An NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center

Veronica C. Jones, F.A.C.S., M.D.

Breast Surgeon
Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Breast Surgery, Department of Surgery
Referring Physicians/Colleagues: 626-218-0322
Email: [email protected]

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Specializing in breast cancer surgery, the much-honored Veronica C. Jones, M.D., F.A.C.S., joined City of Hope in 2015 after serving as an assistant professor of surgery at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta.

Dr. Jones graduated with honors from Stanford University and received her medical degree at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee. She completed her internship and residency at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. She also studied HIV/AIDS and reproductive health during a clerkship in Kenya. Along the way she picked up a variety of awards from Chief Resident of the Year to Best Surgical Oncology Paper.

Dr. Jones writes extensively and has focused her research on health disparities in underserved populations, as well as new technologies in breast cancer care.


City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center, 1500 East Duarte Road

Duarte, CA 91010

  • McCune J, Jones VC, Seewaldt VL. Metformin and chemoprevention: potential for heart-healthy targeting of biologically aggressive breast cancer. Frontiers in Prevention, in press, 2019.
  • Tossas-Milligan K, Shalabi S, Jones V, Seewaldt VL. Mammographic density: intersection of advocacy, science, and clinical practice. Breast Can Res., in press 2019.
  • Tobin SJ, Wakefield DL, Jones V, Liu X, Schmolze D, Jovanović-Talisman T Single molecule localization microscopy coupled with touch preparation for the quantification of trastuzumab-bound HER2. . Sci Rep. 2018 Oct 11;8(1):15154. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-33225-0.  PMID: 30310083
  • Wu C, Ashing KT, Jones VC, Barcelo L. The association of neighborhood context with health outcomes among ethnic minority breast cancer survivors. J Behav Med. 2018 Feb;41(1):52-61/ PMID: 28752331
  • Ashing KT, George M, Jones V. Health-related quality of life and care satisfaction outcomes: informing psychosocial oncology care among Latina and African-American young breast cancer survivors. Psychooncology. 2018 Apr;27 (4):1213-1220. PMID: 29370454
  • Disparities in managing emotions when facing a diagnosis of breast cancer: Results of screening program of couples distress. Dumitra S, Jones V, Rodriguez J, Bitz C, Polamero E, Loscalzo M, Kruper L, Warner SG. Surgery. 2018 Jan 19. pii: S0039-6060(17)30861-9. doi: 10.1016/j.surg.2017.11.022. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 29370926
  • Time to Treatment: Measuring Quality Breast Cancer Care.Polverini AC, Nelson RA, Marcinkowski E, Jones VC, Lai L, Mortimer JE, Taylor L, Vito C, Yim J, Kruper L. Ann Surg Oncol. 2016 Oct;23 (10):3392-402. PMID: 27503492
  • Implementing the Prospective Surveillance Model (PSM) of Rehabilitation for Breast Cancer Patients with 1-Year postoperative Follow-up, a Prospective, Observational Study. Lai L, Binkley J, Jones V, Kirkpatrick S, Furbish C, Stratford P, Thompson W, Sidhu A, Fraley C, Okoli J, Beech D, Gabram S. Ann Surg Oncol. 2016 Oct;23(10):3379-84. PMID: 27334210
  • Excising Additional Margins at Initial Breast Conserving Surgery (BCS) Reduces the Need for Re-excision in a Predominantly African American Population: A Report of a Randomized Prospective Study in a Public Hospital. Jones V, Linebarger J, Perez S, Gabram S, Okoli J, Bumpers H, Burns B, Mosunjac M, Rizzo M. Ann Surg Oncol, 2016 Feb;23(2):456-64. PMID:26254169
  • Obesity, gynecologic factors, and abnormal mammography follow-up in minority and medically underserved women. Fair AM, Wujcik D, Lin JM, Grau A, Wilson V, Champion V, Zheng W, Egan KM. J Women’s Health (Larnmt). 2009 Jul; 18(7):1033-9. PMID: 19558307
  • Disparities in immediate breast reconstruction after mastectomy: time for a change [Editorial]. Jones VC, Carlson GW. Breast J. Jul-Aug; 20(4):337-8. PMID:24985527
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