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MD: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY
BS: Biomechanical Engineering, Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science, New York, NY
INTERNSHIP AND RESIDENCY: General Surgery / Orthopedic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA
BOARD CERTIFICATION: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery With Added Qualification in Surgery of the Hand
FELLOWSHIPS: Musculoskeletal Research Center, Pittsburgh, PA; Hand, Upper Extremity, and Microsurgery, Indiana Hand Center, Indianapolis, IN
HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS: Morristown Medical Center; Overlook Medical Center; Saint Barnabas Medical Center; Saint Clare's Hospital/Denville; Saint Clare's Hospital/Dover General; Surgical Center at Cedar Knolls; Surgical Center at Millburn
Ross J. Fox, MD, FAAOS, specializes in hand and upper extremity surgery, including carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger finger, Dupuytren's disease, fracture care of the hand, wrist, and forearm, treatment for osteoarthritis of the hand, wrist, and elbow, and treatment for nerve and tendon injuries of the hand and wrist.
Dr. Fox has practiced with North Jersey Hand Surgery since 2002. He also has practiced with Garden State Orthopedics and he has been an attending surgeon in trauma and adult reconstruction for the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He is a member of the Surgical Center at Cedar Knolls Board of Directors and he is an alternate member of the Surgical Center at Millburn Board of Directors.
Dr. Fox says, "People use their hands for different reasons and in different ways. For this reason, I believe it's important to learn about each patient's hand function before injury, understand what he or she would like to achieve from surgery, and develop a customized treatment plan to achieve the goals." He adds, "Hand surgery is gratifying because it allows me to offer creative solutions to address each of my patient's unique needs."
Dr. Fox is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Morris County Medical Society, New York Society for Surgery of the Hand, and New Jersey Orthopaedic Society. His research interests include the study of finger, hand, and elbow carpometacarpal arthritis and treatment, ligament biomechanics, and joint kinematics, among others. Dr. Fox is the author of articles and abstracts on these and related topics that are published in prestigious, peer-reviewed scientific journals, including Journal of Hand Surgery, American Journal of Sports Medicine and Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, and Arthroscopy. He is a reviewer for Journal of Orthopaedic Research. He is Former Chief Editor of Pittsburgh Orthopaedic Journal. Dr. Fox also has delivered local, regional, national, and international invited presentations in his field.
Dr. Fox is a recipient of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand Best Clinical Pearl Award and Global Organic Textile Standards (GOTS)-Beiersdorf Research Award for Sports Medicine.
When he is not working with his patients, Dr. Fox enjoys spending time with his family, international travel, and antique automobile restoration.