Tim Jones is a consultant Congenital Cardiac Surgeon appointed in 2005 to Birmingham Children’s Hospital and University Hospitals Birmingham. He is honorary senior lecturer at University of Birmingham. He is a visiting surgeon at Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, South Africa.
He graduated in medicine from The London Hospital Medical College, University of London and after completing training in adult cardiothoracic surgery he undertook specialist training in paediatric cardiac surgery at Birmingham Children’s Hospital and Great Ormond Street Hospital, London.
In 1998 he undertook a two year research Fellowship at Wake Forest University, North Carolina, USA. In 2005 he was awarded a research Doctorate in Medicine (MD) form the University of London. His areas of research interests are end organ protection during cardiopulmonary bypass.
Working with Department of Health he co-wrote 'Guide to Good Clinical Practice in Clinical Perfusion' (DoH Policy 10286), a national quality management framework for service providers. He has served as a member of The Council for The College of Perfusionists in Great Britain and Ireland and sits on their Professional Practice Panel. He introduced and is director of the ECLS programme at BCH.
He is committed to medical education and sits on UK Senior Advisory Committee in cardiothoracic surgery, School of Surgery Board for West Midlands and Cardiothoracic Senior Advisory Board of Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. His specific educational interests are the role of simulation in surgical education and human factors in the operating room to improve patient safety.