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Scott Kozin

Scott H. Kozin, MD

  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • General Surgery

Scott Kozin, M.D., graduated from Duke University in 1982 with a degree in computer science. He completed medical school at Hahnemann University in Philadelphia, followed by orthopedic residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center. In 1992, he completed a fellowship at the Mayo Clinic focusing on hand and microvascular surgery.

Dr. Kozin cared for both adults and children until 2000, when he devoted his practice and research to children at Shriners Children's Philadelphia. Since that time, Dr. Kozin has been an advocate for improving the lives of children via research, education and patient care.

He is currently the chief of staff at Shriners Children's Philadelphia. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed papers, mainly on the care of children with various diagnoses including brachial plexus injury, spinal cord injury and congenital differences. He routinely travels to developing countries to operate on children in need. Dr. Kozin received the Weiland Metal from the American Society for Surgery of the Hand in 2010, which honors a hand surgeon/scientist who has contributed a body of research that advances the field.

Dr. Kozin was president of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand 2014. He implemented the Touching Hands Project to foster hand care around the globe with a focus on developing and underserved countries. The mission statement reads "Creating opportunities for hand specialists to give back their knowledge and expertise to the global community." The inaugural mission to Haiti occurred in 2014, and has increased to 10 annual missions around the globe. Dr. Kozin was a key member in the first pediatric hand transplant in 2015. The successful procedure transplanted bilateral arms to Zion Harvey and has been inspiration for children with missing limbs.

Dr. Kozin is also a devoted husband and father to his two children, Bryan and Samantha. During his leisure time, he enjoys travel, food and mountain biking.

Pediatric Care


More About Me

Board Certifications
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery - General
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Surgery of the Hand
Education and Training

Medical Education
Hahnemann University School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA

Albert Einstein Medical Center
Philadelphia, PA
United States of America

Shriners Hospital for Children
Philadelphia, PA

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Philadelphia, PA

Albert Einstein Medical Center
Philadelphia, PA
United States of America

Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN
United States of America

Academic Positions and Locations

Temple University School of Medicine
Clinical Professor

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Adjunct Clinical Professor

Leadership and Memberships
  • Chief of Staff, Shriners Children's Philadelphia
  • 2014-2015: President, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • 2008-2009: President, American Association for Hand Surgery
  • 2020-2022: Chair, American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand
Editorial Positions
  • 2013-Present: JBJS Essential Surgical Techniques
  • 2013-Present: Associate Editor, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS)
  • 2010: Editor, Green's Operative Hand Surgery, Sixth Edition
  • 2011-Present: Editorial Board, Orthopaedics Today
  • 2008-2013: Review Section Editor, Journal of Hand Surgery
  • 2008-Present: Editorial Board, Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics
Awards and Honors
  • 2018, Scott H. Kozin International Hand Surgery Traveling Fellowship, American Society for Surgery of the Hand/American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand
  • 2021, Emanuel B. Kaplan Lecturer, Langone Orthopedic Hospital, NYU
  • 2019, Richard J. Smith Lecturer, 74th American Society of Surgery for the Hand
  • 2018, The Dickson Lecture, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and The Cleveland, Akron Orthopedic Society
  • 2018, Keynote Speaker, 36th Korean Society for Surgery of the Hand International Meeting
  • 2018, Nogi Lecturer, Virginia Commonwealth University


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