Daniel Fox, MD (image credit: WakeMed)

RALEIGH (WakeMed, May 4, 2023)-  Daniel Fox, MD, WakeMed’s executive medical director of Inpatient Hospital & Critical Care Medicine and NCMS member, was recently presented with the Old North State Award from Governor Roy Cooper.  Fox was recognized for his excellence in patient care, service, and leadership of the WakeMed Pulmonary & Critical Care team throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Nominated by his colleagues, he received letters and signatures of support from more than 150 members of the WakeMed community.

The Old North State Award is presented by the governor to recognize “dedication and service beyond expectation and excellence to the Great State of North Carolina.” Recipients must have 20 or more years of service in the state to be considered for this honor.

A pulmonary and critical care medicine physician, Fox treats patients in WakeMed’s intensive care units and provides outpatient pulmonary care services. Throughout the pandemic, Fox worked countless ICU shifts alongside his colleagues while rapidly implementing new COVID therapies and strategies that helped save lives. He ensures every patient receives the most up-to-date, evidence-based care.

His clinical focus includes caring for patients with complex lung diseases including autoimmune disease, asthma, and interstitial lung disease, with a special interest in patients with pulmonary hypertension and pulmonary embolism.

Fox earned his medical degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. He completed a residency program in internal medicine at Duke University Medical Center followed by fellowship programs in pulmonary and critical care medicine and pulmonary vascular disease at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. He is board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary medicine, and critical care medicine. [source]