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John F. Cox, M.D.

Primary Care

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 341-7682

Office: (585) 341-7682

Fax: (585) 341-4220

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

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Dr. John F. Cox III was born near Philadelphia, PA, and grew up in Charlotte, N.C.. He received his BA degree from Williams College, and then lived in Japan for a year and a half before obtaining his MD from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He trained in internal medicine at the University of Rochester's Primary Care Program in Internal Medicine and served as Chief Medical Resident at The Genesee Hospital in 1994-95. Since 1995 he has been a general internist, providing primary care, teaching-- with a particular interest in promoting the practice and teaching of evidence-based medicine-- and doing research. His practice interests include helping patients quit smoking and other healthy lifestyle issues. He and his wife have three children. In his spare time he plays in an over-40 men's soccer league.


Faculty Appointments


  • Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine


BA | Williams College
English Or Journalism

MD | Univ Rochester Sch Med/Dent

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/1991 - 06/30/1992
Internship in Internal Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center

07/01/1992 - 06/30/1995
Residency in Internal Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center


Candidate for the Association of American Medical Colleges Humanism in Medicine in Award, nominated by the U of R Office of Student Representatives

Co-recipient (with wife, Betsy) of Jacob Haller award for most dedicated intern, selected by peers, Primary Care Program in Internal Medicine


Journal Articles

Williams, GC; Lowenstein, L; Cox, JF; Patrick, H; Adams, MJ; Block, R; Rigby CS. "Brief Report of Virtual Clinician Research Tools for Tobacco Dependence and Dyslipidemia". Health Psychology. .

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: Teaching Evidence-Based Practice
Book Title: Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing & Healthcare: A Guide to Best Practice
Author List: Fineout-Overholt, Ellen; Cox, John F. III; Robbins, Brett; Gray, Y'Vonne Lane
Edited By: Melnyk, Bernadette M.; Fineout-Overholt, Ellen
Published By: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins2005 in Philadelphia