Dr. Heather Jones joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Dermatology on September 1, 2017.
She completed both a full Internal Medicine residency and a Dermatology residency at Washington University in St. Louis. During her IM residency, she completed the Global Health Scholars pathway and during her Dermatology residency she was selected for a very competitive Medical Dermatology Society Mentorship Award and spent a month at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA with Dr. Ruth Ann Vleugels studying Rheumatology-Dermatology overlap diseases. She completed a Chief Resident year in the Division of Dermatology and signed on as faculty to focus on Medical Dermatology and more specifically Rheumatology-Dermatology.
She participates weekly in the Lupus Clinic with Drs. Al Kim and Deepali Sen and sees complex Medical Dermatology patients at the Center of Outpatient Health and the satellite clinic at Ballas Road. She is the assistant course director for the second year Medical Student course in Dermatology, along with Dr. David Sheinbein. She has lectured to the Infectious Diseases fellows for the past two years on Dermatologic Manifestations of HIV, and will be participating in the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Symposium hosted at Washington University in April 2018. She is an invited speaker for the Rheumatology Division’s Grand Rounds and spoke at the American Academy of Dermatology conference in 2018. She also participates in clinical research with Dr. Milan Anadkat in a cutaneous lupus erythematosus study.
Her future plans include solidifying her presence in the Lupus Clinic, offering an elective for fellows in the Rheumatology division to rotate in Dermatology, and expanding her clinical research.