Joseph T. Cox, MD

Spinal Surgeon & General Orthopedist

Joseph T. Cox


Dr. Joseph Cox is a specialist in Orthopaedic Spine Surgery and General Orthopaedics. A native of Birmingham, Alabama, he attended Birmingham-Southern College where he majored in Biology and minored in Chemistry.

After graduating Cum Laude with Honors with a Bachelor of Science, he went on to attend medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham followed by an Orthopaedic Residency at Wright State University in Dayton, OH.

During his residency, he also did a year of research where he worked on both basic science and clinical orthopaedic studies. He completed a fellowship at the Texas Back Institute in Dallas, TX where he gained specialized training in the treatment of complex spinal pathology, minimally invasive surgical techniques, and total disc replacement.

Dr. Cox has published several peer-reviewed scientific articles on various orthopaedic topics, as well as a book chapter on Cervical Disc Arthroplasty. Additionally, he has spoken at national and international conferences on topics including sacroiliac joint pathology, cervical myelopathy, and the psychology of spine surgery.

Education and Training

  • Fellowship: Texas Back Institute, Plano, TX
  • Residency: Wright State University, Dayton, OH
  • Medical School: University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL


  • Orthopaedic Spine Surgery
  • General Orthopaedics

Board Eligible

  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Special Interests

  • Orthopaedic and Neurological Spine Surgery
  • General Orthopaedics



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