Promoting the relief of suffering through compassionate care
Christopher A. Jones, MD, is a clinical fellow in palliative medicine at Duke University Medical Center.
He received his BS in biology with minors in philosophy and Spanish from the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania, graduating cum laude. Upon graduation, he was awarded the Alumni Award for Loyalty and Service for promoting goodwill on campus and rendering exceptional service to the university.
Jones is a 2006 graduate of Thomas Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he served on the committee on admissions and won both the JeffHOPE award for service to the local homeless community and the American Geriatrics Society Edward Henderson Student Award for outstanding contributions to the field of geriatrics.
Prior to beginning training in palliative medicine, he completed a residency in general internal medicine at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, winning the Resident Teaching Award in 2009, and a clinical fellowship in geriatric medicine at Duke.
In January 2010, Jones spent a week in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, his third trip there, to provide medical care after the devastating earthquake. Currently, he volunteers at Lincoln Community Health Center Healthcare for the Homeless Clinic in Durham.