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Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Institute

Meet Dr. Clifford Jones, MD, FACS, FAAOS, FAOA, FOTA

Division Medical Director, Orthopedic Trauma Fellowship Trained, Fracture Specialist

 Complex Fracture specialist (non-union/malunion) • Orthopedic Trauma Fellowship Trained • Complex Fracture specialist (non-union/malunion) • Leg length inequality and Height Dysphoria reconstruction • Complex foot and ankle reconstruction • Osteomyelitis



Dr. Jones’ care philosophy is to utilize his years of learning, experience, and teaching to provide the best individual care for a patient based upon their expectations, job/profession, age, needs and wants.

About Dr. Jones


 Bachelor of Arts in Biology at DePauw University in Greencastle, IN.

Medical Degree at The Indiana University Medical School in Indianapolis, IN.

He then went on to complete his Orthopedic Surgery residency at the San Francisco Orthopaedic Residency Program.


Dr. Jones then sub-specialized by completing a fellowship as an ACE in orthopaedic trauma with fracture, nonunion, malunion, and leg length inequality Reconstruction at the world-renown Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington in Seattle, WA. 



Specializing in fractures from the shoulder to the foot. He has advanced training in leg length inequality, height dysphoria, nonunions (unhealed fractures), malunions (healed but crocked and painful fractures), and osteomyelitis. Because his practice is focused on fracture healing, he has a keen understanding of the intricacies and complexities involved in these surgeries. This allows him to serve as a referral source for both simple and complex fracture surgeries.


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.


Patient Care Philosophy

Dr. Jones’ care philosophy is to utilize his years of learning, experience, and teaching to provide the best individual care for a patient based upon their expectations, job/profession, age, needs and wants.