Cox, Mr George

Cox, Mr George photoBMedSci (Hons), BMBS, MD, FRCS (T&O)


Trauma and orthopaedics


Upper limb surgery and trauma

Training and education

Mr Cox trained at the University of Nottingham, graduating in 2003. His early surgical training was in Yorkshire, where he also completed a medical doctorate at the University of Leeds. He undertook his specialist orthopaedic training in Hampshire and Oxfordshire before completing specialist fellowships at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Hospital in Oxford and at University Hospital Southampton.


Mr Cox is a consultant upper limb and trauma surgeon who joined the Trust in 2016. He specialises in treating shoulder, elbow and hand conditions using arthroscopic (keyhole) and open surgery.

He has a strong research interest, with over 30 peer-reviewed publications, and is an author in internationally recognised medical textbooks. He gained a medical doctorate for research from Leeds University for his work studying mesenchymal stem cells. He's currently a reviewer for the annals of the Royal College of Surgeons and primary investigator for national research trials.

Mr Cox is the trauma and orthopaedics lead for undergraduate students at the University of Southampton and is passionate about the teaching of trauma care, which he has undertaken in the UK and Africa.

Key achievements

  • Becoming trauma and orthopaedics lead for undergraduate students at the University of Southampton.
  • Earning a medical doctorate from the University of Leeds.

Awards and prizes

  • British Trauma Society 2016 prize for best poster: ‘Scapular fractures, a marker of injury severity – findings of a major trauma centre’


Mr Cox's research interests include:

  • translational use of mesenchymal stem cells (cells that can become a variety of different cell types) for the treatment of upper limb pathology
  • mesenchymal stem cell harvest techniques and yield optimisation
  • upper limb pathology (the causes and effects of diseases of the upper limbs).


You can contact Mr Cox via his secretary Kate Lomax - click here to send her an email.