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Justin P. Fox, M.D., M.H.S.
Independent Plastic Surgery Resident

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Department of Surgery
4 Maloney
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Administrative Telephone: 215-662-6156

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Dr. Fox is an Independent Plastic Surgery Resident. 

2014 - present Instructor in Surgery
2003 - 2007 MD - Uniformed Services University
Bethesda Maryland
2010 - 2012 MHS - Yale University
New Haven, Connecticut
2001 - 2002 BS - University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2012 - 2014 Resident, General Surgery, Wright State University
Dayton, Ohio
2010 - 2012 Fellow, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar’s Program
Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
2009 - 2010 Resident, General Surgery, Wright State University
Dayton, Ohio
2007- 2008 Intern, General Surgery, Wright State University
Dayton, Ohio

Dr. Fox is interested in measuring and modeling patient’s healthcare utilization after acute surgical interventions, both in the short and long terms. With a primary analytic interest in secondary data analysis, he has used administrative data from TRICARE to determine appropriate healthcare testing following cancer treatment in the military health system and conducted a series of projects using the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) databases to measure healthcare utilization after numerous surgical interventions. Currently, his primary focus is studying the “value” of surgical interventions provided; the extent to which this “value” varies across centers; and identifying patients with a higher likelihood of adverse events and higher healthcare resource utilization.

  1. Fox JP, Burkardt DD, Ranasinghe I, Gross CP. Hospital-based Acute Care After Outpatient Colonoscopy: Implications for Quality Measurement in the Ambulatory Setting. Med Care. 2014 Sep; 52(9):801-8. PubMed PMID: 24984212.
  2. Capp R, Ross JS, Fox JP, Wang Y, Desai MM, Venkatesh AK, Krumholz HM. Hospital variation in risk-standardized hospital admission rates from US EDs among adults. Am J Emerg Med. 2014 Aug; 32(8):837-43. Epub 2014 Mar 28. PubMed PMID: 24881514.
  3. Hansen DG, Abbott LE, Johnson RM, Fox JP. Variation in Hospital Based Acute Care within 30 days of Outpatient Plastic Surgery. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 May 8. PubMed PMID: 24814423.
  4. Fox JP, Vashi AA, Ross JS, Gross CP. Hospital-based, acute care after ambulatory surgery center discharge. Surgery. 2014 May; 155(5):743-53. Epub 2013 Dec 14. PubMed PMID: 24787100.
  5. Wimalawansa SM, Fox JP, Johnson RM. The measurable cost of complications for outpatient cosmetic surgery in patients with mental health diagnoses. Aesthet Surg J. 2014 Feb; 34(2):306-16. PubMed PMID: 24497616.
  6. Tuttle RM, Fox JP, Ouellette JR, Hellan M. Hospital-based, acute care encounters after radiofrequency ablation of hepatic tumours. HPB (Oxford). 2014 Sep; 16(9):845-51. Epub 2014 Jan 28. PubMed PMID: 24467271.
  7. Hansen DG, Fox JP, Gross CP, Bruun JS. Hospital readmissions and emergency department visits following laparoscopic and open colon resection for cancer. Dis Colon Rectum. 2013 Sep; 56(9):1053-61. PMID: 23929014.
  8. Fox JP, Suter LG, Wang K, Wang Y, Krumholz HM, Ross JS. Hospital-based, acute care use among patients within 30 days of discharge after coronary artery bypass  surgery. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Jul; 96(1):96-104. Epub 2013 May 21. 23702228.
  9. Fox JP, Philip EJ, Gross CP, Desai RA, Killelea B, Desai MM. Associations between mental health and surgical outcomes among women undergoing mastectomy for cancer. Breast J. 2013 May-Jun; 19(3):276-84. Epub 2013 Mar 21. PMID: 23521554.
  10. Tyler JA, Fox JP, Desai MM, Perry WB, Glasgow SC. Outcomes and costs associated with robotic colectomy in the minimally invasive era. Dis Colon Rectum. 2013 Apr; 56(4):458-66. PMID: 23478613.
  11. Vashi AA, Fox JP, Carr BG, D'Onofrio G, Pines JM, Ross JS, Gross CP. Use of hospital-based acute care among patients recently discharged from the hospital. JAMA. 2013 Jan 23; 309(4):364-71. PubMed PMID: 23340638.
  12. Fox JP, Jeffery DD, Williams TV, Gross CP. Quality of cancer survivorship care in the military health system (TRICARE). Cancer J. 2013 Jan-Feb;19(1):1-9. PMID: 23337750.
  13. Fox JP, Desai MM, Krumholz HM, Gross CP. Hospital-level outcomes associated with laparoscopic colectomy for cancer in the minimally invasive era. J Gastrointest Surg. 2012 Nov; 16 (11):2112-9. Epub 2012 Sep 5. PMID: 22948842.

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