Dr. Joshua Jones completed from Harvard College with an undergraduate and masters' degree in the History of Science. He taught high school science for several years prior to enrolling in medical school at the NYU Langone School of Medicine. He completed internship followed by radiation oncology residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania followed by a palliative medicine fellowship at the Harvard/MGH Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program.
Since returning to Penn, Dr. Jones has set up a comprehensive palliative radiotherapy program at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania/Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine. He sees inpatients and outpatients with advanced cancer referred for palliative radiotherapy and attends on the inpatient palliative care service.
Dr. Jones' research encompasses three fundamental areas of interest related to health outcomes in patients with advanced cancer: 1. using radiotherapy to improve symptoms, quality of life and overall functioning in patients with advanced and metastatic cancer; and 2. optimizing symptom management in patients with advanced and metastatic cancer receiving radiotherapy; and 3. enhancing communication between providers and patients/families living with advanced and metastatic cancer.
Dr. Jones lives in the Philadelphia suburbs with his wife and two sons. They enjoy hiking, swimming and most outdoor activities.