July 24, 2020

On the Move: Department Faculty Promotions

  • David Bumpass, M.D., from assistant professor to associate professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.
  • Brant C. Sachleben, M.D., from assistant professor to associate professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.

David Bumpass, M.D. is a fellowship-trained an orthopaedic spine surgeon providing care at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and Arkansas Children’s Hospital. He graduated summa cum laude from Furman University with an undergraduate degree in biology, and then studied health policy and economics at the University of Toronto as a Fulbright scholar. Dr. Bumpass received his medical degree with honors from the University of Virginia School of Medicine in 2008, after which he completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at Washington University in St. Louis.  He continued his training as an adult and pediatric spine surgery fellow at Washington University, followed by an additional complex spine deformity fellowship under the mentorship of  Lawrence G. Lenke, M.D., one of the world’s foremost spine surgeons. In 2015, Dr. Bumpass completed an additional fellowship in Musculoskeletal Oncology Research at Washington University. During his training, Dr. Bumpass received several prestigious research grants, as well as the Resident Teaching Award from Washington University. In 2018, the SpineLine debuted its “20 Under 40”, naming Dr. Bumpass as one of the North American Spine Society’s bright, young physicians under the age of 40, based on accomplishments, community service, and philosophy of care.

David Bumpass, M.D. provides surgical and nonsurgical treatment for a wide variety of spinal conditions, including cervical and lumbar problems as well as spine tumors. His training in spinal deformities has given him unique experience in treating scoliosis, congenital deformities, and other complex spinal conditions. He has published research in numerous prestigious orthopaedic journals, focusing on outcomes of spinal deformity surgery and spine tumors, as well as on current health policy challenges facing orthopaedic surgery.

Brant C. Sachleben, M.D. is a fellowship-trained sports medicine and pediatric orthopaedic surgeon providing care at Arkansas Children’s Hospital. He  graduated suma cum laude from the University of Kentucky in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. Dr. Sachleben received his medical degree with high honors from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in 2007. After completing his orthopaedic residency at UAMS in 2012, he completed a Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Ontario, followed by an additional fellowship in Sports Medicine at the Children’s Hospital of Boston in Boston, Mass.

Dr. Sachleben is one of the only physicians in Arkansas who is fellowship-trained in both Sports Medicine and Pediatrics—providing specialized care in the growing and adolescent athlete.  He focuses on the treatment and prevention of sports-related injuries, including ACL tears in athletes with open and closed growth plates, shoulder injuries, as well as hip arthroscopy. He also provides care for general pediatric orthopaedic conditions.