Malcolm Cox, M.D.
Chief Academic Affiliations Officer (Retired)
Veterans Health Administration
Malcolm Cox, M.D. was the Chief Academic Affiliations Officer for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, in Washington DC, where he oversaw the largest health professions education program in the United States, including over 100,000 trainees annually in more than 40 different health professions until his retirement in March, 2014.
Dr. Cox is a nationally and internationally known expert in health professions education, with extensive experience in the government, academic and private sectors. Over the past 7 years, he has led a major expansion of VA’s health professions training programs and an intensive re-evaluation of VA’s educational infrastructure and affiliation relationships. At the same time, he has positioned VA as a major voice in educational innovation, clinical workforce reform, leadership development, and organizational transformation.
|2006 - 2014||Chief Academic Affiliations Officer, Veterans Health Administration (Now Retired)|
|2008 - Present||Adjunct Professor of Medicine – Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania|
Postgraduate training in Internal Medicine and Nephrology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
M.D. Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Master’s degree University of the Witwatersrand, Republic of South Africa
Bachelor’s degree University of the Witwatersrand, Republic of South Africa
AWARDS AND HONORS:
Recipient of numerous honors and teaching awards at the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard Medical School
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS:
Strategic Directions Committee, National Leadership Council – Veterans Health Administration
VA National Academic Affiliations Advisory Council
National Advisory Committee – Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program
National Board of Medical Examiners
Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education
Global Forum on Innovation in Health Professions Education – Institute of Medicine
Extensive publication record highlights scholarly interests in fluid and electrolyte homeostasis, diseases of the kidney, medical education, and health policy.