Jonathan S. Jones, MD FAAEM

President, AAEM

After working in academics for a decade, Dr. Jones now practices community emergency medicine in Jackson, MS. He previously served as Professor and Residency Program Director in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center Jackson, MS. He is the recipient of the 2017 AAEM/RSA Program Director of the Year Award. He has previously served AAEM as Secretary-Treasurer, At-large Director, YPS Director, and Assistant Editor of Common Sense. He is an active participant in multiple committees and sections, most passionately, the Wellness Committee. He is active in organized medicine at the local and state level, serving in multiple roles with the Mississippi State Medical Association. He has previously served on multiple committees with both SAEM and CORD and as an ACEP Councilor. His clinical interests include abdominal pain, gastrointestinal bleeding, hypertensive emergencies, and asymptomatic hypertension in the ED. His non-clinical interests include education, transitions of care, communication skills, consultant interactions, and conflict management.

Jonathan is originally from Orlando, FL, and received a BS in Physics from the University of Florida and MD from the University of South Florida. He completed emergency medicine residency training at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He has lived in Jackson, MS since 2004 and is active in the community having served on the Board of Directors for Leadership Greater Jackson.

He spends his free time with his wife (Barbara), daughter (Catalina), and dogs. He enjoys running. He’ll gladly join you for a random 10 miler, but will likely turn down speed work on the track. He also enjoys trail running. He has completed over 20 marathons, many halves, dozens of triathlons, and several ultras.