William W. Fox, MD and Eric Gibson, MD
In this segment, “Neonatology Pioneers,” Dr. Eric Gibson and Dr. William Fox chronicle the early days of neonatology and the progression of advances within the field.
Dr. William Fox completed residencies in both internal medicine and pediatrics and subsequently fellowships in neonatology and pediatric pulmonology at both McGill University and Montreal’s Children’s Hospital, as well as at the University of Pennsylvania and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He currently serves as an attending neonatologist and a professor of pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania Medical School and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. His primary interests are in the area of lung physiology and pulmonary mechanics. Dr. Fox is regarded as a pioneer of the field of neonatology, having begun his career in the 1970s at a time when the development of what are now commonplace neonatal interventions such as intravenous nutrition and thermoregulation devices had just begun. Dr. Fox recounts his role in helping shape modern neonatal intensive care.