Specializes in: Hematology, Oncology
Certification: Board Certified in Hematology, Oncology and Internal Medicine
Medical School: University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
Residency: University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Shari Jones, MD, PhD, has joined Norman Regional Oncology. She specializes in the following types of cancer:
- Hodgkin’s lymphoma
- Multiple myeloma
- Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
Dr. Jones has a PhD in microbiology from the University of Oklahoma. She also received the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award which recognizes graduating students who demonstrate both clinical excellence and outstanding compassion in the delivery of care and who show respect for patients, their families, and healthcare colleagues.
A career in oncology was an easy choice for Dr. Jones.
“I knew right away in medical school while on rotation in oncology that this would be the field for me,” said Dr. Jones. “I love taking care of people. Also, with all the clinical advances in the field it was natural for me and tailors towards my scientific background.”
Dr. Jones is passionate about patient-centered care and education.
“The field of oncology is heading toward personalized medicine where we individualize therapy based on a patient’s tumor biology instead of giving everyone the same therapy as what was done in the past. This is very exciting!”
Helping patients feel comfortable and limiting their stress and anxiety is a priority to Dr. Jones.
“I believe that patients do better during therapy if they understand their disease and treatment. I will spend time with patients to explain every step and what to expect. I will listen to their concerns with the hope that they go home feeling at ease thereby eliminating any confusion or frustration.”
Dr. Jones wants her patients to know she is dedicated to their care.
“I am committed to finding the best therapy for them and to helping get them through treatment. I will help to provide support so that they don’t feel alone through the process.”
Dr. Jones was born and raised in Norman and has lived there for the last 15 years. In her spare time she enjoys playing with her one-year-old, traveling and gardening.