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Daniel B. Cox, M.D.

Trauma • Surgical critical care • Trauma systems • Military medicine

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Marnix E. Heersink School of Medicine

Division of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery



Areas of expertise:

  • Trauma
  • Surgical critical care
  • Trauma systems
  • Military medicine



Daniel Cox, M.D., has served as UAB’s Trauma Medical Director since 2018. In 2023, he was appointed Associate Chief Medical Officer of UAB Hospital.

Cox is a former active-duty Air Force surgeon assigned as the Medical Director for En Route Care in the Office of the Command Surgeon, Air Mobility Command. Cox has completed several military deployments, most notably serving as trauma czar, chief of Surgery and surgical services flight commander at Craig Joint Theater Hospital in Bagram, Afghanistan. In 2022, he was promoted to Colonel.

Cox currently serves as the Senior Medical Advisor to the Command Surgeon of Air Force Special Operations Command.



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