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I will talk with Dr, Kevin Jones about his book "What Doctors Cannot Tell You." 

Dr. Jones is an orthopaedic surgeon and scientist at the Huntsman Cancer Institute and Primary Children's Medical Center at the University of Utah. He performs surgeries to remove bone and muscle cancers (called sarcomas) and rebuild limbs in both children and adults. His laboratory research, supported by the National Cancer Institute and other foundations, focuses on the biology and genetics of sarcomas. He has authored over forty peer-reviewed publications in the medical/scientific literature.

Following an undergraduate degree in English literature at Harvard University in 1998 and medical school at Johns Hopkins, he pursued orthopaedic surgical residency at the University of Iowa then fellowship training in musculoskeletal oncology at Mount Sinai Hospital and the Toronto Hospital for Sick Children.

From his first job performing phlebotomy and bed-pan changes at a local hospital, Kevin learned that medicine is not always good, clean, inside work. He finds the dishonesty that can so easily crop up in and around medicine to be much less pleasant than those bed pans. Unconvinced that bigger and better systems can fix the problems in medicine, Kevin believes that educated and empowered patients working with honest physicians can.

He lives in Salt Lake City with his wife and children.

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