• Dr. Daniel Cox joined the Division of Acute Care Surgery in July 2018 as an associate professor of surgery and as the new trauma medical director.

    Cox is a graduate of the UAB School of Medicine and completed general surgery and surgical critical care fellowships at UAB before beginning his military service in 2012.

    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.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2020 Early Identification of Acute Lung Injury in a Porcine Model of Hemorrhagic ShockJournal of Surgical Research.  247:453-460. 2020
    2019 Use of helicopters for retrieval of trauma patients: A geospatial analysisJournal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery.  87:168-172. 2019
    2019 En route resuscitation - Utilization of CCATT to transport and stabilize critically injured and unstable casualties 2019
    2019 Evaluation of a Novel Fibrin Sealant Patch in Hemorrhage Control after Vascular or Hepatic Injury 2019
    2019 Population coverage of trauma systems: What do helicopters add?American Surgeon.  85:1073-1078. 2019
    2016 Automated control of endotracheal tube cuff pressure during simulated flightJournal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery.  81:S116-S120. 2016
    2015 Hypoxemia during aeromedical evacuation of the walking woundedJournal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery.  79:S216-S220. 2015
    2004 Effect of Restraint Systems on Maxillofacial Injury in Frontal Motor Vehicle CollisionsJournal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.  62:571-575. 2004


    Year Title Altmetric
    2018 En route care.  45-61. 2018

    Education And Training

  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham 2005
  • Bachelor of Science or Mathematics in Chemistry, Samford University 2001
  • Full Name

  • Daniel Cox