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J. Stephen Jones, MD

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J. Stephen Jones, MD
Department: Regional Hospital Administration
President, Regional Hospitals & Family Health Centers
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code NA-4
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.442.5060
J. Stephen Jones, MD
Department: Urology
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code NA4
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.444.5600
DeskDesk:216.445.2470
Surgeon:
Yes
Type of Doctor:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

On December 1, 2014 Dr. Jones began his role as President of nine Cleveland Clinic Regional Hospitals and 18 Family Health Centers throughout Northeast Ohio. With recent mergers he now oversees 11 Hospitals and more than 20 Family Health Centers. He joined the Glickman Urological Kidney Institute in 2000, and became the Chairman of the Department of Regional Urology in 2007. Dr. Jones was Chief of Surgical Operations for the Regional Hospitals after serving in a similar role at Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital.

He became Vice President of Regional Medical Operations in early 2014. He also serves as Professor of Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University and holds the Leonard Horvitz and Samuel Miller Distinguished Chair in Urologic Oncology

Dr. Jones has served in multiple areas of CCF senior leadership, including the Board of Directors, Board of Governors, Board of Trustees, Enterprise Risk Management, Strategic Space, Capital Review, Clinical Enterprise Management, Care Affordability, and Financial Planning Committees. He Chairs the Executive Committee of CCHS, which is the delegated fiduciary board for every Regional Hospital, and is a member of each regional hospital Board of Trustees.

He earned a BS in Zoology at the J. William Fulbright College of Arts Sciences at the University of Arkansas and his M.D. at UAMS. After residency at Vanderbilt University he joined the Springfield Clinic/St. John's Health System in Missouri. Under his chairmanship the Department of Urological Surgery became the highest rated community urology program in America, according to U.S. News & World Report in 1999.

He has published > 200 publications in every major urological journal and authored 40 book chapters. He has presented his work on every continent and in every major urological meeting. Dr. Jones serves as Associate Editor of the American Urological Association journal, Urology Practice, and Associate Editor for Renal & Urology News. He previously presided for over a decade as Editor of Urology & Kidney Disease News, was Associate Editor of Urology, and served on the Editorial Board of BJU. He has published two books, Complete Prostate Book Overcoming Impotence (forewords by Coach Rick Pitino and Senator Bob Dole), and is the editor of five medical textbooks. In addition, he is Chair and Primary Investigator of the International COLD registry. Status as a leading innovator in that topic, including focal and salvage therapy, was recognized by the 2009 International Society of Cryosurgery Excellence Award in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Castle Connolly lists him in “America’s Top Doctors” signifying the top 1% of all urologists in addition to the top 1% of cancer physicians. “Best Doctors in America” has included him for over a decade. Clinical interests involve prostate & bladder cancer. His innovations in the field of diagnostic and management for both malignancies are widely known. He continues patient care, focused primarily on a referral practice of complex diagnostic & therapeutic challenges, with special focus on salvage therapy for recurrent prostate cancer following radiation failure.

Beyond that, he is interested in innovative & optimized healthcare delivery, receiving his Weatherhead School of Management at CWRU, MBA 2010. His work was recognized by inclusion in Beta Gamma Sigma, the American Association of Collegiate Schools of Business Society for the Top 20% of MBA graduates. More recently he was elected to the AMGA (American Medical Group Association) Board of Directors in 2015.

Dr. Jones and his wife, Kathryn live in the Cleveland suburb of Bratenahl. She is a community activist involved in local and regional issues and is on several community boards. Their interests involve reading, and outdoor activities including gardening, travel, skiing, and cycling. He is co-Captain of VeloSano Team Cleveland Clinic. Son Jared graduated from Yale University and lives in Seattle with his wife, Anne. Now COO of HotSpot, he was previously the youngest Program Officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Daughter Kate graduated in Advertising and Political Science from the S.I. Newhouse College of Communications at Syracuse and is a creative with Wunderman Seattle.

Professional Highlights

  • President, Regional Hospitals & Family Health Centers
  • VP Medical Operations, Regional Hospitals & Family Health Centers
  • Chairman, Department of Regional Urology
  • Cleveland Clinic Board of Governors
  • Associate/Section Editor: Urology (Gold Journal)
  • Chairman: International COLD Registry
  • Board BJU International Editor: Urology News

Education & Fellowships

Residency - Vanderbilt University Hospital
General Surgery/Urology
Nashville, TN USA
1992
Internship - Vanderbilt University Hospital
General Surgery
Nashville, TN USA
1987
Medical School - University of Arkansas College of Medicine
Little Rock, AR USA
1986
Undergraduate - University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Fayetteville, AR USA
1982

Certifications

  • Urology

Specialty Interests

Bladder cancer, elevated PSA, prostate cancer, nerve-sparing prostatectomy, vasectomy and sterilization

Awards & Honors

  • Innovator Award, Cleveland Clinic, 2004
  • Teacher of the Year Award, 2003
  • Honorable Mention, Journal of Urology Reviewer, 2006
  • Journal of Urology, Best Reviewer, Prostate Cancer, 2009-2011
  • America’s Top Doctors (Castle Connolly)
  • Best Doctors in America  2010-present
  • Beta Gamma Sigma: American Association of Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) Society for Top 20 percent of MBA graduates
  • Urology Teacher of the Year 2003 (Fastest of any CCF faculty member to ever achieve this honor).

Innovations & Patents

  • Dr. Jones was the first to describe the following surgical developments:
      1. Office-based saturation biopsy for prostate cancer detection
      2. Percutaneous no-scalpel vasectomy
      3. Absorbable sling to enhance early return of continence following radical prostatectomy in high risk patients
      4. Technique to reduce risk of rectourethral fistula during cryotherapy for prostate cancer
      5. Use of video monitor distraction to reduce discomfort of cystoscopy

Memberships

  • American Urological Association, Voting Member 1994-Present
  • Society of Urologic Oncology 2005-Present
  • Societe Internationale d'Urologie, Member 2006-Present
  • Southwest Oncology Group (SWOG) 2004-Present
  • International Continence Society 2003-Present

Treatment & Services

  • Urology

Industry Relationships

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As of 10/27/2016, Dr. Jones has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Royalty Payments. Dr. Jones receives or has the right to receive royalty payments for inventions or discoveries commercialized through the companies shown below:

  • Cook Medical

Donation of Financial Interest. Dr. Jones has consulted for, received compensation for serving as a fiduciary from, or received royalties from the following companies but instructed them to donate all compensation to not-for-profit causes or to the Cleveland Clinic to support research and education:

  • HealthTronics, Inc.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers’ discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Languages Spoken

  • English