Dr. Clifford Jones is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon and fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon from the acclaimed Harborview Medical Center.
Learning from the pioneer of percutaneous pelvic and acetabular surgery, Dr. ML Chip Routt, he has revolutionized the percutaneous and geriatric surgery program at Dignity Health Medical Group. He also trained with Drs. Stephen Bernischke and Bruce Sangeorzan who have advanced foot and ankle injuries in general and calcaneus and midfoot (Lisfranc) injuries in particular. Dr. Jones and his team are dedicated to developing and investigating operative techniques and protocols with the potential to enhance recovery and improve patient outcomes.
Dr. Jones has strong affiliation with the Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA) and Major Extremity Trauma Research Consortium (METRC), he participates in ongoing trauma updates, multi-center studies, and grants from prestigious organizations like the Department of Defense (DOD).
These studies allow for translation of the civilian wounded and the wounded warriors. The outcomes will help direct care of severely injured persons. He also participates in multi-center studies with grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) concerning hip fractures treatments, outcomes, and protocols. He has also initiated prospective randomized control trials concerning shoulder (scapula) and midfoot (Lisfranc) injuries. The outcomes of this research have helped advance and efficiently direct care of these patients. He has provided surgical care for wounded U.S. soldiers as a volunteer surgeon at the Army's Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany and is a sought-after researcher, professor, and lecturer whose research and book chapters have been nationally recognized in peer-reviewed, high-impact medical journals. He is currently chief of Orthopaedic Surgery at Dignity Health Arizona and Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Creighton Medical School, Phoenix.
Dr. Jones is an active member and has served in leadership roles in multiple societies including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA), American Orthopaedic Association (AOA), International Geriatric Fracture Society (IGFS), American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS), AONA, AMA, Orthopaedic Research Consortium (OTRC), and METRC.
In his free time, Dr. Jones enjoys reading, hiking, biking, and walking his two Laborers, but most of all, spending time with his family. Dr. Jones and his wife Diane are the parents of four children.