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     Welcome to The Scottsdale Joint Center:   Dr. Stuart Kozinn is an ABOS Board Certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in the treatment of  hip, knee, and shoulder joint problems.   Dr. Kozinn is the current Chief of Surgery at HonorHealth Osborn Medical Center and a Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Phoenix.   Dr. Kozinn is a recognized authority in all aspects of hip, knee, and shoulder replacement surgery.  He has particular expertise in the relatively new “anterior total hip replacement” procedure and all total knee replacement and related procedures. Dr. Kozinn is not presently performing surgery, as he is transitioning his practice towards teaching and he is assuming more administrative duties.  He is able to see some established patients requiring follow-up care if needed in another office.  Please email Dr. Kozinn at if you are an established patient with a question, and he will email or call you back if you leave your cell phone number within a few days.

Dr. Kozinn will be increasing his teaching and administrative responsibilities, and will therefore be seeing much less patients overall.  He will be doing some “second opinion” evaluations and will be doing consulting work on special situations.  Dr. Kozinn will not be performing surgery however at this time.  If you wish to see Dr. Kozinn as a patient, listen to his recorded message on the office phone 480-994-1149 and then email Dr. Kozinn at if you have specific questions.  Dr. Kozinn will return your email or call you on your cell number, usually within 48 hours.

Dr. Kozinn has been serving patients in Arizona for over twenty eight years,  providing personalized and compassionate orthopedic care  at the Scottsdale Joint Center.  During that time, approximately 60,000 individal patients have been seen and treated 9at the Scottsdale Joint Center.  Dr. Kozinn is the founder and current Medical Director of the HonorHealth Total Joint Center located in the Osborn Hospital.  As the Chief of Surgery at the HonorHealth Osborn Medical Center, Dr. Kozinn will continue to work to improve the quality of  surgical care for all patients.

Dr. Kozinn is a renowned specialist in total joint replacement and the surgical reconstruction of hip, knee, and shoulder problems with many years of clinical practice and experience.  Dr. Kozinn’s education includes Fellowship training in total joint reconstruction at Harvard Medical School’s Brigham & Women’s Hospital.  In addition, he completed his Orthopedic Residency training at Cornell University’s top ranked in the world Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City.   Dr. Kozinn’s credentials include board certification by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, and he is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.  Dr. Kozinn has a faculty appointment as Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Phoenix, where he teaches and mentors University of Arizona medical students in basic principles of surgery and orthopedics. Dr. Kozinn also teaches orthopedic colleagues in local and national educational meetings.

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Dr. Kozinn will be transitioning his practice to focus more on teaching and administrative duties.   We understand that many prior patients are now on a variety of different health plans, including Medicare.   Dr. Kozinn would like to remind patients that he has “opted out” of Medicare which means he is not a participating provider.  Dr. Kozinn is also not a participating provider for any regional health plans.  (Dr. Kozinn does not participate with any health insurance plans.)  Charges and fees for your consultation can be obtained by requesting a patient visit by email at   Regrettably, specialty healthcare has become very expensive in this country.  If desired, Dr. Kozinn will try to help you arrange your follow-up care with other talented orthopedic surgeons that are presently on your health plan.

If you call our office phone at 480-994-1149, and listen to the recorded message, there will also be a list of excellent orthopedic surgeons on the major health plans in our area that are accepting new patients.  They will also be available to provide follow-up care to any prior patients of Dr. Kozinn.   These surgeons are Medicare providers and they all work at HonorHealth hospitals, so they will have access to all your prior operative reports and records online with your permission.

All patient medical records will remain safe and secure, and if you require a copy, Dr. Kozinn will have them sent to you, or another medical provider that requests them with your permission.  Please leave us a working fax number to accept your paper records if possible! ( Please see our printed Medical Records Policy below).

The Total Joint Center at SLHN: Osborn, where Dr. Kozinn serves as the Chief of Surgery.

Dr. Kozinn is  the Chief of Surgery at the HonorHealth Osborn Medical Center


Dr. Stuart C. Kozinn has been practicing orthopedic surgery for over 28 years in Scottsdale, Arizona.  He is the Medical Director of the HonorHealth : Total Joint Center on the Osborn Campus.   Dr. Kozinn also serves as the Chief of Surgery at the HonorHealth Osborn Hospital, where he works to improve surgical care for all patients.  Dr. Kozinn received his training at top academic orthopedic total joint centers.  These include a total joint fellowship at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital of Harvard Medical School.  Orthopedic residency training was at the highly ranked Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. Medical School was attended at UCLA Medical Center where Dr. Kozinn graduated with an award for research in bone ingrowth physiology.

Dr. Kozinn has a special research interest in partial knee replacement.   Dr. Kozinn’s research  and publications on the subject of partial knee replacement have become  important references for other orthopedic surgeons.  His well regarded paper published in The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, is a classic  reference to the surgical indications for partial knee replacement, which is also called “unicondylar arthroplasty”.

"Classic" JBJS reference on Partial Knee Replacement authored by Dr. Kozinn

One of Dr. Kozinn’s publications on partial knee replacement.


Medical Records Policy:  Our patient charts (paper records) and X-rays are available by request for retrieval by our patients.  (Our charts are not in a digital format, and older charts are stored in a separate secure storage facility.  If you need your records we will copy them for you without charge, but please be patient, as it may take 7-21 days to complete a copy request.  You may call the office (480-994-1149), and listen to the patient message.  Please email Dr. Kozinn at with request information. ( We will forward your records or call you back, usually within 48 hours to discuss your individual needs; Please leave a non-blocked ( preferably a cell ) phone number.  It is usually best to fax records directly to your new provider, so please leave us that Fax number if you have one.  If it has been over seven years since you have last visited our office, charts may no longer be available as per Arizona storage requirements.  (Most older operative notes and implant information can still be obtained directly from HonorHealth Osborn hospital records which are stored there on-line).    Your personal email to Dr. Kozinn at can serve as your medical records request form.

Teaching Philosophy:     Dr. Stuart Kozinn MD serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Phoenix.  He also serves as the Chief Of Surgery at HonorHealth-Osborn and he frequently has medical students or other healthcare professionals learning with him.  Teaching the art of surgery is a time-honored process of  passing skills and knowledge from mentor to apprentice.  Dr. Kozinn knows that it is important for future doctors to learn compassion, excellence, and to provide the best possible medical care for patients.  Dr. Kozinn also teaches other orthopedic surgeons his surgical techniques and protocols in orthopedic surgery.

Download Dr. Kozinn’s CV here: Stuart C. Kozinn MD. 2015 CV x

Dr. Kozinn preparing for the OR

Dr. Kozinn has authored many Scientific Publications on topics in orthopedic surgery and joint replacement.  He has also written a highly regarded treatise on Adult Hip Disease and Total Hip Replacement, which is co-authored and illustrated by Dr. Frank Netter MD.  Click here to see Dr. Kozinn’s illustrated work on Total Hip Replacement.

If you are interested in learning about the anterior total hip replacement procedure, please watch Dr. Kozinn’s educational video below: