Sam Jones, MD

Resident PGY2, Department of Neurosurgery

Sam Jones

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Resident PGY2, Department of Neurosurgery


Resident


MD, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York City

BS, University of Notre Dame, Indiana

Summary

A native of Iowa, Dr. Jones received his MD from Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City. While there, he volunteered as a student clinician in the Weill Cornell Community Clinic, which provides free or low-cost medical care for individuals in need. Jones was also an active member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons Medical Student Chapter. “This group serves as a liaison between the medical student body and faculty in the Weill Cornell Department of Neurosurgery,” he said. “We helped facilitate research opportunities and clinical exposure for students interested in learning about neurosurgery.”

As a member of the Stimson Surgical Society in New York City (and later its leader), Dr. Jones helped facilitate operating room shadowing experiences for students interested in learning more about surgical subspecialties. He also volunteered at Heart 2 Heart as a medical student clinician and as a medical assessment evaluator at the Weill Cornell Center for Human Rights. Both organizations work with underserved communities in New York City.

Jones earned his undergraduate degree in psychology and science from Notre Dame University. While there, he served as president of the LOGAN Club, a student-run organization dedicated to facilitating recreational activities, housing, and work for adults in northern Indiana with disabilities such as Down syndrome, autism spectrum disorder, etc. 

Professional Associations

  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons

Research

Research Summary/Interests

Jones began developing his research skills and interests after he won two years of funding to conduct research in schematic memory with the University of Iowa Department of Neurology, under the mentorship of Daniel Tranel, PhD, and Melissa Duff, PhD.

He then worked in the University of Notre Dame Center for the Advanced Measurement of Personality and Psychopathology Lab, as an undergraduate researcher, under the mentorship of Lee Anna Clark, PhD, and Elizabeth Daly, PhD.

After graduation, Dr. Jones began working as a medical student researcher for the Weill Cornell Medicine Department of Neurosurgery, under the mentorship of Theodore Schwartz, MD. Together, they investigated the prognosis for patients undergoing glioblastoma resection, temporal lobe epilepsy surgery, and endonasal transsphenoidal tumor resection. He also worked full-time with Dr. Schwartz in the summer of 2015 to investigate management of internal carotid artery injury during endonasal endoscopic surgeries.

In addition, Dr. Jones worked with Douglas Labar, MD; Steven Karceski, MD; and Padmaja Kandula MD, in the Weill Cornell Department of Neurophysiology, as a medical student researcher. He helped complete a systematic literature review and coordinated an ongoing prospective trial regarding use of cannabinoid medications for treating adults with refractory epilepsy. He also worked with Dr. Labar to investigate clinical presentation and treatment of non-convulsive status epilepticus in brain tumor patients.

Publications

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles/Abstracts

  • Bander, E.D., Jones, S.H., Kovanlikaya, I., & Schwartz, T.H. Utility of tubular retractors to minimize surgical brain injury in the removal of deep intraparenchymal lesions: a quantitative analysis of FLAIR hyperintensity and apparent diffusion coefficient maps. Journal of Neurosurgery. 2016, Apr; 124(4): 1053-1060
  • Jones, S.H. Justifying health care as a feasible ethical right. Rutgers Journal of Bioethics. 2015, Apr; 6(1): 47-56
  • Jones, S.H. The conveyance of the Miranda rights. Harvard Undergraduate Law Review. 2012, Oct; 23(1): 69-82
  • Jones, S.H., Iannone, A.F., Patel, K.S., Anchouche, K., Raza, S.M., Anand, V.K., & Schwartz, T.H. The impact of age on long-term quality of life after endonasal endoscopic resection of skull base meningiomas. Neurosurgery 2016, Nov; 79(5): 736-745
  • Spalding, K.N., Jones, S.H., Duff, M.C., Tranel, D., & Warren, D.E. Investigating the neural correlates of schemas: ventromedial prefrontal cortex is necessary for normal schematic influence on memory. Journal of Neuroscience.2015, Nov; 35(47): 15746-15751
  • Warren, D.E., Jones, S.H., Duff, M.C., Tranel, D. False recall is reduced by damage to the ventromedial prefrontal cortex: implications for understanding the neural correlates of schematic memory. Journal of Neuroscience. 2014, May; 4(22): 7677-7682.

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles/Abstracts (other than published)

  • Cohen, S., Jones, S.H., Dhandapani, S.S., Negm, H.M., Anand, V.K., Schwartz, T.H. Lumbar drains decrease the risk of post-operative cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak following endonasal endoscopic surgery for suprasellar meningiomas in patients with high BMI. Operative Neurosurgery. 2016, Nov; Pub Status: In-Press
  • Forbes, J.A., Teschan, N., Jones, S.H., Parry, P., Simonet, L., & Swamy, N. Cervical corpectomy for resection of ventral intramedullary capillary hemangioma with circumferential involvement of anterior spinal artery: case report. Journal of Neurosurgery Spine. 2017, Aug; Pub Status: Submitted.
  • Jones, S.H., & Benitez, J.A. Precision medication therapy of major depressive disorder through pharmacogenetic testing. Current Psychiatry. 2017, Apr; Pub Status: In-Press
  • Jones, S.H., Labar, D.R., Karceski, S.C. Cannabinoid therapy in adults with treatment-refractory epilepsy: asystematic review of the literature. Epilepsia. 2017, Jul; Pub Status: Submitted
  • Jones, S.H., Magge, R.S., Labar, D.R. Electroencephalogram seizure patterns and clinical outcomes in patients with brain tumors and non-convulsive status epilepticus. Epilepsy Research. 2017, Jul; Pub Status: Submitted.

Scientific Monograph

  • Jones, S.H., & Karceski, S.C. (2017). Body mass index (BMI) in early life and stroke in adult life. [Monograph]. Neurology, 89 (4)(41-44)

Poster Presentations

  • Jones, S.H., Labar, D.R., & Karceski, S.K. (2017). Cannabinoid therapy in adults with treatment-refractory epilepsy: a systematic review and prospective analysis. Poster presented at: Weill Cornell AOC; New York City, NY
  • Jones, S.H., Spalding, K., Du, I., & Tranel, D. (2014). The effect of CO2 inhalation on the erasure of fear memory. Poster presented at: University of Iowa Summer Research Symposium.; Iowa City, IA
  • Jones, S.H., Warren, D.E., & Tranel, D. (2012). False memory and the ventromedial prefrontal cortex. Poster presented at: University of Iowa Summer Research Symposium; Iowa City, IA
  • Jones, S.H., Warren, D.E., & Tranel, D. (2012). False memory and the ventromedial prefrontal cortex. Poster presented at: University of Notre Dame Undergraduate Research Meeting.; Notre Dame, IN
  • Jones, S.H., Warren, D.E., & Tranel, D. (2013). False memory, contextual congruence, and the ventromedial prefrontal cortex. Poster presented at: University of Iowa Summer Research Symposium.; Iowa City, IA
  • Jones, S.H., Wolf, B.A., Labar, D.R. (2016). Clinical outcomes in patients with brain tumors and non-convulsive status epilepticus. Poster presented at: American Epilepsy Society Annual Conference; Houston, TX.