Dr. Percival Ulysses "Perry" Cox, M.D. is the Chief of Medicine and Attending Physician at New Sacred Heart Hospital. He is also currently teaching at Winston University. Dr. Cox worked at Sacred Heart Hospital for many years and educated many interns and residents through his tough-love style. He quickly became J.D.'s reluctant mentor, although he didn't permit use of the term.
Dr. Cox is portrayed by John C. McGinley and appears in 178 episodes of Scrubs, where he was a main character for all nine seasons. He first appears in the pilot episode "My First Day" and last appears in the series finale "Our Thanks". It is assumed he is still Chief of Medicine at New Sacred Heart.
Cox is a senior attending physician at Sacred Heart Hospital and is also the Chief of Medicine for the hospital. Dr. Cox is around 50 years old in season 9, and of Irish descent ("My Friend the Doctor"). He is the sarcastic, bitter mentor of J.D.. Cox routinely rants at and belittles J.D., though his apparently rough treatment of him is intended as conditioning for the rigors and horrors of hospital life, as well a...