Dr. Kozanek is a board eligible orthopaedic surgeon with additional fellowship training in reconstruction of the foot and ankle.
Dr. Kozanek grew up in Bratislava, Slovakia where he completed his MD and PhD. He then moved to Boston for a post doctoral research fellowship in biomechanics at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. His residency in orthopaedic surgery was performed at Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program based at Massachusetts General Hospital, and then he completed a fellowship in orthopaedic surgery of the foot and ankle at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, TX.
Dr. Kozanek specializes in foot and ankle problems ranging from toe deformities to those requiring complex reconstructive surgery. He is an active member of the orthopaedic community in both the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons and American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society. He has been a prolific author of clinical and scientific research that has been published in leading peer-reviewed journals. He continues to pursue his interest in research with a focus in biomechanics and functional outcomes after surgical and non-surgical treatment of foot and ankle disorders.
- School of Medicine, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia: M.D. 2005
- School of Medicine, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia: Ph.D 2011
- Bioengineering Laboratory at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA: post-doctoral research fellowship 2011
- Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program, Boston, MA: 2016
- Baylor Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgery Fellowship Program, Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, TX: 2017
“I feel as though Dr. Kozanek eased my mind and cured my pain. He ordered blood tests when my internist would not. Dr. Kozanek has been following me all the way through recovery - I was treated with kindness and respect. I had 2 stress fractures in my foot. I thank him from the bottom of my heart and look forward to seeing him again. Life without that pain has been so much better!”
"Dr. Kozanek is the most amazing doctor and human being; I was lucky to get him as my surgeon. He's extremely thorough, takes his time and explains everything he will be doing and why. He treated me with respect and did such an amazing job on my surgery that I felt less pain after than I had before it. Anyone who may be in recovery and knows how it is to be treated like you don't deserve to be needs to see Dr. Kozanek. He truly gave me hope again and I feel I'm on track to living a pain-free life! I can never thank him enough."
"Dr. Kozanek was wonderful, very thorough and educated me in my condition/diagnosis. I look forward to working with him!"
“I met with Dr. Kozanek and he gave me a few options on how to move forward with my injury, which I greatly appreciated. I chose to do physical therapy. Everyone I encountered made my experience amazing. He is very friendly, professional, knowledgeable, and overall amazing to work with. I would highly recommend Excel to anyone.”