As the son of a teacher and physician, Dr. Cox grew up with science and medicine in his blood from an early age. Working summers in a cardiology department as a technician, he quickly realized he loved interacting with patients. 

A legacy of service

For 21 years, I was privileged to help patients while I served in the US Navy. Now I get to continue that legacy of service to all of our patients in San Diego. I look forward to helping them live healthy and active lives.

San Diego Magazine Top Doctor Awards

Education and Training

  • Interventional & Structural Cardiology Fellowship: Cedars Sinai, Los Angeles, CA
  • Cardiology Fellowship: Naval Medical Center, San Diego, CA
  • Internal Medicine Residency: Naval Medical Center, San Diego, CA
  • Internal Medicine Internship: Naval Medical Center, San Diego, CA
  • Doctor of Medicine: University of Missouri - School of Medicine, Columbia, Missouri
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology (cum laude): Truman State University, Kirksville, Missouri

Professional Positions

  • Commander, Medical Corps, United States Navy Reserves San Diego Cardiac Center
  • Edwards LifeSciences Clinical Proctor & Educator
  • Sharp Memorial Hospital Cardiology Medical Staff
  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Cardiology Consultation
  • Naval Medical Center San Diego Interventional & Structural Cardiology: Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory
  • Office of Attending Physician, United States Congress Staff Internist
  • Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine: Assistant Professor of Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Interventional Cardiology American Board of Internal Medicine
  • General Cardiology American Board of Internal Medicine 
  • Internal Medicine American Board of Internal Medicine 


  • Navy Commendation Medal: exemplary performance as a cardiology fellow
  • CAPT Collen Counihan Fellow Teaching Award
  • Navy Achievement Medal: developing and implementing a new group diabetes clinic model at NMCSD


  • American College of Cardiology Fellow 
  • Board of Governors California Chapter 
  • Quality Council Chair 
  • SCAI Fellow (Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions)
  • Cardiovascular Quality Council 
  • American College of Cardiology California Board of Governors

Research Experience and Ongoing Educational Pursuits

  • Chair NMCSD Cardiology Research
  • Course Director City-Wide TAVR Fellows program 
  • Course Director Cath lab didactics 
  • Medical Student Clinical Proctor 
  • Resident and Fellow Clinical Mentor 
  • Cardiology Ward Attending 

Publication Subjects

  • Preprocedural B-Type Natriuretic Peptide Levels After Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation
  • Impact of Body Mass Index on Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation
  • Transcatheter Procedure for Residual Mitral Regurgitation after MitraClip Implantation Using Amplatzer
  • Veterans Affairs Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Program
  • Aortic Root Rupture During Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement 
  • High-pressure Post-dilation following Transcatheter Valve-in-Valve Implantation 
  • Atrial Fibrillation and Recurrent Thromboembolism 
  • TransThoracic Echocardiography

Book Chapters

  • Percutaneous Mechanical Circulatory Support in Cardiogenic Shock
  • Heart Failure: The Expert’s Approach 
  • What is the current role for intervention in treating renal artery stenosis for resistant hypertension?: Curbside Consultation in Cardiology

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