“Why make a manual solely devoted to nerve repair in the brachial plexus and upper extremity? This answer is simple; find a perplexing problem and simply it. The diagnosis of nerve injury produces confusion, myth and misperception. The field of nerve injury crosses many specialties including neurology, neurosurgery, plastic surgery, physiatry, orthopedic surgery and therapy.
This manual will demystify nerve injuries and will provide a practical approach to anatomy, injury, examination and treatment that will give the clinician the knowledge and confidence necessary to diagnose and manage nerve injuries.”
Dr. Scott Kozin, MD
Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery, Temple University and Hand & Upper Extremity Surgeon, Shriners Hospitals for Children
SCOTT H. KOZIN, MD Chief of Staff, Shriners Hospital for Children- Philadelphia
Team Leader, Touching Hands Project, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
Scott Kozin graduated from Duke University in 1982 with a degree in computer science. Medical School was completed at Hahnemann University in Philadelphia, followed by orthopaedic residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center. Fellowship was completed in 1992 at the Mayo Clinic focusing on hand and microvascular surgery. Dr. Kozin initially cared for adults and children until the year 2000, when he devoted his practice and research to children at Shriners Hospitals for Children in 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 Chief of Staff at Shriners Hospitals for Children in 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 by 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 6 additional missions occurred in 2015. More to come!
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.