Stuart C. Kozinn, MD

Stuart C. Kozinn, MD

Dr. Stuart C. Kozinn is a highly regarded orthopedic surgeon in Scottsdale, Arizona who has been improving his patients lives for over 27 years using advanced joint reconstruction techniques. Dr. Kozinn’s extraordinary training includes completion of a prestigious Joint Replacement Fellowship at Harvard Medical School, and graduation from the most famous orthopedic training program in the world at The Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. His extensive training in surgery included internship at the New York Hospital, Cornell Medical College and the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan.

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

 Dr. Kozinn’s goal is to be the Best Orthopedic Surgeon for Anterior Total Hip Replacement and Total Knee Replacement Surgery in Arizona…

Because of extensive research and education, thousands of successful surgeries, and innovative techniques, Dr. Kozinn is regarded as the best orthopedic surgeon in Scottsdale for outpatient and inpatient anterior total hip replacement, and one of the best in the entire nation.  Dr. Kozinn has been a leader in bringing the technically advanced Direct Anterior approach for total hip replacement to Arizona. This technique uses a special motorized table that facilitates placement of the hip implants by helping to dislocate the hip, and hold it in perfect position for implants,  without cutting any muscle tissue. Patients recover at a remarkably faster rate, with much less pain, and very limited restrictions on their everyday activities. Dr. Kozinn is also the author of many scientific articles on hip, knee, and shoulder replacement, and is particularly recognized internationally for his work in the field of Partial Knee Replacement (Unicompartmental Knee Replacement) surgery.

Dr. Kozinn has been selected year after year as a Top Orthopedic Surgeon in the United States

Dr. Kozinn has been selected year after year as a Top Orthopedic Surgeon in the United States

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. He enjoys arthroscopic surgery, and is a very accomplished rotator cuff repair and shoulder joint surgeon.  Visit our shoulder Facebook page at .  Dr. Kozinn is available for consultation at his office at the Scottsdale Joint Center near the Scottsdale  Osborn Hospital Campus in downtown Scottsdale, Arizona.  See the directions to our office on this website.

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

Hospital/ Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn

Past Chief of the Department of Surgery

Medical Director of Total Joint Replacement Service

Past Chief of Orthopedic Surgery

Society memberships

American Academy of Hip and Knee Surgeons

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons

Maricopa Medical Society


Diplomate of The American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

“Best Orthopedic Doctors in Phoenix”- 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.

View Dr. Kozinn’s Curriculum Vitae

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