Ellington Jones, DrPH, MHA, MBA, FACHE

Chief Administrative Officer – Surgical Specialties

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Ellington Jones

Ellington Jones is the chief administrative officer of surgical specialties at UC San Diego Health, overseeing ambulatory and service line operations for the system's surgical portfolio. He is a dyad partner to department chairs, executing strategic priorities across these areas.

Previously, Dr. Jones served as executive director of the digestive diseases service line at UChicago Medicine, where he oversaw the strategy and operations for 15 clinical programs. He also held leadership positions at Tenet Healthcare, overseeing service line initiatives company-wide.

Throughout his career, Dr. Jones has received numerous accolades for his leadership, including being named one of the University of Florida's 40 Gators Under 40 and being a finalist in the Richard J. Stull Graduate Essay Competition of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).

Dr. Jones holds a Doctor of Public Health in Leadership from the University of Illinois at Chicago, an Executive MBA from the Quantic School of Business and Technology, an MHA. from the University of Florida, and a BS in Health Care Management from Florida A&M University. He has also taught in the Healthcare Management graduate program at American University.

Dr. Jones is a fellow of the ACHE and a member of the National Association of Health Services Executives (NAHSE). He remains actively engaged with his alma maters as a life member of both the Florida A&M University Marching 100 Band Alumni Association and the University of Florida Alumni Association.