Patient Rating:

4.9 out of 5

30 Patient Ratings
36 Patient Comments

Kevin B. Jones, M.D.

Patient Rating:

4.9 out of 5

30 Patient Ratings
36 Patient Comments

Clinical Details

Phone Number Clinical Office Address
(801) 585-0262
Huntsman Cancer Institute
Clinic 2E, Sarcoma
2000 Circle of Hope
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
(801) 285-1440
PCH Outpatient Services at Riverton
3773 West 12600 South
Riverton, UT 84065
(801) 662-5600
Primary Children's Hospital
Pediatric Orthopaedics
100 N Mario Capecchi Drive , Suite 4550
Salt Lake City, UT 84113


Specializing in the evaluation, diagnosis, and surgical management of sarcomas, tumors arising in bone and soft-tissue, Dr. Jones sees both pediatric and adult patients. His practice also includes surgery for benign bone tumors such as giant cell tumor of bone, chondromyxoid fibroma, osteochondromas, and others as well as stabilization of the bones with metastatic disease from other cancers causing pathologic fractures or impending fractures. Children and adults in need of resection and reconstruction, (often termed limb-salvage surgery) for osteosarcoma, Ewing's sarcoma, chondrosarcoma, synovial sarcoma, liposarcoma, and leiomyosarcoma of the extremities and pelvis come from all across the mountain west to see Dr. Jones and the multidisciplinary team approach used by Sarcoma Services at the Huntsman Cancer Institute. Weekly meetings bring together surgeons, chemotherapy specialists, radiation oncologists, pathologists, radiologists, and other providers to discuss every new case of sarcoma. Dr. Jones emphasizes clear communication and educates and empowers patients to make wise choices with regard to their cancer care. He studied English literature at Harvard and received his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University. After orthopaedic residency training at the University of Iowa, he specialized in musculoskeletal oncology through fellowship training at the University of Toronto, Mount Sinai and Princess Margaret Hospitals.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Orthopaedics - Associate Professor
Oncological Sciences - Adjunct Associate Professor
Board Certification American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Cancer Center Programs Nuclear Control of Cell Growth & Differentiation

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Likelihood of recommending care provider
My confidence in care provider
Time care provider spent with me
Care provider spoke using clear language
Care provider's effort to include me in decisions
Care provider's concern for questions & worries
Care provider's explanation of condition/problem
Wait time at clinic
Care provider's friendliness and courtesy

Patient Comments

Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

October 25, 2016

If all the doctors had the same compassion and respect for their patient's as these doctors the world would be a better place. If I ever were in a fight for my life with cancer these would be the doctor's that I would want on my team to beat this disease.

October 25, 2016

Great physician- I would go back. I appreciated the time that he spent- also what he told me- I was a bit overwhelmed by the info and really did not formulate my questions till after I had left. Had x-rays which were done quickly.

August 22, 2016

Dr. Jones is the best. Very pleased with him and his work!

August 18, 2016

see previous comment - I would recommend him to someone whose child had a bone tumor but not to someone with a sports related injury/fracture

July 26, 2016

Dr. Jones and his group were very thorough and thoughtful, taking time to explain to me in detail about my condition and to ensure that I understood everything and had an opportunity to ask questions. They greatly relieved my anxieties and concerns.

May 31, 2016

I only wish that we had come to Dr Jones sooner. My son's suffering would have been greatly lessened in both intensity and duration. God bless Dr Jones.

May 14, 2016

Kevin jones is awesome

May 09, 2016

Dr Jones and everyone on staff has been amazing!

March 20, 2016

I was extremely impressed with Dr. Jones and the team that saw me. He made me feel at ease even though I was extremely nervous and frightened by this whole tumor thing.

March 16, 2016

Doctor Jones was an excellent choice. He is caring, knowledgeable, and explained my condition and his recommendation to correct my bone fracture clearly. I could not expect better care from anyone else.

January 10, 2016

I hope no one I know ever needs this kind of a doctor, but if they do I would recommend Dr. Jones.

