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     Welcome to The Scottsdale Joint Center:   Dr. Stuart Kozinn is an ABOS Board Certified orthopedic surgeon with an international reputation for the highest quality care.  Dr. Kozinn specializes in the treatment of  hip, knee, and shoulder joint problems and has special expertise in complex total joint replacement related 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 expert and authority in all aspects of hip, knee, and shoulder replacement surgery.  He has particular expertise in the “anterior total hip replacement” procedure and all total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, shoulder surgery procedures.  His clinical experience includes the performance of over 9,000 joint replacement procedures over 30 years in practice.

Dr. Kozinn is now also available as a consultant to give an expert opinion on  post total joint replacement problems, and all aspects of orthopedic surgery.   Dr. Kozinn is not presently performing surgery,  but he maintains an active practice focusing on teaching other surgeons, residents, and medical students.  Dr. Kozinn continues his administrative responsibilities as the current Chief of Surgery at HonorHealth Osborn Medical Center.  Dr. Kozinn is the founder of the Total Joint Center at HonorHealth Osborn Hospital and has served as its Medical Director.

Dr. Kozinn is able to see select patients in a new office by special arranged appointments. This can include complex second opinions, independent medical evaluations, and follow-up care for prior patients when requested.  Please email Dr. Kozinn at if you have any questions, and he will answer you as soon as possible. If you would like a referral to another excellent orthopedic surgeon who will provide any follow-up care, then please email Dr. Kozinn.   If you have a specific question or wish to set an appointment to be seen by Dr. Kozinn in his new office, email him at and leave your contact information, including a birthdate and your cell phone number if a call back is indicated.

Dr. Kozinn is increasing his teaching and administrative duties, and will therefore be seeing less patients overall.  Dr. Kozinn will still be doing complex “second opinion” evaluations, and will be doing consulting work on special situations, including complex orthopedic record reviews.   Dr. Kozinn will not be performing surgery at this time, but he will help to refer you to the best possible caregivers for your situation, after office consultation.  If you wish to see Dr. Kozinn as a patient,  email him at with your information and  specific questions.  Dr. Kozinn will return your email or call you on your cell number, usually within 48 hours.  Sometimes, it is very helpful for patients to get an “unbiased” orthopedic second opinion by an orthopedist who will NOT be performing the surgery. If Dr. Kozinn believes you would benefit from a surgical procedure, he will help you set you up a second appointment with a specialist surgeon that is best suited to your individual needs.

Dr. Kozinn has been serving patients in Arizona for over thirty years,  providing personalized and compassionate orthopedic care  at the Scottsdale Joint Center.  During that time, over 60,000 individal patients have been seen and treated at the Scottsdale Joint Center.  Dr. Kozinn is the founder and past 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 continues to work each day to improve the quality of  surgical care for all patients. Dr. Kozinn is also an expert medical consultant for the Arizona Medical Board, specializing in the review of complicated issues arising after total joint replacement surgeries.  Dr. Kozinn’s training and experience has made him a community and national expert in  “standard of care” principles related to orthopedic surgical care.

Dr. Kozinn has been selected as a national Top Doctor in Orthopedic Surgery for many years.

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.  In addition, he completed his Orthopedic Residency training at Cornell/Columbia 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 anatomy, surgery and orthopedics. Dr. Kozinn also teaches residents, and orthopedic colleagues surgical skills in local and national educational meetings.


Dr. Kozinn teaching students at The University of Arizona College of Medicine

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Dr. Kozinn is transitioning his practice to focus on teaching and administrative duties, but continues to see select patients in a new office.  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 no longer a participating provider for any regional health plans.  Charges and fees for your specific consultation can be obtained when requesting a patient visit by email at   Regrettably, quality healthcare has become very expensive in this country.  If desired, Dr. Kozinn will try to help prior patients obtain follow-up care with other orthopedic surgeons that are on Medicare and most local health plans.

Excellent orthopedic surgeons on the major health plans are available and are accepting Dr. Kozinn’s prior patients for follow-up care as needed.   These surgeons are Medicare providers and they work at HonorHealth Hospitals, so they have access to your prior operative reports and records online.

All patient medical records will remain safe and secure for the required period after a last patient visit.  If you do need a copy of your records, Dr. Kozinn will have them sent to you, (or to another medical provider that requests them with your permission.)  Please leave us a fax number to accept your paper chart records as we do not have digital records; (Most often the records that new surgeons would like to see are the hospital records which contain the specific implant information and serial numbers – Dr. Kozinn does NOT have this hospital information in his office charts. ( 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 30 years in Scottsdale, Arizona.  Dr. Kozinn 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 medical training at top academic orthopedic total joint centers.  These include a total joint fellowship at Harvard Medical School.  Orthopedic residency training was at the highest ranked Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. Medical School was attended at UCLA Medical Center where Dr. Kozinn graduated with an additional award for research in bone ingrowth physiology.

Dr. Kozinn has always had a special research interest in partial knee replacement, and is considered an international authority on the topic. 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 the 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 classic publication on partial knee replacement – as seen in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS).


Medical Records Policy:  Our patient charts (paper records) are available by request for retrieval by our patients.  (Our charts are not in a digital format, and charts are stored in a separate secure storage area.  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.   Please email Dr. Kozinn at with specific requests for information. Please leave your contact information including your date of birth.  It is usually best to fax records directly to your new provider, so please leave us that Fax number as well.  If it has been many years since you have last visited our office, charts may no longer be available as per Arizona medical records storage requirements.  (Many older operative notes and implant information can be obtained directly from the HonorHealth Osborn Hospital Medical Records department, where they are stored online in a system called “Chart-Maxx” – You can request these records directly from the HonorHealth hospitals Medical Records department).    

PS: Your personal email to Dr. Kozinn at can serve as your medical records request /release 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, residents, 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 international publication 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: