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Oregon Health & Science University

Table of Contents

Early Years in Philadelphia and California; Portland, and Grandfather Dr. Lester T. Jones; Early Interest in Science and Medicine; Undergraduate Education at Oregon State University; Choosing Medicine; Medical School; Father Dr. Richard T. Jones; Basic Science Versus Patient Care; Choosing An Internship; Residency at the University of Minnesota; With Buddy Weissman in Los Angeles; Proctor Research Scholarship at Cincinnati; Joining Weissman at Chapel Hill; Choosing Patient Care; Returning to Oregon; Family Influences: The Joneses; Women and Minorities in Medicine; Space Issues and Campus Growth; Growth in a Time of Managed Care; Reflections, Mid-Career; Index


Gary Jones, M.D., describes his early years and his family background. He was born into a family of doctors - his father (Richard T.), his grandfather (Lester T.), his uncle (Warren L.), his great uncle (Arthur C.) were doctors, and his mother (Marilyn) was a medical technologist at University of Oregon Medical School. He talks about his fascination with both basic sciences (especially biochemistry) and clinical medicine (especially medical genetics and pediatric oncology) and how his twin interests influenced the development of his career. He talks about the explosive growth of the campus during the 1980s and 1990s and about the new buildings on campus. Gary Jones was born in Portland and educated at Oregon State University and the University of Oregon Health Sciences Center (M.D., 1981). He trained in genetics at the University of Minnesota and in pediatric oncology at the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles and at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. He joined the OHSU pediatrics faculty in 1996 and left in 2003. He won an award for his testing of Gleevec (a drug) in children and developing a computer-based information and communication system for patients and families in Doernbecher Children's Hospital.


Transcript of oral history interview with Gary Jones, M.D., conducted on February 1, 1999 by Joan Ash and Linda A. Weimer


OHSU Oral History Project




School of Medicine


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