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Jacob W. Brubacher, MD

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Associate Professor, Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

Assistant Team Physician, Kansas City Royals

Professional Background

Jacob W Brubacher MD, is an Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery specializing in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery. He received his undergraduate degree from Texas Christian University and his MD from the Yale University School of Medicine. He completed his residency at the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program and his Hand, Upper Extremity and Microvascular fellowship from Duke University Medical Center.
Dr. Brubacher’s clinical practice encompasses all aspects of Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery and includes soft tissue and nerve injuries in both the upper and lower extremities. He is an Assistant Team Physician for the Kansas City Royals. He is an active member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Duke Hand Club, Piedmont Orthopedic Society, and the Kansas Orthopedic Society. He has a Certified Additional Qualification in Hand Surgery.

Education and Training
  • MD, Medical School, Yale School of Medicine
  • Residency, Orthopedic Residency, Harvard Med/Mass General Hosp
  • Clinical Fellowship, Hand Fellowship, Duke University Med Center
Professional Affiliations
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery , Fellow, 2019 - Present
  • Kansas Orthopedic Society , Member, 2017 - Present
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Member, 2015 - Present

Current Research and Grants
  • Biomechanical Assessment of Dorsal Bridge Plates for Distal Radius Fractures, American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand, PI
  • Reinhardt, Daniel, Parikh, Kisan, Brubacher, Jacob. 2021. Rate of Bone Mineral Density Testing and Subsequent Fracture-Free Interval After Distal Forearm Fracture in the Medicare Population. Journal of Hand Surgery
  • Clary, Steve, Brubacher, Jacob, Kubat, Ryan. 2022. Tularemia Proximal Interphalangeal Joint Septic Arthritis. JBJS Case Connector (July-September 2022 - Volume 12 - Issue 3 - e22.00287)
  • Grote, Caleb, Reinhardt, Daniel, Parikh, Kisan, McKiff, Terrence , Brubacher, Jacob. 2022. Dorsal Bridge Plates versus Volar Locking Plates in an Axially Loaded Cadaver Model for Distal Radius Fractures.. Orthopedic and Muscular System: Current Research, 11 (071)
  • Matt, Mackay, Harmon, Ian, Ayres, Jack, Tarakemeh , Armin, Brubacher, Jacob., W, Vopat, Bryan., G. 2022. Traumatic Peroneal Nerve Injuries: A Systematic Review. JBJS Reviews (JBJS Reviews: January 2022 - Volume 10 - Issue 1 - e20.00256 doi: 10.2106/JBJS.RVW.20.00256)
  • Pankratz, Daniel, Rucker, Sarah, Brubacher, Jacob., Wade. 2022. Using a 3D Printed Model to Create a Surgical Disaster Simulation for Resident Training: How We Did It. Kansas Journal of Medicine, Volume 15 (Number 3), 449-450