Dr. Alan Jones was appointed associate vice chancellor for clinical affairs in March 2021. Jones works with executive leaders to provide strategic operational leadership for UMMC’s clinical mission area. Jones works with administrative, physician and clinical leaders to provide oversight of health care delivery across the organization. Jones is charged with overseeing the delivery of patient-centered, high-quality care; achieving efficiency and standardizing clinical and business practices; and realizing targeted growth and strong financial performance.
A magna cum laude graduate of Millsaps College, where he received his B.S. in molecular biology in 1994, he earned his M.D. summa cum laude at UMMC in 1999. He had residency training in emergency medicine from 1999-02, was chief resident in emergency medicine from 2001-02, and had a clinical trials research fellowship from 2002-03 at Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, North Carolina.
Jones joined the Carolinas Medical Center faculty in 2003 as an assistant professor of emergency medicine and an assistant director of research. In 2007, he was promoted to associate professor of emergency medicine and, in 2010, became research director. Jones joined the Medical Center faculty in 2011 as professor of emergency medicine and vice chair and research director of the department. He ascended to chair the department in 2013. He also serves as the Medical Center’s clinical response leader for the current COVID-19 pandemic.
Recipient of a 2020 SEC Faculty Achievement Award in recognition of an outstanding record in research and scholarship among faculty from Southeastern Conference-member universities, and recipient of the 2020 American College of Emergency Physicians’ Award for Outstanding Contribution to Research, Jones is a Fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine and of the American College of Emergency Physicians. He is a member of numerous professional societies; serves as associate editor of the Annals of Emergency Medicine and the Journal of Academic Emergency Medicine; and is on the editorial board of several professional journals. Jones served as the national president of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine for the 2013-14 academic year.
Jones has had a number of hospital, academic administration and academic education appointments at the Medical Center. He serves as chief operations physician, vice chair of the Council of Clinical Chairs, interim chief telehealth officer, chair of the Compliance Committee and director of the Clinical Trials Track, Master of Science Degree in Clinical Investigation, School of Graduate Studies in the Health Professions.