Dr. Kyle Jones is a dentist and an oral and maxillofacial pathologist, a specialist in diagnosing mouth, jaw and facial conditions by analyzing samples under a microscope. He cares for patients at and directs the UCSF Oral Dysplasia Program, which focuses on diagnosing, managing and studying oral epithelial dysplasia (precancerous changes in the mouth). His goal is to prevent oral dysplasias from turning into head and neck cancers.
Jones' research investigates how the immune system is altered as precancerous changes develop in the head and neck, and how these abnormalities turn into squamous cell carcinoma, the most common type of head and neck cancer. His goal is to improve existing immunotherapy treatments for head and neck cancer patients as well as to identify new treatment strategies for patients with oral dysplasia.
Jones earned his doctor of dental surgery degree from UCSF, where he also completed a residency in oral and maxillofacial pathology. He earned a doctorate degree in oral and craniofacial sciences at UCSF.
Jones is a member of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, American Academy of Oral Medicine, American Association for Dental Research, United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, North American Society of Head and Neck Pathology, and American Dental Education Association.