Dr. Fox joins Dr. Chad Cole in the only neurosurgery practice between Las Vegas and the Wasatch Front. His arrival extends the brain and spine services available at Dixie Regional, and fills a critical piece needed as the hospital continues on its journey toward becoming a level II trauma center.
In addition to being a neurosurgeon, Dr. Fox is also an interventional neuroradiologist, so he is specifically trained in procedures to treat stroke patients who either do not respond to “clot-busting” medications, or who arrive at the hospital more than three hours after a stroke and therefore do not qualify for current therapies.
“There are very few doctors around the country who are trained to do what Dr. Fox does,” said Mitch Cloward, the hospital operations officer with accountability for neurosciences. “We are fortunate to have someone of his educational background and training here at Dixie Regional. His capabilities bring a real benefit to our community, and to our larger region.”
Dr. Fox has spent the past two years completing an interventional neuroradiology fellowship in Tennessee. “There is a very high incidence of stroke in the South, so I performed these procedures on regular basis,” he explained. Dr. Fox completed medical school and residency at Baylor University in Houston.
A native of California, Dr. Fox regularly visited family in southern Utah while growing up, and has spent the past three years working with Dr. Cole and Dixie Regional administration to put together the equipment, personnel, and training needed to bring neurosurgery and neuroradiology to southern Utah.
“We are here because we want to build this community,” said Dr. Fox. “We want to take care of patients here, close to home, where we can provide consistent, ongoing pre-and post-operative care, and where patients have family, friends and neighbors nearby who care for them.”