AMA Gavel Passed to Clinical Professor Dr. Frank Jones
February 13, 2019
Frank Jones, MD, clinical professor of surgery at PCOM Georgia was inducted as the
Atlanta Medical Association’s new president.
Instead of white coats and scrubs, black tie and evening gowns were in order at the
Heritage Fund of the Atlanta Medical Association Annual Scholarship and Presidential
Inaugural Ball which recognized Frank Jones, MD, as the organization’s new leader.
“PCOM Georgia congratulates Frank Jones, MD, the president of the Atlanta Medical
Association,” Vice Provost – Georgia H. William Craver III, DO, said. “As a clinical professor of surgery at PCOM Georgia, Dr. Jones helps provide
our students with the vast experience and training they’ll need to bring crucial health
services to our community.”
The event was held at the Cobb Galleria Centre and well-attended by Dr. Jones’ colleagues
at PCOM Georgia.
Dr. Jones said, “I am honored to be inducted as president of the Atlanta Medical Association,
joined by family, friends and my PCOM Georgia colleagues. I am very proud of the work
we are doing through the Heritage Fund scholarship outreach to minority medical students
and to be part of the PCOM Georgia team educating the next generation of physicians.”
Dr. Jones received his bachelor’s degree from Morehouse College, Atlanta, Georgia,
his MD degree from Morehouse School of Medicine, and a Master’s in Public Health from
the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He completed a residency in general
surgery at Howard University Hospital, Washington, DC, and a fellowship in trauma
and critical care at the University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland.
Following two years 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 the
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
presented regionally and nationally.
Throughout his career, Dr. Jones has been involved in 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 a Fellow of the American College of
Surgeons and the Southeastern Surgical Congress. He is also a member of the Omega
Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
One of Dr. Jones’ biggest passions 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 the founder of Pre-Med Solutions, a non-profit mentoring and consulting
service for minority pre-meds.
In 2017, the Atlanta Medical Association named Dr. Jones the Physician of the Year.
He said, “I am looking forward to the year ahead with an ambitious agenda and great
support from so many in both the Atlanta Medical Association and PCOM Georgia!”
Established in 2005, PCOM Georgia is a private, not-for-profit, accredited institute of higher education dedicated
to the healthcare professions. The Suwanee, Georgia, campus is affiliated with Philadelphia
College of Osteopathic Medicine, a premier osteopathic medical school with a storied
history. PCOM Georgia offers doctoral degrees in osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, and
physical therapy and graduate degrees in biomedical sciences, medical laboratory science,
and physician assistant studies. Emphasizing "a whole person approach to care," PCOM
Georgia focuses on educational excellence, interprofessional education and service
to the wider community. For more information, visit pcom.edu/georgia or call 678-225-7500. The campus is also home to the Georgia Osteopathic Care Center,
an osteopathic manipulative medicine clinic, which is open to the public by appointment.
For more information, visit pcomgeorgiahealth.org.
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