Advanced Heart Failure
Mark A. Jones, MD, FACC. ,
Mark Jones, MD, FACC, became medical director of the Lutheran Hospital Heart Transplant Program in October 2012 after serving as an interventional cardiologist for more than 30 years.
In January 2012, Dr. Jones became the first physician in northern Indiana and the fourth in the state to earn certification in advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology through the American Board of Internal Medicine. Dr. Jones was the 237th physician to receive this certification nationwide. Cardiologists with this certification possess the specialized knowledge and technical proficiencies required to evaluate and manage patients who have advanced heart failure and implant devices—including ventricular assist devices—and those who have undergone or are awaiting a transplant.
One of the founding members of Lutheran Medical Group, Dr. Jones, MD, teamed with Robert E. Swint, MD, in 1979 to form Swint & Jones Cardiology, the group that would eventually become The Heart Center Medical Group and later LMG.
Dr. Jones, who grew up in Logansport, Ind., received a bachelor's degree in zoology from Indiana University in Bloomington and a medical degree from the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis. He completed an internal medicine internship and residency at Methodist Hospital Graduate Medical Center in Indianapolis, where he was appointed chief resident and later completed a cardiology fellowship. Dr. Jones, who earned a master's in business administration in 1997, is also board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease.
He is a fellow in the American College of Cardiology, is a member of the American College of Physicians and is a clinical assistant professor of medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine, Fort Wayne Center for Medical Education.