Dr. Kristofer J. Jones is a board certified, fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in sports-related musculoskeletal injuries of the knee, shoulder and elbow. His clinical expertise includes advanced minimally invasive arthroscopic procedures and complex reconstruction of these joints. He has a specific interest in joint preservation procedures, including modern cartilage restoration and transplantation techniques. He is a select participant in a number of nationwide clinical research trials investigating novel surgical treatments for cartilage injuries.
As a former intercollegiate athlete, Dr. Jones understands the unique demands and concerns faced by athletes at all levels of participation. He obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago, where he was a four-year letter winner and All-Conference tailback for the varsity football team. He was awarded the Howell-Murray Alumni Medal upon graduation. He received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania where he received the Jonathan Rhoads Prize for Surgical Scholarship. Dr. Jones completed his orthopaedic residency training at the prestigious Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City, frequently recognized as the #1 Hospital for Orthopaedic Surgery by US News & World Report. He subsequently completed a traveling fellowship and acquired further expertise in shoulder and cartilage surgery at specialized centers across Europe, including Lyon & Paris France. Dr. Jones returned to HSS to complete another fellowship in Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery. During this time, he served as assistant team physician for the Brooklyn Nets (NBA), New York Red Bulls (MLS), and Iona College Athletics as well as an orthopaedic consultant to the United States Tennis Association (USTA) and US Open Tennis Tournament. He is currently a Team Physician for the UCLA Bruins and an Assistant Team Physician for the Los Angeles Lakers (NBA).
Dr. Jones is very active in both clinical and laboratory research and has authored more than 60 scientific manuscripts and textbook chapters that have received national recognition and awards within the field of sports medicine. His specific research interests include surgical treatment of shoulder and elbow injuries in the throwing athlete, complex arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the shoulder and elbow, knee ligament reconstruction and joint biomechanics, and novel procedures for articular cartilage restoration. He has lectured on these topics both nationally and internationally. He is an active member of several professional organizations including the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS), the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) and the International Cartilage Repair Society (ICRS).
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