John Christian Fox, MD
Professor and Chair
Emergency Medicine Department
Director of Ultrasound in Medical Education
University of California at Irvine
John Fox, MD, Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine, is the chair of the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine. He served as interim chair since 2017.
A professor of emergency medicine and current director of ultrasound in medical education, Dr. Fox’s clinical research interests lie in emergency ultrasound. He is dedicated to promulgating the use of ultrasound at the point-of-care through research, teaching, leadership and clinical expertise.
Through two consecutive grants from the UniHealth Foundation totaling $1.38M, Dr. Fox developed and published a unique four-year integrated point-of-care ultrasound curriculum for UCI medical students, making UCI the second medical school in the United States to integrate ultrasound into medical education. The curriculum he developed has been emulated and repurposed at over thirty medical schools throughout the nation.
In addition, Dr. Fox has published nearly 100 peer-reviewed papers and contributed to three textbooks, two of them as sole editor. He has been invited to lecture more than 450 times in 49 states and 12 countries, including a TEDx UCI talk titled, “The Point of Care Revolution; Ultrasound,” which he gave in 2015. Among the many honors he has received is recognition as a physician of excellence earlier this year by the Orange County Medical Association.