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Tara Jones
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Tara Jones, FACC, FSCAI, MD, PharmD

Languages spoken: English

Clinical Locations

Mountain West Medical Center

Mountain West U Specialty Clinic
Tooele
435-843-2725

University of Utah Hospital

Cardiovascular Center
Salt Lake City
801-585-7676

University of Utah Hospital

Salt Lake City
801-585-7676
  • Tara Jones, MD, PharmD is an Assistant Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine and a member of the Interventional Cardiology faculty.

    Dr. Jones graduated from the South Dakota State University College of Pharmacy where she received her Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences in 2005 and her Doctorate of Pharmacy in 2007. She then graduated from the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine with her MD in 2012. She completed her Internal Medicine residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and her Cardiovascular Fellowship at the University of Washington. She subsequently came to the University of Utah to complete her Interventional Cardiology and Structural Heart Disease Fellowships.

    Dr. Jones specializes in both interventional cardiology and structural heart disease cases including Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR). Her clinical responsibilities include invasive management of acute heart attacks, evaluation and management of valvular heart disease, coronary stent implantation/balloon angioplasty, and PFO/ASD closure.


    She is also an active researcher, with her academic interests focused on cardiogenic shock, acute coronary syndromes, and structural heart disease. She has authored several articles in cardiovascular journals focusing on these interests. In her free time, she enjoys skiing, hiking, and running.

    She will be seeing patients as part of our Interventional and Structural Heart Disease program as well as general cardiology.

    Board Certification

    American Board of Internal Medicine
    American Board of Internal Medicine (Sub: Cardiovascular Disease)
    American Board of Internal Medicine (Sub: Interventional Cardiology)

    Patient Rating

    4.8 /5
    ( out of 54 reviews )

    The patient rating score is an average of all responses on our patient experience survey. The rating averages scores for all questions about care from our providers.

    The scale on which responses are measured is 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

    Patient Comments

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    Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

    April 28, 2024
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    Dr Jones is thorough and knowledgeable and treated me with respect, compassion and care. I would recommend her

    March 15, 2024
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    This was my second visit with Dr. Jones and her down-to-earth demeanor along with her professionalism will keep me from needing to seek a different cardiologist...unless she gets so booked up that getting an appointment becomes difficult.

    February 15, 2024
    UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

    She was polite, professional, and I didn't feel rushed at all.

    January 12, 2024
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    Precise explanations, good interpersonal relations.

    December 29, 2023
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    Dr Tara L Jones is absolutely the best educator and explainer one could hope to have. She is absolutely the finest. I obviously trust my life with her.

    December 16, 2023
    UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

    Tara Jones was very informative and explained everything. She answered all my questions. I have so much faith in her. Very good doctor.

    December 13, 2023
    UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

    I think Tara L Jones is an excellent Doctor with great medical/ surgical knowledge and very good patient communication skills.

    December 02, 2023
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    I am not concerned about anonymoutity at all. Dr. Jones ... Tara ... is experienced and well qualified. With a family filled with medical folks and an extensive paramedic medical background I was extremely pleased with her assessment, answering a never ending string of questions. I am pleased. I am appreciative. I am comfortable. I am confident.

    November 22, 2023
    UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

    Tara explained what was going on and what I needed to do.. Such as wearing a monitor. Very professional and caring.

  • Tara Jones, MD, PharmD is an Assistant Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine and a member of the Interventional Cardiology faculty.

    Dr. Jones graduated from the South Dakota State University College of Pharmacy where she received her Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences in 2005 and her Doctorate of Pharmacy in 2007. She then graduated from the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine with her MD in 2012. She completed her Internal Medicine residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and her Cardiovascular Fellowship at the University of Washington. She subsequently came to the University of Utah to complete her Interventional Cardiology and Structural Heart Disease Fellowships.

    Dr. Jones specializes in both interventional cardiology and structural heart disease cases including Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR). Her clinical responsibilities include invasive management of acute heart attacks, evaluation and management of valvular heart disease, coronary stent implantation/balloon angioplasty, and PFO/ASD closure.


    She is also an active researcher, with her academic interests focused on cardiogenic shock, acute coronary syndromes, and structural heart disease. She has authored several articles in cardiovascular journals focusing on these interests. In her free time, she enjoys skiing, hiking, and running.

    She will be seeing patients as part of our Interventional and Structural Heart Disease program as well as general cardiology.

