Zac Cox attended the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga where he studied pre-pharmacy. He received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy in 2008. Since graduation, Cox has completed a pharmacy practice residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and holds board certification as a pharmacotherapy specialist. Currently, Cox practices at Vanderbilt University Medical Center as the heart failure clinical pharmacist and as a PGY-2 cardiology resident preceptor. His research interests focus on loop diuretic resistance, the use of inhaled and systemic inotropic agents in Stage D heart failure, and outcomes during and following heart failure hospitalizations.