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Director of Facial Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery

Schedule Appointment: 205-801-7801 (option 1)

Administrative Support:
Laura Franks
M: 205-801-7801 (option 3) | F: 205-801-7802 

Physical Address:
1155 Faculty Office Tower
510 20th Street South
Birmingham, AL 35233

Mailing Address:
FOT 1155
1720 2nd Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35294-3412

Clinic Addresses:
Hoover Primary & Specialty Care
Suite 1101B
501 Emery Drive West
Hoover, AL 35244

Mountain Brook Plastic Surgery
2850 Cahaba Road, Suite 100
Mountain Brook, AL 35223

Board Certifications

American Board of Otolaryngology, 1999
American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 1999
Diplomate, American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 2002

Areas of Interest

  • Cosmetic surgery of the face, eyes, neck and ears such as facelift, blepharoplasty, "ear tuck"

  • Injectibles for the face (Botox, Dysport, Volluma, Sculptra, Restylane and others)

  • Rhinoplasty and Revision Rhinoplasty

  • Nasal airway obstruction, problems breathing through the nose, Functional Rhinoplasty, Septoplasty

  • Soft tissue reconstruction of the face and neck such as repair of skin cancer defects, Moh's defects, traumatic defects, congenital defects and scar revision

  • Facial trauma

Medical School

University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, 1989-1993

Postdoctoral Training

Oregon Health Sciences Center, Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship, 1998-1999
St. Louis University Health Sciences Center, Otolaryngology Residency, 1994-1998

Awards & Honors

  • 1997 - 1998 Excellence in Resident Research

  • 2003 Argus Award for Excellence in Teaching, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine

  • 2007 Faculty Member of the Year, as voted by residents, UAB Division of Otolaryngology

Selected Publications

  1. Sillers MJ, Cox AJ, Kulbersh B. Revision septoplasty. Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2009 Apr;42(2):261-78, viii. doi: 10.1016/j.otc.2009.01.014. Review.

  2. Pigott DC, Buckingham RB, Eller RL, Cox AJ. Foreign body in the tongue: a novel use for emergency department ultrasonography. Ann Emerg Med. 2005 Jun;45(6):677-9.

  3. Simoni P, Ostendorf R, Cox AJ. Effect of air bags and restraining devices on the pattern of facial fractures in motor vehicle crashes. Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2003 Jan-Feb;5(1):113-5.

  4. Hardeman S, Cox AJ, Johnson A, Stack BC Jr. Use of the endostitch device for closure of pharyngeal traumatic lacerations. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2000 Jun;122(6):942.

  5. Citardi MJ, Cox AJ, Bucholz RD. Acellular dermal allograft for sellar reconstruction after transsphenoidal hypophysectomy. Am J Rhinol. 2000 Jan-Feb;14(1):69-73.

  6. Cox AJ, Cook TA, Wang TD. Decreased splatter in dermabrasion. Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2000 Jan-Mar;2(1):23-6.

  7. Cox AJ. Nasal fractures--the details. Facial Plast Surg. 2000;16(2):87-94.

  8. Cox AJ, Wang TD, Cook TA. Closure of a scalp defect. Arch Facial Plast Surg. 1999 Jul-Sep;1(3):212-5.

  9. Cox AJ, Wang TD. Skeletal implants in aesthetic facial surgery. Facial Plast Surg. 1999;15(1):3-12. Review.

  10. Cox AJ, Sargent EW. Sudden sensorineural hearing loss following nonotologic, noncardiopulmonary bypass surgery. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1997 Sep;123(9):994-8. Review.

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