Dr. Charles Cox wins Medical Hero award for lifetime achievement

Charles Cox, MD, McCann Foundation Endowed Professor of Breast Surgery at the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine, was one of six doctors who recently won the Greater Temple Terrace Chamber of Commerce’s 2014 Medical Hero Awards.

The awards are presented yearly to physicians and other health professionals who demonstrate personal dedication to their patients, contribute to community welfare and seek ways to provide innovative care in the Greater Temple Terrace and Tampa community.

Dr. Cox was honored in the Lifetime Achievement category.  The USF Breast Health Program he directs focuses on rapid diagnosis, excellent treatment and optimal outcomes.  Dr. Cox and his team contribute to leading research that is finding and developing best practices for breast cancer diagnosis and care.

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                                                                 Charles E. Cox, MD

This year’s other Medical Hero winners included Dr. Charles Lambert  (researcher category) of Florida Hospital Pepin Heart Institute, an affiliate professor in the USF Health Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, and Dr. Peter Dunne (medical specialist category) of James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital, a professor emeritus in the USF Health Department of Neurology.

In additon, three USF Health faculty members were finalists for the Medical Hero awards:  Dr. Kathleen Armstrong, professor in the Department of Pediatrics, USF Health Morsani College of Medicine; Dr. Paula Bickford, professor in the Department of Neurosurgery and Brain Repair, USF Health Morsani College of Medicine and senior research career scientist at the James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital; and Dr. William Sappenfield, professor and chair of the Department of Community and Family Health, USF College of Public Health.

The winners were announced and all finalists recognized April 29 at a VIP reception and dinner at the Pepin Hospitality Centre.