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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. Franklin PD, Lewallen D, Bozic K, Hallstrom B, Jiranek W, Ayers DC. Implementation of patient-reported outcome measures in u.s. Total joint replacement registries: rationale, status, and plans. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2014 Dec 17; 96 Suppl 1:104-9.
  2. Nawaz H, Edmondson AC, Tzeng TH, Saleh JK, Bozic KJ, Saleh KJ. Teaming: an approach to the growing complexities in health care: AOA critical issues. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2014 Nov 5; 96(21):e184.
  3. Swart E, Makhni EC, Macaulay W, Rosenwasser MP, Bozic KJ. Cost-effectiveness analysis of fixation options for intertrochanteric hip fractures. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2014 Oct 1; 96(19):1612-20.
  4. Schmajuk G, Bozic KJ, Yazdany J. Using Medicare Data to Understand Low-Value Health Care: The Case of Intra-articular Hyaluronic Acid Injections. JAMA Intern Med. 2014 Oct 1; 174(10):1702-4.
  5. Bozic KJ, Chenok KE, Schindel J, Chan V, Huddleston JI, Braddock C, Belkora J. Patient, surgeon, and healthcare purchaser views on the use of decision and communication aids in orthopaedic surgery: a mixed methods study. BMC Health Serv Res. 2014; 14(1):366.
  6. Schilling PL, Bozic KJ. The big to do about "big data". Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2014 Nov; 472(11):3270-2.
  7. Ridgely MS, de Vries D, Bozic KJ, Hussey PS. Bundled Payment Fails To Gain A Foothold In California: The Experience Of The IHA Bundled Payment Demonstration. Health Aff (Millwood). 2014 Aug 1; 33(8):1345-52.
  8. Dy CJ, Bozic KJ, Pan TJ, Wright TM, Padgett DE, Lyman S. Risk factors for early revision after total hip arthroplasty. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2014 Jun; 66(6):907-15.
  9. Okike K, Bozic KJ. Orthopaedic healthcare worldwide: the transparent pricing revolution in healthcare. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2014 Aug; 472(8):2325-8.
  10. Lehil MS, Bozic KJ. Trends in total hip arthroplasty implant utilization in the United States. J Arthroplasty. 2014 Oct; 29(10):1915-8.
  11. Kurtz SM, Ong KL, Lau E, Bozic KJ. Impact of the economic downturn on total joint replacement demand in the United States: updated projections to 2021. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2014 Apr 16; 96(8):624-30.
  12. Bozic KJ, Grosso LM, Lin Z, Parzynski CS, Suter LG, Krumholz HM, Lieberman JR, Berry DJ, Bucholz R, Han L, Rapp MT, Bernheim S, Drye EE. Variation in hospital-level risk-standardized complication rates following elective primary total hip and knee arthroplasty. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2014 Apr 16; 96(8):640-7.
  13. Jiang SL, Schairer WW, Bozic KJ. Increased rates of periprosthetic joint infection in patients with cirrhosis undergoing total joint arthroplasty. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2014 Aug; 472(8):2483-91.
  14. Dy CJ, Bozic KJ, Padgett DE, Pan TJ, Marx RG, Lyman S. Is changing hospitals for revision total joint arthroplasty associated with more complications? Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2014 Jul; 472(7):2006-15.
  15. Sanders JO, Bozic KJ, Glassman SD, Jevsevar DS, Weber KL. Clinical practice guidelines: their use, misuse, and future directions. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2014 Mar; 22(3):135-44.
  16. Bozic KJ. Mobile and fixed bearings showed similar results five years after total knee replacement. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2014 Feb 19; 96(4):333.
  17. Bozic KJ, Lau E, Ong K, Chan V, Kurtz S, Vail TP, Rubash HE, Berry DJ. Risk factors for early revision after primary total hip arthroplasty in medicare patients. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2014 Feb; 472(2):449-54.
  18. Schairer WW, Sing DC, Vail TP, Bozic KJ. Causes and frequency of unplanned hospital readmission after total hip arthroplasty. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2014 Feb; 472(2):464-70.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.

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.