Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine.
Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine


Stephen L. Jones, M.D. 

Stephen L. Jones, M.D.

Stephen L. Jones, M.D.

Assistant Clinical Member
The Methodist Hospital Research Institute

Research Scientist
Clinical Informatics
Department of Surgery
The Methodist Hospital

Phone: 713-441-5126
Fax: 713-790-6300


B.A.   The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX (Psychology)
M.D.   The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, TX

Postdoctoral Training

Residency, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, TX
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Keck Center for Interdisciplinary Bioscience Training of the Gulf Coast Consortia, Houston, TX



After receiving his medical degree, Dr. Jones began his career in the development of informatics systems as they relate to the practice of medicine and medical research by founding a start-up company, DocuMedix, Inc., in 1997. He later worked with Pulse Systems to develope an electronic health record. Since joining Methodist in 2007, Dr. Jones has developed and managed clinical research databases for the Department of Surgery faculty investigators and has assisted in identifying quality outcomes and clinical research database needs.

Description of Research

Dr. Jones' research centers on the development of customized clinical informatics systems and databases for clinical practice and research.

Major Areas of Research

Clinical informatics, quality outcomes, database development

Recent Publications

Aloia TA, Fahy BN, Fischer CP, Jones SL, Duchini A, Galati J, Gaber AO, Ghobrial RM, Bass BL. Predicting poor outcome following hepatectomy: analysis of 2,313 hepatectomies in the NSQIP database. HPB (Oxford). 2009;11(6):510-5.

Moore LJ, Jones SL, Kreiner LA, McKinley B, Sucher JF, Todd SR, Turner KL, Valdivia A, Moore FA. Validation of a screening tool for the early identification of sepsis. J Trauma. 2009 Jun;66(6):1539-46; discussion 1546-7.

Sucher JF, Jones SL, Montoya ID. An overview of FDA regulatory requirements for new medical devices. Expert Opin Med Diagnost. 2009;3(1):5-11.

Jones SL, Fred HL. Sudden retrosternal pain in a young weight lifter. Hospital Practice. 1997;32(7):152,158-159.

Zembowicz A, Jones SL, Wu KK. Induction of Cyclooxygenase-2 in human umbilical vein endothelial cells by Lysophosphatidylcholine. J Clin Invest. 1995;96:1688-1692.