McMaster University

McMaster University

Kevin Jones

Dr. Kevin JonesDr Kevin Jones is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Neurology at McMaster University. He is also a staff pediatric neurologist and epileptologist at McMaster Children’s Hospital, certified in Neurology by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Originally from South Africa, Dr. Jones graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg in 1995, where he also completed his pediatric residency training in 2001. After practicing as a general pediatrician in Johannesburg for several years, in 2009 he travelled to Toronto to pursue a fellowship in pediatric neurology at the Hospital for Sick Children. Upon finishing the fellowship in 2012, he remained at SickKids to complete a second fellowship in pediatric epilepsy, with EEG certification by the Canadian Society of Clinical Neurophysiologists. He joined the faculty at McMaster in 2014.

Dr Jones’ clinical interests are in the diagnosis and management of medically refractory epilepsy, including infantile spasms, epileptic encephalopathy and focal epileptic seizures due to structural, metabolic and genetic causes. His neurophysiology interests include reading routine and prolonged video electroencephalography, and evoked potentials. He is a member of the comprehensive pediatric epilepsy program including the Epilepsy clinic and Epilepsy monitoring unit.

Research interests are examining the role of oral corticosteroids in the management of infantile spasms as well as the diagnosis and management of anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis.

Publications

1) Association between radiographic Wallerian degeneration and neuropathological changes post childhood stroke. Kevin C Jones, Cynthia Hawkins, Derek Armstrong, Gabrielle De Veber, Daune Mac Gregor, Mahendranath Moharir , Rand Askalan. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology.2013; 55(2):173-177.

2) Anti-NMDA receptor mediated encephalitis: Kevin Charles Jones.MD, Susanne Benseler MD and Mahendranath Moharir MD, MSc, FRACP: Neuroimaging Clinics of North America.2013; 23 (2): 309-320.

3) Anti–N-Methyl-D-Aspartate Receptor Encephalitis: A Newly Recognized Inflammatory Brain Disease in Children: Nadia Luca, Tassalapa Daengsuwan, Josep Dalmau, Kevin Jones, Gabrielle deVeber, Jeffrey Kobayashi, Ronald M. Laxer, and Susanne M. Benseler. Arthritis and Rheumatism.2011; 63(8):2516–2522.

4) Genetic testing in infantile spasms identifies a chromosome 13q deletion and retinoblastoma: Kevin Jones, Berge Minassian; Pediatric Neurology.2014; 50(5):522-524.

5) ACTH vs. Prednisolone in the treatment of Infantile Spasms post-Vigabatrin failure. Kevin Jones, Carter Snead III, Jennifer Boyd. Cristina Go. Journal of Child Neurology.2014; June 25 epub.

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