Riley G. Jones, MD, MSc, MSc, DTM&H, FACP, AKC

Riley G Jones

Riley G Jones MD

CLIN AST PROF
Department: MD-HOSPITAL MEDICINE DIVISION
Mailing Address:
PO Box 100238
GAINESVILLE FL 32610
Physical Address:
1600 SW ARCHER RD
GAINESVILLE FL 32610

Dr. Jones holds an MD degree from the University of Louisville, two MSc degrees from King’s College London (global health with conflict and security studies) and Tulane University (clinical research methods and biostatistics), and earned his DTM&H from the Gorgas Course in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene in Lima, Peru. He competed his residency in internal medicine at The Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, OH, before coming to UF as a clinical post-doctoral associate in global health and hospital medicine. He joined the UF Faculty in 2021 and was elected as an Associate of King’s College (AKC) in 2023. He serves half of the year as an attending physician in hospital medicine and the other half at clinical sites in which have included Ghana, Peru, Colombia, Greece (Moria Camp) and in administrative and educational support in the Sudan, Bangladesh, Ecuador. Beyond patient care, he studies on peace negotiations, rebuilding health systems after civil war, and the role of health in reinforcing or undermining the transition to peace. He has an ongoing study of different peace outcomes in intrastate conflicts and their impact on health indices such as maternal and child health. Along with colleagues in the UK, Dr. Jones was recognized in the House of Commons for redesigning the medical education curriculum as a means to rebuild societies after war which is now used throughout the Horn of Africa and subsequently in US Senate and the House of Representatives for humanitarian work in Ukraine.

Accomplishments:
  • Associate of King's College
    2023 · King's College London
  • FACP
    2021 · American College of Physicians
  • Member, Board of Directors
    2020-2023 · MedGlobal Humanitarian Aid Organization
  • Vice President- Veterans and Conflict Caucus
    2018-2021 · American Public Health Association
Certifications:
  • Internal Medicine
    American Board of Internal Medicine
Specialties:
  • Hospital Medicine
Publications:
Education:
  • 2020-2023
    AKC- Associateship of the King's College
    King's College London
  • 2019
    DTM&H
    University of Alabama-Birmingham, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia
  • 2018
    Internal Medicine Residency
    The Christ Hospital
  • 2015
    MSc Global Health with Conflict and Security Studies
    King's College London
  • 2015
    MSc Clinical Research Methods and Biostatistics
    Tulane University
  • 2012
    MD
    University of Louisville College of Medicine
  • 2006
    BSc Organometallic Chemistry
    Western Kentucky University

About Dr. Jones

program/degree institution field/specialty
AKC King’s College Theology
DTM&H University of Alabama-Birmingham Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
B.S. Western Kentucky University Organometallic Chemistry
M.D. University of Louisville School of Medicine Medicine
M.Sc. King’s College Global Health
M.Sc. Tulane University Clinical Research Methods
Residency The Christ’s Hospital Internal Medicine

Publications/Research:

