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Kevin Bozic, M.D., M.B.A.

Orthopedic surgeon

Dr. Kevin Bozic is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in complex hip and knee replacement with an emphasis on minimally invasive techniques. He has extensive experience in all aspects of joint replacement and arthritis management. In research, his interests are in health care policy, health care technology assessment, cost-effectiveness analysis and the impact of care delivery reform on cost and quallity.

Bozic is a graduate of the UCSF School of Medicine and the Harvard combined orthopedic residency program. He completed a fellowship in musculoskeletal traumatology at Massachusetts General Hospital, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, as well as training in adult reconstructive surgery at Rush Medical College in Chicago. In addition, he earned a master's degree in business administration at Harvard Business School. He is an active member of the board of directors of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and has been involved in numerous regional and national health policy initiatives including the Medicare Evidence Development and Coverage Analysis Committee.


Arthritis and Joint Replacement Center
1500 Owens St.
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353–2808
Fax: (415) 885–3862

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Conditions & Treatments

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UCSF Medical School 1994
Harvard Business School 2001


Massachusetts General Hospital, Orthopaedic Surgery 1999


Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Orthopaedic Traumatology 2001
Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, Adult Reconstructive Surgery 2002

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Bozic KJ, Ward L, Vail TP, Maze M. Bundled payments in total joint arthroplasty: targeting opportunities for quality improvement and cost reduction. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2014 Jan; 472(1):188-93.
  2. Bozic KJ, Lau E, Ong K, Chan V, Kurtz S, Vail TP, Rubash HE, Berry DJ. Risk Factors for Early Revision After Primary TKA in Medicare Patients. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2014 Jan; 472(1):232-7.
  3. Liu C, Kakis A, Nichols A, Ries MD, Vail TP, Bozic KJ. Targeted Use of Vancomycin as Perioperative Prophylaxis Reduces Periprosthetic Joint Infection in Revision TKA. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2014 Jan; 472(1):227-31.
  4. Schairer WW, Vail TP, Bozic KJ. What are the rates and causes of hospital readmission after total knee arthroplasty? Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2014 Jan; 472(1):181-7.
  5. Chad Mather RC, Bozic KJ. Value-based care. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2013 Dec; 22(12):1599-600.
  6. Andrawis JP, Chenok KE, Bozic KJ. Health policy implications of outcomes measurement in orthopaedics. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2013 Nov; 471(11):3475-81.
  7. Jevsevar DS, Brown GA, Jones DL, Matzkin EG, Manner PA, Mooar P, Schousboe JT, Stovitz S, Sanders JO, Bozic KJ, Goldberg MJ, Martin WR, Cummins DS, Donnelly P, Woznica A, Gross L. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons evidence-based guideline on: treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee, 2nd edition. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2013 Oct 16; 95(20):1885-6.
  8. Bozic KJ, Belkora J, Chan V, Youm J, Zhou T, Dupaix J, Bye AN, Braddock CH, Chenok KE, Huddleston JI. Shared decision making in patients with osteoarthritis of the hip and knee: results of a randomized controlled trial. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2013 Sep 18; 95(18):1633-9.
  9. Odum SM, Troyer JL, Kelly MP, Dedini RD, Bozic KJ. A cost-utility analysis comparing the cost-effectiveness of simultaneous and staged bilateral total knee arthroplasty. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2013 Aug 21; 95(16):1441-9.
  10. Ayers DC, Bozic KJ. The importance of outcome measurement in orthopaedics. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2013 Nov; 471(11):3409-11.
  11. Bozic KJ, Chan V, Valone FH, Feeley BT, Vail TP. Trends in hip arthroscopy utilization in the United States. J Arthroplasty. 2013 Sep; 28(8 Suppl):140-3.
  12. Schamber EM, Takemoto SK, Chenok KE, Bozic KJ. Barriers to completion of Patient Reported Outcome Measures. J Arthroplasty. 2013 Oct; 28(9):1449-53.
  13. Resnick D, Bozic KJ. Meta-analysis of trials of recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2: what should spine surgeons and their patients do with this information? Ann Intern Med. 2013 Jun 18; 158(12):912-3.
  14. Olson SA, Obremskey WT, Bozic KJ. Healthcare technology: physician collaboration in reducing the surgical cost. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2013 Jun; 471(6):1854-64.
  15. Bozic KJ, Kaufman D, Chan VC, Caminiti S, Lewis C. Factors that influence provider selection for elective total joint arthroplasty. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2013 Jun; 471(6):1865-72.
  16. Page AE, Butler CA, Bozic KJ. Factors driving physician-hospital alignment in orthopaedic surgery. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2013 Jun; 471(6):1809-17.
  17. Lovald ST, Ong KL, Lau EC, Schmier JK, Bozic KJ, Kurtz SM. Mortality, cost, and downstream disease of total hip arthroplasty patients in the medicare population. J Arthroplasty. 2014 Jan; 29(1):242-6.
  18. Bozic KJ, Ward DT, Lau EC, Chan V, Wetters NG, Naziri Q, Odum S, Fehring TK, Mont MA, Gioe TJ, Della Valle CJ. Risk factors for periprosthetic joint infection following primary total hip arthroplasty: a case control study. J Arthroplasty. 2014 Jan; 29(1):154-6.
  19. Goldberg MJ, Jevsevar D, Bozic KJ. Displaced clavicle fractures in adolescents: facts, controversies, and current trends. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2013 Apr; 21(4):199-200.
  20. Bozic KJ. Orthopaedic healthcare worldwide: Shared medical decision making in orthopaedics. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2013 May; 471(5):1412-4.

Publications are derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and provided by UCSF Profiles, a service of the Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at UCSF. Researchers can make corrections and additions to their publications by logging on to UCSF Profiles.