Stuart C. Kozinn, MD

Stuart C. Kozinn, MD

Dr. Stuart C. Kozinn is a highly regarded orthopedic surgeon in Arizona who has been improving his patients lives for over 25 years using advanced joint reconstruction techniques. Dr. Kozinn's extraordinary training includes completion of a Joint Replacement fellowship at Harvard Medical School, and graduation from the most prestigious orthopedic training program in the world at The Hospital for Special Surgery in New York.

He received his MD degree from UCLA Medical School in 1982 with honors for his innovative joint replacement research describing bone ingrowth into cementless prostheses. He is an expert at minimally invasive and muscle sparing surgery techniques that allow his patients to recover more rapidly. Some hip replacement patients can now go home the same day as surgery. Dr. Kozinn specializes in complex joint reconstructions, and he performs almost 600 surgeries each year at Scottsdale Healthcare Medical Center, where he is the Medical Director of their highly rated Total Joint Center. He is past Chief of Surgery and Chief of Orthopedics at Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn, and is the current President of the Scottsdale Joint Center.

Why Dr. Kozinn is the Best Orthopedic Surgeon

Because of extensive research and education, thousands of surgeries, and innovative techniques, Dr. Kozinn is regarded as the best orthopedic surgeon in Scottsdale for outpatient total hip replacement, and one of the best in the entire nation. Recently, Dr. Kozinn has been a leader in bringing the technically advanced Direct Anterior approach for total hip replacement to the Southwest. This technique uses a special motorized table that facilitates placement of the hip implants without cutting any muscle tissue. Patients recover at a remarkably faster rate, with less pain, and limited restrictions on their activities. He is also the author of many scientific articles on joint replacement, and is recognized internationally for his work in the field of Partial knee replacement surgery.

Also a published author on Total Shoulder replacement, Dr. Kozinn has been offering his patients the new Reverse Total Shoulder replacement and is able to reconstruct previously untreatable chronic shoulder problems. Dr. Kozinn is available for consultation at his office at the Scottsdale Joint Center near the Osborn Campus in downtown Scottsdale, Arizona.

Appointments can be made Online or by calling (480) 994-1149.

Education & Training

Medical School

The University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA School of Medicine)
Los Angeles, CA MD 1978-1982


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


The Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) Cornell Medical College, New York, NY
Residency in Orthopedic Surgery 1982-1987


Harvard Medical School,Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Boston, MA
Adult Reconstructive Surgery and Total Joint Replacement 1987-1988

Affiliated Hospital

Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn

Chief of the Department of Surgery

Medical Director of Joint Replacement Service

Chief of Orthopedic Surgery

Society memberships

American Medical Association

Arizona Orthopaedic Society


Diplomate of The American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

"Best Orthopedic Doctors in Phoenix"- Phoenix Magazine

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 Consumers' Guide to Top Doctors in the U.S.

Community activities

Over the years Dr. Kozinn has been involved with various athletic teams including the Oakland A's, Scottsdale Community College, Chapparal High School and Arcadia High School. In addition Dr. Kozinn educates other health professionals and members of the Arizona Community in the cutting edge care of osteoarthritis and joint replacements.

Board certification

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1990

View Dr. Kozinn's Curriculum Vitae