Meet The Team
Dr. Benjamin B. Jones, M.D., FAAD
Dr. Benjamin B. Jones grew up in Shelley, Idaho, home of the Russet Burbank potato. After graduating as salutatorian of his High School, he spent two years in Melbourne, Australia doing missionary work. He graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in the discipline of History as well as graduating with University Honors, the highest academic distinction awarded to undergraduate students. While at BYU, he spent a semester abroad at Kings College, Cambridge in the United Kingdom, where he participated in research evaluating spinal cord injury repair. Also during his time at BYU, with the mentorship of Dr. James Dee Higley, Dr. Jones published research on the mother-infant relationship of Rhesus Macaque monkeys and their effects on the HPA axis.
Dr. Jones earned his medical degree from the University of Utah School of Medicine. While completing his training, he was awarded a summer research fellowship where he worked on molecular mechanisms of malignant melanoma at the Huntsman Cancer Institute under the direction of Dr. Douglas Grossman. He was later awarded funding from the National Psoriasis Foundation and became a Psoriasis Research Fellow in the department of dermatology at the University of Utah, where both Drs. Kristina Callis-Duffin and Gerald Krueger served as mentors. His work included data collection for the Psoriasis Longitudinal Assessment and Registry (PSOLAR), collaboration with the National Institute of Health on work pertaining to the Human Microbiome, research on immunobullous disease affecting mucosal tissue, and development of evidence-based survey data collection.
Dr. Jones completed his Medicine Internship at Legacy Emanuel and Good Samaritan hospitals in Portland, Oregon. He completed dermatology residency at the University of Utah where he served as a chief dermatology resident his final year of training.
He cares greatly about dermatologic research and furthering evidence-based knowledge and decision making. To this end, he organized a research fundraiser while a dermatology resident which garnered over $25,000 in pledges and donations, specifically for resident research in the field of dermatology. Because of its success, the fundraiser has now become an annual event run by the dermatology residents in Utah. Dr. Jones greatly enjoys teaching and helped restructure the didactics curriculum for his fellow residents. He also continued his work on immunobullous disease and its effects on esophageal tissue, and is hopeful for the positive impact this data will have for patients.
Dr. Jones is board certified in medical and surgical dermatology from the American Board of Dermatology, a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), and of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS). He is incredibly excited to be the Medical Director at Valley Dermatology.
Outside of work, Dr. Jones enjoys hiking, strength training, running, cooking, reading, chess, Texas Hold-Em Poker, traveling, and most of all spending time with his fiancé and his family.
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