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Jeffrey A Jones, M.D.

Baylor College of Medicine



Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Work)
Room: VAMC-700
Mail Stop: BCM380
Houston, Texas 77030
United States
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Michael E. DeBakey VAMC (Clinic)
Urology Clinic
2002 Holcombe Boulevard, VAMC-700
Houston, Texas 77030
United States
(713) 798-4001
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Urology - Baylor College of Medicine Medical Center (Clinic)
7200 Cambridge St. , Suite 10 B
Houston, Texas 77030
United States
(713) 798-4001
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  • American Board of Urology

  • American Board of Preventive Medicine - Aerospace Medicine


  • B.A. from Trinity University
    01/1981 - San Antonio, TX United States
  • M.D. from Baylor College Of Medicine
    01/1984 - Houston, TX United States
  • Internship at Indiana University Hospitals
    06/1986 - Indianapolis, Indiana United States

  • Residency at Indiana University Hospitals
    06/1987 - Indianapolis, Indiana United States

  • Residency at Indiana University Hospitals
    06/1991 - Indianapolis, Indiana United States

  • MS from University Of Texas Medical Branch
    01/1998 - Galveston, TX United States
  • Fellowship at Indiana University
    06/1992 - Indianapolis, Indiana United States

  • Residency at University of Texas Medical Branch/NASA - Johnson Space Center
    05/1998 - Galveston, Texas United States


  • English


  • Male

Professional Statement

Dr. Jeffrey Jones is a professor at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) with a joint appointment in the Department of Urology and Center for Space Medicine. He is a board-certified Urologic Surgeon with fellowship training in Urologic Oncology and is board certified in Aerospace Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, American College of Preventive Medicine and the Aerospace Medical Association. He is currently the Chief of Urology at the Michael E. DeBakey Veteran Affairs Medical Center (MEDVAMC) and an active participant in the Southwest Oncology Group. He is Principal or Co-Investigator on multiple clinical cancer trials at BCM and MEDVAMC, including a VALOR Challenge grant from the Prostate Cancer Foundation. He currently sits in the Jamail-Abramson Chair of Urologic Research at BCM. He is also a US Naval Flight Surgeon currently the reserve Aeromedical Specialty Leader and Wing Surgeon with Fleet Logistics at Naval Air Station Fort Worth; but he participated in Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom while on active duty. He was a NASA Flight Surgeon for 13 years, and served tenures as crew/deputy surgeon for Shuttle and ISS missions, the lead flight surgeon for both the International Space Station and Exploration Medicine programs, the NASA JSC Radiation and Countermeasures Integrated Product Team lead, the Multilateral Medical Operations Panel Radiation Health and Countermeasures Working Group lead and has been Co-investigator on multiple spaceflight medical science studies. He has participated in many prior human and animal studies of radiation exposure, tumor biology, cancer therapy and space countermeasures development, including a clinical study of astronauts for the use of potassium citrate and alendronate + resistive exercise in preventing spaceflight-induced renal calculi and bone loss. He has authored many peer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters on urological surgery, cancer therapy, stone management, space radiation health, radiation bioeffects, and radiation-induced carcinogenesis.

Professional Achievements

  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • Air Medal - Combat Tour with F-18 / EA-6 Squadrons in Al Asad, Iraq and Collateral Duty as Electronics Countermeasures Officer and Trauma Triage at CSH
  • Bruce Jackson Naval Reserve Flight Surgeon of the Year
  • Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Thirty Years of Service
  • Distinguished Leadership Award – Outstanding Contribution in Medical Education and Research
    01/1995 - Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Faculty
  • Young Investigator’s Award
    01/1998 - Space Medicine Branch of Aerospace Medical Association
  • Individual Special Space Flight Achievement Award, ISS Medical Operations Lead
  • International Space Station Individual Superior Accomplishment Award
  • NSA HQs ISS Expeditionary Medicine Group Award, Accepted as Group Lead
  • Special Spaceflight Achievement Award, Medical Operations HRF Ultrasound Test Team
  • Superior Performance Award, Orion Vehicle Integration and Design Support
  • Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal

Professional Interests

  • • Urologic Oncology - Carcinogenesis and Cancer Therapeutics
  • • Aerospace Medicine - Fighter Aircraft and Spaceflight Countermeasures

Physician Specialties

  • Urology


  • Society of Urologic Oncology
  • Society of Academic Urologists
  • Société International D’Urologie
  • American Association of Clinical Urologists
  • Aerospace Medicine Association
  • Space Medicine Association
  • Society of NASA Flight Surgeons
  • American Society of Aerospace Medicine Specialists
  • Life Sciences Bio-Engineering Branch
  • American Medical Corps Officers of the Navy
  • Association of Military Surgeons of the United States
  • Southwest Oncology Group
  • National Space Society
  • American Astronautical Society
  • Planetary Society
  • Texas Medical Association
  • American Urological Association
  • South Central Section, American Urological Association
  • Society of Government Service Urologists
  • Urologic Society for American Veterans
  • Society for Basic Urologic Research
  • Endourological Society
  • Texas Urological Society