UTHSCT physician renews board certification in surgery

Monday, July 21, 2008

Steven W. Cox, MD, an associate professor of surgery at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler, recently was recertified in general surgery by the American Board of Surgery.

The ABS is an independent nonprofit organization founded in 1937 that certifies surgeons who meet high standards of education, training, and knowledge.

To achieve board certification, a surgeon must have completed a minimum of five years of surgical residency training and successfully complete a written and oral examination process administered by the ABS.

Dr. Cox, who joined UT Health Science Center in 1997, first achieved board certification in general surgery in 1998.

To maintain board certification, the ABS requires surgeons to continue their medical education and to pass a written examination every 10 years.

Dr. Cox is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

He completed his residency in general surgery at Saint Mary’s Hospital in Grand Rapids, Mich., where he was chief resident during his final year.

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