Victor Fox MD

Victor L. Fox, MD

Director, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy; Director, Pediatric Polyposis Program; Medical Director, Gastroenterology Procedure Unit; Co-Director, Pancreatic Disorders Program; Attending Physician

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

  • Contact: 617-355-6064

  • Fax: 617-730-0752

Medical Services

Specialties

  • Advanced Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endoscopy
  • Esophageal Disorders
  • GI Polyposis and Other Cancer Syndromes
  • Pancreatic and Biliary Tract Disease
  • Vascular Anomalies

Departments

  • Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
  • Medicine

Programs

  • Center for Childhood Liver Disease
  • Center for Pediatric Polyposis
  • Gastroenterology Procedure Unit
  • Pediatric Cancer Risk Program
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Experience and Education

Education

Medical School

Case Western Reserve University, 1981

Cleveland, OH

Internship

University of Minnesota Hospital & Clinics, 1981-1982

Minneapolis, MN

Residency

Boston Children's Hospital, 1982-1984

Boston, MA

Residency

Beth Israel Hospital, 1984-1985

Boston, MA

Fellowship

Children's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, 1985-1988

Boston, MA

Certifications

  • Pediatric Gastroenterology

Research

Advanced diagnostic and therapeutic GI endoscopy Procedural sedation GI polyposis Eosinophilic esophagitis

