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John Foreman Cox III, M.D.

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

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentNot Accepting New Patients

Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Setting

Primary Care


Education and Training
Dr. John F. Cox III received his BA degree from Williams College, and then his MD from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He trained in the University of Rochester's Primary Care Program in Internal Medicine and served as Chief Medical Resident at The Genesee Hospital in 1994-95.

American Board of Internal Medicine, 1994 - Present

Special Interests
Since 1995 Dr. Cox has been a general internist, providing primary care and teaching -- with a particular interest in promoting the practice and teaching of evidence-based medicine.

Dr. Cox is enthusiastic about helping patients quit smoking and other healthy lifestyle issues.

On a Personal Note
Dr. Cox was born near Philadelphia, PA, and grew up in Charlotte, North Caroline. He taught English in Japan for a year and a half before obtaining his MD. He and his wife have three children. Dr. Cox is an avid soccer fan



MD | University of Rochester School of Medicine/Dentistry

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

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

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


James Stewart Award for community-based instruction
Sponsor: UR Medicine Department of Medicine

Jacob Haller Award
Sponsor: Primary Care Program in Internal Medicine


Journal Articles

Williams GC, Lowenstein L, Cox JF, Patrick H, Adams MJ, Block RC, Rigby CS. "Brief report of virtual clinician research tools for tobacco dependence or dyslipidemia." Journal of health psychology.. 2017 Sep; 22(11):1463-1468. Epub 2016 Feb 29.

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 & Wilkins 2005 in Philadelphia