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University of California, San Francisco

Harvard Business School


Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery
Harvard Medical School

Fellowship, Orthopaedic Traumatology
Massachusetts General Hospital


Kevin Bozic is the inaugural chair of the Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care and a professor of orthopaedic surgery at the Dell Medical School. He was most recently the William R. Murray, M.D., Endowed Chair in Orthopaedic Surgery and a 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.

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 an MBA from Harvard Business School. Bozic has fellowship training in adult reconstructive surgery from Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.

Bozic’s clinical interests are in management of patients with arthritis 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 health care 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, 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, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, and Harvard Business School’s Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness.

Bozic also holds regional and national leadership positions, including being a 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 member of the Board of Directors of the American Joint Replacement Registry. He is former chair of the California Joint Replacement Registry.

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.

Professional Affiliations
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, 2014
Awards & Honors
  • James A. Rand Young Investigator Award
    American Association of Hip and Knee Surgery, 2007
  • Exceptional Physician Award
    University of California San Francisco, 2007
  • Marshall Urist Young Investigator Award
    Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons, 2007
  • Career Development Award
    Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation, 2006