James Cox

Dr. James Cox is best known for his work in the field of cardiac arrhythmia surgery and the development of the Cox-Maze Procedure for the treatment of AF completing the first “Maze” procedure in 1987. On January 1, 2017, Dr. Cox was appointed Professor of Surgery and Surgical Director of the Center for Heart Rhythm Disorders at the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Cox was the 81st President of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS), is a member of the editorial board of over 20 scientific journals, Chairman of the Residency Review Committee for thoracic surgery, a director of the American Board of thoracic surgery, a member of the Surgical Study Section at the National Institutes of Health and a Founding Member of the following boards: Board of Directors of CTSNet, Board of Directors of the Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education and the Joint Council on Thoracic Surgical Education. He was elected to the Russian Academy of Science in 2005.