David T. Jones MD
David T. Jones, M.D., is a senior associate consultant in the Department of Neurology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Jones joined the staff of Mayo Clinic in 2014 and holds the academic rank of assistant professor of neurology and radiology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science. Dr. Jones earned his B.S. in chemistry with a minor in physics and B.A. in psychology with a minor in theater arts, both magna cum laude, from Rockhurst University, Kansas City, Missouri. He completed an undergraduate research fellowship at Stowers Institute for Medical Research. He earned his M.D. at Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C., where he also completed a medical internship and began his work on imaging brain networks at the Center for Functional and Molecular Imaging. He subsequently completed a residency in neurology, a 2-year research fellowship in neuroimaging under the mentorship of Cliff Jack, and a fellowship in behavioral neurology at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Jones’ clinical interests are cognitive and behavioral neurology, network-based neurodegeneration, and the application of multimodal neuroimaging with an emphasis on MRI and PET. He is the co-director of the Normal Pressure Hydrocephalous Clinic and a passionate advocate for these patients. His research focus includes developing methods to derive robust metrics of brain connectivity and evaluate their potential as biomarkers in neurodegenerative diseases; applying big data analytics to multimodal neuroimaging; formulating a theoretical framework and computational tools to interpret large-scale brain dynamics; and studying the effects of therapeutic intervention on brain network organization. His research is funded by the Minnesota Partnership for Biotechnology and Medical Genomics, National Institute on Aging, and the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, among others. Dr. Jones also has many active internal and external collaborations with investigators across the world, including at the University of Minnesota to translate advances made by the Human Connectome Project to measure brain networks during aging and in Alzheimer’s disease. He has authored many journal articles, book chapters, abstracts and other publications. In addition to his clinical and research activities, Dr. Jones is active in education and provides mentorship to neurology residents and fellows. He also holds professional memberships in the American Academy of Neurology and the International Society to Advance Alzheimer’s Research and Treatment, among others. The greatest joy in his life stems from his wife Catharine, and his three children - Arley, Amelia, and Ian.