Meet Dr. Cheryl Jones

Dr. Cheryl Jones started her career as a veterinarian having received her Doctor of Veterinary
Medicine from Texas A&M University in 1984. After working in a general practice in Spring,
Texas she accepted a residency position at Michigan State University to specialize in Small
Animal Internal Medicine in 1986. After Completing her residency she joined the faculty as a
board certified Small Animal Internist in the Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery.
It was during her time at MSU that she discovered her love for teaching and was the proud
recipient of multiple teaching awards.

Dr. Jones left MSU in 1991, moving to Connecticut to return to private practice where she did both general medicine and surgery, as well as referral work as a veterinary internist.  Though she enhoyed her work as a veterinarian, she felt a strong pull to go to medical school and become a physician. Dr Jones was accepted to the University of Connecticut School of Medicine in 1998. In the summer between her first and second year she was fortunate to be selected with three of her classmates to work at Hartford Hospital for the Department of Anesthesia. Though she loved internal medicine she realized that she wanted to be an anesthesiologist where she could combine her internal medicine knowledge with the ability to perform procedures in caring for patients.

Dr. Jones was proud to join the The Department of Anesthesiology at Duke 2003 after completing her Internship in Internal Medicine at St. Raphael’s Hospital in New Haven Connecticut where she had done her sub internship in 2001. She graduated from her anesthesia residency in 2006 and became an assistant professor in the Division of Women’s Anesthesia at Duke where she worked until March of 2017. She loved working in academics not as a researcher but as a care giver and educator. She is grateful for the time she spent there but she realized that she needed more balance in her life and that resulted in her decision to leave Duke and venture out into the “Real World”.

Dr. Jones loves working with Dr. Park and all of the staff at the Mebane office. She feels as though she has a new family there. She also enjoys working with the dental patients to give them the best possible experience during what can often be an anxiety provoking appointment.


Outside of work Dr. Jones enjoys gardening, reading, travel, eating good food, and spending

more time with her family and friends.

Education:                     Institution                                                      Date (Year)   Degree

High School                   Orange High School                                   1973-1975

                                        H.M. King High School                                1975-1977

College                          Texas A&M University                                  1977-1980       BS          


Graduate or                  Texas A&M University                                  1980-1984     DVM


School                            University of Connecticut                          1998-2002       MD


Scholarly societies Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Zeta

Professional training and academic career:


   Associate Veterinarian, Spring, TX. June 1984 to January 1986.

   Resident/Instructor, Michigan State University, East Lansing MI.   February 1, 1986 to January  31, 1989.

   Assistant Professor, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.   February 1, 1989 to June 30 1991.

   Associate Veterinarian, Derby, CT. July 1991 to December 1999.


   Institution                                                                 Position/Title                           Dates    

   Hospital of Saint Raphael                                      Intern                                     2002-2003

   Duke University Medical Center                          Anesthesia Resident             2003-2006

   Duke University Medical Center                          Assistant Professor                 2006-present



Refereed journals:

1. Jones CA, Refsal KR, Lippert AC, et al. Changes in adrenal cortisol secretion as reflected in the     urinary cortisol/creatinine ratio in dogs. Domestic Animal Endocrinology. 1990; 7(4):559-572.

2. Jones CA, Refsal KR, Stevens BJ, et al. Adrenocortical adenocarcinoma in a cat. Journal of the          American Animal Hospital Association. 1992; 28:59-62.

3.  McQueen-Shadafar LA, Megalla SA, White WD, Olufolabi AJ, Jones CA, Habib AS. The impact of intraoperative dexmedetomidine on postoperative analgesia. Curr Med Res Opin. 2011; 27(11):2091-7.

4.  Allen TK, Jones CA, Habib AS. Dexamethasone for the prophylaxis of postoperative nausea and vomiting associated with neuraxial morphine administration: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Anesth Analg. 2012; 114(4):813-22.

5.  Waldron NH, Jones CA, Gan TJ, Allen TK, Habib AS. Impact of perioperative dexamethasone on postoperative analgesia and side-effects: systematic review and meta-analysis. Br J Anaesth. 2013; 110(2): 191-200.



1. Multiple sclerosis in the obstetrical patient. PBLD presentation. ASA Annual Meeting 2007 and 2009.

2. Bradycardia in an obstetric patient. PBLD presentation. ASA Annual Meeting 2009


  1. Ketamine: Goddess or Seductress. DUMC Anesthesiology Grand Rounds. July 2005
  2. The Bezold-Jarisch Reflex: Do we care? DUMC Anesthesiology Grand Rounds. January 2009
  3. The Failed Spinal Anesthetic. DUMC Anesthesiology Grand Rounds. December 2009
  4. Moderate Sedation. DUMC Radiology Grand Rounds. July 2010
  5. Maternal Obesity. DUMC Anesthesiology Grand Rounds. September 2010
  6. Moderate Sedation: An Anesthesiologist’s Perspective. NC Society of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting. February 2011
  7. Moderate Sedation: A Hitchhiker’s Guide. Radiology Group. November 2011
  8. Moderate Sedation. DUMC Radiology Department. January 2013                  


Professional awards and special recognitions:

Norden Distinguished Teaching Award. Michigan State University. 1989

SCAVMA Teacher of the Year, Michigan State University. 1989, 1990.

Outstanding Clinical Instructor of the Year, Veterinary Technology Clinical Teaching, Michigan State University.  1990.

Excellence in Teaching Award, Michigan State University. 1991.

Commencement Speaker, College of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University. 1991.

SCAVMA National Teaching Award in Clinical Sciences. 1991.

Sladden Teacher of the Year Award, DUMC Department of Anesthesiology, 2007-2008