Dr. Matthew D Cox


  • Ear, Nose & Throat
  • Board Certified in Otolaryngology
  • Head & Neck Physician and Surgeon
  • Otology & Neurotology
  • Pediatric & Adult

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences – Otology & Neurotology (2016-2017)

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (2012-2016)

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (2011-2012)


Medical School:
Florida State University College of Medicine – Doctor of Medicine (2007-2011)

Florida State University – B.S. (2002-2006)

Dr. Matthew Cox is a fellowship-trained otologist and a diplomate of the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. As a physician with the Florida Otolaryngology Group, P.A., he is committed to providing high quality care and helping his patients to understand all available treatment options to help them create an individualized care plan that best suits their specific needs. His practice focuses on otology and neurotology, with expertise in the management of chronic otitis media, cholesteatoma, disorders of the tympanic membrane and ossicles, Ménière’s disease, and all types of hearing loss.

Dr. Cox completed undergraduate studies in chemistry at the Florida State University, during which time he was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa national honor society. He later attended the Florida State University College of Medicine for his medical doctorate, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society and selected as the recipient of the prestigious Orlando Regional Campus Dean’s Award for outstanding performance and contribution to the class of 2011.

Dr. Matthew D. Cox, M.D. F.A.C.S
An outside view of a hospital.

Dr. Cox then completed residency training in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, where he also went on to complete his fellowship training in otology and neurotology under the mentorship of Dr. John L. Dornhoffer.

Dr. Cox is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) and the Politzer Society, the International Society for Otologic Surgery and Science. He currently sees patients in the Winter Park and Metrowest offices and holds staff privileges at Orlando Regional Medical Center, Dr. P. Phillips Hospital and the University Surgical Center.

Dr. Cox employs specialized surgical techniques, including cartilage grafting, retrograde mastoidectomy, and mastoid obliteration to ensure optimal surgical outcomes. He is pleased to offer the latest technology in implanted hearing devices, including all three manufacturers of cochlear implants (Cochlear Corp., Advanced Bionics, and Med-El) and two styles of bone-anchored hearing aids (Connect and Attract).

Dr. Cox has been extensively involved in numerous clinical research studies relating to otologic surgery outcomes, middle ear reconstruction, and implanted hearing devices. He has presented his results on numerous occasions at major national and international conferences. His work has been recognized with a Clinical Poster Award at the Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meetings in 2016 in Chicago, Illinois, as well as the Excellence in Resident Research Award, which he received in 2013 and 2016. His results have been published in over a dozen peer-reviewed articles in major academic journals, such as Otology and Neurotology and Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and he has authored five textbook chapters on topics within the disciplines of otology, neurotology and otolaryngology. Dr. Cox has been an invited reviewer for six peer-reviewed journals due to his subject matter expertise and experience in publication.

Outside of medicine, his hobbies include photography, drawing, physical fitness, and riding bicycles and motorcycles.


1. Cox MD, Trinidade AD, Russell JS, Dornhoffer JL. “Long-Term Hearing Results After Ossiculoplasty.” Otology and Neurotology. 2017; 38(4):510-515. PMID: 28106625

2. Kubala ME, Cox MD, Nelson KL, Richter GT, Dornhoffer JL. “The Influence of Behavior on Complications of Osseointegrated Bone Conduction Devices in Children.” Otology and Neurotology. 2017; 38(4):535-539. PMID: 28079679

3. Poteet PS, Cox MD, Wang RA, Dunlap QA, Kanaan A. “Analysis of the Relationship between the Location of the Anterior Ethmoid Artery and Keros Classification.” Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. 2017; 157(2):320-324. PMID: 28349735

4. Page JC, Trinidade A, Kennett SW, Cox MD, Dornhoffer JL. “The Influence of Intraoperative Testing on Surgical Decision-Making During Cochlear Implantation.” Otology and Neurotology. 2017;38(8):1092-1096. PMID: 28657953

5. Trinidade A, Page JC, Kennett SW, Cox MD, Dornhoffer JL. “Simultaneous Versus Sequential Bilateral Cochlear Implants in Adults: Cost-analysis in a US Setting.” The Laryngoscope. June 2017; Epub Ahead of Print. PMID: 28581125.

6. Bizzell JG, Cox MD, Wang RA, Richter GT, Nolder AR. “The Impact of Tobacco Exposure on the Development of Otorrhea after Tympanostomy Tube Placement in Pediatric Patients.” International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology. 2017; 92:67-69. PMID: 28012536

7. Cox MD, Norton JA, Dornhoffer JL. “Vestibular Migraine.” In: Petersen E, Suen JY, eds. Facial Pain. Springer; 2017: In Press.

8. Dornhoffer JL, Cox MD. “Ossicular Chain Reconstruction.” In: Gulya AJ, Minor LB, Poe DS, eds. Glasscock-Shambaugh’s Surgery of the Ear. 7th Edition. Shelton, CT: People’s Medical Publishing House-USA; 2017: In Press.

9. Cox MD, Dunlap QA, Trinidade A, Dornhoffer JL. “Long Term Outcomes after Secondary Mastoid Obliteration.” Otology and Neurotology. 2016; 37(9):1358-1365. PMID: 27576093

10. Dornhoffer JR, Cox MD, Dornhoffer JL. “The Association of Valsalva Status with Smoking and Ossiculoplasty Outcomes and Complications.” Otology and Neurotology. 2016; 37(7):914-918. PMID: 27273400

11. Cox MD, Anderson SR, Russell JS, Dornhoffer JL. “The Impact of Smoking on Ossiculoplasty Outcomes.” Otology and Neurotology. 2016; 37(6):721-727. PMID: 27273393

12. Nelson KL, Cox MD, Richter GT, Dornhoffer JL. “A Comparative Review of Osseointegration Failure Between Bone-Anchored Hearing Aid Implant Models in Pediatric Patients.” Otology and Neurotology. 2016; 37(3):276-280. PMID: 26825672

13. Cox MD, Russell JS, Dornhoffer JL. “TORP Ossiculoplasty Outcomes with and without a Stapes Footplate Prosthesis.” Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. 2015; 152(3):501-5. PMID: 25550225

14. Cox MD, Stack BC. “Principles of Parathyroid Surgery.” In: Shaha AR, Nathan CO, Fernandes JF, et. al., eds. Diseases of the Thyroid and Parathyroid Glands. San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing; 2016: In Press.

15. Cox MD, Moreno MV. “Deep Neck Space Infections.” In: Sataloff RT, Goldstein D, Gullane P, eds. Sataloff’s Comprehensive Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Volume 5: Head and Neck Surgery. Philadelphia, PA: Jaypee Medical Publishers; 2015:805-824.

16. Russell JS, Cox MD, Anderson SR, Dornhoffer JL. “Pediatric Cartilage Tympanoplasty with Primary Intubation.” Otology and Neurotology. 2015; 36(3):453-6. PMID: 25548893

17. Metrailer AM, Cox MD, Sunde J, Hartzell L, Moore PC, Dornhoffer JL. “Cartilage Tympanoplasty in Children with Cleft Palate Repair.” Otology and Neurotology. 2014; 35(8):1471-3. PMID: 24950141

18. Cox MD, Stack BC. “Minimally-Invasive Radioguided Parathyroidectomy.” In: Stack BC, Bodenner DL, eds. Medical and Surgical Treatment of Parathyroid Diseases: An Evidence-Based Approach. New York, NY: Springer US; 2016.

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