by Pamela Weintraub
(originally published in Lyme Times, Lymedisease.org)
Special thanks to Dr. Jones for serving as Medical Advisor to the Children’s Lyme Disease Network.
Dr. Jones has been practicing medicine for more than 40 years and has treated over 15,000 children and adolescents with Lyme Disease and other tick-borne diseases. He is the world’s leading pediatric specialist on Lyme Disease.
Dr. Jones graduated from New York Medical College in 1962. He interned in pediatrics at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Manhattan, where he served as Chief Resident. He went on to become attending physician at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Jones moved to Connecticut to practice pediatrics in the late 1960’s. Within a few months of arriving, he noticed that clusters of patients, who had been diagnosed with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis, actually had Lyme Disease. Since then, Dr. Jones has dedicated his practice to serving children and youth from around the world, who are suffering from tick-borne diseases.
“Dr. Jones is an international treasure – a courageous, selfless, inspirational, and outstandingly gifted clinician who has helped thousands of the most severely ill children with Lyme Disease from around the world to regain their health and their lives. He embodies what we all wish for in a doctor and in a human being.”
-Dr. Brian Fallon, Director of the Lyme Disease Research Center at Columbia University
Please Note: The children and adolescents featured on the Network’s website have been treated by various physicians — many knowledgeable LLMD’s and health care providers throughout the country. They have not all been patients of Dr. Jones.