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Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Jonathan Eastman, M.D. View profile as PDF

Jonathan  Eastman

Philosophy of Care

I believe that the osseous and soft tissue injuries of each patient are unique. Successful and optimal treatment of each injury relies on the understanding of the fracture and the development of a plan that delivers the best care possible. I strive to provide the highest level of both conservative and operative management to my patients by combining classic methods of care along with safe, newly emerging surgical techniques, devices, and treatment philosophies.

Clinical Interests

My clinical interests include polytraumatized patients, long bone fractures, periarticular fractures, the upper and lower extremities, and complex injuries of the pelvic ring and acetabulum.


Assistant Professor


Orthopaedic Surgery - Trauma


Orthopaedic Surgery




Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center
Orthopaedic Surgery
4860 Y St., 3800 & 1700 (Clinic)
Sacramento, CA 95817
Driving Directions
Phone: 916-734-2700

Additional Phone:

Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)


M.D., Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey, Pennsylvania, 2006
B.S., UC Davis, Davis, California, 2001


University of California, Davis, Sacramento, CA, 2006-07


University of California, Davis, Sacramento, CA, 2011


University of Washington, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle , WA, 2012

Board Certifications:

American Board of Oropaedic Surgery - Orthopaedic Trauma, 2014

Professional Memberships:

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
California Orthopaedic Association
Orthopaedic Trauma Association
Western Orthopaedic Association

Select Honors and Awards:

UC Davis/Tim Bray Trauma Resident Achievement Award, 2011

Chief Resident, UC Davis Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2010

Orthopaedic Trauma Association Resident Research Grant, 2009

Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma Best Orthopaedic Resident Teaching Award, 2009

AAOS/POSNA 4th International Pediatric Orthopaedic Symposium Scholarship, 2007

Mellinger Trust Medical Student Research Project Award, 2003

Select Recent Publications:

Firoozabadi R, Graves ML, Krieg JC, Eastman J, Nork SE.  Achieving Construct Stability in Periprosthetic Femur Fracture Treatment. Advances in Orthopaedic Surgery, 2014 (Article ID 943512): 4 pages.

Eastman JG, Firoozabadi R, Benirschke SK, Barei DP, Dunbar RP. Entrapped Posteromedial Structures in Pilon Fractures.  Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma, 2014;28(9): 528-33.

Ferguson T, Eastman J., Anterior Approach Hip Arthroplasty – A Novel Technique in the Management of Femoral Neck Fractures, Curr Orthop Pract. 2011 Jan/Feb;22(1): 39-45

Lo EY, Eastman J, Lee MA, Yoo, BJ, Neurovascular Risks of Anteroinferior Clavicular Plating, Orthopaedics. 2010 Jan1;33(1): 21

Eastman J, Tseng S, Lo E, Li CS, Yoo B, Lee MA., Retropatellar Technique for Intramedullary Nailing of Proximal Tibia Fractures: A Cadaveric Assessment, J Orthop Trauma. 2010 Nov;24(11): 672-676

Eastman JG, Tseng SS, Lee MA, Yoo BJ, The Retropatellar Portal as an Alternative Site for Tibial Nail Insertion: A Cadaveric Study, J Orthop Trauma. 2010 Nov;24(11): 659-664

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