Dr. Brox: Integrating Science and Humanity
Dr. Timothy Brox completed medical school and orthopaedic training at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Today he is an orthopaedic surgeon with a consultative practice.
He was an orthopedic surgeon at Kaiser Permanente Foundation Hospital and Clinic in Fresno, CA from 1991-1999 and 2003-2016. From 2010 to 2014 he served as Director of the Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Training Program at the University of San Francisco at Fresno (UCSF Fresno).
Before that, he was a medical officer in the Canadian Armed Forces in different parts of Canada.
But his journey began as a Systems Design engineer where he learned that interventions have to happen on both a personal and a systems level. He carried this belief into his career as an orthopedic surgeon: medicine happens on a personal level, but it requires a systematic underpinning to be effective. That sparked his interest in providing good service and delivering it effectively.
In addition to more than 30 years’ clinical experience, his strong belief in the humanistic side of medicine led him to go beyond clinical outcomes and the resolution of symptoms to integrate more of the person into a patient’s treatment and recovery.
A Dedicated International Volunteer
Dr. Brox’s dedication to his profession is reflected in the extent of his volunteer activities.
From 1996 to 2018 he served as a volunteer committee member in multiple roles with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). He currently volunteers as Associate Clinical Professor at the University of California San Francisco in Fresno, California. He also serves on the National Boy Scouts of America Wilderness First Aid Taskforce.
Recently he traveled to Haiti as an International Medical Volunteer with Health Corps Haiti, and to Malawi where he provided services in a Ministry of Health hospital through Health Volunteers Overseas.
This website is his personal volunteer project to improve knowledge in his areas of interest.