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Keith A. (Tony) Jones, MD

Professor and Alfred Habeed Endowed Chair
Department of Anesthesiology
University of Alabama School of Medicine
Birmingham, Alabama

Dr. Keith (Tony) Jones received his BS from the University of Alabama in 1982 before going on to earn his MD from the UAB School of Medicine in 1986. Dr. Jones is a widely published expert on smooth cell physiology who joined the Mayo Clinic faculty in 1991 after completing residency and postgraduate work there, including a postdoctoral National Institutes of Health research fellowship. He has been program director of Mayo’s Smooth Muscle Physiology Laboratory since 2001, and was promoted to the rank of professor in 2004.

In addition to his many teaching, mentorship and clinical activities, Dr. Jones is a prolific researcher with interests centering on the cellular and biochemical mechanisms by which volatile anesthetics inhibit airway smooth muscle function and by which reactive oxygen species inhibit smooth muscle function. He has authored or co-authored more than 150 scholarly works. His studies have been consistently supported by research grants from the National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Jones is an editorial board member and former associate editor of the Journal of Applied Physiology and associate editor of Anesthesiology.

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