Announcement: Dr. Doug Jones reappointed as Vice Dean, Basic Medical Sciences

I am pleased to announce that Dr. Doug Jones has been reappointed as Vice Dean, Basic Medical Sciences, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University effective from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2018.

In 1971, Dr. Jones graduated with an Honors Bachelor of Science in Zoology and in 1974, a Master’s of Science from the University of Alberta. He earned his PhD in Medical Sciences in 1997, from the University of Calgary. In 1980, he was recruited as Assistant Professor to the Departments of Medicine, and Physiology & Pharmacology, Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, Western University. He became a tenured member of the Departments in 1986.

In addition to his Vice Dean role from February 2013 to June 2016, Dr. Jones’ recent administrative experience for Schulich Medicine & Dentistry includes Associate Dean, Basic Medical Sciences Academic Affairs from 2009-2013, Chair, Medical and Biological Education Policy Committee, and Vice-Chair, Mathematical and Physical Education Policy Committee, in the Faculty of Science and at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, from 2009 to present day. He has also held the position of Chair, Schulich Undergraduate Education Awards Committee, Schulich Medicine & Dentistry from 2010 to 2015.

Dr. Jones has trained more than 150 graduate, undergraduate research students and postdoctoral fellows in a wide range of programs including Anatomy & Cell Biology, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Medical Biophysics, Medicine, Neuroscience, Physical Therapy, Physiology, Pharmacology and Zoology. He holds 4 patents and has more than 200 original publications. His research focuses on determining the physiology and pathophysiology of cardiovascular function. Dr. Jones’ recent studies have focused on substrates associated with arrhythmia in atrial fibrillation, mechanisms of, and development of procedures and tools for minimally-invasive, robotically-assisted cardiac surgery, and neurophysiological regulatory mechanisms of cardiovascular control.

Dr. Jones was elected as a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology in 1990. He was the recipient of the Visiting Research Fellowship, University of Melbourne, Australia in 1994, Science Ambassador Award, Partners in Research, Ontario in 2002 and Distinguished Visiting Professor, Dalian Medical University in 2015. Dr. Jones was recently elected as a Fellow in the Canadian Cardiovascular Society, which is considered one of the highest honors for members.

Please join me in congratulating Dr. Jones on his reappointment.

Dr. Michael J. Strong
Dean, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry