J. Stephen Jones

Chief Executive Officer at Inova Health System

J. Stephen Jones

J. Stephen Jones

Chief Executive Officer at Inova Health System


J. Stephen Jones is president and CEO of Inova, the Washington, DC, region’s leading not-for-profit healthcare system serving more than 2 million people annually in its five hospitals and multiple ambulatory programs. He is also Professor of Urology at the University of Virginia, which is working with Inova to bring undergraduate medical education and expanded research to Fairfax. Dr. Jones previously served as President of Cleveland Clinic Regional Hospitals and Family Health Centers. He also served as Professor of Surgery at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University. He was previously Department Chair and held the Leonard Horvitz and Samuel Miller Distinguished Chair in Urologic Oncology. This endowed chair has now been renamed the J. Stephen Jones Distinguished Chair in Urology Research, and is to be held in perpetuity by the sitting Cleveland Clinic Urology Department chair, currently Dr. Georges Pascal-Haber. He earned a BS in Zoology at the J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Arkansas and his M.D. at UAMS. After residency at Vanderbilt University he joined the Springfield Clinic/St. John’s Health System in Missouri. Under his chairmanship the Department of Urological Surgery became the highest rated community urology program in America, according to U.S. News & World Report in 1999. He has published over 200 peer-reviewed manuscripts and over 40 book chapters. The American Urological Association named him the next Editor of its journal, Urology Practice in 2018. He has previously been Editor of Urology & Kidney Disease News, Associate Editor for Renal & Urology News as well as Urology, and served on the Editorial Board of British Journal of Urology. He has published two books for the lay patient population and is editor of five medical textbooks. The American Association of Collegiate Schools of Business named him to Beta Gamma Sigma as one of the top 20% of business school graduates in the nation upon graduation from the Weatherhead School of Business at Case Western Reserve University in 2010. Castle Connolly consistently lists him in “America’s Top Doctors” signifying the top 1% of all cancer physicians in addition to 1% of urologists. He was elected to the AMGA (American Medical Group Association) Board of Directors in 2015 and its executive committee in 2018.

Career Highlights

Inova Health System

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Primary Location

Shaker Heights, OH, United States

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Number of Awards


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Head-Clinical Transformation Officer at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation

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Chairman, Department of Hematologic Oncology & Blood Disorders at Cleveland Clinic

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Department Chair, Psychiatry & Psychologyexecutive Director of Strategic Space at Cleveland Clinic

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Executive Director, Staff Affairs at Cleveland Clinic

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Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer & Trustee at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation

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Chief Medical Operations Officer at Cleveland Clinic

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Chief Nursing Officer at Cleveland Clinic

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Chief Human Resource Officer at Cleveland Clinic

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Senior Vice President & General Counsel at Inova Health System

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Chair, Department of Rheumatic & Immunologic Diseases at Cleveland Clinic

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Lead Creative Strategist at LeanDog, Inc.

LeanDog, Inc. provides software development and information technology systems transformation services. It offers implementation for agile and lean organizational transformations and designs and builds custom software. The company was founded by Jon Stahl and Jeffrey Morgan in 2008 and is headquartered in Cleveland, OH.

Agriculture Group at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation work with partner organizations worldwide to tackle critical problems in four program areas. The Global Development Division works to help the world’s poorest people lift themselves out of hunger and poverty. The Global Health Division aims to harness advances in science and technology to save lives in developing countries. The United States Division works to improve U.S. high school and postsecondary education and support vulnerable children and families in Washington State. And the Global Policy & Advocacy Division seeks to build strategic relationships and promote policies that will help advance our work. The approach to grantmaking in all four areas emphasizes collaboration, innovation, risk-taking, and, most importantly, results.

Class of 2010

The Weatherhead School of Management is a private business school of Case Western Reserve University located in Cleveland, Ohio. Weatherhead offers programs concentrated in organizational behavior, nonprofit business, information systems, entrepreneurship, and executive education. The school is named for benefactor and Weatherchem owner Albert J.Weatherhead III, and its principal facility is the Peter B. Lewis Building.

Class of 1986

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) in Little Rock is the only academic health sciences university in the state of Arkansas. We are the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees in 73 of Arkansas’ 75 counties. UAMS and its clinical affiliates, Arkansas Children’s Hospital and the VA Medical Center, are an economic engine for the state with an annual economic impact of $3.92 billion. UAMS offers 64 baccalaureate, master’s, doctoral, professional and specialist degree programs and certificates through our Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions, Public Health and graduate school. Students attend classes at the UAMS main campus in Little Rock and our regional campus in northwest Arkansas.

2006 - Current

Société Internationale d'Urologie operates as a digital cloud-based educational resource developed for urologists. The company was founded by Jean Casimir Félix-Guyon in 1907 and is headquartered in Montréal, Canada.

2005 - Current
2004 - Current
Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Trustees
2018 - Current

Inova Health System provides health care services. It operates a network of hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, outpatient services and facilities, primary and specialty care physician practices, emergency and urgent care centers, home health care, mental health and blood donor services, wellness classes, and more. The company was founded in 1956 and is headquartered in Falls Church, VA.

Member, Board of Directors

Cleveland Clinic operates multispecialty academic medical center and hospitals. It offers outpatient care, primary care, numerous subspecialties and numerous locations. The company was founded in 1921 and is headquartered in Cleveland, OH.

Ex Officio Member, Board of Directors
Prior - 2019

Community West Foundation supports organizations that provides the basic needs of food, clothing, shelter, and medical care to the most needy in and around Western Cuyahoga County, Ohio. The company is headquartered in Westlake, OH.

Awards & Honors
Cleveland Clinic - Innovator Award
Cleveland Clinic - Teacher of the Year
Castle Connolly - America’s Top Doctors for Cancer
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