Robert Fox, MD

216.444.8600

Robert Fox, MD
Department: Mellen Center
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code JJ36
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.444.8600
DeskDesk:216.444.8602
WorkFax:216.445.7013
Robert Fox, MD
Department: Neurology
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code JJ36
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.444.8600
DeskDesk:216.444.8602
WorkFax:216.445.7013
Robert Fox, MD
Department: Neurological Institute
Vice Chair for Research
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code JJ36
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.444.8600
DeskDesk:216.444.8602
WorkFax:216.445.7013
Surgeon:
No
Treats:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

Robert Fox, MD, is a Staff Neurologist at the Mellen Center for Multiple Sclerosis at Cleveland Clinic. He received his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University, neurology residency training at the University of Pennsylvania, multiple sclerosis fellowship training at Cleveland Clinic, and a master’s degree in Clinical Research from Case Western Reserve University.
 
He serves as an advisory committee member and principal site investigator for many clinical trials, including coordinating global principal investigator for a Phase III clinical trial of dimethyl fumarate in relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis (MS).
 
Dr. Fox’s current research interests focus on innovative MRI techniques to evaluate MS treatments and tissue recovery after injury, where he is principal investigator and co-investigator on grants funded by the NIH and National MS Society. He serves as a member of various advisory and review committees for the National MS Society. He is also Managing Director of the NARCOMS MS Patient Registry, a member of the General Advisory Council and Research Programs Committee for the Cleveland Clinic General Clinical Research Center, and a consultant to the pharmaceutical industry regarding the development of new treatments for MS.

Professional Highlights

  • Advisory Committee on Fellowships, National Multiple Sclerosis Society (Chair, 2011-2012)
  • International Coordinating Investigator, Phase III clinical trial of BG00012
  • Editorial Board, Neurology and Multiple Sclerosis Journal
  • Managing Director, NARCOMS MS Patient Registry
  • Scientific Expert Working Group on CCSVI, Canadian Institutes of Health Research
  • MS Clinical Phenotype Subcommittee, International Advisory Committee on Clinical Trials in MS
  • Medical Monitor, Phase I Study of Mesenchymal Stem Cell Transplantation in MS
  • Ad hoc reviewer, NIH ZRG1 BDCN-N Member Conflict Special Emphasis Panel
  • Committee for Responsible Research Conduct, Cleveland Clinic
  • Neurosciences Sub-Chair, Research Programs Committee, Cleveland Clinic

Education & Fellowships

Graduate - Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH USA
2003
Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Neuroimmunology
Cleveland, OH USA
2002
Residency - Hospital of The University of Pennsylvania
Neurology
Philadelphia, PA USA
2000
Internship - Hospital of The University of Pennsylvania
Medicine
Philadelphia, PA USA
1997
Medical School - Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD USA
1996
Undergraduate - Amherst College
Amherst, MA USA
1991

Certifications

  • Neurology

Specialty Interests

Multiple Sclerosis, Neuroimmunology

Awards & Honors

  • 1991    James Olds Memorial Neuroscience Thesis Award
  • 1992    Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society Grant
  • 1996    Sellards Travel Award to Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 1996    Medical and Chirurgical Society of Maryland Award for Excellence in Organized Medicine
  • 1996    Harold Lamport Biomedical Research Prize, Johns Hopkins University
  • 1999    Zeritzky Resident Clinical Research Award, University of Pennsylvania
  • 2000    Potiker Fellow, Mellen Center for Multiple Sclerosis Treatment and Research
  • 2001    National Multiple Sclerosis Society Dale McFarlin Travel Award
  • 2003-2012    Top Doctors, Cleveland Magazine
  • 2008    Outstanding Physician/PA Team, Cleveland Clinic
  • 2009    Fellow, American Academy of Neurology
  • 2011    Researcher Hall of Fame, National MS Society

Additional Training

  • Masters of Science in Clinical Research, Case Western Reserve University, 2003

Memberships

  • American Academy of Neurology
  • American Society of Neuroimaging
  • American Medical Association

Treatment & Services

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. The Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, the Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 8/25/2014, Dr. Fox has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by the Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about the Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Fox received fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Biogen Idec, Inc.
  • Novartis International, AG

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers’ discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Languages Spoken

  • English
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