Noted for his talents as educator, collaborator, clinician
From the WashU School of Medicine News…
Thomas E. Cox, MD, an innovative educator and noted mentor and anesthesiologist at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has been named the inaugural Rudolph L. and Mary Frances Wise Endowed Chair in Pediatric Anesthesiology.
Cox, a professor and vice chairman of education in the Department of Anesthesiology, director of the Division of Pediatric Anesthesiology, and anesthesiologist-in-chief at St. Louis Children’s Hospital (SLCH), was installed by Alex S. Evers, MD, the Henry E. Mallinckrodt Professor and head of the Department of Anesthesiology, and SLCH president Joan Magruder. The chair is funded by the estate of Rudolph L. and Mary Frances Wise.
“Tom Cox has developed unique and highly successful education programs for physician-scientists in anesthesiology and has fostered a superb culture of scholarly, clinical excellence in pediatric anesthesiology,” said Evers. “He is a role model for accomplishment as a clinician and an educator.”
Cox joined the faculty at Washington University in 2000, rose to the rank of professor in 2013 and became chief of pediatric anesthesiology in 2016. In three separate academic years, he has been selected by anesthesia residents for the department’s outstanding teacher award. Cox also has developed innovative training programs to train and nurture the careers of the next generation of clinician-scientists and leaders in anesthesiology.