Dr. Sam Jones (Jay) Cox, III
was reared in Charleston, Tallahatchie County, Mississippi, a small farming town in the Mississippi Delta. He graduated from Mississippi State University and, then, The University of Mississippi School of Medicine. He completed a rotating internship at Baptist Memorial Hospital and a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center. After his residency, he joined Mid-South OB-GYN, started by Dr. William Maury and has been in the same practice for about 35 years. Dr. Cox has been president of the Memphis and Shelby County OB-GYN Society and chairman of The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Baptist Memorial Hospital. He is currently a clinical instructor in the Department of OB-GYN at US and is a member of The Memphis and Shelby County Medical Society, The Tennessee State Medical Society, and the Tennessee State OB-GYN Society. He has three children and two grandchildren and, when not at the office, he enjoys hiking, rock climbing, swimming, and bicycling. He is a pianist and organist and, currently, is a substitute organist at The Orpheum Theater.