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 is board-certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery and is subspecialty certified as an endovascular neurosurgeon through the Society of Neurological Surgeons.
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 University of Florida College of Medicine Exemplary Teacher Award, 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 performs minimally invasive and complex spine surgery. He feels strongly that compassion, commitment to the patient, teamwork, and formulating an individualized treatment plan for every patient improves safety, increases precision and leads to the best outcomes. His research interests include physiologic control mechanisms related to vascular reactivity, TBI in athletes and active duty personnel, clinical and device trials, and patient-based studies that improve care.