Dr. Jones was born and raised in Bulawayo, Rhodesia, now known as Zimbabwe. He graduated medical school from the University of Rhodesia in 1977. He received postgraduate residency training in general and plastic surgery in Rhodesia and Cape Town, South Africa, obtaining his boards in both Plastic Surgery and General Surgery. He then completed additional fellowship training in cosmetic surgery at East Virginia Graduate School of Medicine, Norfolk, Breast Surgery fellowship at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia and a Microsurgery/Hand Surgery fellowship at Washington University, St.Louis. He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and American Association of Plastic Surgeons.
Prior to joining Illinois Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery in 2007, Dr. Jones was a full-time faculty member and Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery at Emory University for 15 years. He is currently on staff at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria (UICOMP) as Professor of Surgery (Plastic).
With extensive qualifications and experience in all cosmetic and reconstructive procedures, Dr. Jones specializes in facial and body cosmetic surgery as well as breast reconstruction after cancer. He has also proven to be an Expert Injector of facial fillers.
A respected surgeon nationally and internationally, Dr. Jones has written and lectured extensively on subjects such as facelifts, cosmetic breast surgery, breast reconstruction, including TRAM flap, endoscopic plastic surgery and vertical breast reduction. In addition, he has re-written Bostwick’s 2 volume set “Plastic and Reconstructive Breast Surgery,” 3rd edition in 2009, and has co-written “A Woman’s Decision,” 3rd edition with Karen Berger. He has recently published another definitive 2 volume set of books on “Reconstructive Surgery: Anatomy, Technique and Clinical Applications” with Dr. Zenn. This is now accompanied by an iPad/Droid App as an aid for surgeons worldwide. He has helped lead the development of SPY imaging to improve safety in breast reconstruction and tissue transfer as well as the use of acellular dermal matrices in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Jones’ career in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery spans more than three decades and two continents.
Dr. Jones lives in Peoria with his wife, Hilarie. They have three grown children and eight grandchildren. In his spare time he enjoys, Kite-boarding, skiing, sailing, painting and playing the 12-string guitar.
Dr. Jones has privileges at all Peoria hospitals.