Because of her special connection with kids, Shannon Jones, MD, always knew she wanted to practice pediatric medicine. Her love of pediatric cardiology, however, developed during her residency training.
“After seeing all the different sub-specialties as part of my residency training, I fell in love with pediatric cardiology,” Dr. Jones said. “I love the physiology of it and the wide variety of patients we get to treat.”
Returning to the warm weather and family in the South made Emory a perfect fit after residency for her fellowship training. She then had the opportunity to stay on with Sibley Heart Center Cardiology as an attending physician after completing her fellowship.
Dr. Jones wears a number of different hats at Sibley, and she sees patients in several different settings including the Hamilton Mill clinic, the in-patient setting in the Children’s Heart Center, Cardiac Acute Care Unit (CACU), and as part of a city call team that provides consults to metro Atlanta hospitals.
Dr. Jones says she enjoys helping to treat a variety of heart conditions in children and adolescents. Since she’s now been with Sibley for two years, it’s particularly meaningful to have had the benefit of seeing patients beginning with their initial diagnosis of heart disease as newborns, through their first surgeries, to children who are growing and thriving.
It’s really a privilege to be part of people’s lives in this way,” Dr. Jones said. “I, along with all of the staff, get so excited to see our patients in clinic when they come in for a check-up. Our patients and their families have become important to us, as we’ve often been with them through some tough times. Especially when I’m with my 2-year-old niece, I’m reminded of what a gift it is for families to let us take care of their children.”
In addition to the patients she helps care for, one of the other things she highly values about her job is her interactions with the rest of the Sibley team. She is grateful for all the Sibley staff including the nurses, front desk and contact center staff, as well as a group of physician co-workers who work together to provide the best patient care.
“The physicians and medical professionals at Sibley are a very bright and compassionate group of people dedicated to helping their patients and providing excellent care,” Dr. Jones said. “I have the opportunity to work with people who have been in the field for decades, and there’s such a collegial spirit. Everyone is very willing to answer questions and always happy to help. They’re also just a really fun group to be around.”
Shannon M. Jones, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine
- Medical School: Tulane University School of Medicine
- Residency: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
- Fellowship: Emory University School of Medicine
Dr. Shannon Jones joined Sibley Heart Center Cardiology in July of 2018, after completing her pediatric cardiology training at Emory University School of Medicine. Shannon was born and raised in Durham, North Carolina and attended college at Duke University. After college she obtained a Master of Science degree in Physiology from Georgetown University. She subsequently completed medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine, in New Orleans, Louisiana. She completed her general pediatrics residency at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. After residency she worked for a year as a house physician at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, on their cardiac step-down unit, prior to starting her pediatric cardiology fellowship at Emory University School of Medicine. Her clinical interests include longitudinal follow-up of complex congenital heart disease and neurodevelopmental outcomes of patients with congenital heart disease and longitudinal follow up of patients with pulmonary vein disease as part of the pulmonary vein stenosis team.
- Hamilton Mill
Areas of focus
- General outpatient cardiology
- Inpatient general cardiology
- Complex congenital heart disease
- Neurodevelopmental follow-up in patients with congenital heart disease
- Longitudinal follow up of pulmonary vein stenosis
- American Academy of Pediatrics, 2014- Present
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