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Interview with Val Jones, M.D, Senior Medical Director of Revolution Health

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Val Jones, M.D, Senior Medical Director of Revolution Health

Val Jones, M.D., was born in Greenwich, Conn., and raised in Nova Scotia, Canada. She completed her bachelor's degree at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and a master's degree at Dallas Theological Seminary in Texas. She also participated in several research projects in biomedical imaging and vaccine research at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.

She attended medical school at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City and was a regular contributor to the medical student section of The Journal of the American Medical Association. She received a scholarship to conduct research in the department of plastic surgery at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, as well as did a summer research fellowship in pediatric surgery at the University of Southern California, which was funded by the National Institutes of Health. She also completed research at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City in its Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Dr. Jones is an award-winning writer and the author of "Dr. Val and the Voice of Reason," which was nominated for two Medical Weblog Awards for 2007: Best Medical Blog and Best New Medical Blog on the Internet. Her cartoons have been featured at Medscape and the Placebo Journal, and she leads an online weight-loss community at Revolution Health.