    Board Certification and Academic Information

    Academic Departments Internal Medicine -Primary
    Academic Divisions Cardiovascular Medicine
    Board Certification
    American Board of Internal Medicine
    American Board of Internal Medicine (Sub: Cardiovascular Disease)
    American Board of Internal Medicine (Sub: Interventional Cardiology)

    Education history

    Fellowship Structural Heart Interventional Cardiology - University of Utah School of Medicine Fellow
    Interventional Cardiology - University of Utah School of Medicine Fellow
    Fellowship Cardiology - University of Washington School of Medicine Fellow
    Internal Medicine - University of Nebraska Medical Center Resident
    Professional Medical Medicine - University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine M.D.
    South Dakota State University Pharm.D.
    Undergraduate Pharmaceutical Sciences - South Dakota State University B.S.

    Selected Publications

    Journal Article

    1. Gamvroulas EM, Jones AE, Saunders JA, Jones TL, Witt DM (2023). Trends in antiplatelet strategies 12-months following coronary stent placement in anticoagulated patients. BMC Cardiovasc Disord, 23(1), 117. (Read full article)
    2. Jain P, Thayer KL, Abraham J, Everett KD, Pahuja M, Whitehead EH, Schwartz BP, Lala A, Sinha SS, Kanwar MK, Garan AR, Hernandez-Monfort JA, Mahr C, Vorovich E, Wencker D, McCabe JM, Jones T, Goud M, Baca P, Harwani N, Burkhoff D, Kapur NK (2021). Right Ventricular Dysfunction Is Common and Identifies Patients at Risk of Dying in Cardiogenic Shock. J Card Fail, 27(10), 1061-1072. (Read full article)
    3. Jones TL, Golomb M, Dranow E, Welt FGP, Shah PB (2020). The case for a qualitative lesion assessment system for coronary angiography. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv, 98(3), 520-525. (Read full article)
    4. Sturm RC, Jones TL, Youngquist ST, Shah RU (2021). Regional systems of care in ST elevation myocardial infarction. Interv Cardiol Clin, 10(3), 281-291.
    5. Varela DL, Jones TL (2021). Perivalvular Abscess Causing Coronary-Artery Compression. N Engl J Med, 385(1), e3. (Read full article)
    6. Alasnag M, Jones TL, Hanfi Y, Ryan N (2021). Sex-based outcomes in contemporary antiplatelet therapy trials. Open Heart, 8(2). (Read full article)
    7. Marashly Q, Taleb I, Kyriakopoulos CP, Dranow E, Jones TL, Tandar A, Overton SD, Tonna JE, Stoddard K, Wever-Pinzon O, Kemeyou L, Koliopoulou AG, Shah KS, Nourian K, Richins TJ, Burnham TS, Welt FG, McKellar SH, Nativi-Nicolau J, Drakos SG (2021). Predicting mortality in cardiogenic shock secondary to ACS requiring short-term mechanical circulatory support: The ACS-MCS score. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv.
    8. Tandar A, Sharma V, Ibrahim M, Jones T, Morgan D, Montzingo C, Lee J, Birgenheier N, Silberton N, Abraham A, Welt FGP, Glotzbach JP (2021). Preventing or minimizing acute kidney injury in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement. J Invasive Cardiol, 33(1), E32-39.
    9. Mayeux JD, Pan IZ, Dechand J, Jacobs JA, Jones TL, McKellar SH, Beck E, Hatton ND, Ryan JJ (2020). Management of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension. Curr Cardiovasc Risk Rep.
    10. Jones TL, Golomb M, Dranow E, Welt FGP, Shah PB (2020). The case for a qualitative lesion assessment system for coronary angiography. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv, 98(3), 520-525. (Read full article)
    11. Jones TL, Gowani SA, Abraham A, Sharma V, Glotzbach J, Morgan D, Welt FGP, Tandar A (2020). Trans-septal puncture through Gore® Cardioform Septal Occluder device - Step by step approach. Cardiovasc Revasc Med, 23, 91-93. (Read full article)
    12. Dawson K, Jones TL, Kearney KE, McCabe JM (2020). Emerging Role of Large-bore Percutaneous Axillary Vascular Access: A Step-by-step Guide. Interv Cardiol, 15, e07. (Read full article)
