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  Welcome to The Scottsdale Joint Center:   Dr. Stuart Kozinn is a Board Certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in the  surgical treatment of  hip,  knee, and shoulder joint problems.   Dr. Kozinn has recently decided to limit his surgical practice.  Until further notice, (and as of April 1st, 2016),  Dr. Kozinn will not be accepting new patients.  He will continue to see his established patients for follow-up care as needed in the office.  Dr. Kozinn has been serving patients in Arizona for over twenty seven years,  providing personalized and compassionate orthopedic care here at the Scottsdale Joint Center.  He is the founder and Medical Director of the HonorHealth Total Joint Center located in the Osborn Hospital.  Dr. Kozinn will continue to serve  as the Chief of Surgery at the HonorHealth Osborn Medical Center, where he works to improve the quality of  surgical care for all patients.

Dr. Kozinn is a specialist in total joint replacement and the surgical reconstruction of hip, knee, and shoulder problems.  Dr. Kozinn’s educational experience includes Fellowship training in total joint reconstruction at Harvard Medical School’s Brigham & Women’s Hospital.  In addition, he completed his Orthopedic Residency at Cornell University’s  top ranked 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 University of Arizona medical students basic principles of surgery.

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Recently, Dr. Kozinn has decided to focus more on his teaching and administrative duties.   This means that he will be doing less surgery, (and for the time being), will be limiting his clinical practice to the follow-up of his established patients.  As of April 1, 2016, Dr. Kozinn will stop accepting new patients, but will continue to see established patients in the office for follow-up care.    As a part of this transition process, Dr. Kozinn will be available to advise each established patient about his or her specific situation and needs.  Please call the office with any concerns, and leave a detailed message, including your phone number, and Dr. Kozinn will call you back, usually within  48 hours to discuss your situation.

Many changes have occurred since the roll-out of Obamacare, and we understand that patients are now on a variety of different health plans, including Medicare.   Dr. Kozinn would like to remind patients that he did “opt-out” of Medicare in April of 2014, and he is a not a participating provider for many regional health plans.  If desired, Dr. Kozinn will help you arrange your follow-up care with other qualified and talented orthopedic surgeons that are on your specific health plan.  All medical records will remain safe and secure, and if you require a copy, Dr. Kozinn will make sure they are sent to you, or another medical provider that requests them with your permission.  ( 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 27 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 always had a special interest in partial knee replacement.  Partial knee replacement has become more popular lately because of a faster rehabilitation compared to total 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

Dr. Kozinn’s JBJS publication on partial knee replacement.


Medical Records Policy:  Our patient charts (paper records) and X-rays are stored on site for our active patients.  Some older charts may be 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 during work hours and leave a message on our answering machine about your specific needs. ( Dr. Kozinn will usually call you back himself within 24-48 hours if you leave a non-blocked cell phone number that he can easily reach. )  It is usually best to fax records either directly to you, or to your new provider, so please leave us a Fax number if you have one.  Alternatively, we may suggest that you stop by the office at a specified time to pick up your records for the safest transfer.  If it has been over eight years since you have visited our office, some charts may no longer be available as per Arizona requirements.  (Most older operative notes and implant information can be obtained,  if needed,  from HonorHealth Osborn hospital records).  For patients arranging transfer of their orthopedic care, we will assist you by forwarding your records with a signed written request (or if this is not possible, after a direct verbal authorization given while speaking with Dr. Kozinn.)   A medical records request form can be downloaded from this website – see “Fill out Patient Forms” under  the NEW PATIENTS  tab above, on this Home page.


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 orthopedic surgeons his techniques and protocols in orthopedic surgery.  If you have any concerns about students being present during your consultation or surgery, please let Dr. Kozinn know.

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.