Stuart C. Kozinn, MD

Stuart C. Kozinn, MDDr. Stuart C. Kozinn is a highly regarded orthopedic surgeon in Scottsdale, Arizona who has been serving his patients for over 30 years. Dr. Kozinn’s training includes a Joint Replacement Fellowship at  Harvard Medical School, and graduation from the highest ranked orthopedic training program in the world, at The Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City ( Cornell-Presbyterian New York Medical Center). His extensive training in surgery includes a surgical internship at the New York Hospital, Cornell Medical College, and surgical rotations at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Dr. Kozinn received his MD degree from UCLA Medical School in 1982 with additional honors for his innovative joint replacement research, which described bone ingrowth into cementless skeletal implants. Dr. Kozinn’s bone ingrowth research won the “All Categories First Prize” award at an international student research competition. He is an expert at all approaches to total joint replacement and developed muscle sparing surgery techniques that allowed his patients to recover more rapidly. Dr. Kozinn is transitioning to teaching and consulting duties. Dr. Kozinn is available for complex medico-legal consultations involving problematic issues after total joint replacement surgeries.  Dr. Kozinn is an expert in “standard of care” evaluations regarding total joint complications.  Dr. Kozinn served as the Chief of Surgery at the HonorHealth Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center, where he was also the Medical Director of The Total Joint Center.   Please email Dr. Kozinn at to discuss any special needs, and he will reply as soon as possible.  Dr. Kozinn is on the teaching faculty at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix, where he is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery.  He teaches medical students, resident, and other orthopedic surgeons a variety of topics concerning total joint replacement.

Dr. Kozinn making rounds with medical students and nurses at The Scottsdale Total Joint Center.
Dr. Kozinn making rounds with medical students and nurses at The HonorHealth Scottsdale Osborn Total Joint Center.

Dr. Kozinn is also the author of many scientific articles on hip, knee, and shoulder replacement, and has been recognized internationally for his work in the field of Partial Knee Replacement (Unicompartmental Knee Replacement) surgery.  Please see his complete curriculum vitae below.  Stuart C. Kozinn MD. 2015 CV x

Dr. Kozinn has been selected as a Top Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr Kozinn is a Top Orthopedist in the United States and recognized internationally for his                                                      expertise in total joint replacements.

Also a published author on Total Shoulder Replacement, Dr. Stuart Kozinn is an expert on all aspects of clinical care regarding the Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement.  He also an expert on all aspect of arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, knee, and hip.  If you require his services, please email him at, and he will reply as soon as possible.

Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement performed by Dr. Kozinn at The Scottsdale Joint Center.
Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement performed by Dr. Kozinn at The Scottsdale Joint Center.



Education & Training

Medical School

The University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA School of Medicine)
Los Angeles, CA 1982

MD with Orthopedic Research Honors 1978-1982


The New York Hospital, Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY
Internship in General Surgery 1982-1983


The Hospital for Special Surgery,  Cornell Medical College, New York, NY

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Residency in Orthopedic Surgery (HSS) 1982-1987


Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital Department of Orthopedic Surgery,  Boston, MA
Adult Reconstructive Surgery and Total Joint Replacement 1987-1988

Hospital/ Scottsdale Lincoln Healthcare – Osborn

 Chief of the Department of Surgery

Medical Director of Total Joint Replacement Service -Osborn

Past Chief of Orthopedic Surgery

Society memberships

American Academy of Hip and Knee Surgeons

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons


Chief of Surgery: Scottsdale HonorHealth-Osborn

Diplomate of The American Board of Orthopedic Surgery – Board Certified Surgeon

Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix

“Best Orthopedic Doctors in Phoenix”- Listed in Phoenix Magazine – Multiple Years

Chosen as a “Top Surgeon in America” in Consumers Guide to Top Doctors in the U.S.

Chosen as a “Top Orthopedic Surgeon in America” in US News and World Report

Named a Top Orthopedic Surgeon in the United States by Castle Connolly Research

Community activities

Over the years Dr. Kozinn has been involved with various athletic teams including caring for the Oakland A’s, Scottsdale Community College athletes, and Arcadia High School Football team physician.  In addition Dr. Kozinn educates other health professionals and orthopedic surgeons in the cutting edge care of osteoarthritis and joint replacements. He is now a teacher of Medical students as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Arizona College of Medicine -Phoenix.

Board certification

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1990, 2000, 2010, 2020 (WLA)

Click here to download Dr. Kozinn’s CV (curriculum vitae) : Stuart C. Kozinn MD. 2015 CV x