    13. Jones TL, Tan MC, Nguyen V, Kearney KE, Maynard CC, Anderson E, Mahr C, McCabe JM (2020). Outcome differences in acute vs. acute on chronic heart failure and cardiogenic shock. ESC Heart Fail, 7(3), 1118-1124. (Read full article)
    14. Mercanti F, Rosseel L, Neylon A, Bagur R, Sinning J, Nickenig G, Grube E, Hildick-Smith D, Tavano D, Wolf A, Colonna G, Latib A, Mitomo S, Petronio A, Angelillis M, Tchetche D, De Biase C, Adamo M, Nejjari M, Digne F, Schafer U, Amabile N, Achkouty G, Makkar R, Yoon S, Finkelstein A, Dvir D, Jones T, Chevalier B, Lefevre T, Piazza N, Mylotte D (2020). Chimney stenting for coronary occlusion during Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement: Insights from the Chimney Registry. JACC Cardiovasc Interv, 13(6), 751-761.
    15. Simonato M, Webb J, Bleiziffer S, Abdel-Wahab M, Wood D, Seiffert M, Schfer U, Whrle J, Jochheim D, Woitek F, Latib A, Barbanti M, Spargias K, Kodali S, Jones T, Tchetche D, Coutinho R, Napodano M, Garcia S, Veulemans V, Siqueira D, Windecker S, Cerillo A, Kempfert J, Agrifoglio M, Bonaros N, Schoels W, Baumbach H, Schofer J, Gaia DF, Dvir D (2019). Current Generation Balloon-Expandable Transcatheter Valve Positioning Strategies During Aortic Valve-in-Valve Procedures and Clinical Outcomes. JACC Cardiovasc Interv, 12(16), 1606-1617. (Read full article)
    16. Jones TL, Kearney KE, McCabe JM (2019). Prevalence and Predictors of Vascular Thrombus Formation After Percutaneous Axillary Artery Impella Insertion. Circ Cardiovasc Interv, 12(8), e008046.
    17. Jones TL, Nakamura K, McCabe JM (2019). Cardiogenic shock: evolving definitions and future directions in management. Open Heart, 6(1), e000960. (Read full article)
    18. Bleiziffer S, Erlebach M, Simonato M, Pibarot P, Webb J, Capek L, Windecker S, George I, Sinning JM, Horlick E, Napodano M, Holzhey DM, Petursson P, Cerillo A, Bonaros N, Ferrari E, Cohen MG, Baquero G, Jones TL, Kalra A, Reardon MJ, Chhatriwalla A, Gama Ribeiro V, Alnasser S, Van Mieghem NM, Rustenbach CJ, Schofer J, Garcia S, Zeus T, Champagnac D, Bekeredjian R, Kornowski R, Lange R, Dvir D (2018). Incidence, predictors and clinical outcomes of residual stenosis after aortic valve-in-valve. Heart, 104(10), 828-834. (Read full article)
    19. Jones TL, McCabe JM (2017). Cardiovascular highlights from non-cardiology journals. Heart, 103, 1553.
    20. Haglund NA, Burdorf A, Jones T, Shostrom V, Um J, Ryan T, Shillcutt S, Fischer P, Cox ZL, Raichlin E, Anderson DR, Lowes BD, Dumitru I (2015). Inhaled Milrinone After Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation. J Card Fail, 21(10), 792-7. (Read full article)

    Review

    1. Alasnag M, Ahmed B, Jones T, Ibebuogu U, Price A, Spencer D, Welt F, Batchelor W (2023). Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Sustainability: What It Is and Why It Matters. [Review]. JACC Cardiovasc Interv. (Read full article)

    Book Review

    1. Goldberger Z, Jones T (2016). Book Review. [Review of the book ECG from Basics to Essentials: Step by Step]. 39, 779.

    Case Report

    1. Jones TL, Sharma V, Glotzbach JP, Welt FGP, Tandar A (2020). Is timing everything? Bioprosthetic valve fracture in valve-in-valve TAVR. J Card Surg, 35(11), 3242-3243. (Read full article)

    Editorial

    1. Fang JC, Jones TL (2020). Can a Pulmonary Artery Catheter Improve Outcomes in Cardiogenic Shock? JACC Heart Fail, 8(11), 914-916. (Read full article)

    Abstract

    1. Jones T, Taleb I, Dranow E, Chaney J, McKellar S, Koliopoulou AG, Selzman C, Fang J, Nativi-Nicolau, Tonna J, Overton S, Stehlik J, Welt F, Tandar A, Drakos S (2020). SCAI cardiogenic shock classification system to predict survival. [Abstract]. 75(11 Supplement 1), 995.