W. Christopher Fox, MD
W. Christopher Fox, MD, FAANS joined the University of Florida Department of Neurosurgery as an Associate Professor in September 2015. He is the Associate Residency Program Director and the Director of the ACGME-accredited Endovascular Surgical Neuroradiology Fellowship.
Dr. Fox graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.S. in Anthropology-Zoology. After a year of playing professional hockey, he returned to Ann Arbor to attend the University of Michigan Medical School, where he was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) honor society and graduated in 2003. He remained at the University of Michigan to complete his internship and residency in neurological surgery. He completed his endovascular neurosurgery fellowship at the University of Florida.
After training, Dr. Fox served from 2010-13 as an active duty neurosurgeon in the United States Navy, assigned to Naval Medical Center San Diego. While there, he was responsible for treating Sailors and Marines, many of whom had conditions related to combat service. In addition, he was responsible for teaching medical students and surgical interns and residents. From 2013-15 Dr. Fox was an Assistant Professor at Columbia University, New York, and had a busy clinical practice in northern New Jersey.
Dr. Fox was board-certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery in 2013.
Dr. Fox’s honors include a full athletic scholarship to the University of Michigan, where he was a varsity hockey player on a team that won two national championships. He received the US Navy Commendation Medal, the Michigan Association of Neurosurgeons resident award for clinical research, the Edgar Khan award from the University of Michigan Department of Neurosurgery, and the Aerospace Medical Association National Young Investigator Award.
Dr. Fox’s clinical interests include the comprehensive care of patients with cerebrovascular disease. In addition, he has extensive experience treating patients with spine disease and has a particular interest in minimally invasive techniques. He feels strongly that compassion, commitment to the patient, teamwork, and formulating an individualized treatment plan for every patient leads to the best outcomes. His research interests include physiologic control mechanisms related to vascular reactivity, TBI in athletes and active duty personnel, and clinical studies that improve patient care.