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Dr. Todd Cox is a Board-Certified Psychiatrist on the faculties of both The Johns Hopkins University and Georgetown University Schools of Medicine. Along with his faculty roles at both institutions, Dr. Cox maintains a private practice in Washington, D.C.. He has been elected to the prestigious American College of Psychiatrists as well as named a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. Additionally, he has been designated as a "Top Doctor" and "Top Therapist" by Washingtonian magazine and Washington Checkbook, a "Patients' Choice" winner, and one of "America's Top Psychiatrists" by Consumers' Research Council of America.
Dr. Todd Cox is a magna cum laude graduate of Georgetown University and The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He remained at Johns Hopkins for his residency training and served as the psychiatric chief resident. Following his training, he was appointed to the Johns Hopkins faculty and treated adolescents and adults with multiple psychiatric issues, including mood disorders, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, eating disorders, chronic pain, and comorbid medical issues. In 2001, Dr. Cox relocated to Washington, D.C. and joined the Georgetown University psychiatry faculty, serving as Medical Director of Georgetown's hospital-based programs and oncology program. At this time, Dr. Cox cares for patients in his private practice located in downtown Washington, D.C. He has served as the consulting psychiatrist for St. Mary's College of Maryland and The Sidwell Friends School, and he has working relationships with many of the other high schools and colleges in the Baltimore-Washington area. He also has been a treating psychiatrist in Student Mental Health on The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions campus. He continues to serve on the faculties of both Johns Hopkins and Georgetown and is an active teacher and mentor of students, residents, and fellows at both institutions. Dr. Cox is board certified through the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and is a member of the prestigious American College of Psychiatrists. He also serves on the Ethics Committee of the Washington Psychiatric Society. Recently he was identified again by Washingtonian magazine and Washington Checkbook as a "Top Doctor" and "Top Therapist," has been honored by the Consumers' Research Council of America as one of "America's Top Psychiatrists," and designated by Vitals as a "Patients' Choice Award" winner and a "Most Compassionate Doctor."
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Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the... More
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
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