Title: Physician, Cell Biologist, Ethicist
Location: Montgomery, Texas, United States
James Wilson Jones, MHA, PhD, MA, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in heart surgery and cell biology.
A diplomate of the American Board of Surgery, the American Board of Thoracic Surgery and American Board of Critical Care, Dr. Jones is an award-winning surgeon who has positively impacted the lives of countless patients over the last four decades by showcasing an expertise in heart surgery and cell biology. Notably, Dr. Jones is recognized as having one of the highest success rates for his surgical specialty. In his career, he held prominent roles including Hugh E. Stephenson chair of surgery and W. Alton Jones distinguished professor at the University of Missouri Hospital, professor of surgery, cell biology and medical ethics at Baylor College of Medicine, chief of surgical services at the VA Medical Center in Houston, Texas, surgical director for the Ritter Heart Institute, fellow of the Society of Surgical Oncology, assistant professor of surgery at the School of Medicine at Tulane University, and assistant clinical director and co-director for the surgical intensive care unit at Charity Hospital in New Orleans, Louisiana. At the crux of Dr. Jones’ expertise and experience is his education, which includes an MHA from the University of Missouri, an MD from Tulane University and a PhD from Tulane University. He completed an internship at Philadelphia General Hospital, residency in surgery at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, residency in general surgery at Charity Hospital, residency in thoracic surgery at Charity Hospital and research fellowship at the American Cancer Society.
To impact his industry on a wider scale, Dr. Jones has participated in several committees and boards over the years. He was a member of the regional cardiology advancement committee at Baylor College of Medicine, chairman of the allied health committee at the Baylor College of Medicine, member of the clinical executive board for the VA Medical Center, member of the medical ethics committee at St. Mary’s Hospital, member of various committees for King Faisal Hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and member of the transfusion committee at Tulane Medical Center. Today, he is a member of the ethics committee for AAIS. Dr. Jones has also authored “Live Better While You Age: Tips and Tools for a Healthier, Longer Life,” “The Ethics of Surgical Practice,” and “Autotransfusion: Therapeutic Principles and Trends,” as well as more than 400 peer-reviewed publications to professional journals. In addition, he has edited several industry publications including Surgery News, Chronic Diseases International, and the International Review of Anesthesiology. To stay at the top of his field, Dr. Jones is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and member of the American Association of Thoracic Surgery, the Institutional Review Board of NASA, the Central Surgical Association, the American Surgical Association, the Society of Vascular Surgery, the James IV Association of Surgeons, the Southern Thoracic Surgical Association, the Michael E. DeBakey International Surgical Society, the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, the Southern Surgical Association, the Texas Surgical Association and the Houston Surgical Society. As he looks ahead to the future, Dr. Jones intends to continue sharing his knowledge and expertise to further impact and influence the next generation of surgeons in his field.
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