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Date:3/12/2009

fic patient, a central goal of patient-centered care."

Dr. Sox is a past president of ACP and has served as editor of Annals of Internal Medicine since 2001. He is the principal author of "Medical Decision Making," an introductory textbook used throughout the world. He was editor of the first and second editions of "Common Diagnostic Tests," a groundbreaking evaluation of medical tests first published by ACP in 1987.

Dr. Sox received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School in 1966. After serving as a medical intern and resident at Massachusetts General Hospital, he spent two years doing research in immunology at the National Institutes of Health and three years at Dartmouth Medical School. There he served as chief medical resident and began his studies of medical decision-making. Sox then spent fifteen years on the faculty of Stanford University School of Medicine, where he served as chief of the division of general internal medicine and as a director of ambulatory care at the Palo Alto Veterans Administration Medical Center. In 1988, Dr. Sox returned to Dartmouth to chair the department of medicine. He was the Joseph M. Huber Professor of Medicine and chair of the department of medicine at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center until 2001, when he became editor of Annals of Internal Medicine.


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