Howard Jones Jr., MD, co-founded the EVMS Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine with his late wife, Georgeanna Jones, MD.
The in vitro fertilization work of Drs. Howard and Georgeanna Jones resulted in the 1981 birth of Elizabeth Carr, the first baby in the United States born through IVF.
Drs. Howard and Geogeanna Jones retired from Johns Hopkins in 1978 and came to EVMS, where they worked together to pioneer in vitro fertilization in the U.S.
Dr. Howard Jones (bottom right) shown with current Jones Institute reproductive medicine experts (from top left) Laurel Stadtmauer, MD, PhD; Silvina Bocca, MD, PhD; and institute director Sergio Oehninger, MD, PhD.
Mason Andrews, MD (left), one of the co-founders of EVMS in 1973, persuaded the Drs. Joneses to come to the school in 1978 to co-chair the Obstetrics and Gynecology department.
Elizabeth Carr, the first person born in the U.S. as the result of the Joneses’ IVF work, says the couple treated her like their grandchild.
How IVF got started in Norfolk
Elizabeth Carr offers a few words about Dr. Jones
Dr. Jones remembers his wife
Elizabeth Carr reflects on IVF
Dr. Jones offers advice to young physicians
Ongoing research to improve IVF