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

Departments

Specialty Groups

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 angiogram
  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 angiogram
  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
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Jacksonville, Florida

  1. 2021
    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

Certifications

  1. 2013
    Neurological SurgeryAmerican Board of Neurological Surgery

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
    National ChampionNCAA Ice Hockey
  23. 1998
    Michigan Athletic Academic Achievement AwardUniversity of Michigan Athletic Department
  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
  31. 1994
    Full Athletic ScholarshipUniversity of Michigan Athletic Department / Men's Ice Hockey

Professional memberships

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