Jonathan Eastman, M.D.

Jonathan G. Eastman, M.D.


Orthopaedic Surgery - Trauma


Orthopaedic Surgery


  • Assistant Professor


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Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center

4860 Y St., 3800 & 1700 (Clinic)
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

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

Dr. Eastman's clinical area of focus is treating complex injuries to the pelvis and acetabulum. He also enjoys caring for polytraumaztized patients with long bone fractures and periarticular injuries of the upper and lower extremity.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Eastman's research interests include: Clinical outcomes, cadaver investigations, and implant biomechanics.




M.D., Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey PA 2006

B.S., UC Davis, Davis CA 2001

Internship: University of California, Davis, Sacramento CA 2006-2007


University of California, Davis, Sacramento CA 2011


University of Washington, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle WA 2012

Board Certifications

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery - Orthopaedic Trauma, 2014

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

AO North America Research and Scientific Committee

AO North America Teaching Faculty

AO Trauma

AO Trauma North American Education Committee

California Orthopaedic Association

Orthopaedic Trauma Association

Western Orthopaedic Association

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, Chip Routt ML Jr. Correlating Preoperative Imaging with Intraoperative Fluoroscopy for Iliosacral Screw Placement. J Orthop Traumatol. 2015 Dec;16(4):309-16.

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.

Lowe JA, Rister J, Eastman JG, Freind J. Injury to Neurovascular Structures with Insertion of Traction Pins Around the Knee. J of Orthopaedics. 2014;12(s1):s79-s82.

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