1199 Bush Street, Suite 640
San Francisco, CA 94109


Merrimack College, North Andover, MA
Bachelor of Arts – Biology

Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
Doctor of Medicine


Roosevelt Hospital, New York, NY
Internship – General Surgery
JUL 1982 – JUN 1983

Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
Residency – General Surgery
JUL 1986 – JUN 1987

Residency – Orthopaedic Surgery
JUL 1987 – JUN 1991

Fellowship – Adult Spine Surgery
JUL 1991 – JUN 1992

Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic, Inglewood, CA
Fellowship – Spine Surgery
JUL 1992 – AUG 1992


Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN
Graduate Trainee Selection, Alpha Omega Alpha 1990


Federal Licensing Examination (FLEX)

State of New York

Medical License 157541-1 – Inactive

State of Florida

Medical License 46742 – Inactive

State of Tennessee
Medical License MD-021645 – Inactive

State of California
Medical License A050873 – Active

American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
Board Certified




Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
Clinical Instructor, Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation
JUL 1991- JUN 1992

Saint Mary’s Medical Center, San Francisco, CA
Clinical Instructor, San Francisco Orthopaedic Residency Training Program
SEP 1992


Seton Medical Center, Daly City, CA
Physician, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Mills – Peninsula Hospital, Burlingame, CA
Physician, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Saint Francis Memorial Hospital, San Francisco, CA
Physician, Department of Surgery

California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, CA
Physician, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, Berkeley, CA
Physician, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery


University of California, Berkeley
Spine Surgery Consultant and Volunteer Team Physician
1995 – PRESENT

Oracle Team USA – 2013 America’s Cup
Spine Surgery Consultant and Associate Team Physician
2012 – 2013


Saint Francis Memorial Hospital, San Francisco, CA
Trustee, Strategic Planning Committee | 2005 – PRESENT
Trustee, Board Quality Committee | 2005 – 2006
Trustee, Board of Trustees | 2006 – 2015
Secretary, Executive Committee | 2010 – 2015
Chairman, Board Quality Committee | 2012 – 2015


National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine, San Francisco, CA
Faculty | 1995-2008
Board of Directors | 1997-2008

San Francisco Medical Society
Member, SFMS Services Inc. Board | 1999-2003
Member, Board of Directors | 2001-2003

Saint Francis Memorial Hospital, San Francisco, CA
Member, Board Nominations Committee | 2005 – 2006, 2015 – PRESENT
Member, Board Quality Committee | 2005 – PRESENT
Member, Blood Utilization Committee | 2009 – PRESENT
Member, Surgical Care Executive Committee | 2012 – PRESENT
Member, Credentials Committee | 2013 – PRESENT


Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN
Residency Selection Committee for Orthopedic Surgery | 1987 – 1992
Graduate Medical Education Subcommittee
(L.C.M.E. Re-accreditation Task Force) | 1990 – 1991
Academic Tutor and Mentor Program Participant
(Vanderbilt University Football) | 1990 – 1992
Advisor – Minority Pre-Med Group | 1990 – 1992

University of California, Berkeley
Faculty and Mentor, Health and Medical
Apprenticeship Program | 1995 – PRESENT


United States Navy, General Medical Officer
Active Duty – Lieutenant
JUL 1983 – JUN 1986

Reserve Duty – Lieutenant Commander
JAN 1988 – JUN 1992

Honorable Discharge – Commander
JAN 2001

West Bay Orthopedic Medical Group, Inc., Daly City, CA
EP 1992 – AUG 1993

Jensen, Watson & Light, MDs Inc., San Francisco, CA
SEP 1993 – JUN 1997

Clement K. Jones, M.D., San Francisco, CA


Member, Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA)
Member, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
Member, North American Spine Society (NASS)
Member, California Orthopaedic Association (COA)
Member, Association of American Physicians & Surgeons (AAPS)
Member, Vanderbilt Orthopaedic Society (VOS)
Member, San Francisco Medical Society (SFMS)


Schwartz, H.S. and Jones, C.K.: Efficacy of Gallium Scintigraphy in Detecting Soft Tissue Sarcomas. Annals of Surgery 215(1):1992.

Karpos, Jones, McNamara, and Spengler: Persistent Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak Associated with Intrathecal Opioid Administration During Lumbar Spine Surgery. A Report of Two Cases, J.B.J.S. 76(6), 916-918:1994


Grand Rounds, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
Thoracolumbar Burst Fractures, November 1989
Cervical Spine Fractures in Patients with Ankylosing Spondylitis, April 1990
Necrotizing Fasciitis, October 1990
Atlanto-Axial Rotatory Fixation, January 1991
Degenerative Cervical Spine Disorders: An Overview, October 1991
Cervical Spine Anatomy, January 1992
Spine Panel, Thoracolumbar and Lumbar Fractures, February 1992

Visiting Professorships, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Case Presentation, Bilateral Congenital Pseudoarthrosis Secondary to Neurofibromatosis, November 1990
Case Presentation, Segmental Tibial Bone Loss Secondary to Gunshot Wound, November 1990

