Theodore B. Jones, M.D. is a graduate of Morehouse College in Atlanta GA. He received his medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia and completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, TX. After serving for three years in the National Health Service Corps in rural southeast Arkansas, he completed a fellowship in Maternal Fetal Medicine at Wayne State University/Hutzel Hospital in Detroit MI. He has been a faculty member at Wayne State University School of Medicine (WSUSOM) since fellowship completion and is currently an Associate Professor. Department administrative posts have included Residency Program Director, Associate Chair for Education, interim Chair, Division Director for Maternal Fetal Medicine, and Chief of Obstetrics for Hutzel Women’s Hospital. Currently, he is Vice Chairman for WSU/Oakwood Programs in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Academic Chair and Residency Program Director at Oakwood Hospital and Medical Center in Dearborn MI. He is Medical Director and founder of the Perinatal Infectious Disease Clinic at the Detroit Medical Center University Health Center, the only obstetrical clinic for pregnant women with HIV infection in the state. Since 1999, there have been no infected babies born to mothers compliant with the clinic program. In addition, he is the obstetric principal investigator for perinatal HIV infection prevention studies sponsored by the International Maternal Pediatric and Adolescent AIDS Clinical Trial Network (IMPAACT), an NIH-funded network.
Advocacy has been an important component of his professional career. His statewide education efforts with physicians, nurses, and CNM’s defined best practices for the prevention of mother to child transmission and introduced him to the Wayne County Medical Society of Southeastern Michigan as a willing partner in this effort. After becoming a member and participating in committee work (Public Health, Bioethics) at the county and state level for several years, he was a delegate to the House of Delegates for several years. In 2009, he was nominated to represent District 1 on the Board of Directors. In his time on the board, he has chaired the Scientific and Educational Affairs Committee and was asked to chair the Task Force on Membership and Sustainability.
Theodore B. Jones, MD, FACOG