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About Me

I, like many of my peers came to medical school thinking I knew exactly what I wanted to do specialty wise. I was pleasantly surprised during my 3rd year clerkship when I found myself falling in love with OBGYN. I loved the diversity of clinical experiences within the specialty, the combination of medical, surgical, and primary care, but it was the intimacy of the physician-patient relationship that initially attracted me to the field. I soon realized the ability to support patients through both the best and worst moments of their lives, empower women at every age and stage, and be an advocate for women both in and outside of the hospital, made OBGYN the perfect field for me.

I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to train at UCSF. I did an away rotation early in my 4th year of medical school and fell in love with the incredibly inspiring, dedicated, and passionate people that make UCSF an amazing place to train. After interviewing all over the country, I knew there was no place like UCSF. The strong clinical training, unparalleled clinical experiences both here and abroad, and dedication to the underserved, were all things I sought in a residency program. However, it was the unwavering commitment to diversity and inclusion, social justice, and advocacy, that sealed the deal for me. As a Louisiana native, I am thrilled to begin this new adventure, and take in all that UCSF and San Francisco has to offer.

Outside of medicine, I enjoy traveling, and look forward to exploring several new cities on the west coast and abroad. I love cooking and trying new recipes, attending festivals and concerts, visiting wineries, spending time with my family and friends, and playing with my adorable Shih Tzu, Bella.

Maura Jones, MD
Graduated - Class of 2022
Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship (MFM) - UNC
Research/Clinical Interests: health equity, racism & perinatal outcomes, preterm birth, hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, quality improvement and patient safety




Institution Degree Field of Study
2022 University of California, San Francisco Residency Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
2018 Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA MD Medicine
2014 Xavier University of Louisiana, New Orleans, LA BS Biology


Research & Professional Experience

2017 LSUHSC SOM Admissions Committee, Member
2017 LSUHSC SOM LCME Student Reaccreditation Committee, Co-Chair
2017 Student Researcher, Analyzing utilization of rapid Cepheid GBS analyzer and prevalence of GBS in population at Touro Infirmary. LSU Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, New Orleans, LA.
2016 Affiliate, Essentials of Regional Anesthesia, 2nd Edition, LSU Department of Anesthesiology, New Orleans, LA.
2015 LSUHSC SOM Student National Medical Association, President
2015 Research Assistant, The effect initiation of a PCP relationship has on low acuity emergency room visits. LSU Department of Emergency Medicine, New Orleans, LA
2014 LSUHSC SOM Camp Tiger, Treasurer
2013 Summer Intern Research Assistant, Methods to isolate scaffolding protein gp9 in bacteriophage T7. NIH, National Institute of Arthritis, Musculoskeletal, and Skin Disease Structural Biology Lab, Bethesda, MD
2012 Research Student, Minority Health International Research Training Program, Anti-hypertensive effects of C. Papaya, and its use in local population. San Diego State University, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana

Achievements & Recognition

Year Major Honors
2018 Dean's Award - LSU School of Medicine - Given to the senior medical student who has demonstrated excellence in leadership qualities and who, in the opinion of a committee of the faculty, offers the most potential for future leadership in the medical profession.
2016 Sherman Memorial Scholarship
2015 Hotel Dieu Medical Staff Scholarship
2014 Student Services Leadership Award, Xavier University of Louisiana
2014 Service Key, Xavier University of Louisiana
2014 Senior Class Highest GPA, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc
2010 Bill & Melinda Gates Millennium Scholar

Oral Presentations

Jones M, Berra A, Rodrigue E, Neuhoff B, Stafford I. Cost Analysis: Cepheid GBS Rapid Analyzer vs NICU Admission. LSUHSC SOM Quality Improvement Forum, New Orleans, LA, USA. 2017.

Jones M, DiMattia M, Steven A. Expression, Purification, and Crystallization of Bacteriophage T7 Scaffolding Protein (gp9). NIH Summer Poster Day, Bethesda MD, USA. 2013


Jones M, Fontenot J, Coleman-Phox K, Karasek D, Blebu B, Lessard L, Curry V, Wienmann A, Kuppermann M, Chambers B. Experiences of discrimination in low-income pregnant women. Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine Annual Pregnancy Meeting. January 2020


Elhassan AO, Siddaiah HB, Hart BM, Roberts CA, Jones ME, Kaye AD. (2017). Regional Anesthesia in the Critical Care Setting. In A. D. Kaye, N. Vadivelu, and R. Urman, Essentials of Regional Anesthesia, 2nd Edition (pp. 481-488). New York City: Springer.

In the News

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June 4 2020
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June 12, 2020
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July 22, 2020
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August 31, 2020
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