W. (Chris) C. Fox, M.D.

Departments

Location

  1. Jacksonville, Florida

Languages

English

W. Chris Fox, M.D. is a Senior Associate Consultant who specializes in endovascular and cerebrovascular neurosurgery as well as minimally invasive and complex spinal surgery. He believes that commitment to the highest ideals of medicine, clear and honest communication, teamwork, and formulating an individualized treatment plan for every patient improves safety, increases precision and leads to the best outcomes.

Dr. Fox joined the Mayo Clinic Florida team after 5 years as an Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Florida where he was Program Director of the endovascular surgical neuroradiology fellowship and Associate Program Director of the neurosurgery residency. In addition, he was previously an Assistant Professor at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and served as an active duty neurosurgeon in the U.S. Navy. Prior to his medical career, Dr. Fox played college hockey at the University of Michigan and professionally in the Edmonton Oilers organization.

He is board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery and subspecialty certified in endovascular neurosurgery. He has served as an examiner for the neurosurgery board examination, on multiple NIH study sections, and is a regular faculty participant for national neurosurgery courses. His research interests include simulation and neurosurgical training, antiplatelet use in endovascular neurosurgery, and novel approaches for pain control after subarachnoid hemorrhage. He is a member of multiple national and international research consortiums aimed at improving clinical outcomes in neurosurgery patients.

  1. Arteriovenous fistula
  2. Arteriovenous malformation
  3. Brain aneurysm
  4. Brain AVM
  5. Carotid artery disease
  6. Cavernous malformations
  7. Cervical myelopathy
  8. Cervical radiculopathy
  9. Cervical spinal stenosis
  10. Cervical spondylosis
  11. Degenerative disk disease
  12. Degenerative scoliosis
  13. Lumbar radiculopathy
  14. Lumbar spinal stenosis
  15. Moyamoya disease
  16. Spinal arteriovenous malformation
  17. Stroke
  1. Carotid angioplasty and stenting
  2. Cerebral angiography
  3. Diskectomy
  4. Endarterectomy
  5. Endovascular aneurysm repair
  6. Foraminotomy
  7. Kyphoplasty
  8. Laminectomy
  9. Microvascular surgery
  10. Minimally invasive surgery
  11. Revision spinal surgery
  12. Spinal angiography
  13. Spinal fusion
  14. Stereotactic radiosurgery
  15. Thrombectomy
  • Cerebrovascular and endovascular surgery including traditional and minimally invasive treatment of aneurysms, cerebral and spinal vascular lesions, and stroke
  • Surgery for the cervical, thoracic and lumbosacral spine, including minimally invasive surgery and spinal fusion
  1. 2020
    Certificate - Surgical Leadership ProgramHarvard Medical School
  2. 2010
    Residency - NeurosurgeryUniversity of Michigan Health System
  3. 2008
    Fellowship - Endovascular Neurosurgery University of Florida College of Medicine
  4. 2004
    InternshipUniversity of Michigan Hospitals
  5. 2003
    MDUniversity of Michigan Medical School
  6. 1998
    BS - Anthropology-ZoologyUniversity of Michigan

Awards and honors

  1. 2019
    Visiting ProfessorUniversity of Virginia Department of Neurosurgery
  2. 2019
    Visiting ProfessorMayo Clinic Department of Neurosurgery
  3. 2019
    Exemplary TeacherCollege of Medicine, University of Florida
  4. 2019
    Faculty Enhancement Opportunity (FEO)College of Medicine, University of Florida
  5. 2017
    Exemplary TeacherCollege of Medicine, University of Florida
  6. 2015
    Visiting ProfessorUniversity of Florida Department of Neurosurgery
  7. 2014
    Patients' Choice AwardVitals
  8. 2013
    Navy Commendation MedalUnited States Navy
  9. 2005
    Resident Award for Clinical ResearchMichigan Association of Neurosurgeons
  10. 2003
    Edgar Kahn Award for clinical and research contributions as a medical studentUniversity of Michigan Department of Neurosurgery
  11. 2003
    National Meeting Young Investigator AwardAerospace Medical Association
  12. 2003
    Graduation with Distinction in ResearchUniversity of Michigan Medical School
  13. 2003
    Runner-up (Resident Category)Naval Medical Center San Diego Annual Research Competition
  14. 2002
    First Place (Resident Category)United States Navy National Academic Research Competition
  15. 2002
    First Place (Resident Category)Naval Medical Center San Diego Annual Research Competition
  16. 2001
    Dean's Award for Outstanding Pre-Clinical PerformanceUniversity of Michigan Medical School
  17. 2000
    Health Professions ScholarshipUnited States Navy
  18. 2000
    Biomedical Research Program/AOA GrantUniversity of Michigan Medical School
  19. 1998
    Academic All-Big Ten At Large TeamBig Ten Conference
  20. 1998
    Class HonorsUniversity of Michigan
  21. 1998
    Carl Isaacson Memorial Award for Outstanding Scholar-AthleteUniversity of Michigan Hockey
  22. 1998
    Michigan Athletic Academic Achievement AwardUniversity of Michigan Athletic Department
  23. 1998
    National ChampionNCAA Ice Hockey
  24. 1998
    All Academic First TeamCentral Collegiate Hockey Association
  25. 1997
    Academic All-Big Ten At Large TeamBig Ten Conference
  26. 1997
    Michigan Athletic Academic Achievement AwardUniversity of Michigan Athletic Department
  27. 1996
    Academic All-Big Ten At Large TeamBig Ten Conference
  28. 1996
    Michigan Athletic Academic Achievement AwardUniversity of Michigan Athletic Department
  29. 1996
    National ChampionNCAA Ice Hockey
  30. 1995
    Michigan Athletic Academic Achievement AwardUniversity of Michigan Athletic Department