  • “Heart failure with reduced ejection fraction due to polycythemia vera”.  MO Zaman, K Kim, OK Yousafzai, M Umer, RG Jones, R Shah, B Kim.  Oxford Medical Case Rep 2021; 10:415-418.  PMID: 34729202.
  • “A rare complication of delayed onset takotsubo cardiomyopathy in Covid-19”. Joshua Furtney, Stephen Bradley, Seri Hanayneh, RG Jones.  J Am Coll Cardiol 2021; 77(18)2213.  doi: 10.1016/S0735-1097(21)03568-3.  PMCID: 8091438
  • “Dermographism in Covid-19”.  Daniel Valladares, Nicholas Kattan, Nila Radhakrishnan, RG Jones. BMJ Case Rep 2021;14(6)e241052. PMID: 34162603.
  • “Recurrent deep venous thromboses in a patient with adult-onset Still’s disease.” Jones RG, Hoyes BA, Patel JG, Zaman MO.  BMJ Case Rep 2021;14(6):e140986.  PMID: 34158323
  • “Looking beyond a rare presentation of betel nut use in a North American patient- an opportunity for lessons in global health equity”.  Muhammad Omer Zaman, Thomas M Park, Vikas J Patel, RG Jones.  J Refugee & Global Health. 2020; 3(1):Article 2. doi:10.18297/rgh/vol3/iss1/2.
  • “Ethical Obligations Regarding Short-Term Global Health Clinical Experiences”.  Jones RG.  Annals Intern Med 2018; 169(8):589. DOI: 10.7326/L18-0382. PMID: 30326092
  • “Nivolumab immunotherapy in malignant mesothelioma- an opportunity for exceptional outcomes”. Jones RG, Karthik F, Dugar A, Kanagarajan K, Desai K, Bhandari M. Published abstract- CHEST Journal 2018;154(4)Suppl:617A; full case at: Am J Case Reports 2018;19:783-789. Doi:10.12659/AJCR.909584. PMID: 29970876
  • “Personalized medicine approach for an exceptional response to multiple-recurrent and metastatic HER-2 positive oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma”. Seim NB, Jones RG, Kang SY, Bhandari MS, Teknos TN.  Annals of Otol Rhinol Laryngol 2017.  PMID: 28061634
  • “Refeeding syndrome in pancreatic exocrine insufficiency replacement therapy”.  Jones RG, Vu L, Ahmed H, Hargitt E, Desai K, Jivan V.  Crit Care Med 2016;44(12) Suppl 1: 500.
  • “Peace and post-conflict health:  neonatal and maternal mortality after civil wars with different ends”. Jones RG, Gibson-Fall F, Jones RC, Skogo K.  Nov 2016 J Amer Soc Trop Med Hygiene 95(5): Suppl:66-67.  doi: https://doi.org/10.4269/ajtmh.abstract2016
  • “Yolk sac tumor of the ovary associated with tuberous sclerosis complex”.  Jones RG, Akande MY, Younes HK, Jagarpu J, Mba N, Savell VH, Almond PS.  Gynecol Onc Reports 2014;10:9-12. PMID: 26075992
  • “An unexpected finding during an inguinal herniorrhaphy:  report of an indirect hernia with two hernia sacs”.  Jones RG, Livaditis I, Almond PS.  J Ped Surg Case Reports 2013;1(10):331-332. doi: 10.1016/j.epsc.2013.09.002
  • “Obstructive jaundice secondary to multiple hepatic artery aneurysms in a 14 year old boy with neurofibromatosis type 1”.  Morris ME, Jones RG, Walker SK, Yancey AE, Dwivedi AJ, Ross CB.  Ann Vasc Surg 2013;27:673.e1-4.  PMID:  23602432.
  • “A patient who prefers to imbibe ethanol-based hand sanitizer over traditional alcoholic beverages”.  Jones RG, Schuhmann LA, El-Mallakh R.  Am J Addict 2013;22(2):148-9. PMID: 23414500
  • “Meningococcemia and purpura fulminans: the surgical perspective”. Morris ME, Maijub JG, Walker SE, Gardner GP, Jones RG.  Postgrad Med J 2013;89:340-345.   PMID: 23389283
  • “Laparoscopic detorsion and cecopexy for treatment of cecal volvulus”.  Jones RG, Wayne EJ, Kehdy FJ.  American Surgeon 2012;78(5):E251-252. PMID: 22546094.
  • “Catheter-directed thrombolytics in a patient with purpura fulminans”.  Jones RG, Gardner GP, Morris ME.  American Surgeon 2012;78(11):448-449. PMID: 23089413.
  • ’Hey You!’ Corner. Humanistic, Empathetic, Altruistic, Relationship-Centered Team (HEART) Student Newsletter.  University of Louisville School of Medicine, Spring 2010.  Access available at:  http://louisville.edu/medicine/ume/heart/heart-newsletter/Heart%20Newsletter%20Spring%20-%20Final.pdf/view
