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Charles Leonard Cox III, MD, MPH


Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation; Fellowship Director, Sports Medicine & Shoulder Surgery; Team Physician - Vanderbilt University, Nashville Sounds, and Nashville Predators

4.9 4.9 314 ratings

Insurance plans accepted

Insurance plans accepted

Areas of Expertise

Adult Orthopaedics
Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation
Sports Medicine

Board Certificates

Orthopaedic Surgery - American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery,
Orthopaedic Sports Medicine - American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery,


MD - University of Tennessee
MPH - Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Fellowship - Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Residency - Tulane Medical Center
Internship - Charity Hospital of New Orleans, Louisiana State University Medical Center


Vanderbilt Sports Medicine Clinic
Vanderbilt Sports Medicine
1215 21st Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37232

5002 Crossings Circle
Suite 230
Mount Juliet, TN 37122

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Patient Comments

Patient Comments are gathered from the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in full. Patients are not identified in order to respect patient privacy.
very good doctor
Patient | September 10, 2018

Also apologized for me having to wait and recommended that I call him directly in the future, though don't want to abuse this access
Patient | July 30, 2018

Dr. Cox was great!
Patient | June 29, 2018

dr cox went out of his way to accommodate my schedule for the appt and thoroughly explained what he found in his exam and what to expect moving forward. he is a rock star. i recommend everyone I know to him for ortho needs
Patient | June 18, 2018

I feel so confident in my care provider that I have recommended his team more than once recently
Patient | June 2, 2018

Dr Cox was prifessiinal and took the time to see that I received appts with his colleagues that can help me
Patient | May 27, 2018

dr. Cox was courteous, attentive, listened very well, and I feel very confident as a patient in his care even though I have only counseled with him one time.
Patient | May 21, 2018

I have very high regards for Dr. Cox
Patient | May 18, 2018

Very easy to understand
Patient | April 30, 2018

Dr. Cox is clearly the best orthopedist on staff at VUMC. The previous Dr. I saw was late, rude, and incompetent. I would recommend Dr. Cox without reservation.
Patient | April 24, 2018

He is kind and explained quite well what was to happen in a surgery I was to program.
Patient | March 27, 2018

Patient | March 3, 2018

Dr. Cox is beyond the best!! Absolutely love having him as my physician. Just wish he were a PCP. Am more than grateful that I found him.
Patient | February 21, 2018

excellent shoulder specialist
Patient | February 20, 2018

I wish all my doctors visits where like this.
Patient | January 23, 2018

Dr. Cox is exceptional in every way - my wife & I love him --- we wish every Vanderbilt doctor was like him.
Patient | January 23, 2018

Friendly, but very professional!
Patient | January 16, 2018

best provider I have ever had outside of my GP. dr Cox is thorough, kind and has an incredible manner. biggest praise possible for an excellent doctor.
Patient | January 8, 2018

He's the best in his field
Patient | January 8, 2018

Patient | December 12, 2017

Patient | October 29, 2017

Dr Cox is amazingly great!
Patient | October 23, 2017

I enjoyed my visits. He made a bad situation turn positive with his support.
Patient | September 12, 2017

Moreovoer, provider did not talk down to me, but provided medical detail I needed to manage my recovery effectively.
Patient | August 29, 2017

Patient | August 29, 2017