- Fellowship - Stanford University Pain Management Center (2009-2009), Pain Management
- Residency - Baylor College of Medicine - Anesthesiology Res (2004-2008), Anesthesiology
- Medical School - Baylor College of Medicine (2000-2004)
Stephanie Jones, M.D.
- Anesthesiology and Pain Management
- Pain Management
Stephanie Caprice Jones, M.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Management at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She serves as Fellowship Director of the medical school’s Pain Management Fellowship Program.
Dr. Jones earned her medical degree at Baylor College of Medicine, where she also completed a residency in anesthesiology. She received advanced training in pain management through a fellowship at the Stanford University Pain Management Center in Palo Alto, California.
Certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology, Dr. Jones joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2010.
A pain management specialist, Dr. Jones frequently presents podium presentations to fellow physicians in educational settings and at professional conferences on medical management and interventional procedures to address conditions such as chronic back pain, opioid addiction, headache, neuropathic pain, and malignant bone pain. For three years in a row, she received the Faculty Recognition Award for her work training fellows in pain management.
She is the author of numerous articles, textbook chapters, and scholarly abstracts on pain management topics, including palliative care for cancer patients, musculoskeletal pain, and disability.
Meet Dr. Jones
Pain Management Specialist in Dallas
Chronic pain affects more than 70 million Americans. As a member of UT Southwestern’s comprehensive pain management program, interventional anesthesiologist and pain management specialist Stephanie Jones, M.D., offers the latest therapies for people whose daily functioning and quality of life are compromised by persistent and debilitating pain syndromes.
“Patients often tell me ‘I got my life back’ or ‘You have no idea how much I appreciate what you’ve done for me,’” Dr. Jones says. “One patient who was basically disabled by severe leg pain was given an updated medical regimen and a lumbar sympathetic block. She’s now planning to run a marathon.”
Dr. Jones primarily sees patients with non-malignant pain disorders at the Eugene McDermott Pain Management Center, one of the nation’s leading centers for advanced therapies for chronic pain. Back or spine pain is the single most common reason for patient visits to the center.
“At least 50 percent of my patients have cervical, thoracic, or lumbar pain syndromes,” Dr. Jones says. Dr. Jones also sees patients with malignant pain syndromes at UT Southwestern’s Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center.
To provide truly multidisciplinary patient care, Dr. Jones and her colleagues collaborate with UT Southwestern physical medicine specialists, as well as neurosurgeons and orthopedic surgeons who perform procedures on the spine.
“The pain management program also includes physical therapists, a pain psychologist, and a psychiatrist who specializes in pain management,” Dr. Jones notes. “We all work closely together to develop and implement treatment plans.”
While opioid medications are a mainstay of cancer pain care, a growing body of medical literature indicates that long-term opioid use in non-malignant pain syndromes is not only ineffective, but often counterproductive. Dr. Jones’s comprehensive, customized approach offers people who are coping with these other types of chronic pain the best outlook and outcomes possible.
“We have had quite a few patients who were severely debilitated and taking heavy doses of opioids when they first came to us,” says Dr. Jones. “We’ve been able to provide them with interventional techniques, rehabilitative approaches, optimized medical treatment, and behavioral management strategies to greatly improve their quality of life.”
Dr. Jones emphasizes that, ultimately, pain care comes down to treating the whole person, not the syndrome.
“We look at the big picture and take a comprehensive approach,” she says. “Our goal is to get people back to doing the things they want to do.”
- D Magazine Best Doctor, 2020, 2022
- Pain Management
Q&A by Dr. Jones
Articles by Dr. Jones
Stephanie Jones, M.D.