Kristen Jones, MD


Health Networks

  • University of Minnesota Physicians

Languages I Speak

  • English

Hospital Privileges

  • University of Minnesota Medical Center

Care Philosophy

Dr. Jones is trained in both orthopaedic and neurosurgical spine surgery which enables her to treat every issue dealing with the spine in both children and adults. Jones specializes in minimally invasive spine surgery, scoliosis, complex spinal deformity, spine tumors, and trauma. Jones is grateful for her unique training that enables her to take care of the most difficult, complex spine problems in an environment that’s well equipped to give our patients the best outcomes.

Care and Clinical Interests

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Complex Spinal Deformity
  • Degenerative Back and Neck Disorders
  • Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis (DISH)
  • Failed Back Syndrome
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Scheuermann's Disease (also known as Scheuermann's Kyphosis)
  • Spin Instability
  • Spinal Fractures
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Pain
  • Spine Trauma
  • Spine Tumors

Education, Training and Certifications

Medical Schools

  • Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA


  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN (Neurosurgery)


  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN (Neurosurgery/Orthopaedic Surgery)

Recognition and Leadership


  • Mpls.St.Paul Magazine "Top Doctor - Rising Star" (2018, 2019)
  • International Association of HealthCare Professionals - Top Doctor (2017-2018)
  • Department of Neurosurgery Resident Teaching Award, University of Minnesota (2014)
  • Stuart Rowe Resident Research Award, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (2009)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society (2006)
  • Arnold P. Gold Humanism in Medicine Honor Society (2006)
  • Member, Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • Member, Association of American Neurological Surgeons
  • Candidate Member, Scoliosis Research Society

Academic Information

Assistant Professor

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