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Last updated: 12 Nov 2020
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Mr Jones is a consultant neurosurgeon with a large established NHS practice at St George's Hospital in London, specialising in surgery for brain tumours and the management of degenerative spinal disorders (such as sciatica, trapped nerve in the neck and back pain).
He is the lead surgeon for brain tumour surgery and specialises in awake surgery for low grade glioma as well as surgery for high grade glioma (Glioblastoma), brain metastasis and meningioma. He routinely uses 5-ALA (gliolan), intra-operative image guidance, intra-operative neurophysiological monitoring (mapping) and Ultrasound to achieve maximal tumour resection.
He holds an Honorary Consultant position at the Royal Marsden Hospital and enjoys a close working relationship with world-leading experts in Oncology providing a high standard of care in the delivery of treatment for brain tumours. He is the Deputy Clinical Director of Cancer Services at St George's, London.
He sees patients privately at The Parkside Hospital in Wimbledon, St Anthony's Hospital in Cheam and at The HCA Lister Hospital in Chelsea.
Mr Jones is an Honorary Senior Lecturer in Neurosurgery at St George's University and has an active funded research interest in the role of advanced MR scanning in the diagnosis and management of brain tumours.
He qualified from Imperial College London with a first class honours BSc in 2000 before obtaining MBBS in 2002. He completed his neurosurgical training in London and obtained membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (MRCS) in 2005 and Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in Surgical Neurology (FRCS SN) in 2013.
Mr Jones was awarded the Norman Dott Medal for the most outstanding performance in the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (neurosurgery) exam in 2013.
During his training, Mr Jones spent 3 years as the Rupert Johnson Fellow in Neurosurgery at St George’s and was awarded a PhD from the University of London in 2013 into the role of advanced magnetic resonance imaging in the diagnosis of brain tumours which was funded by the St George’s Neurosciences Research Foundation and a Royal College of Surgeons Research Fellowship.
He completed a Marjorie Newsome Travelling Observership at the Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix in 2015.
Areas of interest
Sciatica; neck pain; back pain; canal stenosis; nerve entrapment; facial pain; trigeminal neuralgia; hemifacial spasm; brain tumour; glioma; low grade glioma; meningioma; head injury; hydrocephalus; normal pressure hydrocephalus; carpal tunnel syndrome;
- Article detailing my surgery: http://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/feb/07/been-anywhere-nice-this-year-brain-surgery-where-patients-are-kept-chatting
- NHS Website: https://www.stgeorges.nhs.uk/people/timothy-jones/
- Article detailing surgery (Glioblastoma): https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3662628/Would-brain-surgery-dark-New-technique-lights-helps-tackle-tricky-brain-tumours.html
- Patient feedback website: https://www.iwantgreatcare.org/doctors/mr-timothy-jones-2
- Article detailing surgery (Meningioma): https://internewscast.com/i-had-a-brain-tumour-the-size-of-an-orange-but-still-had-a-cocktail-party-on-the-ward/
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Neurosurgeon and Lead Clinician for Neuro-Oncological Surgery at Atkinson Morley Department of Neurosurgery, St George's Hospital, London.
Honorary Consultant Neurosurgeon, Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
Honorary Senior Lecturer in Neurosurgery at St George's, University of London
Advanced MR imaging in the management of low grade glioma (CRUK funded)
Representative for St George's Hospital in CENTRONOMIC group (collaborative neuro-oncology group between SGH, RMH and ICR).
Family life, films and golf.
Normal Dott Gold Medal & Marjorie Newsome Travelling Fellowship for highest score nationally in the Neurosurgery fellowship exam.
Dudley Prize for best overall BSc performance
Imperial College Clinical Sciences Prize for best BSc project
Pneumoperitoneum augmented tumour invasiveness is abolished by matrix metalloprotease blockade
PF Ridgway, A Smith, P Ziprin, TL Jones, PA Paraskeva, DH Peck, AW Darzi. Surg Endosc 2002, 16: 533-536
Laparoscopic staging of pancreatic tumours induces increased invasive capacity in vitro
PA Paraskeva, PF Ridgway, P Ziprin, TL Jones, A Smith, DH Peck, A Darzi. Surg Endosc 2003. Feb: 17(2):306-10
Laparoscopic environmental changes during surgery enhance the invasive potential of tumours.
PA Paraskeva, PF Ridgway, T Jones, A Smith, DH Peck, AW Darzi. Tumour Biol 2005, Mar-Apr; 26(2):94-102
The clinical value of early postoperative MRI after lumbar spine surgery
M Crocker, TL Jones, P Rich, BA Bell, M Papadopoulos. British Journal of Neurosurgery. 2010 Feb(1): 46-50
Patient safety and image transfer between referring hospitals and neuroscience centres: could we do better?
Crocker M, Cato-Addison WB, Pushpananthan S, Jones TL, Anderson J, Bell BA. British Journal of Neurosurgery. 2010 Aug; 24(4): 391-5
Vertex Epidural Hematoma: Case Report and Technical Note.
TL Jones, M Crocker, AJ Martin. Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2011 Sep;153(9):1819-20.
An extended role for computed tomography in the emergency diagnosis of malignant spinal cord compression
M Crocker, R Anthantharanjit, TL Jones, M Shoeb, P Rich, MC Papadopoulos, BA Bell. Clin Radiol. 2011 Oct;66(10):922-7. Epub 2011 Jul 23.
Pilocytic Astrocytoma Mimicking Craniopharyngioma: A Case Series
J Skipworth, TL Jones, J Foster, C Hill, I Chopra, M Powell. Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons, 2012 Apr; 94(3): e125-8
Delineation of gliomas using radial metabolite indexing.
Raschke F, Jones TL, Barrick TR, Howe FA. NMR Biomed. 2014 Sep;27(9):1053-62
Discrimination between glioblastoma multiforme and solitary metastasis using morphological features derived from the p:q tensor decomposition of diffusion tensor imaging.
Yang G, Jones TL, Barrick TR, Howe FA. NMR Biomed. 2014 Sep;27(9):1103-11.
Brain tumor classification using the diffusion tensor image segmentation (D-SEG) technique.
Jones TL, Byrnes TJ, Yang G, Howe FA, Bell BA, Barrick TR. Neuro Oncol. 2014 Aug 13.
Morphometric model for discrimination between glioblastoma multiforme and solitary metastasis using three-dimensional shape analysis.
Yang G, Jones TL, Howe FA, Barrick TR. Magn Reson Med. 2015 Jul 14 Pub
Courses offered to GPs
Management of Sciatica
Surgery for brain tumours
Surgery for cerebral metastasis
Outcomes (checked and approved by medical professional body)
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- MBBS Imperial College School of Medicine 2002
- BSc (HONS) Imperial College School of Medicine 2000
- PhD in Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Brain Tumour Diagnosis University of London 2013
- Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in Surgical Neurology (FRCS SN) Royal College of Surgeons of England 2013
- Neuro-Oncology Fellowship St George's Hospital London 2014
Reference number 6057752
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Intercollegiate Examination Board Question Writer Intercollegiate Examination Board 2018
Details of entry to specialist register
- Neurosurgery, 2015
Affiliations / memberships
Society of British Neurological Surgeons (SBNS)
British Medical Association (BMA)
- 53 Parkside Wimbledon LONDON SW19 5NX
- 09:00 - 13:00
- 020 8971 8026
- Chelsea Bridge RoadLONDONSW1W 8RH
- 17:00 - 20:00
- 07435 287483
- Spire St Anthony's
- 18:00 - 20:00
- 020 3131 7873
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