Publications

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  1. Soukoulis IW, Liang MG, Fox VL, Mulliken JB, Alomari AI, Fishman SJ. Gastrointestinal Infantile Hemangioma: Presentation and Management. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2015 Oct; 61(4):415-20.
  2. Smpokou P, Fox VL, Tan WH. PTEN hamartoma tumour syndrome: early tumour development in children. Arch Dis Child. 2015 Jan; 100(1):34-7.
  3. Mohseni M, Sun J, Lau A, Curtis S, Goldsmith J, Fox VL, Wei C, Frazier M, Samson O, Wong KK, Wong KK, Kim C, Camargo FD. A genetic screen identifies an LKB1-MARK signalling axis controlling the Hippo-YAP pathway. Nat Cell Biol. 2014 Jan; 16(1):108-17.
  4. Liu Y, Fox V, Lei Y, Hu B, Joo KI, Wang P. Synthetic niches for differentiation of human embryonic stem cells bypassing embryoid body formation. J Biomed Mater Res B Appl Biomater. 2014 Jul; 102(5):1101-12.
  5. Amps K, Andrews PW, Anyfantis G, Armstrong L, Avery S, Baharvand H, Baker J, Baker D, Munoz MB, Beil S, Benvenisty N, Ben-Yosef D, Biancotti JC, Bosman A, Brena RM, Brison D, Caisander G, Camarasa MV, Chen J, Chiao E, Choi YM, Choo AB, Collins D, Colman A, Crook JM, Daley GQ, Dalton A, De Sousa PA, Denning C, Downie J, Dvorak P, Montgomery KD, Feki A, Ford A, Fox V, Fraga AM, Frumkin T, Ge L, Gokhale PJ, Golan-Lev T, Gourabi H, Gropp M, Lu G, Hampl A, Harron K, Healy L, Herath W, Holm F, Hovatta O, Hyllner J, Inamdar MS, Irwanto AK, Ishii T, Jaconi M, Jin Y, Kimber S, Kiselev S, Knowles BB, Kopper O, Kukharenko V, Kuliev A, Lagarkova MA, Laird PW, Lako M, Laslett AL, Lavon N, Lee DR, Lee JE, Li C, Lim LS, Ludwig TE, Ma Y, Maltby E, Mateizel I, Mayshar Y, Mileikovsky M, Minger SL, Miyazaki T, Moon SY, Moore H, Mummery C, Nagy A, Nakatsuji N, Narwani K, Oh SK, Oh SK, Olson C, Otonkoski T, Pan F, Park IH, Pells S, Pera MF, Pereira LV, Qi O, Raj GS, Reubinoff B, Robins A, Robson P, Rossant J, Salekdeh GH, Schulz TC, Sermon K, Sheik Mohamed J, Shen H, Sherrer E, Sidhu K, Sivarajah S, Skottman H, Spits C, Stacey GN, Strehl R, Strelchenko N, Suemori H, Sun B, Suuronen R, Takahashi K, Tuuri T, Venu P, Verlinsky Y, Ward-van Oostwaard D, Weisenberger DJ, Wu Y, Yamanaka S, Young L, Zhou Q. Screening ethnically diverse human embryonic stem cells identifies a chromosome 20 minimal amplicon conferring growth advantage. Nat Biotechnol. 2011 Dec; 29(12):1132-44.
  6. Lightdale JR, Mitchell PD, Fredette ME, Mahoney LB, Zgleszewski SE, Scharff L, Fox VL. A Pilot Study of Ketamine versus Midazolam/Fentanyl Sedation in Children Undergoing GI Endoscopy. Int J Pediatr. 2011; 2011:623710.
  7. Lei Y, Lee CL, Joo KI, Zarzar J, Liu Y, Dai B, Fox V, Wang P. Gene editing of human embryonic stem cells via an engineered baculoviral vector carrying zinc-finger nucleases. Mol Ther. 2011 May; 19(5):942-50.
  8. Fox V. Culture of human pluripotent stem cells on glass slides for high-resolution imaging. Methods Mol Biol. 2011; 767:161-73.
  9. Kulungowski AM, Fox VL, Burrows PE, Alomari AI, Fishman SJ. Portomesenteric venous thrombosis associated with rectal venous malformations. J Pediatr Surg. 2010 Jun; 45(6):1221-7.
  10. Fox VL, Perros S, Jiang H, Goldsmith JD. Juvenile polyps: recurrence in patients with multiple and solitary polyps. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2010 Sep; 8(9):795-9.
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  12. Akopian V, Andrews PW, Beil S, Benvenisty N, Brehm J, Christie M, Ford A, Fox V, Gokhale PJ, Healy L, Holm F, Hovatta O, Knowles BB, Ludwig TE, McKay RD, Miyazaki T, Nakatsuji N, Oh SK, Pera MF, Rossant J, Stacey GN, Suemori H. Comparison of defined culture systems for feeder cell free propagation of human embryonic stem cells. In Vitro Cell Dev Biol Anim. 2010 Apr; 46(3-4):247-58.
  13. Schulman JM, Christison-Lagay ER, Kozakewich HP, Boiselle PM, Burrows PE, Fox VL, Fishman SJ. Macrocystic lymphatic malformation in the pulmonary parenchyma. Ann Thorac Surg. 2009 May; 87(5):1607-9.
  14. Manfredi MA, Fox VL, Zurakowski D, Kutok JL, Glickman JN, Moses MA. Matrix metalloproteinases in the urine and tissue of patients with juvenile polyps: potential biomarkers for the presence of polyps. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2009 Apr; 48(4):405-11.
  15. Alomari AI, Chaudry G, Fox VL, Fishman SJ, Buchmiller TL. Atypical manifestation of patent ductus venosus in a child: intervening against a paradoxical presentation. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2009 Apr; 20(4):537-42.
