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Kevin Bozic is the inaugural chair of surgery and perioperative care at Dell Medical School at UT Austin. He is a nationally recognized leader in orthopaedic surgery and value-based health care payment and delivery models. Prior to joining the Dell Medical School, he was the William R. Murray endowed professor and vice chair of orthopaedic surgery at the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine and core faculty of the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in biomedical engineering from Duke University, where he graduated magna cum laude and an M.D. with thesis degree from UCSF. He completed his orthopaedic surgery residency training in the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program and additional fellowship training in adult reconstructive surgery from Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. Bozic also holds a Masters of Business Administration from Harvard Business School (HBS), where he continues to serve as a senior institute associate in professor Michael Porter’s Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness.

Bozic’s clinical practice is focused on the management of patients with hip and knee arthritis, which he does in collaboration with a multi-disciplinary team of providers focused on improving health outcomes that matter to their patients, including pain, function and quality of life. He has over 15 years of experience as an Adult Reconstructive Surgeon focusing on simple and complex primary and revision hip and knee arthroplasty. Bozic has extensive research and policy experience in the growing field of value-based health care, focused on the implementation and evaluation of value-based payment and delivery models.

Bozic is also actively involved in numerous regional and national health policy initiatives, including chair of the American Joint Replacement Registry Steering Committee; the Yale Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation Performance Measurement Group; the Institute for Health Care Improvement; and the Joint Commission Technical Advisory Panel. He is the co-founder and former chair of the California Joint Replacement Registry, past chair of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Council on Research and Quality and a former member of the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality Effective Health Care Stakeholder Group.

Bozic has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the UCSF Exceptional Physician of the Year Award; the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation Clinical Research Award; the American Bone and Joint Surgeons Marshall Urist Young Investigator Award; the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons James A Rand Young Investigator Award and Lawrence D. Dorr Award; the American Orthopaedic Association American-British Exchange Fellowship; the Orthopaedic Research Society William Harris Award; and the Hip Society John Charnley Award, among others.

Professional Affiliations
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons Hip Society Knee
  • Society American Joint Replacement Registry
Awards & Honors
  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
  • Bay Area Best Doctors, San Francisco Magazine
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  • Super Doctors
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Achievement Award