Christopher Jones, M.D., F.A.C.R., Radiation Oncologist, Sutter Health Medical Group

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Research Overview

  • Dr. Christopher Jones is a board-certified radiation oncologist who specializes in the use of ionizing radiation to treat cancer, focusing on tumors of the head and neck, prostate, and brain.
  • He investigates optimal use of radiation therapy (radiotherapy) techniques including intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), high-dose brachytherapy, and image-guided radiation therapy.
  • Dr. Jones is a Principal Investigator for Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) National Cancer Institute-sponsored oncology group clinical trials.
  • He has authored numerous publications and abstracts on radiotherapy and imaging techniques to assess cancer progression, predict tumor recurrence after surgery and radiotherapy, and visualize response to treatment.
  • Dr. Jones lectures nationally and internationally on the role of radiation therapy in the management of head and neck cancers.

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Dr. Jones received his M.D. from Rush University in Chicago. He completed residency training in radiation oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston.


Publication Search


Compton WM, Jones CM, Stein JB, Wargo EM, Promising roles for pharmacists in addressing the U.S. opioid crisis. Res Social Adm Pharm

Zivin K, White JO, Chao S, Christensen AL, Horner L, Petersen DM, Hobbs MR, Capreol G, Halbritter KA, Jones CM, Implementing Electronic Health Record Default Settings to Reduce Opioid Overprescribing: A Pilot Study. Pain Med

Gallagher S, Soleimani T, Wang C, Tholpady S, Jones C, Sando W, Safety and Utility of the Drainless Abdominoplasty in the Post-Bariatric Surgery Patient. Ann Plast Surg

Jones C, Price CPE, Weibman AR, Welch KC, Conley DB, Shintani-Smith S, Stevens WW, Peters AT, Grammer L, Lidder AK, Schleimer RP, Kern RC, Tan BK, Asthma onset pattern and patient outcomes in a chronic rhinosinusitis population. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol

Christopher Jones, M.D., F.A.C.R., Radiation Oncologist, Sutter Health Medical Group
Primary Research Interests
  • Radiotherapy
  • Radiosurgery
  • Cancers of the head and neck, prostate and brain (gliomas)