Veronica Jones, M.D.
Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery | City of Hope
Veronica Jones, M.D., joined City of Hope in 2015 as an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Surgery, specializing in breast surgery. Dr. Jones earned her undergraduate degree with honors from Stanford University before receiving her medical doctorate with honors from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN. While in medical school, she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) National Medical Honor Society. Dr. Jones continued her postdoctoral training at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, TX, with a categorical general surgery internship and residency. At Baylor, Dr. Jones was honored as chief resident of the year. In 2014, she completed a breast surgical oncology fellowship at Emory University.
Board-certified in surgery, Dr. Jones is the recipient of several honors and awards. She holds active memberships with several professional societies and is heavily involved in community outreach, speaking frequently at numerous events across Southern California. The focus of her research is investigating genetic drivers of aggressive breast cancer biology, especially among underrepresented minorities. She aims to develop drugs that work better than the current standard therapies in these populations. She also partners with universities in the surrounding area to develop devices that treat breast cancer in a minimally invasive way.