Ida Fox

Ida K. Fox, MD

  • Associate Professor of Surgery

Medical School

University of Rochester School of Medicine, Rochester, NY, 1999.

Undergraduate Education

Haverford College, Haverford, PA, 1994.

Post Doctoral Education

Combined Residency in Plastic Surgery: University of Rochester Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY, 1999-2002.

Research Fellowship, The Peripheral Nerve Lab of Susan E. Mackinnon, MD: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, 2002-2004.

Combined Residency in Plastic Surgery: University of Rochester Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY, 2004-2006.

Hand and Microsurgery Fellowship: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, 2006-2007.

Board Certifications

Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery
Certificate of Added Qualification in Hand Surgery (CAQ/SOTH)
Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS)
Active Member:
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
American Association for Hand Surgery (AAHS)
American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH)
American Society for Peripheral Nerve (ASPN)
American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery (ASRM)
Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center (A National Cancer Institute Comprehensive Cancer Center)

Honors and Awards

Dr. Joseph M. Serletti Resident Award for Excellence in Academic Plastic Surgery, University of Rochester Division of Plastic Surgery, June 25, 2005.

First Prize for Best Resident Paper Presentation, American Society for Peripheral Nerve Annual Meeting, Puerto Rico, January 16, 2005.

J.K. Hardesty, M.D. Best Poster Award, Plastic Surgery Research Council Annual Meeting, Ann Arbor, MI, June 11, 2004.

Plastic Surgery Education Foundation Mercedes Benz-USA Research Fellowship Grant Recipient, 2003.

First Prize for Best Resident Paper Presentation, American College of Surgeons Missouri Chapter Annual Meeting, Lake of the Ozarks, MO, June 13, 2003.

Clinical Interests

General and microsurgical reconstruction—rebuilding the chest wall, perineal area, lower extremities after cancer surgery and trauma

Peripheral nerve surgery—carpal tunnel, other nerve compression, repair of nerve injury, complex nerve reconstruction and resection of nerve tumors

Hand surgery—removal of tumors, treatment of Dupuytren’s disease or other contractures, post-traumatic hand reconstruction (to improve function after injury from amputation, burn, crush, etc.) and flap surgeries

Tetraplegia surgery—nerve transfer surgery to restore function in patients with paralysis of the hands and arms due to spinal cord injury

Also see Center for Nerve Injury & Paralysis.

Patients Seen At

Center for Advanced Medicine
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Center
4921 Parkview Place, Suite G, Floor 6
St. Louis, MO 63110
(314) 362-7388
Fax Number (314) 367-0225

Contact Information

St. Louis Children’s Hospital
Northwest Tower
One Children’s Place, Suite 1150
St. Louis, MO 63110
(314) 454-6089
Fax: (314) 367-0225

Selected Publications

Fox IK, Davidge KM, Novak CB, Hoben G, Kahn LC, Juknis N, Ruvinskaya R, Mackinnon SE: Nerve Transfers to Restore Upper Extremity Function in Cervical Spinal Cord Injury: Update and Preliminary Outcomes, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2015 Oct;136(4):780-92.

Olsen MA, Nickel KB, Fox IK, Margenthaler JA, Ball KE, Mines D, Wallace AE, Fraser VJ. Incidence of Surgical Site Infection Following Mastectomy With and Without Immediate Reconstruction Using Private Insurer Claims Data. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2015 Aug; 36(8):907-14.

Zenga J, Sharon JD, Santiago P, Nussenbaum B, Haughey BH, Fox IK, Myckatyn TM, Diaz JA, Chicoine JR: Lower Trapezius Flap for Reconstruction of Posterior Scalp and Neck Defects after Complex Occipital-Cervical Surgeries, Skull Base, 76:397-408, 2015.

Poppler LH, Davidge K, Lu JC, Armstrong J, Fox IK, Mackinnon SE. Alternatives to sural nerve grafts in the upper extremity, Hand: 10: 68-75, 2015.

Fox IK, Davidge KM, Novak CB, Hoben G, Kahn LC, Juknis N, Ruvinskaya R, Mackinnon SE: Use of Peripheral Nerve Transfers in Tetraplegia: Evaluation of Feasibility and Morbidity, Hand; 10:60-67, 2015.

Moore AM, Wagner IJ, Fox IK: Principles of Nerve Repair in Complex Wounds of the Upper Extremity, Seminars in Plastic Surgery, 29:40-47, 2015.

Poppler LH, Davidge K, Lu JC, Armstrong J, Fox IK, Mackinnon SE. Alternatives to sural nerve grafts in the upper extremity, Hand: 10: 68-75, 2015.

Phillips BZ, Franco MJ, Yee A, Tung TH, Mackinnon SE, Fox IK: Direct Radial to Ulnar Nerve Transfer to Restore Intrinsic Muscle Function in Combined Proximal Median and Ulnar Nerve Injury: Case Report and Surgical Technique, The Journal of Hand Surgery, 39(7): 1358-62, 2014.

Zieske L, Ebersole GC, Davidge K, Fox I, Mackinnon SE. Revision Carpal Tunnel Surgery: A 10-Year Review of Intraoperative Findings and Outcomes. The Journal of Hand Surgery. 38(8):1530-1539, 2013.

Fox IK, Brenner MJ, Johnson PJ, Hunter DA, Mackinnon SE. Axonal Regeneration and Motor Neuron Survival after Microsurgical Nerve Reconstruction. Microsurgery 32:552-62, 2012.

Lipira AB, Mackinnon SE, Fox IK.  Axillary arterial catheter use associated with hand ischemia in a multi-trauma patient: case report and literature review. Journal of Clinical Anesthesia. 23(4):325-8, 2011.

Fox IK, Mackinnon SE. Adult peripheral nerve disorders: nerve entrapment, repair, transfer, and brachial plexus disorders. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 127(5):105e-118e, 2011.

Whitlock EL, Brenner MJ, Fox IK, Moradzadeh A, Hunter DA, Mackinnon SE. Ropivacaine-induced peripheral nerve injection injury in the rodent model.  Anesthesia and Analgesia. 111:214-20, 2010.

Bailey R, Kaskutas V, Fox I, Baum CM, Mackinnon SE. Effect of Upper Extremity Nerve Damage on Activity Participation, Pain, Depression and Quality of Life. Journal of Hand Surgery American Volume. 34:1682-8, 2009.

Hsiao EC, Fox IK, Tung TH, Mackinnon SE. Motor nerve transfers to restore extrinsic median nerve function: case report. Hand, 4:92-7, 2009.

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