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Renee E. Fox
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Renee E. Fox M.D.

Academic Title: Adjunct Associate Professor
Primary Appointment: Pediatrics
Secondary Appointments: Epidemiology & Public Health
Location: 620 W. Lexington Street, 5116
Phone: 410-706-6579
Fax: 410-706-0500

Personal History:

Renee Fox, M.D., is Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics of the University of Marylandâ?Ts School of Medicine in Baltimore. She is a graduate of Cornell University College of Arts and Sciences and received her M.D. from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. She remained in Rochester to complete her pediatric residency at the University of Rochester, later joining the fellowship program at the Joint Program for Neonatology at the Harvard Medical School.

In 1986, she joined the faculty at the University of Maryland. She has held many leadership roles in the Department of Pediatrics at the School of Medicine including; Head of the Division of Neonatology , Consortium Chief of Hospital Based Programs, Director of Clinical Affairs, Medical Director of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)at the University of Maryland Medical Center), and Medical Co-Director of the Maryland Regional Neonatal Transport Program, (a joint program of the University of Maryland Medical Center and the Johns Hopkins Childrenâ?Ts Center.) She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Federal Government Affairs and served on several state committees focusing on the health of newborns and mothers.

A Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellow (2007-2010), she was selected as first Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow to work in the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) under Director of the CBO, Peter Orszag. She was previously a fellow in the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program for Women.

In September 2012, Dr. Fox became the first Executive Director, Institute for Healthiest Maryland (IHM). Leads the newly established institute to develop prevention and quality improvement efforts relating to prevention of chronic diseases and to improve the health status of Marylanders.

Research Interests:

  • Improving Birth Outcomes
  • Childhood Obesity Prevention
  • Health Policy
  • Health Disparities

Clinical Speciality:


Active Grants:

PI: Carol Greene, MD (CoPI-2%)
"Integrated Care Plan for Children with Special Health Care Needs within a Medical Home"
New York-Mid-Atlantic Consortium for Genetic and Newborn Screening services

(PI-5%) “B’more for Healthy Babies Upton/Druid Heights”
Family League of Baltimore City
RFP Strategy to Improve Birth Outcomes: Community-Based Services
Total Direct Costs: $599,695.

(PI-2%) “A Pharmacokinetic, Pharmacodynamic and Shortterm Safety Study of Single and Multiple Day Doses of Rabeprazole Sodium in Neonates and Pre-Term Infants with a Corrected Age of Less than 44 weeks with a Diagnosis of Presumptive GERD”
Johnson & Johnson, Inc. Multicenter Clinical Trial Contract.


Donohue PK, Hussey-Garner B. Sulpar LJ, Fox RE, Aucott SW. Parents' Perception of the Back-transport of Very Low Birthweight Infants to Community Hospitals, Journal of Perinatology, 2009, August; 29:575-581. PMID: 19262570

Donohue PK, Hussey-Gardner B, Sulpar LJ, Fox RE, Aucott SW. Convalescent Care of NICU Infants in Community Hospitals: Risk or Benefit? Pediatrics 2009 July; 124:105-111. (doi:10.1542/peds.2008-0880).

Contributor to: Key Issues in Analyzing Major Health Insurance Proposals, A CBO Study. Congressional Budget Office, Congress of the United States, December 18, 2008.

Contributor to: Budget Options Volume 1 Health Care Congressional Budget Office, Congress of the United States December 2008.