Patricia M Jones is the Clinical Director of the Chemistry and Metabolic Disease Labs at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas, TX, and a Professor of Pathology at UT Southwestern Medical Center.   Her PhD is in Molecular Biology with a minor in Biochemistry, received from Texas Woman’s University, Denton,TX in 1986.  She did her clinical chemistry training as a Fellow at UT Southwestern Medical Center and was board certified in clinical chemistry by the American Board of Clinical Chemistry in 1992.

Dr. Jones is on the faculty of the COMACC-accredited Clinical Chemistry Fellowship program and ACGME- accredited Pediatric Pathology Fellowship and medical genetic fellowship programs at UT Southwestern.  Her duties include instructing pathology residents and various fellows in aspects of clinical chemistry and metabolic disease testing, and acting as a clinical consultant at the Dallas County hospital (Parkland) and the university hospital system.   Her research interests lie in the field of inborn errors of metabolism, especially disorders of fatty acid metabolism.  

Patti has been an active member of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) since 1986, serving in numerous capacities and on various committees for that association.  She served on the board of directors from 2011 - 2013 and as AACC President in 2016.  She has also served as President of the National Academy of Clinical Biochemists (NACB) in 2014. 


Graduate School
Texas Woman's University (1986)

Research Interest

  • fatty acid oxidation disorders
  • pediatric reference interval studies


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Accumulation of free 3-hydroxy fatty acids in the culture media of fibroblasts from patients deficient in long-chain l-3-hydroxyacyl-CoA dehydrogenase: a useful diagnostic aid.
Jones PM, Moffitt M, Joseph D, Harthcock PA, Boriack RL, Ibdah JA, Strauss AW, Bennett MJ Clin. Chem. 2001 47 7 1190-4
Quantitative measurement of total and free 3-hydroxy fatty acids in serum or plasma samples: short-chain 3-hydroxy fatty acids are not esterified.
Jones PM, Burlina AB, Bennett MJ J. Inherit. Metab. Dis. 2000 Nov 23 7 745-50
Short-chain hydroxyacyl-coenzyme A dehydrogenase deficiency presenting as unexpected infant death: A family study.
Treacy EP, Lambert DM, Barnes R, Boriack RL, Vockley J, O'brien LK, Jones PM, Bennett MJ J. Pediatr. 2000 Aug 137 2 257-9
Monitoring cyclosporine by HPLC with cyclosporin C as internal standard.
Jones PM, Brune K Clin. Chem. 1993 Jan 39 1 168
Glycosyl acceptors in intact and permeabilized normal and cystic fibrosis fibroblasts.
Rudick VL, Rudick MJ, Jones PM J. Cell. Physiol. 1983 May 115 2 143-50


Featured Books Legend Featured Books

Pediatric Clinical Biochemistry: Why is it different?. In Biochemical and Molecular Basis of Pediatric Disease, 4th Ed.

Dietzen DJ, Bennett MJ, Wong ECC, eds. (2010). Washington, DC, AACC Press

3-Hydroxy-fatty acid analysis by gass chromatography-mass spectrometry. In Clinical Applications of Mass Spectrometry: Methods and Protocols

Garg U, Hammett-Stabler C, eds. (2010). New York, Humana Press

Disorders of the carnitine cycle and mitochondrial fatty acid oxidation. In Laboratory Diagnosis of Inherited Metabolic Diseases

Jones, PM, Bennett MJ. (2012). Washington DC, AACC Press

Sample Handling and Processing.. In Tietz Textbook of Clinical Chemistry and Molecular Diagnostics, 6th ed.

Haverstick D, Jones PM. (2018). St. Louis, Elsevier

Honors & Awards

  • Past President's Award
    Award presented for being President of AACC (2017)
  • ACB Trans-Atlantic Lectureship Award
    award for a lecture given in England (2016)
  • Miriam Reiner Award for Contributions to Clinical Chemistry
  • Outstanding Speaker Award
    Presentations at a review course (2013)
  • Society for Young Clinical Laboratorians, February Mentor of the Month
    chosen for mentoring new members of the profession (2010)
  • Outstanding Contributions to Pediatric Clinical Chemistry
    for service to the Pediatric and Maternal-Fetal Division of the AACC and the profession of pediatric clinical lab medicine (2009)
  • Outstanding Speaker Award
    given for excellent speaker ratings at presentations (2008)
  • Outstanding Speaker Award
    from AACC for a presentation (2002)
  • Distinguished Teacher Award
    Southwestern Allied Health Sciences School for teaching, chosen by students (1998)
  • Young Investigator Award
    from AACC for research (1986)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists (2019)
  • Association of Clinical Biochemists (1999)
  • Academy of the AACC (1997)
  • American Society of Clinical Laboratory Science (1996)
  • American Association for Clinical Chemistry (1986)
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (1984)