1231 116th Ave SE
Suite 750
Bellevue 98004
Fax 425-455-3920
Affiliated Facilities
Accepting New Patients



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




Board Certifications
  • Orthopedics
Clinical Interests
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Reconstruction
  • Knee Arthritis/Joint Replcmnt
  • Knee Reconstruction