FRANK JONES, MD, MPH
Office of Clinical Education
Clinical Professor of Surgery


Frank Jones, MD, MPH

Contact

Email: frankjo@pcom.edu
Office: 678-225-7500
Publications and Selected Works

Dr. Jones was born and raised in Augusta, Georgia. He received his bachelor’s degree from Morehouse College, his M.D. degree from Morehouse School of Medicine, and a Master’s in Public Health from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. He went on to complete his residency in General Surgery at Howard University Hospital and a fellowship in trauma and critical care at the University of Maryland.

After a brief two-year stint in private practice, Dr. Jones joined the Morehouse School of Medicine faculty at Grady Memorial Hospital where he practiced surgery for 16 years. He achieved the rank of associate professor of clinical surgery and served as clerkship director. In recognition of his teaching excellence, he was awarded the “Teacher of the Year Award” twice. He has published several scholarly articles and he has done numerous regional and national presentations.

Throughout his career, Dr. Jones has been involved in numerous community service activities. For the past five years, he has served as the Director for Medical Services for the Hosea Feed the Hungry Foundation.

Dr. Jones is involved in many other social and professional organizations including the Atlanta Medical Association where he is president-elect of that organization, the MSM National Alumni Association, and he is a board member of the Heritage Fund of the Atlanta Medical Association. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the Southeastern Surgical Congress. Dr. Jones is a proud member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

One of Dr. Jones’ biggest passions, other than sports, is mentoring young students interested in going to medical school. He is the founder and director of the S.H.A.D.O.W. (See How a Doctor Organizes Their Work) PROGRAM which is a comprehensive mentoring and shadowing program and he is founder of PRE-MED SOLUTIONS, a non-profit mentoring and consulting service for minority pre-meds.

Currently, Dr. Jones is a clinical professor of surgery at Georgia Campus - Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Suwanee and an adjunct associate professor of surgery at Morehouse School of Medicine. His clinical responsibilities include being a “surgicalist” with the Wellstar Medical Group and a wound care physician for Piedmont Medical System. His clinical interest is in complex hernias and abdominal wall reconstruction.

Dr. Jones’ philosophy in life is “your mindset is as important as your skillset.”

  • Education

    • Morehouse College B.S. 1985
    • Morehouse School of Medicine M.D. 1991
    • General Surgery Residency July 1991- June 1998
    • Trauma and Surgical Critical Care Fellowship July 1998 - June 1999
    • University of North Carolina Chapel Hill M.P.H. May 2008
  • Courses

    • Surgery
  • Research

    My clinical research interest is in the management of complex hernias and abdominal wall reconstruction. I published an article on a new technique that I developed called the S.U.T.R first technique. I also have submitted two patents related to hernia repair.

  • Awards

    • Physician of the Year 2017 Atlanta Medical Association
    • Outstanding Humanitarian Award - Hosea Feed the Hungry Organization 2018
  • Publications

    Jones Frank, Lewis, C, Clark, Clarence, Patel, Vijay “The S.U.T.R. First Technique ...A New Look at an Old Technique; American Surgeon March 2017

    Frank Jones, Oluwaseun O. Akinduro, Jacquelyn Turner, Frederick Cason, Clarence Clark, “Rare case of a strangulated intercostal flank hernia following open nephrectomy: A case report and review of literature” – International Journal of Case Reports, 2015, Volume 17, Pages 143-145, Published, November 26, 2015

    Jones, Frank, Matthews, Leslie, Ahmed, Yusuf, Thakkar, Pankti, Wilson, Kenneth, Dennis-Griggs, Diane, Childs, Ed, Danner, Omar; “Vitamin D and Glutamine Reduce Mortality Rate at a Level I Trauma Center in Critically Ill Patients; Critical Care Medicine: December 2014 - Volume 42 - Issue 12 - p A1623; Poster Session: Surgery / Trauma / Burns 7 1092: (January 2015 meeting)

    Jones FK, Spencer AL, Birdsong GG, Bumpers HL. Gallbladder Cancer Presenting in an Incisional Hernia: A Case Report. Surgical Rounds. January 2007.

    Jones Frank K, Babalola OA, Eltayeb O, “Blowdart Injury”, “Resulting in Brown-Sequard Plus Syndrome” The American Surgeon. 2005; 71(12):1075-7.

    Article Reviewer: “Incidence of Cholecystitis in Africa” Journal of the National Medical Association, 2005

    International Presentations

    Participated in lecture series at Nairobi Women and Children’s Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya, January 2007

    National/Regional Presentations

    University of New Mexico 9th Annual Mentoring Conference, University of New Mexico Mentoring Institute, "The S.H.A.D.O.W. Program: A Pipeline From Middle School Curiosity to Medical School Commencement,” Albuquerque, New Mexico, October 27, 2016

    Georgia Surgical Society Annual Meeting, "Complex Abdominal Wall Hernias", Panelist, Jekyll Island, Georgia, September 17, 2016

    Southeastern Surgical Congress, Poster Presentation, February 2016

    “Blow Dart Injury Resulting in Brown Sequard Plus Syndrome” poster presentation at the Southeastern Surgical Congress, New Orleans, LA February 2005

    “Foreign Bodies in the Rectum: Who, What, Why, When & Where? “- Annual Combined Meeting of the Georgia Surgical Society and the Georgia Chapter of the American College of Surgeons. Sea Island, GA September 2004

    “Teaching Residents Medical Legal Issues” - Association for Surgical Education Research Fellow Presentation Houston, TX May 2003

    Morehouse School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Grand Rounds

    “Management of Ventral Hernias…Are the Biologicals Logical” November 2014

    “Appendicitis…New Arguments About an Old Problem September 2009”

    “Against All Odds-Black History Month Tribute to Pioneering Black Surgeons” February 2008

    Grady Memorial Hospital

    Abdominal Trauma, Trauma Nurse Lecture Series 2004-Present

    University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center, Grand Rounds

    “Management of Transpelvic Gunshot Wounds”. June 1999

    “The Role of Pneumonectomy for Gunshot Wounds to the Thorax”. February 1999

    “Secondary Brain Injury.” January 1999

    Howard University Hospital, Department of Surgery, Grand Rounds

    The Efficacy of Groin Dissection in Malignant Melanoma.” October 1997

    “Cryosurgical Ablation of Metastatic Liver Nodules.” November 1996

    “Fluid Resuscitation in the Hypotensive Trauma Patient.” August 1995

    “New Advances in the Treatment of Colorectal Carcinoma.” August 1994

    Howard University Hospital Department of Surgery Lecture Series

    “Head and Neck Tumors.” October 1997

    “Evaluation and Management of the Trauma Patient.” September 1997

    “Important Issues in Surgical Critical Care.” September 1997

    “Management of Complex Pancreatic and Duodenal Injuries.” November 1996

  • Memberships

    • American College of Surgeons
    • National Medical Association
    • Atlanta Medical Association
    • Morehouse School of Medicine National Alumni Association
    • Southeastern Surgical Congress