Dr. Fox joined Horizon Vascular Specialists in 1984. He is presently the longest tenured member of the group and President of the practice.
Dr. Fox was born and raised in Montclair, N.J. He obtained his undergraduate degree at Yale University with a major in psychology and minor in chemistry. This was followed by an MD at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - now Rutgers University. One of his favorite surgical instructors at medical school was Dr. Robert Hobson, who was a nationally recognized vascular surgeon. "Dr. Hobson certainly had a major impact on my subsequent choice of medical career. My original thought was to become an internist."
Dr. Fox chose to do his surgical residency at the Washington Hospital Center and was there when the Medstar trauma unit first opened its doors. After five years of residency, he returned to New Jersey for a vascular fellowship with Dr. Herbert Dardik and Dr. Hobson. Dr. Fox was the first Horizon physician to be fellowship trained and vascular certified.
When Dr. Fox joined the Horizon Group in 1984, non-invasive vascular diagnosis was in its early stages. The duplex ultrasound was just being perfected as a useful diagnostic tool. Through the use of the duplex, (vascular ultrasound), accurate vascular diagnosis became achievable by non- invasive means. Seeing its utility and benefit to patients, Dr. Fox became a registered vascular technologist (RVT) and is currently a member of the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS). He is the Medical Director of Doctors Vascular Laboratory - the non-invasive vascular lab of Horizon Vascular Specialists. While Dr. Fox has been the medical director, Doctors Vascular Laboratory (DVL), has never failed to achieve full national accreditation. "To provide the best service for our patients, it has been our policy, from day one, to hire only fully certified vascular technologists. They are very skilled and do a great job." Recertification for laboratory accreditation is required every two years.
Before Horizon physicians narrowed their focus of service to the vascular field, they provided general surgery services. Dr. Fox joined the staffs of Montgomery General, Shady Grove Adventist, and Holy Cross Hospitals in 1984. He became Chairman of Surgery at Shady Grove and as a notable contribution, performed the first laporoscopic-assisted cholecystectomy, at that hospital, in 1990. Other contributions include the first "in-situ" vein bypass graft for limb salvage in Montgomery County for peripheral arterial disease (PAD), and more recently teamed with Dr. Jeffrey Wang to perform the first in area repair by vascular endograft, of a leaking thoracoabdominal aneurysm. All of the patients recovered well.
Dr. Fox has gone on to be Chief of Staff at Shady Grove Hospital and is currently Chairman of Surgery at Frederick Memorial Hospital. He is also serving on the interim Medical Executive Committee for the new Holy Cross Hospital in Germantown. Medical staff affairs continues to be an interest. Dr. Fox is a member of several medical societies including the Montgomery Medical Society, the American Medical Society, the Eastern Vascular Society, the Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery, and the Society for Vascular Surgery. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS). He has been named a Top Doctor as a vascular surgeon by the Washingtonian magazine and the Frederick magazine.
Outside of medical practice, Dr. Fox likes to play music (piano, saxophone, banjo and bass guitar) and is a former member of the Rockville Chorus. He enjoys reading about the history of our area and is a "civil war buff." He is also an avid cyclist, encouraged by his son, Jesse, who runs his own custom made bike manufacturing business in Vermont (senecacycleworks.com). "I am also fortunate enough to have a daughter, Mariel." She works as an event planner and lives in Santa Monica, CA. His wife Amy, is a geriatric and adult nurse practitioner who specializes in paliative care. Dr. Fox is also fairly fluent in Spanish.
"Even as the face of medical care has changed over the years and will continue to do so, my hope is that the service we provide our patients at Horizon Vascular Specialists, will remain state of the art and steadfast in its caring and quality." Welcome to our practice!
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
New Jersey Medical School
General Surgical Training
Washington Hospital Center
Fellowship in Vascular Surgery
Englewood, New Jersey
Washingtonian and Frederick magazines Top Doctor
Horizon Vascular Specialists President and Doctors Vascular Laboratory medical director