Chris Fox

Dr. W. Chris Fox, MD, FAANS

Neurosurgeon at Mayo Clinic Spine Center

Meet Dr. W. Chris Fox, MD, FAANS

W. Chris Fox, M.D. is a board-certified and fellowship-trained neurosurgeon at the Mayo Clinic Spine Center.

He specializes in neurovascular neurosurgery and minimally invasive and complex spinal surgery. He believes that commitment to the highest ideals of medicine, clear and honest communication, teamwork, and formulating an individualized treatment plan for every patient improves safety, increases precision and leads to the best outcomes.

Dr. Fox at a Glance

  • Dr. Fox joined Mayo Clinic after 5 years as an Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Florida where he was Program Director of the endovascular neurosurgery fellowship and Associate Program Director of the neurosurgery residency.
  • He was previously an Assistant Professor at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and served as an active duty neurosurgeon in the U.S. Navy. Prior to his medical career.
  • He has served as an examiner for the Neurosurgery Boards, on multiple NIH study sections, and is a regular faculty member for national neurosurgery courses.
  • Dr. Fox played college hockey at the University of Michigan and professionally in the Edmonton Oilers organization. As a former collegiate and professional athlete, he understands the importance of optimizing recovery after surgery.

Contact Dr. Fox regarding your unique circumstance. He will work with you to alleviate your pain and optimize your recovery.

Dr. Fox is a member of Mayo Clinic Spine Center

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How Dr. W. Chris Fox, MD, FAANS Can Help You


  • Neurosurgeon

Languages Spoken

  • English

Years in Practice

  • 12 Years


  • Certificate - Surgical Leadership Program, Harvard Medical School
  • Residency - Neurosurgery, University of Michigan Health System
  • Fellowship - Endovascular Neurosurgery, University of Florida College of Medicine
  • Internship, University of Michigan Hospitals
  • Medical School, University of Michigan Medical School


  • Arm Pain
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Complex Spinal Disorders
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spinal Conditions
  • Facet Syndrome
  • Herniated Disc/Bulging Disc
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Disorders
  • Muscle Pain
  • Muscle Strain
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Sciatica/Radiculopathy/Leg Pain
  • Scoliosis and Deformity
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Tumors
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Thoracic Spine Disorders


  • Anterior Cervical Corpectomy
  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF)
  • Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF)
  • Anterior/Posterior Lumbar Fusion
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Kyphoplasty/Vertebroplasty
  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion
  • Lumbar Corpectomy
  • Microdiscectomy/Microdecompression
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Neck/Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Posterior Cervical Foraminotomy
  • Posterolateral Lumbar Fusion
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Surgery
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF)

Accolades for Dr. W. Chris Fox, MD, FAANS

Professional Distinctions

  • 2019 Visiting Professor, University of Virginia Department of Neurosurgery
  • 2019 Visiting Professor, Mayo Clinic Department of Neurosurgery
  • 2015-2020 Associate Professor, University of Florida Department of Neurosurgery
  • 2018 Guest Examiner, American Board of Neurological Surgery Oral Examination
  • 2018 National Institutes of Health StrokeNet Clinical Trial Application Review
  • 2015-2018 Member, Institutional Program Review Committee, University of Florida College of Medicine
  • 2013-2015 Assistant Professor, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • 2010-2013 Lieutenant Commander, United States Navy

Professional Affiliations

  • Editor, AANS/CNS Joint Cerebrovascular Section Newsletter
  • Member, North American Spine Society (NASS)
  • Elected Active Member, Neurosurgical Society of America
  • Member, Congress of Neurological Surgeons ad hoc Committee on Neurosurgeon Wellness
  • Member, Florida Neurosurgical Society
  • Member, AANS/CNS Joint Spine Section
  • Member, American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • Member, Congress of Neurological Surgeons

Board Certifications

  • Neurological Surgery, American Board of Neurological Surgery
  • Subspecialty certification in NeuroEndovascular Surgery, Society of Neurological Surgeons CAST


  • 2019 Exemplary Teacher, College of Medicine, University of Florida
  • 2019 University of Florida Faculty Enhancement Opportunity Award
  • 2017 Exemplary Teacher, College of Medicine, University of Florida
  • 2014 Vitals Patients Choice Award & Vitals Compassionate Physician Award
  • 2013 Navy Commendation Medal, United States Navy
  • 2005 Resident Award for Clinical Research, Michigan Association of Neurosurgeons
  • 2003 National Meeting Young Investigator Award, Aerospace Medical Association
  • 1994-98 Full Athletic Scholarship, University of Michigan

Office Information for Dr. W. Chris Fox, MD, FAANS

Mayo Clinic - Jacksonville, FL 4500 San Pablo Road Jacksonville, FL 32224 Driving Directions

Primary Location

Mayo Clinic - Jacksonville, FL
4500 San Pablo Road
Jacksonville, FL 32224


Monday: 8:00 – 5:00 ET
Tuesday: 8:00 – 5:00 ET
Wednesday: 8:00 – 5:00 ET
Thursday: 8:00 – 5:00 ET
Friday: 8:00 – 5:00 ET

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