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Edward L. Jones, MD, General Surgery, Aurora, CO, Rocky Mountain Regional Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Edward L.JonesMDMS

General Surgery Aurora, CO

Bariatric Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery

General Surgery Section Chief Associate Professor of Surgery

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  • I am a board certified General Surgeon who also completed a Minimally Invasive Surgery and Advanced Endoscopic fellowship and offers a full range of minimally invasive and endoscopic treatment options for common surgical diseases. I also pursue clinical research projects in the areas of surgical and endoscopic energy and cancer outcomes.

Education & Training

  • Ohio State University Hospital
    Ohio State University HospitalFellowship, Advanced GI Minimally Invasive Surgery, 2014 - 2015
  • University of Colorado
    University of ColoradoResidency, Surgery, 2009 - 2014
  • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
    Case Western Reserve University School of MedicineClass of 2009
  • Case Western Reserve Univ Sch of Med
    Case Western Reserve Univ Sch of MedMS, Anatomy, 2005 - 2007
  • Harvard University
    Harvard UniversityB.A., Environmental Science and Public Policy, 2001 - 2005

Certifications & Licensure

  • MT State Medical License
    MT State Medical License 2023 - 2025
  • CO State Medical License
    CO State Medical License 2015 - 2025
  • OH State Medical License
    OH State Medical License 2014 - 2024
  • American Board of Surgery Surgery

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • National Resercher in Training Award Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, 2015
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society Member University of Colorado, 2013
  • J. Cuthbert Owens Award for Excellence in Teaching and Patient Care University of Colorado, 2013
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Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Management of Complex Aortic Dissection with Combined Open and Endovascular Techniques  
    Jones EL, Cleveland JC, Nehler M, Gupta R, Reece TB, Endovascular Portal, 9/1/2011


  • Pancreatic Head and Tail Resection: a NSQIP Database Analysis of Postoperative Complication Profiles
    Paniccia A, Kile D, Henderson W, Pappas S, Chandra G, Jones E, Byers J, Gajdos, C, 2014 ACS NSQIP National Conference, New York, NY, 7/1/2014
  • Smaller Pelvic Volume is Associated with Post-operative Infection and Sepsis after Pelvic Salvage Surgery for Recurrent Malignancy
    Jones EL, Jones TS, Merkow J, Paniccia A, Gajdos C, McCarter M, Pearlman NP, 66th Meeting of the Southwestern Surgical Congress, AZ, 4/1/2014
  • Excisional Biopsy versus Fine Needle Aspiration for Stage III Melanoma: Does it Affect Surgical Outcome, Recurrence or Survival?
    Merkow J, Pearlman NW, Baumgartner JM, Alessandro P, Jones EL, MacDermott T, Gajdos C, Gonzalez R, Lewis KD, Robinson WA, McCarter MD, Kounalakis N, 66th Meeting of the Southwestern Surgical Congress, AZ, 4/1/2014
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  • Blend Mode Decreases the Risk of Electrosurgical Injury 
  • Surgical Hemostatic Agents: What Every Surgeon Should Know 
  • Energy Coupling in Laparoscopy: What Every Surgeon Should Know 
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Grant Support

  • Characterizing Energy Transfer During Robotic SurgerySociety of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons2016–Present
  • Characterizing Unintentional Energy Transfer During EndoscopySociety of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic SurgeonsPresent

Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • Spanish

Hospital Affiliations