Neil F. Jones, M.D.
Professor of Orthopedic Surgery
Director, UC Irvine Hand Center

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Dr. Jones CV

 

Clinical Specialty
Dr. Jones clinical practice focuses exclusively on Hand Surgery and Reconstructive Microsurgery.

  • Hand Surgery in adults and children
  • Wrist Surgery
  • Nerve Surgery in the upper limb
  • Reconstructive Microsurgery

Clinical Interests:
Dr. Jones has extensive expertise in:

  • Minimally invasive surgery for Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Revision Carpal Tunnel Surgery
  • Wrist Fractures
  • Nerve Injuries: microsurgical repair and reconstruction
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Degenerative and Rheumatoid Arthritis of the wrist and hand
  • 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 hand.

Research Interests
The main emphasis of Dr. Jones basic science research is on Hand Transplantation and Nerve Transplantation and microsurgical Toe-to-Hand transfers in clinical research.
He has authored more than 170 scientific papers and 31 book chapters and has given over 430 presentations at national and international meetings.

Background
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.

Medical Degree
Oxford University Medical School, 1974

Residency
General Surgery- Oxford University
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery- University of Michigan

Fellowship
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

Awards
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 since 1992.

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 speaker for:

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 Microsurgery.

Board Certifications
Fellow Royal College of Surgeons
American Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Certificate of Added Qualifications in Surgery of the Hand

Latest News...

September 19th, 2012
Dr. Neil Jones gave presentations at the American Society for Surgery of the Hand meeting in Chicago in August:

  • 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, 2012.
  • 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.