“I do whatever is necessary to get people well.” Bryan Fox, MD – Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon

Bachelor’s Degree
Ohio State University, Microbiology, Columbus, Ohio

Medical Degree
Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

Orthopaedics, Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, VA

Adult Spine Surgery, Duke University

Naval Aviator
US Navy Flight Surgeon
NASA Flight Surgeon for space shuttle launches and recoveries
Chief of Orthopaedic Spine Surgery, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, VA
Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, B. Edward Herbert School of Medicine, Bethesda, MD

About Dr. Fox

Dr. Fox is an expert in minimally invasive spine surgery techniques, having performed thousands of spinal surgeries and taught several types of highly effective and innovative spine surgery procedures.

Most recently, Dr Fox was instrumental in development of the “Back & Neck Center” at Obici Hospital, the first of its kind in the Tidewater area. He now serves as the Center’s Medical Director. Dr. Fox served as the Chief of Orthopaedic Spine Surgery, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, VA. As a Navy surgeon, he established a multidisciplinary spine center that has become the model for spinal care throughout the US Military.

Dr. Fox joined Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center to establish an adult spinal surgery arm of the practice at Obici Hospital. He offers a wealth of experience in traditional as well as cutting edge spine surgery techniques, and his expertise in surgical and non-surgical management of spinal conditions make him a valuable resource for SMOC patients.


  • Fellow, American Orthopaedic Association
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • North American Spine Society
  • Piedmont Society
  • Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Virginia Orthopaedic Society


  • Decompression of Spinal Nerves
  • Correction of Complex Spinal Deformity
  • Lumbar and Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Treatment of Spinal Trauma/Fractures
  • Treatment of Osteoporotic Compression Fractures Treatment of Spinal Complications
  • Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment of Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Spinal Injections
  • Treatment of Spinal Tumors and Metastases
  • Treatment of Spondylolisthesis and Spondylolysis

Cutting Edge Treatment

Two of the emerging spine care options that Dr. Fox is most excited about are advanced spinal cord stimulation for pain control and cervical disc replacement.

Physician Assistant to Dr. Fox

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Michael Mitchell PA-C

“We want to see you get better—then tell your friends and family about us!”

Physician Assistant to Dr. Fox

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Eileen Scott, PA-C

“It’s incredibly gratifying to see patients come back to SMOC after a surgery or treatment happy and free of pain.”


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