Kirk Jones, MD

Pathologist

Dr. Kirk Jones is a pathologist in surgical pathology and cytopathology. Pathology is the study of disease and involves examining tissue removed during surgery or biopsy to make diagnoses and guide patient care. Jones has a special expertise in pulmonary, or lung, pathology and is responsible for the examining all tissue biopsies for UCSF's Interstitial Lung Disease Program. He also examines lungs removed during surgery for the lung transplant program, and evaluates all post-transplant lung biopsies for signs of infection or rejection of the transplanted lung. He is the primary pathologist for the Thoracic Interdisciplinary Tumor Board and an assistant professor of pathology at the UCSF School of Medicine.

Jones earned a medical degree at UCSF and did a combined residency here, in anatomic pathology and laboratory medicine. His fellowship in cytopatholgy was also completed at UCSF. After his fellowship, he was a visiting scholar at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., where he studied pulmonary pathology with Dr. Thomas V. Colby and Dr. Kevin O. Leslie. He is a member of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Pulmonary Pathology Society, International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer, College of American Pathologists and South Bay Pathology Society.

Clinics

Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy Clinic
1825 Fourth St., Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-7043
Fax: (415) 353-7676

Hours: Monday to Friday
9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy Clinic
1600 Divisadero St., Suite 200
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-7043
Fax: (415) 353-7676

Hours: Monday to Friday
9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

ILD Program
400 Parnassus Ave., Fifth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-2577
Fax: (415) 353-8944

Conditions & Treatments

Academic Title

Professor

More about Kirk Jones

Education

UCSF 1994

Residencies

UCSF, Anatomic Pathology and Laboratory Medicine 1998

Fellowships

UCSF, Surgical pathology and cytopathology 1999

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Jones KD. Unclassifiable interstitial lung disease: a pathologist's perspective. Eur Respir Rev. 2018 Mar 31; 27(147).
  2. Morisset J, Johannson KA, Jones KD, Wolters PJ, Collard HR, Walsh SLF, Ley B. Identification of Diagnostic Criteria for Chronic Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis: An International Modified Delphi Survey. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2017 Nov 27.
  3. Ley B, Newton CA, Arnould I, Elicker BM, Henry TS, Vittinghoff E, Golden JA, Jones KD, Batra K, Torrealba J, Garcia CK, Wolters PJ. The MUC5B promoter polymorphism and telomere length in patients with chronic hypersensitivity pneumonitis: an observational cohort-control study. Lancet Respir Med. 2017 08; 5(8):639-647.

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