Jacob Cox, MD, MPhil
As an Air Force child, Dr. Jacob Cox grew up in the US, Germany, and South Korea. He graduated from the Virginia Military Institute in 2010 with a BS in Chemistry and concentration in Biochemistry and Cellular Biology. As an undergraduate, he was awarded a National Science Foundation Summer Research Fellowship to investigate novel battery materials at UCLA. After graduation, he attended the University of Cambridge in England as a Gates Scholar, where he graduated with an MPhil in Cellular Biology. He then moved to Yaoundé, Cameroon and Chennai, India where he researched various infectious diseases. Dr. Cox returned to the US to attend medical school at Johns Hopkins University. During medical school, he remained engaged in research and received a Fulbright Fellowship to research medical care access for refugees in Paris, France. Dr. Cox has published on various topics, including pediatric conjunctival scarring from trachoma in Tanzania, the impact of surgeon volume on cataract surgery outcomes in India, and comparing implant materials for surgical repair of orbital floor fractures. He has published book chapters and articles in journals such as Ophthalmology, Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, and Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Throughout his career, Dr. Cox has received numerous awards, including the National Eye Institute Travel Grant, the IATSIC Award for the top trauma poster at the World Congress of Surgery, and the Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship from Rotary International.