  16. Manfredi MA, Zurakowski D, Rufo PA, Walker TR, Fox VL, Moses MA. Increased incidence of urinary matrix metalloproteinases as predictors of disease in pediatric patients with inflammatory bowel disease. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2008 Aug; 14(8):1091-6.
  17. Lightdale JR, Valim C, Newburg AR, Mahoney LB, Zgleszewski S, Fox VL. Efficiency of propofol versus midazolam and fentanyl sedation at a pediatric teaching hospital: a prospective study. Gastrointest Endosc. 2008 Jun; 67(7):1067-75.
  18. Fox VL. Eosinophilic esophagitis: endoscopic findings. Gastrointest Endosc Clin N Am. 2008 Jan; 18(1):45-57; viii.
  19. Fox V, Gokhale PJ, Walsh JR, Matin M, Jones M, Andrews PW. Cell-cell signaling through NOTCH regulates human embryonic stem cell proliferation. Stem Cells. 2008 Mar; 26(3):715-23.
  20. Hait E, Liang M, Degar B, Glickman J, Fox VL. Gastrointestinal tract involvement in Langerhans cell histiocytosis: case report and literature review. Pediatrics. 2006 Nov; 118(5):e1593-9.
  21. Ngo P, Furuta GT, Antonioli DA, Fox VL. Eosinophils in the esophagus--peptic or allergic eosinophilic esophagitis? Case series of three patients with esophageal eosinophilia. Am J Gastroenterol. 2006 Jul; 101(7):1666-70.
  22. Lightdale JR, Goldmann DA, Feldman HA, Newburg AR, DiNardo JA, Fox VL. Microstream capnography improves patient monitoring during moderate sedation: a randomized, controlled trial. Pediatrics. 2006 Jun; 117(6):e1170-8.
  23. Vogel AM, Alesbury JM, Fox VL, Fishman SJ. Complex pancreatic vascular anomalies in children. J Pediatr Surg. 2006 Mar; 41(3):473-8.
  24. Teitelbaum JE, Gorcey SA, Fox VL. Combined endoscopic cautery and clip closure of chronic gastrocutaneous fistulas. Gastrointest Endosc. 2005 Sep; 62(3):432-5.
  25. Prasad V, Fishman SJ, Mulliken JB, Fox VL, Liang MG, Klement G, Kieran MW, Burrows PE, Waltz DA, Powell J, Dubois J, Levy ML, Perez-Atayde AR, Kozakewich HP. Cutaneovisceral angiomatosis with thrombocytopenia. Pediatr Dev Pathol. 2005 Jul-Aug; 8(4):407-19.
  26. Holzman RS, Yoo L, Fox VL, Fishman SJ. Air embolism during intraoperative endoscopic localization and surgical resection for blue rubber bleb nevus syndrome. Anesthesiology. 2005 Jun; 102(6):1279-80.
  27. Fishman SJ, Smithers CJ, Folkman J, Lund DP, Burrows PE, Mulliken JB, Fox VL. Blue rubber bleb nevus syndrome: surgical eradication of gastrointestinal bleeding. Ann Surg. 2005 Mar; 241(3):523-8.
  28. Barth BA, Donovan K, Fox VL. Endoscopic placement of the capsule endoscope in children. Gastrointest Endosc. 2004 Nov; 60(5):818-21.
  29. Sweeney MO, Shea JB, Fox V, Adler S, Nelson L, Mullen TJ, Belk P, Casavant D, Sheldon T. Randomized pilot study of a new atrial-based minimal ventricular pacing mode in dual-chamber implantable cardioverter-defibrillators. Heart Rhythm. 2004 Jul; 1(2):160-7.
  30. Nurko S, Teitelbaum JE, Husain K, Buonomo C, Fox VL, Antonioli D, Fortunato C, Badizadegan K, Furuta GT. Association of Schatzki ring with eosinophilic esophagitis in children. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2004 Apr; 38(4):436-41.
  31. Draper JS, Fox V. Human embryonic stem cells: multilineage differentiation and mechanisms of self-renewal. Arch Med Res. 2003 Nov-Dec; 34(6):558-64.
  32. Kassarjian A, Fishman SJ, Fox VL, Burrows PE. Imaging characteristics of blue rubber bleb nevus syndrome. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2003 Oct; 181(4):1041-8.
  33. Zhu QS, Xing W, Qian B, von Dippe P, Shneider BL, Fox VL, Levy D. Inhibition of human m-epoxide hydrolase gene expression in a case of hypercholanemia. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2003 Jul 30; 1638(3):208-16.
  34. Fox VL, Nurko S, Teitelbaum JE, Badizadegan K, Furuta GT. High-resolution EUS in children with eosinophilic "allergic" esophagitis. Gastrointest Endosc. 2003 Jan; 57(1):30-6.
  35. Teitelbaum JE, Berde CB, Nurko S, Buonomo C, Perez-Atayde AR, Fox VL. Diagnosis and management of MNGIE syndrome in children: case report and review of the literature. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2002 Sep; 35(3):377-83.
  36. Fox VL, Nurko S, Furuta GT. Eosinophilic esophagitis: it's not just kid's stuff. Gastrointest Endosc. 2002 Aug; 56(2):260-70.
