A native of Birmingham, Alabama, Dr. Joseph Cox attended Birmingham-Southern College where he majored in Biology and minored in Chemistry. After graduating Cum Laude with Honors with a Bachelor of Science, he went on to attend medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham followed by an Orthopaedic Residency at Wright State University in Dayton, OH. During his residency, he also did a year of research where he worked on both basic science and clinical orthopaedic studies. He completed a fellowship at the Texas Back Institute in Dallas, TX where he gained specialized training in the treatment of complex spinal pathology, minimally invasive surgical techniques, and total disc replacement. Dr. Cox has published several peer reviewed scientific articles on various orthopaedic topics, as well as a book chapter on Cervical Disc Arthroplasty. Additionally, he has spoken at national and international conferences on topics including sacroiliac joint pathology, cervical myelopathy, and the psychology of spine surgery.