Stacey Fox, MD, FAAPI grew up in Manalapan, NJ. I graduated with honors from Wesleyan University with a BA in Neuroscience and Behavior, then, after spending two years in Boston doing pediatric psychopharmacology clinical research, I went on to attend medical school at The University of Pennsylvania, then completed Pediatrics residency at Nemours/A. I. duPont Children's Hospital in Wilmington, DE.
After residency, I joined a private general pediatrics practice north of Philadelphia for 3 years, then returned to academic medicine as an Assistant Professor at Drexel University School of Medicine and working in the Emergency Department at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, where I took care of children with acute illnesses and injuries in inner-city Philadelphia, while also teaching students and residents at the bedside. I taught Bioethics to Drexel medical students and presented lectures to students, residents, and the department on various medical topics.
After three years at St. Chris, my family and I decided we would like to find a community where we could feel at home, which we are blessed to have found here in southern Delaware. I have loved getting to know the area and wonderful people here. I am on the board of the Delaware chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and am an active member of the Medical Society of Delaware. In my spare time, I enjoy being silly with my family, exploring nature, making jewelry and other crafts, and reading science fiction/fantasy.
My professional interests include breastfeeding, neurodevelopmental disorders, and gastrointestinal disorders. I am proud to have started the Reach Out and Read program at Beacon Pediatrics, where children are given a new book at each of their well child check-ups from 6 months to 5 years of age, promoting early literacy and school success. I strongly believe in shared decision-making with my patients and their families, and in the power of educating children and their families to help them make the best choices possible for their health and future.
Wesleyan University, 1998
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 2004
General Pediatrics, A. I. duPont Hospital for Children (Nemours)/Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, 2007