Relief Jones, III, M.D. is a comprehensive ophthalmologist and glaucoma sub-specialist. He was born in Gretna, Louisiana and grew up in Buras, Louisiana (suburbs of New Orleans). He graduated Valedictorian of his class and is a graduate of Stanford University (with Honors) and the Duke University School of Medicine.
At Duke, he completed the Biomedical Engineering Research Track where he honed his investigative skills and learned to solve some of the most pressing problems in medicine. After medical school, he continued his research with Wayne Streilein, M.D., “the Father of Modern Ocular Immunology”, in the Ocular Immunology and Transplantation Laboratory at the Schepens Eye Research Institute (Harvard Medical School).
Dr. Jones relocated from Boston to New Orleans for an Internship year which combined Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and Emergency Medicine at Tulane University. He then traveled to San Antonio for a 3-year Residency in Ophthalmology at the University of Texas Health Science Center-San Antonio. Finally, Dr. Jones returned to Boston for a Clinical Glaucoma Fellowship at the prestigious Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary (Harvard Medical School).
Dr. Jones is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Texas Health Science Center and served as a Team Physician for the San Antonio Rampage Hockey Team from 2000-2016. He has authored numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and published a book for physicians on Physician Employment Contracts. He’s been selected numerous times as a “Leading Physician in the World”, one of “America’s Top Ophthalmologists”, and a “Top Doctor” by Scene in San Antonio. He was selected as a DOCTOR OF EXCELLENCE by the board of the Leaders in Healthcare Network and appears in the “Doctors of Excellence” edition of Physicians Review. He is a proficient Spanish speaker.
Dr. Jones is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Texas Medical Association, Bexar County Medical Society, and the San Antonio Society of Ophthalmologists. He served as the President of the San Antonio Society of Ophthalmologists (2016-17). In his spare time, he is passionate about helping the youth of San Antonio by serving as a college fair representative and alumni interviewer for Stanford University and as a Youth Basketball Coach (YMCA & JCC).
In his free time, he enjoys traveling, playing USTA league tennis, lifting weights, dancing salsa and merengue, and spending time with his family.
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