Dr. Joseph A Buckwalter MD Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Joseph Buckwalter is an orthopedic surgeon in Iowa City, Iowa and is affiliated with University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. He received his medical degree from University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine and has been in practice for 40 years. Dr. Buckwalter accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 30 doctors at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics who specialize in Orthopedic Surgery.

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Office Location

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Orthopedic Surgeon: Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Hospital Affiliation

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Ranked #26 in Orthopedics

Education & Medical Training

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Residency, Internal Medicine, 1974 - 1975

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Residency, Orthopedic Surgery, 1975 - 1979

University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
Class of 1974

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Surgery
Certified in Surgery

WI State Medical License
Active through 2013

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Elected Member, The American Society for Clinical Investigation

Publications & Presentations

A single blunt impact on cartilage promotes fibronectin fragmentation and upregulates cartilage degrading stromelysin-1/matrix metalloproteinase-3 in a bovine ex vivo model.
Ding, L.,Guo, D.,Homandberg, G. A.,Buckwalter, J. A.,Martin, J. A.

Low-Intensity Pulsed Ultrasound Promotes Chondrogenic Progenitor Cell Migration via Focal Adhesion Kinase Pathway.
Jang, K. W.,Ding, L.,Seol, D.,Lim, T. H.,Buckwalter, J. A.,Martin, J. A.

Effect of Short-Term Enzymatic Treatment on Cell Migration and Cartilage Regeneration; In Vitro Organ Culture of Bovine Articular Cartilage.
Seol, D.,Yu, Y.,Choe, H.,Jang, K.,Brouillette, M. J.,Zheng, H.,Lim, T. H.,Buckwalter, J.,Martin, J.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • AvMed Health Open Access
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Florida BlueCare HMO
  • BCBS Florida NetworkBlue
  • BCBS Florida Preferred Patient Care PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United - River Valley Neighborhood Health Partnership
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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