B. Bus Tarbox, MD
Dr. Tarbox found a passion for sports medicine starting in his days of varsity baseball in college at Kansas State. Since then his career has led him to work with various athletes and teams across Mid-Missouri.
Dr. Tarbox completed his undergraduate degree at Kansas State University. He then earned his medical degree from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver, Colorado.
Dr. Tarbox completed his internship and residency in general surgery at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu. Following his training in general surgery, Dr. Tarbox joined the University of Missouri-Columbia and was a resident in orthopaedic surgery. Continuing to develop his sports medicine interest, he went on to complete his fellowship in sports medicine at the American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, Alabama.
Dr. Tarbox joined Columbia Orthopaedic Group in 2001 and specializes in the practice of sports medicine and arthroscopy with special interests in the arthroscopic surgical approach to the shoulder, knee, hip, elbow, and ankle.
He is the team physician for the nationally ranked University of Missouri-Columbia wrestling team along with several other colleges and high schools around mid-Missouri. Dr. Tarbox is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, and the Missouri State Orthopaedic Society.
Today he and his wife, Janna, have two daughters. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with family, riding horses, reading, watching movies, participating in church activities, and everything Disney.
Dr. Tarbox’s team includes:
Julee, Administrative Assistant
Bachelors Degree: Kansas State University - Manhattan, KS
Medical Degree: University of Colorado Health Sciences Center - Denver, CO
Orthopaedic Residency: University of Missouri - Columbia, MO
Fellowship: American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, AL
Viau M, Tarbox BB, et al. "Thoracic Pedicle Screw Instrumentation Using the 'Funnel Technique'". J of Spinal Disorders & Tech, 15:450-453, 2002.
Tarbox BB, Conroy BP, Malicky ES, Moussa FW, Hockman DE, Anglen JO, Simpson WA, Adelstein EA, Christensen GD, Gainor, BJ. Benzalkonium Chloride: A Potential Disinfecting Irrigation Solution for Orthopaedic Wounds. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, 346:255-261, 1998.
Branney SW, Haenel JB, Moore FA, Tarbox BB, Schreiber RH, Moore EE. Prolonged Paralysis with Atracurium Infusion: A Case Report. Critical Care Medicine, 22:1699-701, 1994.
Tarbox BB, Rockwood JL, Abernathy CM. Are Modified Radical Mastectomies Done for T1 Breast Cancers Because of Surgeon's Advice or Patient's Choice? American Journal of Surgery, 164:417-22, 1992.
Tarbox BB, Conroy BP, Malicky ES, Moussa FW, Hockman DE, Anglen JO, Simpson WA, Adelstein EA, Christensen GD, Gainor, BJ. Benzalkonium Chloride: Its Efficacy as a Disinfecting Irrigation Solution in a Rat Model. Southern Medical Journal, 89(10):S89, 1996.
Tarbox BB, Rockwood JL, Abernathy CM. Are Modified Radical Mastectomies Done for T1 Breast Cancers Because of Surgeon's Advice or Patient's Choice? Breast Diseases: A Year Book Quarterly, June, 1993.