Spine: Current Concepts, Maui, Hawaii
Case Presentations: Thoracolumbar and Lumbar Fractures, March 1992

Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 3rd Annual Radiological Technologists Seminar on Trauma
Guest Lecturer, Spinal Trauma, February 1992

Northern California Society of Radiation Therapists, Daly City, CA, May 1993
Guest Lecturer

Saint Francis Memorial Hospital Nursing Staff Lectures
Spinal Update, Fall 1998
Spine ‘99 – Care of Patients with Spine Surgery, September 1999
Spine Surgery Update, June 2001
Spine Update, August 2007
Critical Care Nursing: Spine Surgery Update, November 2009
Advances and Current Techniques in Spine Surgery, November 2013 and May 2014

University of California, San Francisco, Dept. of Orthopedic Surgery
Spine Day, Visiting Professors Case Presentations, December 1998
Visiting Professor, Panelist and Case Presentation, March 2001
4th Annual Spine Symposium, Panelist, June 2009

University of California, San Francisco, Dept. of Family and Community Medicine
Annual Review in Family Medicine Course
Cervical Spine Evaluation and Treatment: Classics and Controversies Lecture, April 2009

University of California, Berkeley Sports Medicine Seminars
Spine and Sports, July 1997 and May 2000
Spine Injuries and Athletes: Evidence-Based Best Practices, May 2012

Samuel Merritt College Physical Therapy Graduate School
Spine Anatomy and Clinical Overview, November 1998 and November 1999

Spine Network of California, Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, February 2000
Bulging Disk or Herniated Disk?
Myelogram, CT Scan or Discogram?
Curriculum Vitae

AO/ASIF-Synthes Spine Courses
Operating Room Nurses, Marin General Hospital, Greenbrae, CA, August 1997
Operating Room Personnel, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Foster City, CA, August 2001
Principles of Spinal Disorders for Operating Room Personnel, San Francisco, CA
Lecturer: Complications of Cervical Spine Surgery, and, Lab Table Instructor, August 2012
Principles of Spinal Disorders for Operating Room Personnel, Las Vegas, NV
Moderator: Thoracolumbar Fractures; and, Lab Table Instructor, April 2013

DePuy Spine
TLIF Technique (Harms Procedure), San Francisco, CA, September 1999
Degenerative Lumbar Spinal Techniques, Cadaver Workshop, Seattle, WA, July 2001

Spine Search LLC and DePuy Spine – Spine Specialty Day
An Introduction to Best Practices in the Surgical Treatment of Spinal Disorders,
San Francisco, CA, March 2012

Medtronic Sofamor-Danek
Operating Room Personnel Course – Making Sense of Spinal Instrumentation, Daly City, CA
April 2003
Infuse BMP Sponges, Applications in Orthopaedic Trauma and Spine Surgery
Kokkari Restaurant, San Francisco, CA, January 2005

Maricopa Integrated Health Systems and Spinal Diagnostics and Treatment Center,
San Francisco, CA, July 2003

Symposium on Soft Tissue Injuries: New Concepts in Diagnosis and Treatment
Surgical Options for Lumbar Spine

Saint Francis Memorial Hospital Lectures, San Francisco, CA
Spinal Neoplasms, Grand Rounds September 1996
Spinal Update, Grand Rounds, July 2003
Spine Surgery: Promises and Pitfalls, Foundation Lecture, October 2008
Cervical Spine Review, Grand Rounds, June 2009
Cervical Spine Evaluation and Treatment: Classics and Controversies, Surgery Dept., July 2009
Spine Surgery: Pros and Cons, Public Seminar, January 2010
Evidence-Based Spine Surgery, Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Symposium, November 2010
Evidence-Based Spine Surgery, Medical Grand Rounds, September 2011
Spine Injuries in Athletes: Evidence-Based Best Practices, Grand Rounds, September 2012
Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Symposium and Lecture: Spine Injuries in Athletes, April 2013
Spinal Instrumentation Update, Surgery Department Meeting, November 2013

Special Referral Lectures
Spine Surgery Overview, Bay Medical Center, San Francisco, CA, October 2007
Heads Up: Spine Injuries in Football, Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory
High School Football Team, San Francisco, CA, September 2010
Spine Surgery: Nuts and Bolts…or Just Plain Nuts? San Francisco, CA April 2011
Spine Injuries and Vehicular Trauma, Plaintiff Attorneys, San Francisco, CA September 2011
Spine Surgery Evaluation and Treatment, One Medical Group, San Francisco, CA, September 2013
Spine FUN-damentals: Anatomy ≠ Surgery, Law Firm, June 2013
California Chiropractor Association, San Francisco District Meeting January 2014
Pearls and Pitfalls of a Spine Surgery Defense Expert Witness, Law Firms, June & July 2014
Spine Surgery: Nuts and Bolts, One Medical Group, Palo Alto, CA July 2014
MCLE, Law Firm, Feb 2015