Professor Fox is Professor of Cardiology at the University of Edinburgh, UK and British Heart Foundation Professor of Cardiology (Emeritus). He has previously held the positions of Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Cardiology at Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO, USA and Senior Lecturer in Cardiology and Honorary Consultant Cardiologist at the University of Wales. He has served as Head of the Division of Medical and Radiological Sciences of the University of Edinburgh.
Professor Fox’s major research interests are in the mechanisms and manifestations of acute coronary arterial disease and thrombosis, and his work extends from underlying biological mechanisms to in vivo studies and clinical trials. He has served as Principal Investigator for competitively funded trials in coronary artery disease and thrombosis and as Chair of Co-Chair of trials and registries (these include the BHF RITA-3 Trial, ROCKET Co-Chair, COMPASS Co-Chair, PIONEER, GRACE, XATOA).
Professor Fox was a founding fellow of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). He was previously President of the British Cardiovascular Society and previously Chair of the Scientific Programme of the European Society of Cardiology.
Professor Fox is the recipient of various awards, including those associated with keynote lectures at major congresses, and the Silver and Gold Medals of the European Society of Cardiology for his contributions to cardiology. He has been honoured by the American College of Cardiology as one of four “Legends in Cardiology” in 2015 and also by the European Society of Cardiology in 2015.
Winner (with colleagues) of the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Science and Medicine 2016. He is the author of more than 710 scientific papers (Google Scholar [Feb 2020] H index 145, ctations up to 2019: n= 108,129). Thompson Reuters listed him as one of the top 1% of scientists as ‘the World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds’.