The staff at Valley Dermatology is proud to welcome Dr. Benjamin Jones to the Yakima Valley.

Dr. Benjamin B. Jones grew up in Shelley, Idaho. 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. 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.

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.

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 a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) and of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS). He is incredibly excited to be joining Yakima 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.

Dr. Jones and the entire staff at Valley Dermatology look forward to welcoming you soon.