Dr. Kozar joined Valley Sports Physicians in August 2002 upon completing his Sports Medicine Fellowship at Sports Care/The Toledo Hospital in Toledo, Ohio. He is a graduate of the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, in Athens, Ohio, where he also completed an undergraduate fellowship in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. He did his family practice residency at Doctors Hospital, in Massillon, Ohio. He is board certified in Family Practice and Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment, Sports Medicine, and Neuro-musculoskeletal Medicine.
In 2009 Dr. Kozar was awarded the honor of becoming a Fellow of the American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine (AOASM, www.aoasm.org). This award is given to physicians who have achieved a superlative level of excellence in and commitment to sports medicine.
Dr. Kozar is a member of the American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine, the American College of Sports Medicine, the American Academy of Osteopathy, the American Osteopathic Association, and the American Association of Orthopedic Medicine. Locally he is a member of the Hartford County Medical Association, the Connecticut State Medical Society, and the Connecticut Osteopathic Medical Society. He is on staff at both St.Francis and Hartford Hospitals.
Currently, he serves as a team physician for the University of Hartford and Bloomfield High School, while caring for many of the professional and recreational athletes in the community.
During his Sports Medicine Fellowship, he assisted in the care of the football, women's soccer, track, and tennis teams at The University Of Toledo (Division I-A), men and women's basketball at Owens Community College (Division II), The Toledo Storm (East Coast Hockey League) and The Toledo Mud Hens (AAA affiliate of The Detroit Tigers). He took an interest and covered numerous road races including The USGA National Track and Field Championship 24-hour Run, Glass City Marathon, Triathalon, and various 5K and 10K races. His Mentors, Roger Kruse, MD, a team physician for The U.S. Figure Skating Association, and P. Gunnar Brolinson, D.O., a team physician for the USA Ski Team, brought Dr. Kozar exposure to the care of many world class athletes.
Dr. Kozar, is a 1993 Golden Domer (graduate of University of Notre Dame) and lives in East Granby, CT with his wife, Christina Kozar, D.O., a pediatrician with Somerset Pediatrics in Glastonbury, CT. They have three children, Zachary, Audrey, and Timothy. Dr. Kozar is a jazz aficionado and formerly played trumpet in the jazz band in college. He is a huge sports fan, especially of college athletics and The Fighting Irish of Notre Dame. He enjoys football (formerly played for 12 years), basketball, golf and fishing.