December 04, 2015

because he didn't know what he was seeing and called it curious. it's hard when the Dr doesn't know what it is. And we can't do anything until she stops growing. even after that I got the impression that their wasn't a good option to getting the problem taken care of. they didn't know what surgery they could do and I left feeling like their was nothing we could do. basically if it hurts bad enough stop doing what you are doing. my daughter likes to run and is in track and x country. running hurts her and not running isn't an option for her.

September 18, 2015

We've never met a Dr. like Dr. Jones. We've never felt like anyone cared so much for our child. This was the hardest experience of our lives and he went way beyond normal measures to take care of us.

September 14, 2015

Dr. Jones takes time to listen to the patient's and family's concerns. He has excellent bedside manner. It is obvious that he truly cares about his patients. We have complete confidence in him and would recommend him to anyone looking for a sarcoma or pediatric orthopedic expert.

May 27, 2015

Dr. Jones is always very caring and personable. He explained everything to my satisfaction.

May 23, 2015

I was completely satisfied

May 05, 2015

Felt very good with both physicians I met during my appointment, they confirmed what I had expected all along.

April 15, 2015

the staff and doctor were the best

March 28, 2015

I cannot imagine that any other facility could provide me with care of a higher quality.

March 24, 2015

I liked the doctor's very much

December 15, 2014

I am so fortunate to have a doctor such as Dr. Jones who took excellent care of the tumor in my leg/hip and gives me hope that the leg will serve me well as I proceed through cancer treatments and beyond. I trust him and his team to continue to take care of me - wanting the best despite unfortunate circumstances.

June 07, 2014

Dr Jones is a very gifted doctor.

March 29, 2014

Dr. Kevin Jones did an exceptional job of examining my condition, explaining my situation, and providing his analysis in an understandable way. His demeanor was calming and extremely professional.

February 05, 2014

FUll confidence in Dr. Kevin B Jones.

September 30, 2013

Always excellent.

July 20, 2013

Dr Jones was awesome. He took care in explaining the diagnosis spending extra time to answer our questions. He is very compassionate.

July 03, 2013

I came to this appointment with and for our 21 year old young looking daughter. I greatly appreciate that the conversation was consistently directed at her. This is critical as she is the life long patient. Obviously, we are here for support but this was a good transition from the prepubescent care to adult care. Thank you.

April 24, 2013

My husband and I are so impressed with Dr. Jones and his staff. He is totally amazing!

April 23, 2013

Intern gave initial exam. Dr only asked questions.

March 04, 2013

To Dr. Kevin Jones & Staff: Thank you for your expertise, kindness, support and care. You made what could have been a bad traumatic cancer treatment into one that was comfortable and informative. You are the best!

December 28, 2012

I feel I have a good relationship with Dr Kevin Jones and Nurse Nancy. They are always so caring and helpful. I and my wife appreciate them.

December 10, 2012

even though we still don't know what i have, the waiting is not enjoyable, I stress only because I don't know

November 16, 2012

Dr Jones is very caring and shows a great interest in your well being he doesn't rush you and listenes to your concerns

September 17, 2012

We felt we received outstanding attention at the clinic.

March 01, 2012

Dr Jones and his team are excellent. Compassionate

January 19, 2012

I felt very validated for my concerns and pain and I felt understood and listened to. It was a very impressive experience.

Academic Profile

Research Interests

  • Sarcoma, Synovial
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Sarcoma, Clear Cell
  • Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Sarcomas
  • Mouse Models
  • Chondrosarcoma
  • Ewing's Sarcoma

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Orthopaedics - Associate Professor
Oncological Sciences - Adjunct Associate Professor
Board Certification American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Cancer Center Programs Nuclear Control of Cell Growth & Differentiation

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 585-0300 Huntsman Cancer Institute
Sarcoma Services
2000 Circle of Hope
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Academic Bio