Professional memberships

  1. 2020 - present
    EditorAmerican Association of Neurological Surgeons
  2. 2019 - present
    MemberUF Health Physician Search Committee for Chief Operating Officer
  3. 2019 - present
    MemberCongress of Neurological Surgeons ad hoc Committee on Neurosurgeon Wellness
  4. 2019 - present
    Elected Active MemberNeurosurgical Society of America
  5. 2019 - present
    Abstract ReviewerAmerican Association of Neurological Surgeons
  6. 2019 - present
    Search CommitteeUniversity of Florida Health Science Center/Jacksonville
  7. 2019 - present
    Visiting Associate ProfessorUniversity of Virginia
  8. 2019 - present
    Ad Hoc ReviewerOperative Neurosurgery
  9. 2019 - present
    Visiting Associate ProfessorMayo Clinic
  10. 2019 - present
    Team MemberSociety of NeuroInterventional Surgery
  11. 2019 - present
    ReviewerNational Institutes of Health
  12. 2019 - present
    Team Member, State of FloridaSociety of Neurointerventional Surgery Get Ahead of Stroke
  13. 2018
    Guest ExaminerOral Examination Committee, American Board of Neurological Surgery
  14. 2018 - present
    ReviewerNational Institutes of Health
  15. 2018 - present
    MemberNorth American Spine Society
  16. 2018 - present
    Abstract ReviewerAANS/CNS Neurosurgery Quality Council
  17. 2017 - present
    MemberUniversity of Michigan Medical School Admissions Committee
  18. 2017 - 2020
    EditorJoint AANS/CNS CV Section Newsletter
  19. 2017 - present
    ModeratorCongress of Neurological Surgeons
  20. 2017 - present
    MemberAmerican Neurological Association
  21. 2017 - present
    MemberUniversity of Michigan Medical School Admissions Committee
  22. 2016 - present
    MemberFlorida Neurosurgical Society
  23. 2015 - 2020
    MemberUniversity of Flordia Department of Neurosurgery Education Steering Committee
  24. 2015 - 2018
    MemberUniversity of Florida College of Medicine Institutional Program Review Committee
  25. 2015 - 2020
    Education CommitteeUniversity of Florida
  26. 2015 - 2018
    MemberInstitutional Program Review Committee of the Graduate Medical Education Committee
  27. 2015 - 2018
    MemberJoe Niekro Foundation
  28. 2015
    MemberValley Hospital (New Jersey) Neurosciences Quality Assurance Committee
  29. 2015 - present
    Ad Hoc ReviewerWorld Neurosurgery
  30. 2015 - present
    Visiting ProfessorUniversity of Florida
  31. 2015 - present
    MemberValley Hospital Neurosciences Quality Assurance Committee
  32. 2014 - present
    MemberSpine Section, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  33. 2014 - 2015
    DirectorPhysician’s Assistant Program, Columbia Neurosurgery Network
  34. 2014 - 2015
    MemberNew Jersey Neurosurgical Society
  35. 2013 - 2015
    LiaisonAANS/CNS Cerebrovascular Joint Section Executive Committee
  36. 2013 - present
    Ad Hoc ReviewerDepartment of Veteran’s Affairs Special Emphasis Panel for Gulf War Research
  37. 2012 - 2013
    MemberAssociation of Military Surgeons of the United States (AMSUS)
  38. 2012 - present
    Ad Hoc ReviewerMilitary Medicine
  39. 2011 - 2015
    Elected MemberYoung Neurosurgeons Committee, American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  40. 2011 - 2013
    MemberNaval Medical Center San Diego Surgical Continuous Improvement Program committee
  41. 2011 - present
    MemberAANS/CNS Cerebrovascular Joint Section
  42. 2011 - 2015
    LiaisonAmerican Association of Neurological Surgeons
  43. 2011 - 2015
    MemberAmerican Association of Neurological Surgeons
  44. 2011 - 2013
    MemberNaval Medical Center San Diego
  45. 2010 - present
    MemberAmerican Association of Neurological Surgeons
  46. 2010 - present
    MemberCongress of Neurological Surgeons
  47. 2009 - 2013
    Editorial Board MemberCNS SANS Lifelong Learning
  48. 2008 - present
    Senior MemberSociety of NeuroInterventional Surgery