President & CEO, Inova Health System
University of Virginia
J. Stephen Jones is president and CEO of Inova, the Washington, DC, region’s leading not-for-profit healthcare system serving more than 2 million people annually in its five hospitals and multiple ambulatory programs. He is also Professor of Urology at the University of Virginia, which is working with Inova to bring undergraduate medical education and expanded research to Fairfax. Dr. Jones previously served as President of Cleveland Clinic Regional Hospitals and Family Health Centers. He also served as Professor of Surgery at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University. He was previously Department Chair and held the Leonard Horvitz and Samuel Miller Distinguished Chair in Urologic Oncology. This endowed chair has now been renamed the J. Stephen Jones Distinguished Chair in Urology Research, and is to be held in perpetuity by the sitting Cleveland Clinic Urology Department Chair. 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 over 200 peer-reviewed manuscripts and over 40 book chapters. The American Urological Association named him the next Editor of its journal, Urology Practice in 2018. He has previously been Editor of Urology & Kidney Disease News, Associate Editor for Renal & Urology News as well as Urology, and served on the Editorial Board of British Journal of Urology. He has published two books for the lay patient population and is editor of five medical textbooks.
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