Kevin J. Bozic, MD, MBA, is the inaugural Chair of Surgery and Perioperative Care at the Dell Medical School at University of Texas, 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 (UCSF) 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 MD 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. Dr. Bozic also holds a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School, where he continues to serve as a Senior Institute Associate in the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness.
Dr. Bozic’s clinical practice is focused on the management of patients with hip and knee arthritis. He practices in collaboration with a multi-disciplinary team of providers who focus 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.
Dr. Bozic has extensive research and policy experience in the growing field of value-based health care, focused on implementation and evaluation of value-based payment and delivery models. Dr. Bozic is also actively involved in numerous regional and national health policy initiatives, including the American Joint Replacement Registry Steering Committee, of which he is the Chair; the Yale Center for Outcomes Research & Evaluation Performance Measurement Group; the Institute for Healthcare 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 & Quality Effective Health Care Stakeholder Group.
Dr. Bozic has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the UCSF Exceptional Physician of the Year Award; the Orthopaedic Research & Education Foundation Clinical Research Award; the American Bone & Joint Surgeons Marshall Urist Young Investigator Award; the American Association of Hip & Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) James A. Rand Young Investigator Award; the AAHKS Lawrence D. Dorr Surgical Techniques & Technologies 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.