Date

2-1-1999

Document Type

Article

Publisher

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

Abstract

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.

Description

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

Comments

OHSU Oral History Project

Identifier

doi:10.6083/M41N7ZV4

School

School of Medicine

Rights

All materials are owned by OHSU Library. You may use these materials on a fair use basis only, in accordance with Title 17, Section 107 of U.S. copyright law. For other uses, please contact OHSU Historical Collections & Archives for permission to reproduce, publish, or otherwise distribute images or other materials on this website. Information release form signed by interviewer(s) and interviewee(s) on 1997-10-09. On file in OHSU Historical Collections and Archives.

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