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Medical Doctor

My Passion

"All things Shoulder and Elbow. Aside from that, I am very passionate about making people feel great about themselves. That is an incredibly rewarding experience."

Dr. Wesley Cox is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in disorders of the shoulder and elbow and sports medicine. Dr. Cox, a Fayetteville native and Fayetteville High School alumnus, has been practicing in Northwest Arkansas for 10 years since returning from San Francisco, California.



Dr. Cox received his Bachelor of Science degree in microbiology at Auburn University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. He then completed medical school in Little Rock at UAMS where he was twice awarded the Washington County Medical Society scholarship and a member of Alpha Omega Alpha, the medical honor society.  After graduating from UAMS with his M.D., he stayed and completed internship and residency in orthopaedic surgery. During residency he received several awards including being named Resident of the Year for the entire UAMS system in 2004. Dr. Cox is a Member of the American Academy of Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons.

Dr. Cox and his family then traveled to San Francisco to complete fellowship specialty training in shoulder, elbow surgery and sports medicine. He trained with several world-renowned surgeons including those who first reported the ability to repair rotator cuff tears arthroscopically in the 1980s and the designers of the shoulder replacement that is the most commonly used in the world. During his training and in his practice in Fayetteville, Dr. Cox has worked extensively with high school, collegiate, and professional athletes.

Most Common Surgeries

The most common surgeries Dr. Cox performs include arthroscopic rotator cuff repairs, cartilage repairs for shoulder dislocations, shoulder replacements including partials, totals, and reverse shoulder replacements, elbow reconstruction including Tommy-John ligament repair, and shoulder and elbow trauma and fractures.


Almost all of the surgeries he performs including fracture repair are done arthroscopically and rarely require hospitalization.


Dr. Cox has published journal articles, presented research abroad, and is a faculty instructor for the Arthroscopy Association of North America “Masters” level courses. He is a clinical educator, lab instructor, and consultant for shoulder replacement surgeries and shoulder arthroscopy." He serves on the surgical advisory board for 2 major orthopedic companies.

He and his staff would love the opportunity to care for your orthopaedic needs!

Active Practice, Education & Honors

Active Practice

Arthroscopic and Reconstructive Surgery of the Shoulder and Elbow Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine.

Board of Directors Physicians Surgery Center, Fayetteville, Arkansas Medical Executive Committee, Physicians Specialty Hospital, Fayetteville, AR.

Active Hospital Privileges:

  • Washington Regional Medical Center, Fayetteville, Arkansas

  • Physician's Specialty Hospital, Fayetteville, Arkansas

  • North Hills Surgery Center, Fayetteville, Arkansas


2008 - 2009  |  Shoulder Arthroscopy, Reconstruction, and Sports Medicine  Fellowship: Sportsmed Orthopaedic Group and San Francisco Shoulder and Elbow Clinic.
San Francisco, CA

2003 - 2008  |  Internship and Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery. University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery 

1999 - 2003  |  University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, College of Medicine  |  Degree Earned:  Medical Doctor

1994 - 1998  |  Auburn University  |  Degree Earned: B.S. Microbiology

1990 - 1994  |  Fayetteville High School; Fayetteville, Arkansas

Honors, Awards, Memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, Associate Member

  • American College of Sports Medicine

  • Arthroscopy Association of North America, Member

  • Arkansas Medical Society, Member

  • Arkansas Orthopedic Society, Member

  • University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ Resident of the Year, awarded by the medical school class of 2005

  • Mid-America Orthopaedic Association Senior Resident Educational Grant recipient, April 2007

  • UAMS College of Medicine: Alpha Omega Alpha. Three-time recipient of the Washington County Medical Alliance Scholarship, Dr. and Mrs. Frank Maguire Senior memorial scholarship, Emeline Vincent Scholarship, and Medical College Physician’s Group Scholarship

  • Class representative on Student Advocacy Council, a four year elected position.  American Medical Association. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.  Arkansas Medical Society

  • Auburn University: Magna Cum Laude. Alpha Lambda Delta honorary, Phi Eta Sigma honorary, Order of Omega Greek Leadership Honorary, Beta Beta Beta biological honorary, and Dean’s List


We'd love to hear from you!


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