Dr. Whitney F. Jones is a native of Louisville, Kentucky and a Waggener High School graduate. Dr. Jones graduated with honors and a B.A. in psychology from the University of Louisville in 1983, after which he attended the University of Louisville, School of Medicine from 1983 to 1987 and was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society.
He served his internship and residency at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas in Internal Medicine and was appointed chief administrative medical resident and clinical instructor on the faculty of Internal Medicine in 1990. During his chief residency, he was a visiting instructor at the Harvard Medical School’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital as well as the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
He continued in Dallas for his formal training in Digestive Diseases until 1993, including a visiting scholarship in therapeutic endoscopy at Nichai Dai University in Tokyo, Japan. He was named the Wilson-Cooke fellow in advanced therapeutic endoscopy at the University of Toronto’s Wellesley Hospital in 1993 and completed his postdoctoral training in 1994.
In 1994, he was appointed the Director of Therapeutic Endoscopy and Endoscopic Oncology at the University of Louisville. In 2000, he co-founded Midwest Gastroenterology Associates. He is currently a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Louisville, where he remains active in education, research and patient care. His practice interests include prevention and treatment of gastrointestinal cancers, pancreatic and biliary diseases.
He has authored numerous scientific articles, reviews and abstracts and presented at a variety of national and international scientific meetings. He belongs to numerous local and national professional societies, including the Kentucky Medical Association, American College of Gastroenterology, American Gastroenterology Association and American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.
In 2004, Dr. Jones founded Good Health Ideas, Inc., dba, The Colon Cancer Prevention Project. This non-profit organization is dedicated to increasing colon cancer screening rates in Kentucky. In 2008, he was appointed by the governor to the Kentucky Colon Cancer Screening Program Advisory Committee, and subsequently to chair the group.
His personal interests include tennis, agriculture, cooking, travel and anything to do with his two boys, Keaton and Nikolas.
- Clinical Professor of Medicine
University of Louisville