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Left to right: Joshua Marks, MD (SKMC '07), Charles J. Yeo, MD, Samuel D. Gross Professor and Chair of Surgery, James W. Fox, IV, MD (SKMC '70)

Joshua Marks, MD (SKMC ’07), has joined the Division of Acute Care Surgery. Dr. Marks completed his surgical residency training at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in 2013. During his residency he completed a one year research fellowship in the Division of Traumatology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). He completed an additional two-year fellowship program in Trauma and Surgical Critical Care at HUP in 2015. Dr. Marks is dual certified in Surgery and Surgical Critical Care.

Congratulations to Qiong (John) Yang, MD, on his promotion to Clinical Assistant Professor. Dr. Yang is an intensivist in the Jefferson Surgical Cardiac Care Unit (SCCU).

Charles J. Yeo, MD, Samuel D. Gross Professor and Chair of Surgery, was honored at a ceremonial portrait unveiling on October 21st. The event celebrated Dr. Yeo’s contributions over his ten year tenure as Department Chair. The portrait, painted by Joseph Q. Daily, now hangs on the sixth floor of the Curtis Building.

A Fond Farewell

James W. Fox, IV, MD (SKMC ’70), Professor and former Chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Sidney Kimmel Medical College and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital concluded his 37 years of service at Jefferson on August 1, 2015.

Dr. Fox earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame and his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College, now Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University. He completed his internship and residency in General Surgery at Jefferson, winning the John H. Gibbon Surgical Prize and the College of Physicians and Surgeons Best Surgical Resident Award and Stipend. He went on to complete a fellowship in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Virginia.

In 1976, Dr. Fox returned to Jefferson as an Assistant Professor in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He joined Dr. J. Wallace Davis, one of his mentors and fellow Sidney Kimmel Medical College graduate, in private practice at Jefferson. As a testament to his clinical skills, Dr. Fox has been included in the “Top Docs” in Philadelphia list for 36 consecutive years.

Dr. Fox has published prolifically, led prestigious surgical societies and chaired innumerable committees, including over two decades as chairman of Jefferson Alumni Giving. He was made a Jefferson Fellow and awarded the Jefferson Gold Headed Cane for personal philanthropy in 1984 and the Jefferson Achievement Award for Medical Excellence in 2006. Dr. Fox has left an indelible mark on Jefferson which will be evident for many years to come.

Dr. Fox and his wife of 47 years, Kathleen, live in Gladwyne. They have three children and six grandchildren. We wish them the best and thank them for their service at Jefferson.