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
Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release
Revision Carpal Tunnel Surgery
Nerve Injuries: microsurgical repair and reconstruction
Degenerative and Rheumatoid Arthritis of the wrist and hand
Hand Deformities in Children
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 hand.
The main emphasis of Dr. Jones basic science research is on Hand Transplantation
and Nerve Transplantation and microsurgical Toe-to-Hand transfers in clinical
He has authored more than 170 scientific papers and 31 book chapters and has
given over 430 presentations at national and international meetings.
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 and Harvard Medical School in 1983.
He was appointed Assistant Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive
Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh in 1984 and became Associate
Professor and 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 in 1993 with 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.
Oxford University Medical School, 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
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 Smith lecturer at Massachusetts General Hospital and the
Barwick lecturer at Duke University. Dr. Jones has been the keynote
Canadian Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery
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
He has been an associate editor of the Journal of Hand Surgery
and a senior council member of the American Society for Surgery
of the Hand.
Dr. Jones is currently the President of the American Society for Reconstructive
Fellow Royal College of Surgeons
American Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Certificate of Added Qualifications in Surgery of the Hand
Faculty member for a Precourse on “Congenital hand
surgery” and gave 2 presentations entitled “Bilhaut-Cloquet
operation for thumb polydactyly” and “When to do
toe transfers for congenital hand anomalies.”
Member of the panel on “Thumb reconstruction” and
spoke on “Decision making for post-traumatic thumb reconstruction.”
Chairman of an Instructional Course entitled “Thumb
reconstruction - state of the art” and spoke on “Toe-to-thumb
transfers in children.”
Recent publications include:
Jones NF, Dickinson BP, Hansen SL. Reconstruction of an entire
metacarpal and metacarpophalangeal joint using a fibular osteocutaneous
free flap and silicone arthroplasty. Journal of Hand Surgery
37A: 310-315, 2012.
Jones NF, Ahn HC, Eo SR. Revision surgery for persistent
and recurrent carpal tunnel syndrome and for failed carpal
tunnel release. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 129: 683-692,
Nguyen ML, Jones NF. Ruptures of both the abductor pollicis
longus and extensor pollicis brevis tendons after steroid injection
for DeQuervain’s tenosynovitis. Plastic and Reconstructive
Surgery 129: 883, 2012.
Lee H, 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.
Recent book chapters include:
Chi Y, Jones NF. Thumb hypoplasia. In: Hand Surgery Update
V. American Society for Surgery of the Hand, 2012
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.
In August, along with 4 other surgeons, Dr. Jones travelled
to Cambodia on a mission to reconstruct both hand injuries in
adults and children born with hand deformities. We also taught
26 Cambodian surgeons in the first course on microsurgery held
in Cambodia at Sihanouk Hospital Center for HOPE in Phnom Penh.