Amanda Fox, M.D., M.P.H.

Amanda Fox, M.D., M.P.H.

Vice Chair of Research in the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Management

  • A.H. "Buddy" Giesecke, Jr., M.D. Distinguished Professorship in Anesthesiology and Pain Management
  • Anesthesiology and Pain Management
  • Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology

Biography

Amanda Fox, M.D., M.P.H., is a Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Management at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She specializes in providing anesthesia for adults undergoing cardiovascular and thoracic surgeries or interventions.

Dr. Fox earned her medical degree at the University of California San Francisco and her master’s degree in public health with a concentration in clinical effectiveness at the Harvard School of Public Health. She performed her residency in anesthesiology and critical care medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital and then went on to complete a clinical fellowship in adult cardiothoracic anesthesiology at the Texas Heart Institute in Houston.

Board certified in anesthesiology and in advanced perioperative transesophageal echocardiography, she joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2014. She served as Division Chief of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Anesthesiology from 2015 to 2022 and in 2021 became the Vice Chair of Research in the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Management.

Among her other roles, Dr. Fox serves as lead investigator and founder of a multispecialty perioperative genomics, biomarker, and outcomes research group at UT Southwestern. She is also the principal investigator of NIH-funded research focused on biomarkers of acute postoperative kidney injury in cardiac surgical patients and how these relate to adverse renal and cardiovascular outcomes during the years following surgery.

Dr. Fox is an editor for Anesthesiology, the journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, and active in multiple professional organizations, including the American Society of Anesthesiologists, the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists, and the American Heart Association. In addition, she has served as the Secretary/Treasurer and is now President Elect for the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists.

She has delivered many regional, national, and international invited lectures, contributed to several textbooks, and published numerous academic articles and research papers related to care and outcomes of cardiothoracic surgical and interventional patients.

Education & Training
  • Other Post Graduate Training - Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health (2008-2010)
  • Internship - Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (1998-1999), Internal Medicine
  • Medical School - University of California, San Francisco (1994-1998), Anesthesiology
  • Residency - John Hopkins Hospital (1999-2002), Anesthesiology/critical Care
  • Fellowship - Texas Heart Institute, St. Luke's Hospital (2002-2003), Cardiovascular Anesthesiology
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Heart Association
  • American Society of Anesthesiologists
  • American Society of Echocardiography
  • Association of Cardiac Anesthesiologists
  • Association of University Anesthesiologists
  • International Anesthesia Research Society
  • Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists
  • Texas Society of Anesthesiologists
Honors & Awards
  • Best Abstracts of the Meeting Award, 2011, 2019, Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting
  • Featured in “Member Spotlight- AWEsome Women (Anesthesiology Women of Excellence)” series 2018, Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists Newsletter
  • Research Faculty of the Year 2018, UT Southwestern Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Management
  • Clinician of the Month – December 2016, UT Southwestern Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Management
  • Chairman’s Recognition Award 2016, UT Southwestern Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Management
  • A.H. "Buddy" Giesecke, Jr., M.D. Distinguished Professorship 2015, UT Southwestern Medical Center
  • Best Research Abstract of Meeting Award 2014, International Anesthesia Research Society Annual Meeting
  • Best Abstracts of the Meeting – Anesthesiology Editors’ Pick 2008, American Society of Anesthesiologists’ Annual Meeting
  • Faculty Excellence Award 2005, Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
Books & Publications
Research
  • Perioperative outcomes research
  • Biomarkers
  • Genomics

Clinical Focus

  • Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology

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