Deborah P. Jones
Dr. Deborah Jones, who joined the practice of Dr. Rebecca J. Kurth in 2016, combines superb training, broad clinical experience, and a holistic, patient-centered approach to practicing medicine. As a general internist Dr. Jones is trained to diagnose and manage chronic disease, but she is also committed to promoting health through lifestyle assessment and preventive medicine. She provides all recommended vaccines and is certified to give Yellow Fever shots. She holds a Certificate in Travel Health (CTM™) from the International Society of Travel Medicine. She performs in office clinical densitometry by DXA scanning and is certifed by the International Society for Clinical Densitometry as a clinical densitometrist (CCD®).
Dr. Jones’s career has been devoted to patient care and to improving medical education for both physicians and the public. Since 2006 she has served on the faculty of Columbia University’s College of Physicians & Surgeons, where she has supervised residents and students, treated patients at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital Associates in Internal Medicine Practice, and participated in a home visiting program. From 2008 to 2016 she directed the Primary Care Clerkship for the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. As director she helped develop a new longitudinal, integrated model for training medical students in the VA healthcare system. She received university teaching awards in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2013. She also has presented papers and published research on issues in medical education.
Since joining Dr. Kurth’s practice, Dr. Jones has continued to run workshops at NewYork- Presbyterian Hospital, training physicians to improve their patient-communication skills. She writes patient education material for the patient advocacy organization justcareusa.org.
Dr. Jones completed her internship and residency in Internal Medicine in 2004 and a fellowship in General Internal Medicine in 2006 at NewYork- Presbyterian Hospital/ Columbia University Medical Center. She is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. She is on the Attending physician staff at the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and is Associate Professor of Medicine at CUMC, at the College of Physicians & Surgeons, Columbia University. She has admitting privileges to the NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center.