Kevin Bozic, MD, MBA

Department Chair, Professor of Surgery

1993 …2020
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Dr. Bozic is the inaugural Chair of Surgery and Perioperative Care at the Dell Medical School at UT Austin. He is a nationally recognized leader in orthopaedic surgery and value based healthcare 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) Medical School, and Core Faculty of the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies.

He graduated from the UCSF School of Medicine and the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering from Duke University and a Masters of Business Administration from Harvard Business School (HBS), where he currently serves as a Visiting Scholar under Professor Michael Porter in the HBS Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness. Dr. Bozic also has Fellowship training in Adult Reconstructive Surgery from Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.

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. Dr. Bozic is also actively involved in numerous regional and national health policy initiatives, including the American Joint Replacement Registry, the Yale Center for Outcomes Research & Evaluation (CORE) Quality Measurement Program, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, and Harvard Business School's Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness.

In his prior role at UCSF, he led UCSF Medical Center's participation as one of the first sites for the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation's Bundled Payment for Care Improvement (BPCI) Initiative for total joint arthroplasty. Currently, he serves as the Executive Director of the Seton Healthcare Family Musculoskeletal Service Line, where he has overseen implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of bundled payment programs through the BPCI and Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) Programs.

Dr. Bozic holds both regional and national leadership positions, including Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of the American Joint Replacement Registry, and is the former co-founder of the California Joint Replacement Registry, and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Council on Research and Quality.

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Research Output 1993 2020

Adherence to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Clinical Practice Guidelines for Nonoperative Management of Knee Osteoarthritis

Meiyappan, K. P., Cote, M. P., Bozic, K. J. & Halawi, M. J., Jan 1 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Arthroplasty. 35, 2, p. 347-352 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Knee Osteoarthritis
Practice Guidelines
Hyaluronic Acid
1 Citation (Scopus)

Are Medicare's Nursing Home Compare Ratings Accurate Predictors of 90-Day Complications, Readmission, and Bundle Cost for Patients Undergoing Primary Total Joint Arthroplasty?

Snyder, D. J., Kroshus, T. R., Keswani, A., Garden, E. B., Koenig, K., Bozic, K., Jevsevar, D. S., Poeran, J. & Moucha, C. S., Apr 1 2019, In : Journal of Arthroplasty. 34, 4, p. 613-618 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Skilled Nursing Facilities
Nursing Homes

A surgeon scorecard is associated with improved value in elective primary hip and knee arthroplasty

Winegar, A., Jackson, L. W., Sambare, T. D., Liu, T. C., Banks, S. R., Erlinger, T., Schultz, R. & Bozic, K., Jan 16 2019, In : Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery - American Volume. 101, 2, p. 152-159 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Knee Replacement Arthroplasties
Hospital Costs

Evidence of Pent-Up Demand for Total Hip and Total Knee Arthroplasty at Age 65

Schwartz, A. J., Chang, Y. H. H., Bozic, K. & Etzioni, D. A., Feb 1 2019, In : Journal of Arthroplasty. 34, 2, p. 194-200 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Knee Replacement Arthroplasties
Health Expenditures

Impact of an integrated practice unit on the value of musculoskeletal care for uninsured and underinsured patients

Williams, D. V., Liu, T. C., Zywiel, M. G., Hoff, M. K., Ward, L., Bozic, K. & Koenig, K., Jun 1 2019, In : Healthcare. 7, 2, p. 16-20 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Fee-for-Service Plans
Length of Stay
Cohort Studies
Referral and Consultation
Safety-net Providers