  37. Glickman JN, Fox V, Antonioli DA, Wang HH, Odze RD. Morphology of the cardia and significance of carditis in pediatric patients. Am J Surg Pathol. 2002 Aug; 26(8):1032-9.
  38. Teitelbaum JE, Fox VL, Twarog FJ, Nurko S, Antonioli D, Gleich G, Badizadegan K, Furuta GT. Eosinophilic esophagitis in children: immunopathological analysis and response to fluticasone propionate. Gastroenterology. 2002 May; 122(5):1216-25.
  39. Fitzgerald JF, Fox VL, Gilger MA, Kay M, Liacouras CA. Research agenda for pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition: endoscopy. Report of the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition for the Children's Digestive Health and Nutrition Foundation. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2002; 35 Suppl 3:S254-7.
  40. Fishman SJ, Fox VL. Visceral vascular anomalies. Gastrointest Endosc Clin N Am. 2001 Oct; 11(4):813-34, viii.
  41. Mehra M, Bahar RJ, Ament ME, Waldhausen J, Gershman G, Georgeson K, Fox V, Fishman S, Werlin S, Sato T, Hill I, Tolia V, Atkinson J. Laparoscopic and thoracoscopic esophagomyotomy for children with achalasia. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2001 Oct; 33(4):466-71.
  42. Fishman SJ, Shamberger RC, Fox VL, Burrows PE. Endorectal pull-through abates gastrointestinal hemorrhage from colorectal venous malformations. J Pediatr Surg. 2000 Jun; 35(6):982-4.
  43. Fox VL. Gastrointestinal bleeding in infancy and childhood. Gastroenterol Clin North Am. 2000 Mar; 29(1):37-66, v.
  44. Fox VL, Werlin SL, Heyman MB. Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography in children. Subcommittee on Endoscopy and Procedures of the Patient Care Committee of the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2000 Mar; 30(3):335-42.
  45. Fox VL. Pediatric endoscopy. Gastrointest Endosc Clin N Am. 2000 Jan; 10(1):175-94, viii.
  46. Walsh SV, Antonioli DA, Goldman H, Fox VL, Bousvaros A, Leichtner AM, Furuta GT. Allergic esophagitis in children: a clinicopathological entity. Am J Surg Pathol. 1999 Apr; 23(4):390-6.
  47. Perez-Atayde AR, Fox V, Teitelbaum JE, Anthony DA, Fadic R, Kalsner L, Rivkin M, Johns DR, Cox GF. Mitochondrial neurogastrointestinal encephalomyopathy: diagnosis by rectal biopsy. Am J Surg Pathol. 1998 Sep; 22(9):1141-7.
  48. Siafakas C, Fox VL, Nurko S. Use of octreotide for the treatment of severe gastrointestinal bleeding in children. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 1998 Mar; 26(3):356-9.
  49. Fox VL. Clinical competency in pediatric endoscopy. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 1998 Feb; 26(2):200-4.
  50. Shneider BL, Fox VL, Schwarz KB, Watson CL, Ananthanarayanan M, Thevananther S, Christie DM, Hardikar W, Setchell KD, Mieli-Vergani G, Suchy FJ, Mowat AP. Hepatic basolateral sodium-dependent-bile acid transporter expression in two unusual cases of hypercholanemia and in extrahepatic biliary atresia. Hepatology. 1997 May; 25(5):1176-83.
  51. Fox VL, Abel SD, Malas S, Duggan C, Leichtner AM. Complications following percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy and subsequent catheter replacement in children and young adults. Gastrointest Endosc. 1997 Jan; 45(1):64-71.
  52. Fox VL, Cohen MB, Whitington PF, Colletti RB. Outpatient liver biopsy in children: a medical position statement of the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 1996 Oct; 23(3):213-6.
  53. Murray KF, Jennings RW, Fox VL. Endoscopic band ligation of a Dieulafoy lesion in the small intestine of a child. Gastrointest Endosc. 1996 Sep; 44(3):336-9.
  54. Fox VL, Carr-Locke DL, Connors PJ, Leichtner AM. Endoscopic ligation of esophageal varices in children. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 1995 Feb; 20(2):202-8.
  55. Russell GJ, Winter HS, Fox VL, Bhan AK. Lymphocytes bearing the gamma delta T-cell receptor in normal human intestine and celiac disease. Hum Pathol. 1991 Jul; 22(7):690-4.
  56. Fox VL, Strauss WM, Seidman JG. Isolation and restriction map of the V-J interval of the human T cell receptor gamma chain locus. Genomics. 1989 Apr; 4(3):445-8.
  57. Fox VL. Gastrointestinal bleeding due to oral dicloxacillin therapy for osteomyelitis. Pediatrics. 1979 Apr; 63(4):676-7.
  58. Schieble JH, Lennette EH, Fox VL. Antigenic variation of rhinovirus type 22. Proc Soc Exp Biol Med. 1970 Jan; 133(1):329-33.
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