COSAM News Articles 2015 August Alumnus Spotlight: Dr. Michael Davis Fox

Alumnus Spotlight: Dr. Michael Davis Fox

Published: 08/03/2015

By: Lindsay Miles

Dr. Michael Fox, pre-med biology ’83, is the medical director of Jacksonville Center for Reproductive Medicine in Jacksonville, Fla.

He received his medical degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1987, completed a yearlong internship in internal medicine at the University of South Alabama, then transferred to the University of Mississippi for an obstetrics and gynecology residency. He was awarded a reproductive endocrinology fellowship at the University of Kentucky in Lexington. 

But before journeying across the Southeast to launch his career in medicine, Fox chose to begin his undergraduate studies at Auburn University; a decision, he says, that came easy.

“I was looking at different schools, and my mother wanted me to check out Auburn,” said Fox. “I remember running a stoplight and stop sign in the same day looking at all the pretty Auburn girls. I made my choice right then!”

While at Auburn, Fox was involved on campus working as part of the Glomerata staff and was a research assistant for a biochemistry professor.

“I loved my time at Auburn, and felt very well-prepared for medical school,” said Fox. “I am forever grateful for Dr. Frank Stevens who was, at that time, a chemistry professor and chair of the pre-professional advisory board. He taught me interview skills for med school that I still use today.”

In his professional career, Fox is a reproductive endocrinology specialist, highly skilled laparoscopic surgeon, and assistant professor and division chief for reproductive endocrinology and infertility at the University of Florida Jacksonville Health Science Center’s Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program.  

He is a member of numerous professional organizations including The American Society for Reproductive Medicine, The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology, and The American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists.

He has authored many chapters in OB/GYN and reproductive endocrinology texts, published numerous journal articles, and presents clinical research both locally and nationally regarding current infertility issues.

He is the father of five children, three of whom are spontaneous triplets. His wife, Felicia, is an OB/GYN. In his spare time, he enjoys collecting antiques and photography, hunting, fishing, boating and other outdoor activities with his family.

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