Ronald N. Jones, MD

Dr. Ronald Jones is an adjunct professor of medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine and is founder and chairman of JMI Laboratories. He is a fellow in the American Society of Clinical Pathologists, the College of American Pathologists, the American Academy of Microbiology, the Infectious Disease Society of America and numerous other organizations. He has served on and chaired numerous committees or subcommittees of the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (formerly the National Committee for Clinical Laboratory Standards) over the last 35 years (recipient of the Eilers Award in 2001, the highest award given by the CLSI) and is the scientific secretary of the United States Committee for Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing (USCAST). Jones has authored over 1,600 peer-reviewed publications on a variety of topics relating to the comprehensive evaluation of new antimicrobial agents, antimicrobial susceptibility test development and resistance mechanisms and their phenotypic express or molecular epidemiology. He has also authored a number of book chapters, hundreds of abstracts, pamphlet, and monographs, sits on the editorial board of several international peer-reviewed journals and was the editor-in-chief of Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease, a well-known international publication. He has been the principal global investigator for the SENTRY Antimicrobial Surveillance Program and the MYSTIC Programme, as well as a regional monitor for other resistance surveillance networks (ZAPS, ZAAPS, SMART, LEADER, SPAR, SCOPE, etc.). Jones obtained his medical degree from the University of Oregon, where he also served an internship and residency in anatomic and clinical pathology. He is board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology by the American Board of Pathology.