Heather Jones, MD

Director, Critical Care Intensivist Service

Heather D. Jones, MD, is a faculty member in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, a member of the Women's Guild Lung Institute and medical director of the Critical Care Intensivist Service at Cedars-Sinai. She provides clinical care for patients in the intensive care unit setting.

Dr. Jones' research focuses on the molecular pathways involved in the development of acute respiratory distress syndrome, and the causes of the severely low oxygen levels seen in this disease. She was recently awarded a KL2 career development award from the UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute to continue this work. Her research was recently published in the American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology.

Dr. Jones received her undergraduate degree in Molecular and Cell Biology from the University of California, Berkeley, and attended medical school at Medical College of Pennsylvania/Hahnemann University (now Drexel School of Medicine). She received her internal medicine residency training at Boston Medical Center, and then moved to Johns Hopkins Hospital for a clinical fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care. Dr. Jones followed her clinical fellowship with a research fellowship in the Pulmonary-Critical Care Medicine Branch at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute at the National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Jones joined the faculty at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in 2007, and holds an academic appointment as assistant clinical professor at UCLA. Dr. Jones is a member of the American Thoracic Society, the American College of Chest Physicians and the World Molecular Imaging Society. She is board certified in pulmonary medicine and critical care medicine.