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Grant L. Jones, MD

Orthopedic Sports Medicine
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Team Physician, The Ohio State University

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 Education and Background

  • Bachelor of Science, Denison University (OH), 1988
  • Medical Doctorate, The Ohio State University, 1992
  • Internship, General Surgery, The Ohio State University, 1992-1993
  • Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery, The Ohio State University, 1993-1997
  • Sports Medicine and Shoulder Fellowship, The Hughston Clinic, Columbus, GA, 1997-1998

Experience & Interests

Dr. Grant Jones has been an orthopaedic surgeon with OSU Sports Medicine since 1998. He is the head team physician for The Ohio State University men’s basketball team and head orthopaedic consultant for OSU’s women’s basketball, wrestling, gymnastics, fencing, golf, cheerleading and baseball teams. In 2009 he became head team physician for the Columbus Clippers, the Triple A affiliate of Major League Baseball’s Cleveland Indians and in 2011 Dr Jones was named as a team physician for USA Lacrosse, working with the men's and women's national teams.

A native of Upper Arlington, Ohio, Dr. Jones graduated from Denison University with a bachelor of science degree in 1988. He earned his medical doctorate from The Ohio State College of Medicine in 1992. He completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at The Ohio State University in 1997 and his Sports Medicine and Shoulder Fellowship at the Hughston Clinic in Georgia in 1998. A current associate professor of orthopaedic surgery at Ohio State, Dr. Jones has numerous honors and awards to his credit.

In 2008 Dr. Jones participated in the American Orthoapedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) traveling fellowship to South America. He was one of four American orthopaedic surgeons selected to travel and give lectures. He is a member of the Magellan Society, an exclusive group of 200 sports medicine physicians from around the world, whose goal is to promote international collaboration and intellectual exchange in the field of sports medicine.

Dr. Jones was awarded the 2007 Ohio Athletic Trainers Association Team Physician of the Year Award.

The class valedictorian at both Upper Arlington High School (1984) and at Denison (1988), Dr. Jones was a team captain for the Denison football squad and team MVP in 1988. He was the Woody Hayes National Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 1987 and the NCAA Division II and III Academic All-American Football Player of the Year in 1987. Time Magazine selected him for its Achievement Award as one of the top 20 College students in the nation in 1987. He graduated with honors from The Ohio State University College of Medicine in 1992. He is presently an active member and national speaker for numerous medical societies. He is an Article Reviewer for the American Journal of Sports Medicine and is a member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine National Publications Committee.

Dr. Jones is the director of the Sports Medicine Shoulder Division at OSU. Research interests include shoulder and elbow disorders. He is involved in several OSU-based and multi-center clinical studies including the use of Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) for the treatment of tennis elbow, the use of Synvisc for the treatment of arthritis in the post-surgical patient, the use of external rotation bracing for the treatment of first-time shoulder dislocations, plate versus suture fixation of distal clavicle fractures, and the non-operative and operative treatment of full-thickness rotator cuff tears in the Multi-Center Orthopaedic Outcomes Network (MOON) shoulder group, of which he was one of the founding members.