W. Josh Cox, DO
Executive Dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine, Vice Provost for Medical Affairs
Kansas City University
Dr. W. Joshua Cox is the Executive Dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine (COM) and Vice Provost for Medical Affairs at Kansas City University (KCU). He began his career as a family physician for the U.S. Army and in 2006 joined the KCU faculty. During his tenure at the university, he has served in a number of capacities, including Professor of Family Medicine, Chair of Primary Care, Associate Dean of Clinical Education, COM Campus Dean for Kansas City, and interim Director of campus health and well-being. He has also organized and participated in numerous KCU global health outreach trips to Kenya, Dominican Republic, and India. Additionally, he has served as a supervising physician for the Score One for Health program.
Dr. Cox earned a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from KCU-COM, and is residency trained and board certified in Family Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment. He is a fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP), and in 2019 was awarded the Osteopathic Family Medicine Educator of the Year Award. Dr. Cox is a national faculty member for both the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners and the American Academy of Family Physicians, and has given numerous invited presentations nationally and internationally. He received the Army Commendation Medal for his services in Family Practice and has received other awards such as the Ingram’s magazine Heroes in Healthcare Award in 2017, and in 2022 both the Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons Medallion Award, and the KC Business Journal-20 Healthcare professionals to know.
He has served on numerous professional boards and committees, a few examples include the Guadalupe Center Inc. Board, AACOM Board of Deans, Board of Directors of DOCARE International, Missouri Society of the ACOFP Board of Governors, the American Association of Family Physicians (AAFP) Commission on Education, the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP) Congress of Delegates, and multiple National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners Standard Setting Committees.