Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

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  • Mission Bay
    Orthopaedic Institute
  • 1500 Owens Street
    San Francisco, CA 94158
    Phone: 415-353-2808
Kevin J. Bozic MD, MBA
Willam R. Murray Professor Endowed Chair in Orthopaedic Surgery and Professor and Vice Chair
Kevin J. Bozic MD, MBA


Kevin J. Bozic, MD, MBA is William R. Murray Professor, M.D. Endowed Chair in Orthopaedic Surgery and Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and a member of the core faculty of the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).  He is also a Visiting Scholar in the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness at the Harvard Business School. Dr. Bozic is a graduate of the UCSF School of Medicine and the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program.  Additionally, he holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering from Duke University and a Masters of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.  Dr. Bozic has fellowship training in Adult Reconstructive Surgery from Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. 

Dr. Bozic’s clinical interests are in adult reconstructive surgery of the hip and knee, with an emphasis on primary and revision hip and knee replacement.  His research interests are broadly in the fields of health policy and health care services research, and specifically in the areas of healthcare technology assessment, cost-effectiveness analysis, shared medical decision making, and the implementation and evaluation of value-based payment and delivery models. In addition to his clinical and research activities, Dr. Bozic is actively involved in numerous regional and national health policy initiatives, including the University of California Center for Health Quality and Innovation, the American Joint Replacement Registry, the Integrated Healthcare Association’s Episode of Care Payment Program, and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement/Harvard Business School’s collaborative Joint Replacement Learning Community.

Dr. Bozic also holds both regional and national leadership positions, member of the Board of Trustees of the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation, Chair of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Council on Research and Quality, and Chair of the California Joint Replacement Registry.

Dr. Bozic has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation’s Clinical Research Award, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeon’s Clinician-Scientist Traveling Fellowship Award, the American Orthopaedic Association’s American-British-Canadian Traveling Fellowship, the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeon’s James A. Rand Young Investigator Award, and the Orthopaedic Research Society’s William Harris Award.

Since arriving at UCSF, Dr. Bozic has received extramural funding for his research from the OREF, AHRQ, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), the California HealthCare Foundation, and the University of California Center for Health Quality and Innovation.

View Dr. Bozic's UCSF Mini-Med School presentation, "Osteoarthritis Care in the 21st Century: Remarkable Advances in Joint Replacement" online here


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