Ida Fox

Ida K. Fox, MD

  • Assistant 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 or (800)283-5848
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

Invited publications
Fox IK, Mackinnon SE. Peripheral nerve transplantation: Finding a means to fill the gap, (Reconstructive Microsurgery Supplement), Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, in press, 2007.

Fox IK, Mackinnon SE. Experience with nerve allograft transplantation. Semin Plast Surg. 2007 Nov;21(4):242-9.

Fox IK, Langstein, HN. Management of chemotherapeutic agent extravasation and radiation therapy adverse effects. In: Butler CE and Fine NA, editors. Principles of Cancer Reconstructive Surgery. New York: Springer, in press, 2006.

Peer-Reviewed Publications
Lipira AB, Mackinnon SE, Fox IK. Axillary arterial catheter use associated with hand ischemia in a multi-trauma patient: case report and literature review. J Clin Anesth. 2011 Jun;23(4):325-8.

Fox IK, Mackinnon SE. Adult peripheral nerve disorders: nerve entrapment, repair, transfer, and brachial plexus disorders. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2011 May;127(5):105e-118e.

Whitlock EL, Brenner MJ, Fox IK, Moradzadeh A, Hunter DA, Mackinnon SE. Ropivacaine-induced peripheral nerve injection injury in the rodent model. Anesth Analg. 2010 Jul;111(1):214-20.

Hsiao EC, Fox IK, Tung TH, Mackinnon SE. Motor nerve transfers to restore extrinsic median nerve function: case report. Hand (N Y). 2009 Mar;4(1):92-7.

Fox IK, Mackinnon SE. Experience with nerve allograft transplantation. Semin Plast Surg. 2007 Nov;21(4):242-9.

Hess JR, Brenner MJ, Fox IK, Nichols CM, Myckatyn TM, Hunter DA, Rickman SR, Mackinnon SE. Use of cold-preserved allografts seeded with autologous Schwann cells in the treatment of a long-gap peripheral nerve injury. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2007 Jan;119(1):246-59.

Snyder AK, Fox IK, Nichols CM, Rickman SR, Hunter DA, Tung TH, Mackinnon SE. Neuroregenerative effects of preinjury FK-506 administration. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2006;118:360-367.

Keune JD, Brenner MJ, Schwetye KE, Yu JW, Fox IK, Hunter DA, Mackinnon SE. Temporal factors in peripheral nerve reconstruction with suture scaffolds: An experimental study in rodents. Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience. 2006;24:181-190.

Fox IK, Schwetye KE, Keune JD, Brenner MJ, Yu JW, Hunter DA, Wood PM, Mackinnon SE. Schwann-cell injection of cold preserved nerve allografts. Microsurgery. 2005;25:502-507.

Nichols CM, Myckatyn TM, Rickman SR, Fox IK, Hadlock T, Mackinnon SE. Choosing the correct functional assay: A comprehensive assessment of functional tests in the rat. Behavioral Brain Research. 2005;163:143-158.

Kawamura DH, Hadlock TA, Fox IK, Brenner MJ, Hunter DA, Mackinnon SE. Regeneration through nerve isografts is independent of nerve geometry. Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery. 2005;21:243-249.

Losee JE, Fox I, Hua LB, Cladis FP, Serletti JM. Transfusion-free pediatric burn surgery: techniques and strategies. Annals of Plastic Surgery. 2005;54:165-171.

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