Ida K. Fox, MD

Ida K. Fox, MD


Specialty Areas

  • Hand surgery
  • Nerve surgery
  • Tendon and nerve transfer surgery in spinal cord (Tetraplegia)
  • Chest wall reconstruction
  • Sternal reconstruction
  • Wound coverage and closure
  • Reconstructive Surgery

Common Procedures

  • Nerve transfer surgery
  • Tendon transfer surgery
  • Nerve repair
  • Nerve decompression (carpal tunnel release, cubital tunnel release)
  • Trigger finger release
  • Skin cancer removal
  • Lipoma removal
  • Mass removal

Common Diagnoses Treated

  • Tetraplegia
  • Quadraplegia
  • Cervical level spinal cord injury (upper extremity and hand construction)
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Cubital tunnel
  • Trigger finger
  • DeQuervain’s tendonitis
  • Lipoma
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Skin cancer

Board Certifications

American Board of Plastic Surgery

Subspecialty Certification in Hand Surgery


Medical School: University of Rochester School of Medicine, Rochester, NY 1999


2002 Plastic Surgery Residency, University of Rochester Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY


2004 Peripheral Nerve Research Fellowship, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

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

Professional Memberships

American Association for Plastic Surgery

American Spinal Injury Association

American Association for Hand Surgery

American Society for Surgery of the Hand

American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery

Fellow of the American College of Surgeons

American Society of Plastic Surgeons

American Society for Peripheral Nerve

Awards and Honors

2019 Member of the American Association for Plastic Surgery

2017 The Paul M. Weeks, MD Resident Education Award, Division of Plastic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

2005-2020 Best Doctors in America list for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (Best Doctors, Inc.) and “Best Doctors in St. Louis Magazine” list member

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

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

2004 First Prize for Best Research Paper Presentation, Washington University Division of Plastic Surgery Resident Research Day, Saint Louis, MO

2004 J.K. Hardesty, MD Best Poster Award (Co-Author), Plastic Surgery Research Council 58th Annual Meeting, Santa Monica, CA

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


Areas of Research Interest

Restoring upper extremity function in the setting of spinal cord injury

Clinical Trials

I am currently conducting research to study the outcomes after nerve transfer, tendon transfer or no surgery in the setting of cervical spinal cord injury– this is funded by my grant entitled: “Supporting Patient Decisions About Upper-Extremity Surgery in Cervical Spinal Cord Injury” Department of Defense office of the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) Fiscal Year 2016 Spinal Cord Injury Research Program (SCIRP) Investigator-Initiated Research Award. SC160046 : W81X



Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

St. Louis Children’s Hospital

Patients Seen At

Center for Advanced Medicine
4921 Parkview Place, Suite G, Floor 6
St. Louis, MO 63110

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