Daniel W. Jones, M.D. is the 16th Chancellor of the University of Mississippi. As Chief Executive Officer he is responsible for the operation and management of a four-campus comprehensive university. The University includes nine schools at Oxford, five at the Medical Center in Jackson, an Advanced Education Center in Tupelo and the Desoto County Center in Southaven. Through these four campuses, the University provides extraordinary educational opportunities for more than 17,000 students.
Prior to his appointment July 1, 2009, Dr. Jones was Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs, Dean of the School of Medicine and Herbert G. Langford Professor of Medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) in Jackson. He served as the institution's chief executive officer for six years overseeing the five schools and the health system.
Active in the American Heart Association (AHA), Dr. Jones was the 2007-2008 national president and served on the National Board of Directors for several years. Previously he chaired the strategic planning task force and the association's International Committee. He is also a member of AHA's Council for High Blood Pressure Research, and serves the association as a national spokesperson on high blood pressure.
A native Mississippian, he graduated from Mississippi College in 1971, earned his M.D. in 1975 at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and completed his residency in internal medicine there in 1978. He had a private practice in Laurel, Mississippi. In 1985, he went to Korea as a medical missionary.
A fellow of the American College of Physicians, Dr. Jones is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and is designated as a specialist in clinical hypertension by the American Society of Hypertension Specialists. He has been named one of the "Best Doctors in America" from 1996 - 2008. He is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha national honor medical society.