March 23, 2001
Volume XXXIV, No. 12


Of Note


Dr. LeRoy Jones joins urology division

Portrait of DR. JONES DR. JONES

Dr. LeRoy Jones recently joined the division of urology at the Health Science Center. Dr. Jones was recruited to develop a sexual dysfunction center at the UTHSC. He plans to develop a regional center that will diagnose and treat both male and female sexual dysfunction.

"Urologists have always been involved in the treatment of male sexual dysfunction, and until recently little attention has been directed toward female sexual dysfunction," Dr. Jones said. "Female sexual dysfunction is an age-related and progressive problem that affects a large number of women. This area has been historically underserved and we hope to change that."

Dr. Ian Thompson, chief of the division of urology, said he and his colleagues are delighted to have Dr. Jones on staff.

"Dr. Jones brings with him a tremendous amount of experience in the management of men and women with sexual dysfunction, and will enhance the overall care of our patients," Dr. Thompson said. "It appears that the risk of sexual problems increases significantly with age, and as healthier lifestyles and preventive medicine measures are taken by patients, we anticipate a greater interest in helping men and women achieve the highest quality of life."

Dr. Jones completed his medical degree at Washington University in St. Louis. His surgical and urology training were completed at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and the Baylor College of Medicine. He has had previous academic appointments in urology at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center and at Baylor College of Medicine.

Dr. Jones is certified by the American Board of Urology and he is a member of the American Urologic Association.