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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 4.9 441 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.
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

Dr. Cox did a great job!
Patient | August 2, 2017

Dr. Cox listens & explains in a way that most providers don't - He is thorough & friendly.
Patient | July 28, 2017

Dr. Cox makes an unpleasant surgery extremely manageable, great guy would use again if needed.
Patient | July 25, 2017

Dr. Cox is an awesome provider. I respect and appreciate him immensely.
Patient | June 26, 2017

I have a lot of confidence in Dr. Cox & I have recommended him to a friend.
Patient | June 22, 2017

Dr. Cox is an excellent provider... very friendly, personable, knowledgeable, and confident!
Patient | June 12, 2017

Dr. Cox exceeded my expectation in proving patient centered care.He communicated in a manner that put me at ease each step of the way before after surgery!
Patient | June 1, 2017

Absolutely love Dr. Cox!
Patient | May 20, 2017

I have complete confidence in Dr. Cox and appreciate his attention to detail. He is always current on my health history and gives a thorough explanation of any problems as they arise.
Patient | May 9, 2017

appointment was just too short and rushed to have concerns adequately answered. I am myself myself a highly qualified physician so I can scarcely imagine how rushed these apts must feel for the layperson!
Patient | May 8, 2017

Dr. Cox was amazing. VERY HELPFUL and knew what he was talking about. He listened to all of my concerns and questions and didn't leave the room until he was sure all of my questions were answered!!!
Patient | May 8, 2017

Patient | April 26, 2017

Dr. Cox is a consummate professional with an excellent "Bedside manner" and great sense of humor!!
Patient | April 26, 2017

Dr. Cox was a real pro and has an outstanding personality.
Patient | April 10, 2017

Patient | March 29, 2017

If I needed Dr. Cox again, I would not hesitate to call him.
Patient | March 22, 2017

I have complete confidence in Dr. Cox's ability to diagnose and treat my knee, even though the surgery issue was not straightforward. I felt he laid out the options clearly and was able to answer all my questions effectively.
Patient | March 20, 2017

Dr. Cox was outstanding.
Patient | March 20, 2017

I am very satisfied with my care from Dr. Charles Cox and would, and have prior to my visit with him due to positive responses from other patients, recommend him to others.
Patient | February 22, 2017

Dr. Cox is excellent, but he seems to have too many patients. I wish Vanderbilt's sports medicine clinic would have more doctors like him.
Patient | February 20, 2017

Patient | February 4, 2017