Baptist welcomes new CV surgeon to staff

Baptist Golden Triangle welcomes new cardiac, thoracic and vascular surgeon Dr. Hector Dox to its staff.

Originally from Ponce, Puerto Rico, Dr. Dox received his medical degree from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine in San Juan in 1988, where he also completed his internship and residency in general surgery. He completed a second residency in cardiothoracic surgery at Ohio State University Medical Center followed by a fellowship in congenital heart surgery and transplantation at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) Medical Center.

Before moving to Columbus, Miss., Dr. Dox spent 17 years in private practice, most recently in Lima, Ohio, where he served as chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at San Rita’s Medical Center. He was also previously in private practice in Gulfport, Miss., and Salina, Calif.

He holds certifications from the American Board of Thoracic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery and is a member of the American Medical Association.

Dr. Dox has a strong academic background, having served on the faculty at several medical schools including the University of New Mexico Health Science Center; UCLA Medical Center; the Ohio State University Medical Center; and the University Of Puerto Rico School Of Medicine.

He and his wife, Carol, live in Columbus. In his free time he enjoys road and mountain biking, photography, music and Latin-American literature.

“We are excited to have a physician of Dr. Dox’s extensive training and experience join our cardiac team,” said Baptist Golden Triangle Administrator and CEO Paul Cade. “He brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience that will only enhance the excellent care already being given to our patients by our cardiology team here at Baptist Golden Triangle.”