Fairview Hospital Names Top Physician New Chief of Surgical Operations


J. Stephen Jones has recently been appointed as Chief of Surgical Operations at Cleveland Clinic’s Fairview Hospital.

Prior to his transition into hospital leadership, he was Chairman of the Cleveland Clinic Department of Regional Urology for five years. Academically, he is a Professor of Surgery at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University and holds the Leonard Horvitz and Samuel Miller Distinguished Chair in Urology Oncology Research.

Dr.JonesDr. Jones serves in a number of other areas of Cleveland Clinic leadership, including the Board of Governors, Enterprise Risk Management Committee, Strategic Space Committee, and Financial Planning Committee. In addition to his administrative roles, Dr. Jones treats patients with bladder and prostate cancer at Fairview Hospital.

He earned his BS in Zoology at the J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Arkansas and his M.D. at UAMS. After his residency at Vanderbilt University, he joined the Springfield Clinic/St. John’s Health System in Missouri. Under his chairman from 1995 until 1999, the Department of Urological Surgery became the highest rated private practice urology program in America, according to U.S. News & World Report.

He has almost 200 publications in every major urological journal and is the author of over 30 book chapters. Castle Connolly lists him in “America’s Top Doctors,” and is significantly ranked in the top one percent of all urologists.

Dr. Jones lives in Shaker Heights with his wife Kathryn. Their interests involve outdoor activities including gardening, traveling, and biking. They have a daughter, Kate, who is the lead creative strategist with LeanDog and a son, Jared, who is with the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation in the agriculture group, working on world hunger.

J. Stephen Jones, MD, FACS, MBA
Chief of Surgical Operations, Fairview Hospital
Professor, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine


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