Gary P. Jones, MD, FACS, is a board-certified cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon at Louisiana Cardiovascular and Thoracic Institute in Alexandria, Louisiana. Along with his years of experience and advanced training, Dr. Jones offers his patients compassionate, high-touch care combined with using the best high-technology tools at his practice. He enjoys spending time with his patients, educating them about their conditions, and seeing excellent results with their treatment.
Dr. Jones earned his medical degree at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana. He then completed his residency in general surgery at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center in Fort Gordon, Georgia, and an additional residency in thoracic surgery at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC.
In addition to his medical training, Dr. Jones joined the United States Army Medical Corps, later serving as assistant chief of cardiothoracic surgery service at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was also the cardiovascular/thoracic surgeon assigned to President Reagan during his 1986 trip to Guam, and later assigned to former South African president Nelson Mandela during his trip to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in 2000.
Dr. Jones’ previous academic appointments include serving as a clinical assistant professor of surgery at Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, in Bethesda, Maryland, and at the John A. Burns Medical School of University of Hawaii, Manoa in Honolulu. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, American College of Cardiology, and the American College of Chest Physicians. His memberships include the American Heart Association, Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Southern Thoracic Surgical Association, International Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons, Rapides Parish Medical Society, and the Louisiana State Medical Society.
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