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Ashley Cox

Assistant Professor

Department of Urology

Phone: 902-425-3940
Fax: 902-422-0033
Mailing Address: 
Urology Consultants
Suite 620, 5991 Spring Garden Rd.
Halifax, NS, B3H 1Y6
Research & Clinical Interests:
  • Functional urology
  • Incontinence
  • Voiding dysfunction
  • Overactive bladder



  • BSc (McMaster University)
  • MD (University of Western Ontario)
  • Urology Residency (Dalhousie University)
  • Fellowship in Female and Reconstructive Urology (Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto)
  • MSc Clinical Epidemiology & Health Care Research (University of Toronto)




  • 2014 - CUA Moderated Poster Award
  • 2012 - Robson Research Day, Fellow Research Award, Second Prize, University of Toronto
  • 2011 - Department of Urology Teaching Award, Dalhousie University
  • 2011 - Dr. R.W. Norman Clinical Award, Dalhousie University 
  • 2010 - Professional Association of Residents in the Maritime Provinces Well Being Award
  • 2010 - Dr. R.W. Norman Clinical Award, Dalhousie University   


Originally from Toronto, Dr. Cox completed her undergraduate degree at McMaster University in 2001. She attended medical school at the University of Western Ontario before completing urology residency training at Dalhousie University. Dr. Cox then returned to Ontario for two years to complete her fellowship training in Reconstructive and Female Urology.  In addition to joining Dalhousie Urology in 2013, she also obtained a Masters degree in Clinical Epidemiology and Health Care Research at the University of Toronto.  Dr. Cox is the current Program Director for the residency program.

Selected Publications

Overactive Bladder and Storage Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms Following    Radical Prostatectomy. Hosier GW, Tennankore KK, Himmelman JG, Gajewski J, Cox AR.Urology. 2016 Aug;94:193-7. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2016.05.007.   Epub 2016 May 12.PMID: 27181241
Urological Follow-up in Adult Spina Bifida Patients: Is There an Ideal Interval? Duplisea JJ, Romao RL, MacLellan DL, Cox AR, Anderson PA.Urology. 2016  Nov;97:269-272. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2016.06.025. Epub 2016 Jun    27.PMID: 27364867

Whoriskey M, Amir B, Cox A. Current Practices in the Surgical Management of Female Stress Urinary Incontinence  (SUI): A Survey of Canadian Urologists and Gynecologists. Urology Practice (ipublished online Oct 6, 2016)

Cox A, Golda N, Nadeau G, Teichman J, Corcos J, Carr L, Nickel JC. CUA     Guideline: Diagnosis and Treatment of Interstitial Cystitis/ Bladder Pain Syndrome. Can Urol Assoc J 2016; 10(5-6):E136-55

Hosier G, Tennakore KK, Himmelman JG, Gajewski, JB, Cox AR, Overactive Bladder and Storage Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms Following Radical  Prostatectomy. Urology (2016) http://dx.doi.org/doi: 10.1016/j.urology.20166.05.007

Cox, A. Overactive Bladder (OAB): Definitions and Medical Management Strategies. BJU International Knowledge CPD Module. Sept 2015, DOI 10.18591/ BJUIK.0040