Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX, US
MEDVAMC Urology Service
Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas, United States


B.A. from Trinity University
M.D. from Baylor College Of Medicine
Internship at Indiana University Hospitals
General Surgery
Residency at Indiana University Hospitals
Resident in General Surgery
Residency at Indiana University Hospitals
Resident in Urology
M.S. from University Of Texas Medical Branch
Fellowship at Indiana University
AFUD Scholar/Research Fellow in Urologic Oncology


American Board of Urology

Honors & Awards

Distinguished Leadership Award – Outstanding Contribution in Medical Education and Research
Young Investigator’s Award
Individual Special Space Flight Achievement Award, ISS Medical Operations Lead
International Space Station Individual Superior Accomplishment Award
NSA HQs ISS Expeditionary Medicine Group Award, Accepted as Group Lead
Special Spaceflight Achievement Award, Medical Operations HRF Ultrasound Test Team
Superior Performance Award, Orion Vehicle Integration and Design Support
Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Twenty Years of Service
Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal
Combat Air Medal While Serving as Flight Surgeon to an F-18 Squadron in Iraq and as Electronics Countermeasures Officer
Bruce Jackson Naval Reserve Flight Surgeon of the Year

Professional Interests

  • Urologic Oncology

Professional Statement

Dr. Jeffrey Jones is a professor at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) with a joint appointment in the Department of Urology and Center for Space Medicine. He is a fellowship-trained and board certified Urologic Oncologist and is board certified in Aerospace Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, American College of Preventive Medicine and the Aerospace Medical Association. He is currently the Chief of Urology at the Michael E. DeBakey Veteran Affairs Medical Center (MEDVAMC) and an active participant in the Southwest Oncology Group. He is Principal or Co-Investigator on multiple clinical cancer trials at BCM and MEDVAMC.

He is also a US Naval Flight Surgeon (current reservist, but participated in Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom) and was a NASA Flight Surgeon for 13 years. He served tenures as crew surgeon for Shuttle and ISS missions, the lead flight surgeon for both the International Space Station and Exploration Medicine programs, the NASA JSC Radiation and Countermeasures Integrated Product Team lead, the Multilateral Medical Operations Panel Radiation Health and Countermeasures Working Group lead and has been Co-investigator on multiple spaceflight medical science studies. He has participated in many prior human and animal studies of radiation exposure, tumor biology, cancer therapy and space countermeasures development, including a clinical study of astronauts for the use of Potassium Citrate in preventing spaceflight-induced renal calculi. He has authored multiple peer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters on urological surgery, cancer therapy, stone management, space radiation health, radiation bioeffects, and radiation-induced carcinogenesis.

Selected Publications


Society for Basic Urologic Research
Endourological Society
Texas Urological Society
Society of University Urologists
American Aerospace Medicine Association
American Medical Corps Officers of the Navy
Association of Military Surgeons of the United States
National Space Society
American Astronautical Society
Planetary Society
Société International D’Urologie
Society of University Urologists
American Association of Clinical Urologists
Texas Medical Association
Society of Urologic Oncology
Southwest Oncology Group
American Urological Association


Clinical Interests
Urologic oncology; calculus disease; urological applications for space and flight medicine
Research Interests
Southwest Oncology Group: Genitourinary Cancer Clinical Trials, Ben Taub Hospital and Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center; Center for Space Medicine/NASA-Johnson Space Center: Countermeasure for In-flight Bone Loss Using Bisphosphonate (Co-Investigator), Oxidative Stress Countermeasures for Spaceflight Extra-vehicular Activities (Principal Investigator)