Ford Vox, M.D.
Medical Director, Disorders of Consciousness Program
Chair, Medical Ethics Committee
Ford Vox, M.D., is the medical director of the Disorders of Consciousness Program at Shepherd Center. He is a board-certified physical medicine and rehabilitation physician with additional subspecialty board certification in brain injury medicine. He joined Shepherd Center’s medical staff in 2012 as a staff physiatrist in the Brain Injury Program.
Dr. Vox treats inpatients in the Shepherd Center Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program. He came to Shepherd Center from New England Rehabilitation Hospital in Woburn, Mass., where he served as medical director of that hospital’s brain injury rehabilitation program. He was also a clinical assistant professor at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston.
Dr. Vox graduated from the University of Alabama School of Medicine and then completed an internship at Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati. He then completed a residency in PM&R at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and a fellowship in Neurorehabilitation at Boston University School of Medicine.
Dr. Vox is an adjunct assistant professor with the Emory University Department of Rehabilitation Medicine. He serves as a board member for Mental Health America of Georgia, a statewide nonprofit organization that provides education and training about mental health issues and advocates in the interest of people with mental illness.
Dr. Vox is also a medical journalist who has reported about health care for Bloomberg, Reuters, U.S. News & World Report, The Atlantic Magazine, Newsweek and The Los Angeles Times. He is currently a contributing writer for CNN Opinion specializing in analysis on health policy, the healthcare industry and medical practice. He also serves as medical analyst for Atlanta's NPR station, WABE 90.1 FM, where his regular segment airs on Thursdays.
Click here to read a Shepherd Center Magazine Q & A interview with Dr. Vox.
Click here to read an American Medical Association Q & A feature with Dr. Vox.
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