University of Louisville pediatrician V. Faye Jones, M.D., Ph.D, MSPH, has been elected to Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Practicing physicians are elected to the society in recognition of their scholarly achievements and professional contributions. Nearly 75 percent of U.S. medical school deans are members of AΩA. The honor society also includes more than 50 Nobel Prize winners.
A professor of pediatrics, Dr. Jones is the medical director of UofL Physicians Pediatrics-Broadway, a primary care teaching practice of the UofL Department of Pediatrics.
She also serves as the university's Assistant Vice President for Health Affairs/Diversity Initiatives. In this position, Dr. Jones oversees the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, which works to promote an environment of inclusiveness throughout all of the UofL Health Sciences Center schools. Previously, she was the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and was responsible for the UofL School of Medicine Office of Minority and Rural Affairs.
Dr. Jones completed medical school and her pediatric residency at the University of Louisville and began practicing pediatrics in 1988 at an inner city clinic in Milwaukee. She returned to Louisville in 1990. She earned a master's degree from U of L's School of Public Health in 2001 and a doctorate in 2006.