Kim Richard Jones, M.D., Ph.D.
Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology
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Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology
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Kim Richard Jones, M.D., Ph.D.
Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology
Surgery of the Head and Neck
Allergy and Audiology



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Dr Kim Jones


Dr. Jones was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota and grew up in Florida and Georgia. He attended Florida State University and graduated with a double major in Psychology and Biology. He continued in graduate school at Florida State and obtained a Ph.D. in Neurobiology. This was followed by a postdoctoral fellowship in neurophysiology at the University of Wisconsin.

He attended medical school at UNC-Chapel Hill from 1982-86, and remained at UNC for his internship in General Surgery and four years of residency training in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Following completion of his residency, he joined the Faculty at UNC Medical School in the Division of Otolaryngology. He was appointed chief of Rhinology and Sinus Surgery in 1992, and was later promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure. He left the University in 1998 to open his own practice in Chapel Hill.

Dr. Jones is well-known for his enthusiastic teaching of medical students and residents, and was selected as Teacher of the Year in both 1998 and 2000 by the senior residents in the Department of Family Medicine. He has lectured widely on sinusitis and general otolaryngology, and has contributed articles to a number of textbooks and specialty journals. A listing of his publications can be viewed below:


In his spare time, Dr. Jones enjoys gardening, reading, working out at the gym, and photography. He is also an avid traveler and backpacker.



Jones, K. R. and Berkley, M. A. Distribution and temporal response characteristics of evoked potentials in the visually deprived cat. Brain Research, 1977, 130, 572-578.

Spear, P. D., Jones, K. R., Zetlan, S., Geisert, E. E., and Kornguth, S. Effects of antibodies to large ganglion cells in the cat's retinogeniculate pathway. Journal of Neurophysiology, 1982, 47, 1174-1195.

Jones, K. R. and Berkley, M. A. Loss of temporal sensitivity in the dorsal lateral geniculate nucleus and area 18 of the cat following monocular deprivation. Journal of Neurophysiology, 1983, 49, 254-268.

Jones, K. R., Spear, P. D., and Tong, L. Critical periods for effects of monocular deprivation: Differences between striate and extrastriate cortex. Journal of Neuroscience, 1984, 4, 2543-2552.

Jones, K. R., Kalil, R. E., and Spear, P. D. Effects of strabismus on responsivity, spatial resolution, and contrast sensitivity of cat lateral geniculate neurons. Journal of Neurophysiology, 1984, 52, 538-552.

Crabtree, J. W., Spear, P. D., McCall, M. A., Tong, L., Jones, K. R., and Kornguth, S. Dose-response analysis of effects of antibodies to large ganglion cells on the cat's retinogeniculate pathways. Journal of Neuroscience, 1986, 6, 1199-1210.

Crabtree, J. W., Spear, P. D., McCall, M. A., Jones, K. R., and Kornguth, S. E. Contributions of Y- and W-cell pathways to response properties of cat superior colliculus neurons: Comparison of antibody- and deprivation-induced alterations. Journal of Neurophysiology, 1986, 56, 1157-1173.

Pillsbury, H. R. C. and Jones, K. R. Vascular tumors of the head and neck: Presentation, prognosis, and treatment dilemmas. Oncology, 1989, 3, 23-29.

Jones, K. R. and Weissler, M. C. Blood transfusion and other risk factors for recurrence of cancer of the head and neck. Archives of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 1990, 116, 304-309.

McCardel, B. Lachiewicz, P. and Jones, K. R. Aspirin prophylaxis and surveillance of pulmonary embolus and deep vein thrombosis in total hip arthroplasty. Journal of Arthroplasty, 1990, 5, 181-185.

Jones, K. R. and Pillsbury, H. R. C. Cellulose fiber diet pills: A new cause of esophageal obstruction. Archives of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 1990, 116, 1091.

Jones, K. R., Lodge-Rigal, RD, Reddick, RL, Tudor, GE, and Shockley, WW. Prognostic factors in the recurrence of stage I and II squamous cell cancer of the oral cavity: Archives of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 1992,118(5), 483-485.

Smith, T.L., DiRuggiero, D.C., Jones, K.R. Recovery of eustachian tube function and hearing outcome in patients with cleft palate. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1994, 111(4), 423-429.

Knowles, M.R., Hohneker, K.W., Zhou, Z., Olsen, J.C., Noah, T.L., Hu, P.C., Leigh, M.W., Engelhardt, J.F., Edwards, L.J., Jones, K.R., Grossman, M., Wilson, J.M., Johnson, L.G., Boucher, R.C. A controlled study of adenoviral-vector-mediated gene transfer in the nasal epithelium of patients with cystic fibrosis. N Eng. J Med. 1995; 333(13):823-831.

Postma, G.N., Buenting, J.E., Jones, K.R. Oropharyngeal perforation after traumatic intubation. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1995; 113(3):290-292.

Mukherji, S.K., Figueroa, R.E., Ginsberg, L.E., Zeifer, B.A., Marple, B.F., Alley, J.G., Cooper, L.L., Nemzek, W.R., Yousem, D.M., Jones, K.R., Kupferberg, S.B., Castillo, M. Allergic Fungal Sinusitis: CT Findings. Radiology. 1998; 207:417-422.

Rosbe, K.W., Jones, K.R. Usefulness of patient symptoms and nasal endoscopy in the diagnosis of chronic sinusitis. Amer. J. Rhinology. 1998; 12:167-171.

Contributions to Textbooks

Jones KR, Pillsbury HC. Infections and Manifestations of Systemic Disease of the Larynx. in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 3rd Edition, vol. 3: Cummings CW, Fredrickson JM, Krause CJ, Harker LA, Schuller DE, Richardson MA, (eds.). Mosby-Year Book, Inc., St. Louis, 1998, pp. 1979-1988.

Jones KR: Eponyms in Otolaryngology. in Head and Neck Surgery-Otolaryngology, 2nd Edition,Vol. 1. Bailey BJ, Calhoun KH, Deskin RW, Johnson JT, Kohut RI, Pillsbury HC, Tardy ME, (eds.). JB Lippincott Company, Philadelphia, 1998, pp. 2875-2882.

Jones, K. R. Anatomy of the Neck. in The Neck: Diagnosis and Surgery, W. W. Shockley and H. C. Pillsbury, (eds.), Mosby-Year Book, Inc., Chicago,1994, p. 3-17

Jones, K. R. Complications of Endoscopic Sinus Surgery. in Complications of Head & Neck Surgery, M. C. Weissler and H. C. Pillsbury, (eds.), Thieme Medical Publishers, New York, 1995, pp 90-93.

Jones, K.R. The Oral Cavity, Oropharynx, and Hypopharynx. in Essential Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, 7th Ed. Lee KJ (ed.). Appleton & Lange, Norwalk, CT, 1998, pp. 455-474.

Jones, K.R. The Esophagus. in Essential Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, 7th Ed. Lee KJ (ed.). Appleton & Lange, Norwalk, CT, 1998, pp. 475-492.

Stern, R.C. and Jones, K.R. Nasal and sinus disease. in Cystic Fibrosis in Adults, J. Yankashas and M. Knowles, (eds.), Lippincott – Raven, Philadelphia, 1998, pp. 221-232.

Clark, J.M. and Jones, K.R. Otolaryngology. in Management of Office Emergencies, C.W. Barton (ed.). McGraw-Hill, New York, 1999, pp. 301-314.
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