Pembroke Center

Sarah Fox

Clinical Assistant Professor, Surgery

Biography

Dr. Sarah Fox is a gynecologist and Clinical Assistant Professor in the Surgery Department at Brown University’s Warren Alpert Medical School. She also runs the Pelvic Pain program at the Women’s Medicine Collaborative. Fox received her undergraduate degree from Brown University in 1989 and her MD from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, NJ. She completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Allegheny University in Pittsburgh, and her fellowship in urogynecology at St. George’s Hospital in London. She developed an interest in pelvic pain after working with patients with interstitial cystitis and has been actively involved in caring for patients for 15 years, focusing on non-surgical management of pain. She is the Immediate Past President of the International Pelvic Pain Society. Other areas of interest include cervical cancer screening and family planning.

Dr. Fox teaches the first-year GNSS course "Reproductive Health: Science, Politics, and the Media," which looks at reproductive health issues such as contraception, abortion, sexually transmitted infections and gay and lesbian health -- some of the most controversial and politically charged issues in the US today. After an introduction to the interpretation of medical literature, students will explore scientific, political, religious and cultural aspects of these important public policy issues. It is expected that students will be respectful of other's opinions and incorporate the best available scientific data into their conclusions.