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John Cox to lead residency training, radiation oncology clinical site at IU


INDIANAPOLIS — The responsibilities of John A. Cox, M.D., medical director of radiation oncology at IU Health Methodist Hospital, have been expanded to include a similar position at IU Health University Hospital. In addition, Dr. Cox has been named residency director for radiation oncology at the Indiana University School of Medicine.

Peter M. Nalin, M.D., interim chair of the IU School of Medicine Department of Radiation Oncology, said the dual role to be assumed by Dr. Cox will bring additional continuity to the training program, as well as strengthen clinical care.

“Dr. Cox brings a wealth of experience from several institutions. Aligning with the importance of our clinical learning environments of hospitals and treatment centers, we are fortunate that John will serve concurrently in these clinical and educational leadership roles,” Dr. Nalin said.

As residency director, Dr. Cox will oversee the four-year program attended by recently graduated physicians who intend to specialize in radiation oncology. The residents receive training in pediatric and adult protocols, as well as other physician competencies, such as professionalism. The IU program accepts two new residents each summer and is involved with furthering the medical educations of several continuing radiation oncology residents each year.

Dr. Cox, who is an assistant professor of clinical radiation oncology, joined the IU School of Medicine faculty in 2013 after completing his residency training at the University of Texas Medical Branch, where he served as chief resident. He received his medical degree from the University of Louisville School of Medicine. 

Dr. Cox will begin his new duties July 1.