Chief, Rheumatology Clinic
Scripps Memorial Hospital and Research Foundation
Scripps Memorial Hospital-Ximed
La Jolla, California
Dr. Robert Fox received his undergraduate degree summa cum laude in Biophysics. He then completed the combined M.D-Ph.D. (Medical Scientist Training Program) in 1974 at Harvard Medical School with Ph.D. in Molecular Biology. His Internship, Residency and Fellowship in Rheumatology were completed at Stanford University.
Dr. Fox was on the Stanford Medical School Faculty until he joined the Scripps Medical and Research Foundation in 1980 where he has served through the present.
He currently serves as a Chief of Rheumatology at the Scripps Memorial Hospital-Ximed Medical Group. He has served as a “Skaggs Fellow” in Translational Medicine at The Scripps Research Institute and received the William Branstrom Distinguished Alumni Award from Harvard for his studies in Sjogren’s Syndrome. He has served on FDA panels and NIH grant committees. Also, he helped develop guidelines for evaluation of antirheumatic drugs for the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER), on the topic of Sjogren’s Syndrome.
He has served as editor for a number of journals, books and has pursued research interests through his role as principal investigator in multicenter clinical trials, co-director of the Scripps General Clinical Research Center, and his own NIH-funded research programs.
Additionally, Dr. Fox serves as a member of a number of advisory boards such as the ACR, the National Sjögren’s Syndrome Foundation, and international advisory boards for the Chinese, European and Indian Academies of Rheumatology.