  • “An improved route to substituted cyclopenta[c]thiophenes: synthesis of 5-alkyl-1,3-dimethyl-4H-cyclopenta[c]thiophenes and sulfone ester precursors”.  Snyder CA, Bell AJ, Karambelkar VV, Scott JB, Jones RG, Orosz PJ, Wilson JM, Tice NC.  J Ky Acad Sci Spring 2009; 70(1):70-74.
  • “Advancing the Methodology for Cyclopenta[c]thiophene Sythesis: A Step Toward Anit-Leukemia Agents and Improved Semiconductiors”.  Capstone Thesis, Honors College, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY.  Access at: http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/stu_hon_theses/99/
  • “Medals4Mettle: a novel method to teach humanistic behavior to medical students”. Isenberg S, Bertolone S, Patel P, Rabalais G, Jones RG, et al. The Pharos. Manuscript accepted 26-January-2017.
  • “Personalized medicine approach for an exceptional response to multiple-recurrent and metastatic HER-2 positive oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma”. Seim NB, Jones RG, Kang SY, Bhandari MS, Teknos TN.  Annals of Otol Rhinol Laryngol 2017.  PMID: 28061634
  • “Refeeding syndrome in pancreatic exocrine insufficiency replacement therapy”.  Jones RG, Vu L, Ahmed H, Hargitt E, Desai K, Jivan V.  Crit Care Med 2016;44(12) Suppl 1: 500.
  • “Nivolumab immunotherapy in malignant mesothelioma”. Jones RG, Bhandari M, Dugar A, Desai K.  BMJ Case Reports.  Manuscript in submission.
  • “Peace and post-conflict health:  neonatal and maternal mortality after civil wars with different ends”. Jones RG, Gibson-Fall F, Jones RC, Skogo K.  Nov 2016 J Amer Soc Trop Med Hygiene 95(5): Suppl:66-67.  Access available at: https://www.astmh.org/ASTMH/media/Documents/ASTMH-2016-Annual-Meeting-Abstract-Book.pdf 
  • “Yolk sac tumor of the ovary associated with tuberous sclerosis complex”.  Jones RG, Akande MY, Younes HK, Jagarpu J, Mba N, Savell VH, Almond PS.  Gynecol Onc Reports 2014;10:9-12. PMID: 26075992
  • “An unexpected finding during an inguinal herniorrhaphy:  report of an indirect hernia with two hernia sacs”.  Jones RG, Livaditis I, Almond PS.  J Ped Surg Case Reports 2013;1(10):331-332. doi: 10.1016/j.epsc.2013.09.002
  • “Obstructive jaundice secondary to multiple hepatic artery aneurysms in a 14 year old boy with neurofibromatosis type 1”.  Morris ME, Jones RG, Walker SK, Yancey AE, Dwivedi AJ, Ross CB.  Ann Vasc Surg 2013;27:673.e1-4.  PMID:  23602432.
  • “A patient who prefers to imbibe ethanol-based hand sanitizer over traditional alcoholic beverages”.  Jones RG, Schuhmann LA, El-Mallakh R.  Am J Addict 2013;22(2):148-9. PMID: 23414500
  • “Meningococcemia and purpura fulminans: the surgical perspective”. Morris ME, Maijub JG, Walker SE, Gardner GP, Jones RG.  Postgrad Med J 2013;89:340-345.   PMID: 23389283
  • “Laparoscopic detorsion and cecopexy for treatment of cecal volvulus”.  Jones RG, Wayne EJ, Kehdy FJ.  American Surgeon 2012;78(5):E251-252. PMID: 22546094.
  • “Catheter-directed thrombolytics in a patient with purpura fulminans”.  Jones RG, Gardner GP, Morris ME.  American Surgeon 2012;78(11):448-449. PMID: 23089413.
  • ’Hey You!’ Corner. Humanistic, Empathetic, Altruistic, Relationship-Centered Team (HEART) Student Newsletter.  University of Louisville School of Medicine, Spring 2010.  Access available at http://louisville.edu/medicine/ume/heart/heart-newsletter/Heart%20Newsletter%20Spring%20-%20Final.pdf/view
  • “An improved route to substituted cyclopenta[c]thiophenes: synthesis of 5-alkyl-1,3-dimethyl-4H-cyclopenta[c]thiophenes and sulfone ester precursors”.  Snyder CA, Bell AJ, Karambelkar VV, Scott JB, Jones RG, Orosz PJ, Wilson JM, Tice NC.  J Ky Acad Sci Spring 2009; 70(1):70-74.
  • “Advancing the Methodology for Cyclopenta[c]thiophene Sythesis: A Step Toward Anit-Leukemia Agents and Improved Semiconductiors“.  Capstone Thesis, Honors College, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY.  Access at: http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/stu_hon_theses/99/