Michael E. Cox, M.D.

Assistant Chief, Division of Gastroenterology
Institute for Digestive Health and Liver Disease Board Certified: Specialties: Areas Of Interest: Languages Spoken: Phone: Fax: Locations:

Michael E. Cox, M.D., Assistant Chief of Gastroenterology at Mercy Medical Center, is one of the expert doctors of The Melissa L. Posner Institute for Digestive Health & Liver Disease at Mercy in Baltimore, Maryland. Board Certified in both Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology, he is a specialist in the treatment of Hepatitis C, chronic abdominal pain and patients with ongoing gastrointestinal problems. 

Working with gastroenterology doctors and specialists of The Institute for Digestive Health & Liver Diseases at Mercy, Dr. Michael Cox is committed to helping every patient find the best treatment option available for their digestive disease. This individual approach to patient care is always a priority at Mercy, and our doctors are dedicated to providing clinical excellence with a personal touch.

Breaking Ground in Patient Care for Digestive Disease

Dr. Michael Cox established and served as the first medical director of one of the largest outpatient endoscopy centers in Maryland. This endoscopy center was the first facility to receive Joint Commission national accreditation. Endoscopy centers provide screening services, procedures and patient monitoring and are a central point of care in the treatment of digestive diseases. Dr. Michael Cox’s major research includes:

  • Endoscopic Laser Surgery
  • Hepatitis C (has conducted numerous clinical trials on treatment options)

Published Expert in Digestive Diseases

Dr. Michael Cox has published a number of expert articles with publications such as:

  • Gastroenterology
  • Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology

He has also been a featured speaker at the Maryland Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy on such topics as:

  • “Balloon Dilation of Gastric Constriction”
  • “Colonic Pseudolipomatosis”
  • “New Uses of The ND:YAG Laser”
  • “Segmental Sigmoid Colitis”
Education & Fellowships
  • Fellowship - University of Maryland 
  • Residency – University of Maryland
  • Medical Degree – University of Maryland Medical School
Patient Stories
Barbara - Mercy Patient


After feeling ill on New Years Eve, Barbara had a screening that revealed a cancerous tumor in her colon.

Associations & Memberships
  • American College of Gastroenterology
  • American College of Physicians
  • American Gastroenterology Association
  • American Medical Association
  • American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • Baltimore City Medical Society
  • Maryland Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • Medical and Chirurgical Society of Maryland