Supported by a K08 award from the National Cancer Institute, I studied mouse genetic modeling under the mentorship of Mario R. Capecchi, PhD, during my first 5 years at the University of Utah. My laboratory's move to independent space in the Huntsman Cancer Institute took place in July 2013. I continue to study cancer biology with a focus on sarcomagenesis, or the initiating steps of connective tissue malignancies. This work focuses on conditional activation of translocation-associated fusion oncogenes as well as conditional inactivation of a variety of tumor suppressors. We utilize transposon-mediated insertional mutagenesis to identify critical pathways with somatic forward genetic screens. Specifically in my growing independent program, we focus on the epigenetics of sarcomagenesis, impacted by fusion oncogenes. Current models under investigation in the laboratory include synovial sarcoma, Ewing’s sarcoma, osteosarcoma, chondrosarcoma, clear cell sarcoma, and alveolar soft-part sarcoma. Identification of therapeutic targets is a central goal in each project.

Research Statement

With 80 percent protected time for academic pursuits, and an independent laboratory at the Huntsman Cancer Institute, I focus most of my research on dissecting the genetic and epigenetic underpinnings of sarcoma initiation. Although sarcomas are rare cancers, the tissues which give rise to sarcomas when they become cancerous are the predominant tissues in the human body, the muscles, tendons, bones, vessels, fat, etc. These tissues derive from mesenchyme or mesoderm. While many organ-based cancer cells gain some characteristics of mesenchyme or mesoderm as they become malignant, turning mesenchyme itself into cancer is much more difficult. The intrinsic resistance to transformation (the process of becoming cancerous) in mesenchyme has brought particular focus to any factor capable of overcoming that resistance and forming cancers from connective tissues.Thus, sarcomas--not only in spite of, but actually because of their low frequency in the general population--have played a central role in the fundamental discoveries of cancer biology. For example, radium dial painters developing osteosarcomas led to the discovery that radiation causes cancer. Oncogenes, the tumor causing genes, were discovered by study of a virus that caused sarcomas in birds. Tumor suppressor genes, the genes that when turned off lead to cancer, were discovered because families had too many sarcomas (Even two is way too common in any one family!) We therefore pursue sarcoma biology vigorously not only because we need to generate better treatment strategies for this horrible group of cancers that impacts young people disproportionately, but also because sarcoma will likely yet teach us much more about cancer biology in general, especially its beginnings.


Education History

Type School Degree
Other Training Mario Capecchi Laboratory, University of Utah
Mentored Scientific Training-Mouse Genetic Modeling of Sarcoma
Fellowship Mount Sinai Hospital
Musculoskeletal Oncology
Residency University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Orthopaedic Surgery
Professional Medical Johns Hopkins University
Undergraduate Harvard University
English and American Literature and Language


