After graduating from the University of Melbourne Medical school in 1975 Professor Ian Jones completed seven years of specialist general surgery training at the Royal Melbourne Hospital in 1982. From 1983 until 1987 he obtained further surgical training specifically in colorectal surgery with three years spent at the Cleveland Clinic in the United States, the last year of which was an appointment to the consultant staff.
In 1987 Professor Jones returned to Australia to commence private practice and was appointed consultant surgeon at the Royal Melbourne Hospital where he was Head of the Colorectal Surgery Unit from 1999 to 2012.
As well as his specialist surgical qualifications of Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and the Royal College of Surgeons of England, Professor Jones is a Fellow of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons and a Foundation member of the Colorectal Surgical Society of Australasia.
Professor Ian Jones is a specialist surgeon with particular interest in colorectal surgery and colonoscopy.
Colorectal surgical conditions treated by Professor Jones include the following;