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Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego

Medical Group / IPA


Medical School

Drexel University College of Medicine, PA Program


Philadelphia General Hospital


Children's Hospital Seattle


University of Washington School of Medicine

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Dr. Kenneth Lyons Jones is a world-renowned pediatrician, dysmorphologist and researcher in the field of birth defects. He is a distinguished professor and chief of the Division of Dysmorphology and Teratology in the Department of Pediatrics at UC San Diego.

Dr. Jones is actively involved in research, clinical services, training and education, and policy focused on the clinical delineation, diagnosis and prevention of adverse pregnancy outcomes and birth defects resulting from environmental exposures. He is also the founder and medical director of MotherToBaby California, a teratogen information service that provides women and clinicians individualized assessments regarding the safety of exposures in pregnancy and lactation.

Dr. Jones has authored over 250 publications in scientific journals and is the author of Smith's Recognizable Patterns of Human Malformation, now in its 7th edition. Dr. Jones is a former president of the Western Society for Pediatric Research, the Teratology Society, and the Organization of Teratology Information Specialists and is currently a member of the Association of American Physicians.


Prenatal alcohol exposure can be determined from baby teeth: Proof of concept.
Montag AC, Chambers CD, Jones KL, Dassanayake PS, Andra SS, Petrick LM, Arora M, Austin C, Collaborative Initiative on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (CIFASD).

Birth Outcomes in Women Who Have Taken Hydroxycholoroquine During Pregnancy: A Prospective Cohort Study.
Chambers CD, Johnson DL, Xu R, Luo Y, Felix R, Fine M, Lessard C, Adam MP, Braddock SR, Robinson LK, Burke L, Jones KL, OTIS Collaborative Research Group.

41st Annual David W. Smith workshop on malformations and morphogenesis: Abstracts of the 2020 annual meeting.
Gripp KW, Jones KL, Wenger TL, Smith Workshop Abstract Authors., Adam MP

Exome Sequencing as Part of a Multidisciplinary Approach to Diagnosis-Reply.
Friedman JM, Jones KL, Carey JC

Use of Telemedicine for the Physical Examination of Children With Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.
Del Campo M, Beach D, Wells A, Jones KL

Exome Sequencing and Clinical Diagnosis.
Friedman JM, Jones KL, Carey JC

Ocular measurements in fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.
Gomez DA, May PA, Tabachnick BG, Hasken JM, Lyden ER, Kalberg WO, Hoyme HE, Manning MA, Adam MP, Robinson LK, Jones KL, Buckley D, Abdul-Rahman OA

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders in a Pacific Southwest City: Maternal and Child Characteristics.
Chambers CD, Coles C, Kable J, Akshoomoff N, Xu R, Zellner JA, Honerkamp-Smith G, Manning MA, Adam MP, Jones KL

The Prevalence of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders in An American Indian Community.
Montag AC, Romero R, Jensen T, Goodblanket A, Admire A, Whitten C, Calac D, Akshoomoff N, Sanchez M, Zacarias M, Zellner JA, Del Campo M, Jones KL, Chambers CD

Relation Between Oppositional/Conduct Behaviors and Executive Function Among Youth with Histories of Heavy Prenatal Alcohol Exposure.
Doyle LR, Glass L, Wozniak JR, Kable JA, Riley EP, Coles CD, Sowell ER, Jones KL, Mattson SN, CIFASD.

Prevalence of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders in 4 US Communities.
May PA, Chambers CD, Kalberg WO, Zellner J, Feldman H, Buckley D, Kopald D, Hasken JM, Xu R, Honerkamp-Smith G, Taras H, Manning MA, Robinson LK, Adam MP, Abdul-Rahman O, Vaux K, Jewett T, Elliott AJ, Kable JA, Akshoomoff N, Falk D, Arroyo JA, Hereld D, Riley EP, Charness ME, Coles CD, Warren KR, Jones KL, Hoyme HE

Academic Difficulties in Children with Prenatal Alcohol Exposure: Presence, Profile, and Neural Correlates.
Glass L, Moore EM, Akshoomoff N, Jones KL, Riley EP, Mattson SN

Response to Astley's Letter to the Editor.
Coles CD, Gailey AR, Mulle JG, Kable JA, Lynch ME, Jones KL

The Use of Cardiac Orienting Responses as an Early and Scalable Biomarker of Alcohol-Related Neurodevelopmental Impairment.
Mesa DA, Kable JA, Coles CD, Jones KL, Yevtushok L, Kulikovsky Y, Wertelecki W, Coleman TP, Chambers CD, CIFASD.

The continuum of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders in a community in South Africa: Prevalence and characteristics in a fifth sample.
May PA, Marais AS, de Vries MM, Kalberg WO, Buckley D, Hasken JM, Adnams CM, Barnard R, Joubert B, Cloete M, Tabachnick B, Robinson LK, Manning MA, Jones KL, Bezuidenhout H, Seedat S, Parry CDH, Hoyme HE

Second-Trimester Ultrasound as a Tool for Early Detection of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.
Montag AC, Hull AD, Yevtushok L, Zymak-Zakutnya N, Sosyniuk Z, Dolhov V, Jones KL, Wertelecki W, Chambers CD, CIFASD.

A review of the physical features of the fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.
Del Campo M, Jones KL

Neurobehavioral Deficits Consistent Across Age and Sex in Youth with Prenatal Alcohol Exposure.
Panczakiewicz AL, Glass L, Coles CD, Kable JA, Sowell ER, Wozniak JR, Jones KL, Riley EP, Mattson SN, CIFASD.

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders and assessment of maxillary and mandibular arc measurements.
Abell K, May W, May PA, Kalberg W, Hoyme HE, Robinson LK, Manning M, Jones KL, Abdul-Rahman O

A Comparison Among 5 Methods for the Clinical Diagnosis of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.
Coles CD, Gailey AR, Mulle JG, Kable JA, Lynch ME, Jones KL

The continuum of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders in four rural communities in South Africa: Prevalence and characteristics.
May PA, de Vries MM, Marais AS, Kalberg WO, Adnams CM, Hasken JM, Tabachnick B, Robinson LK, Manning MA, Jones KL, Hoyme D, Seedat S, Parry CD, Hoyme HE

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders: Clinical phenotype among a high-risk group of children and adolescents in Korea.
Lee HS, Jones KL, Lee HK, Chambers CD

Dose and Timing of Prenatal Alcohol Exposure and Maternal Nutritional Supplements: Developmental Effects on 6-Month-Old Infants.
Coles CD, Kable JA, Keen CL, Jones KL, Wertelecki W, Granovska IV, Pashtepa AO, Chambers CD, CIFASD.

Effect of Depression on Risky Drinking and Response to a Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment Intervention.
Montag AC, Brodine SK, Alcaraz JE, Clapp JD, Allison MA, Calac DJ, Hull AD, Gorman JR, Jones KL, Chambers CD

Anterior cingulate cortex surface area relates to behavioral inhibition in adolescents with and without heavy prenatal alcohol exposure.
Migliorini R, Moore EM, Glass L, Infante MA, Tapert SF, Jones KL, Mattson SN, Riley EP

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