Selected Provider Publications

Journal Article

  1. Jones KB, Barrott JJ, Xie M, Haldar M, Jin H, Zhu JF, Monument MJ, Mosbruger TL, Langer EM, Randall RL, Wilson RK, Cairns BR, Ding L, Capecchi MR (2016). The impact of chromosomal translocation locus and fusion oncogene coding sequence in synovial sarcomagenesis.LID - 10.1038/onc.2016.38 [doi]. (Epub ahead of print) Oncogene.
  2. Barrott JJ, Illum BE, Jin H, Zhu JF, Mosbruger T, Monument MJ, Smith-Fry K, Cable MG, Wang Y, Grossmann AH, Capecchi MR, Jones KB (2015). beta-catenin stabilization enhances SS18-SSX2-driven synovial sarcomagenesis and blocks the mesenchymal to epithelial transition. Oncotarget, 6(26), 22758-66.
  3. de Andrea CE, Zhu JF, Jin H, Bovee JV, Jones KB (2015). Cell cycle deregulation and mosaic loss of Ext1 drive peripheral chondrosarcomagenesis in the mouse and reveal an intrinsic cilia deficiency. J Pathol, 236(2), 210-8.
  4. Jones KB (2015). Transposon mutagenesis disentangles osteosarcoma genetic drivers. Nat Genet, 47(6), 564-5.
  5. Quist T, Jin H, Zhu JF, Smith-Fry K, Capecchi MR, Jones KB (2015). The impact of osteoblastic differentiation on osteosarcomagenesis in the mouse. Oncogene, 34(32), 4278-84.
  6. Monument MJ, Bernthal NM, Bowles AJ, Jones KB, Randall RL (2015). What are the 5-year survivorship outcomes of compressive endoprosthetic osseointegration fixation of the femur? Clin Orthop Relat Res, 473(3), 883-90.
  7. Goodwin ML, Jin H, Straessler K, Smith-Fry K, Zhu JF, Monument MJ, Grossmann A, Randall RL, Capecchi MR, Jones KB (2014). Modeling alveolar soft part sarcomagenesis in the mouse: a role for lactate in the tumor microenvironment. Cancer Cell, 26(6), 851-62.
  8. Jones KB, Datar M, Ravichandran S, Jin H, Jurrus E, Whitaker R, Capecchi MR (2013). Toward an understanding of the short bone phenotype associated with multiple osteochondromas. J Orthop Res, 31(4), 651-7.
  9. Straessler KM, Jones KB, Hu H, Jin H, van de Rijn M, Capecchi MR (2013). Modeling clear cell sarcomagenesis in the mouse: cell of origin differentiation state impacts tumor characteristics. Cancer Cell, 23(2), 215-27.
  10. Jones KB, Su L, Jin H, Lenz C, Randall RL, Underhill TM, Nielsen TO, Sharma S, Capecchi MR (2013). SS18-SSX2 and the mitochondrial apoptosis pathway in mouse and human synovial sarcomas. Oncogene, 32(18), 2365-71, 2375.e1-5.
  11. Jones KB, Salah Z, Del Mare S, Galasso M, Gaudio E, Nuovo GJ, Lovat F, LeBlanc K, Palatini J, Randall RL, Volinia S, Stein GS, Croce CM, Lian JB, Ageilan RI (04/01/2012). miRNA signatures associate with pathogenesis and progression of osteosarcoma. Cancer Res, 72(7), 1865-77.
  12. Jones KB, Ferguson PC, Lam B, Biau DJ, Hopyan S, Deheshi B, Griffin AM, White LM, Wunder JS (2012). Effects of neoadjuvant chemotherapy on image-directed planning of surgical resection for distal femoral osteosarcoma. J Bone Joint Surg Am, 94(15), 1399-405.
  13. Su L, Sampaio AV, Jones KB, Pacheco M, Goytain A, Lin S, Poulin N, Yi L, Rossi FM, Kast J, Capecchi MR, Underhill TM, Nielsen TO (2012). Deconstruction of the SS18-SSX fusion oncoprotein complex: insights into disease etiology and therapeutics. Cancer Cell, 21(3), 333-47.
  14. Israelsen RB, Ilium BE, Crabtree S, Randall RL, Jones KB (2011). Extremity sarcoma surgery in younger children: ten years of patients ten years and under. Iowa Orthop J, 31, 145-53.
  15. Jones KB, Schiffman JD, Kohlmann W, Randall RL, Lessnick SL, Cannon-Albright LA (2011). Complex genotype sarcomas display familial inheritance independent of known cancer predisposition syndromes. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev, 20(5), 751-7.
  16. Jones KB, Piombo V, Searby C, Kurriger G, Yang B, Grabellus F, Roughley PJ, Morcuende JA, Buckwalter JA, Capecchi MR, Vortkamp A, Sheffield VC (2010). A mouse model of osteochondromagenesis from clonal inactivation of Ext1 in chondrocytes. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 107(5), 2054-9.
  17. Jones KB (2007). Reliability of histopathologic and radiologic grading of cartilaginous neoplasms in long bones [Skeletal Lesion Interobserver Correlation among Expert Diagnosticians (SLICED) Study Group ]. J Bone Joint Surg Am, 89(10), 2113-2123.

Global Impact

Global Impact

Education History

Type School Degree Country
Fellowship Mount Sinai Hospital
Musculoskeletal Oncology
Fellow Canada


Institution Description Country
Mount Sinai and Princess Margaret Hospitals Musculoskeletal Oncology Fellow Canada

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