Neil F. Jones, M.D. Professor of Orthopedic Surgery
Director, UC Irvine Hand Center
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Dr. Jones clinical practice focuses exclusively on Hand Surgery and Reconstructive
Hand Surgery in adults and children
Nerve Surgery in the upper limb
Dr. Jones has extensive expertise in:
Minimally invasive surgery for Dupuytren's Contracture
Carpal Tunnel Release
Revision Carpal Tunnel Surgery
Nerve Injuries: microsurgical repair and reconstruction
Degenerative and Rheumatoid Arthritis of the wrist
Hand Deformities in Children
He has unparalleled experience in reconstruction of children's
hand deformities with microsurgical toe-to-hand transfers and
complex microsurgical reconstruction of the forearm, wrist, and
The main emphasis of Dr. Jones basic science research is on Hand Transplantation
and Nerve Transplantation and clinical research in microsurgical Toe-to-Hand
transfers in children and adults.
He has authored 200 scientific papers and
40 book chapters and has given over 550 presentations at national and international
Dr. Jones graduated from Trinity College, Oxford University in 1971 and Oxford
University Medical School in 1974. He trained in general surgery in England
becoming a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons. After completing a further
residency in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Michigan
from 1979-1981, he returned to England for a fellowship in Plastic and Reconstructive
Surgery at the Royal London Hospital and St. Bartholomew's Hospital in 1982,
followed by a second fellowship in Orthopedic Hand Surgery and Microsurgery
at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston and Harvard Medical School
He was appointed Assistant Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive
Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh in 1984 and became Associate Professor
Chief of Hand Surgery and Microsurgery in 1989.
Dr. Jones was recruited to
become Chief of Hand Surgery at UCLA Medical Center in Los
Angeles and Director of the UCLA Hand Surgery Fellowship in 1993
a dual appointment as Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Professor of
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in the UCLA School of Medicine.
After 15 years as Professor and Chief of Hand Surgery at UCLA
Medical Center, he moved to become Professor and Chief of Hand
Surgery at UC Irvine in
2008 and Director of the UC Irvine Fellowship in Hand and Upper Extremity
Oxford University, 1974
General Surgery- Oxford University
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery- University of Michigan
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery:
Royal London Hospital and St. Bartholomew's Hospital, London, England
Orthopedic Hand Surgery and Microsurgery:
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston and Harvard Medical School
Dr. Jones is recognized nationally and internationally as a hand surgeon and
microsurgeon and has been recognized as one of the "Best Doctors in
America" for both hand surgery and for microsurgery in every edition
He has been a Visiting Professor at more than 35 universities
and hospitals, including the Kazanjian lecturer at Harvard University;
the Richard Smith lecturer
at Massachusetts General Hospital; the Barwick lecturer at Duke University;
the Robert Ivy professor at the University of Pennsylvania; the Lawrence
Schneider lecturer at Thomas Jefferson University and the Joseph
Boyes lecturer at USC.
Dr. Jones has been the keynote speaker for:
Canadian Society for Reconstructive
Taiwan Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Taiwan Society for Surgery of the Hand
Korean Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Korean Society for Surgery of the Hand
British Society for Surgery of the Hand
Indian Association of Plastic Surgeons
Korean Society of Microsurgery
Japanese Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery
Swiss Society for Surgery of the Hand
Chinese Microsurgery Society
He has been an associate editor of
the Journal of Hand Surgery.
Dr. Jones was the President of the American Society for Reconstructive
He is currently the Vice President of the American Society
for Surgery of the Hand.
Fellow Royal College of Surgeons
American Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Certificate of Added Qualifications in Surgery of the Hand
Dr. Jones was an invited speaker for the inaugural Jesse
B. Jupiter International Hand Forum in Boston and gave presentations
injuries,” “Scaphoid non-union” and “Radial
tunnel and pronator syndromes.”
Dr. Jones was the Keynote Speaker at the Chinese Microsurgery
Society forum in Xian, China and spoke on “Indications
for reconstruction of congenital hand anomalies with toe-to-hand
Dr. Jones was one of the Keynote Speakers at the European
Federation of Microsurgical Societies meeting in Barcelona,
gave a presentation entitled “Pediatric microsurgery.”
Along with 4 other surgeons, Dr. Jones travelled
to Cambodia on a mission to reconstruct both hand injuries
and children born with hand deformities. He also taught
surgeons in the first course on microsurgery held in
Cambodia at Sihanouk Hospital Center for HOPE in Phnom Penh.
Jones NF, Machado G. Tendon transfers for reconstruction
of radial, median and ulnar nerve injuries – Current
surgical techniques. Clinics in Plastic and Reconstructive
38: 621, 2011.
Jones NF, Ahn HC, Eo SR. Revision surgery
for persistent and recurrent carpal tunnel syndrome and for
tunnel release. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 129: 683-692, 2012.
Eo SR, Cho S, Jones NF. The surgical release of Dupuytren’s
contracture using multiple transverse incisions. Archives
of Plastic Surgery 39; 426-430 2012.
Jones NF, Jupiter JB, Lalonde
DH. Common fractures and dislocations of the hand. Plastic
and Reconstructive Surgery 130: 722-736,
Woodward JF, Heller JB, Jones NF. PyroCarbon implant
hemiarthroplasty for trapeziometacarpal arthritis. Techniques
in Hand and
Upper Extremity Surgery 17: 7-12, 2013.
Jones NF, Kaplan J. Indications for toe-to-hand
transfers for reconstruction of congenital anomalies of the
8: 367-374, 2013.
Recent book chapters include:
Hansen S, Jones NF. Silastic MCP and PIP joint arthroplasty.
In: Arthritis of the Wrist and Hand. American Society for Surgery
of the Hand, 2012.
Jones NF. Tendon transfers. In: Converse’s
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Neligan P(Ed). Elsevier,
Jones NF. “Toe-to-hand transfers for congenital
anomalies of the hand.” In: The Art of Microsurgical
Hand Reconstruction. Slutsky DJ (Ed). Thieme, New York, 2013.