About Professor Ian Jones

Professor Ian Jones is a specialist surgeon with particular interest in colorectal surgery and colonoscopy.


After graduating from the University of Melbourne Medical school in 1975 he completed seven years of specialist general surgery training at the Royal Melbourne Hospital in 1982. From 1983 until 1987 Professor Jones obtained further surgical training specifically in colorectal surgery with three years spent at the Cleveland Clinic in the United States, the last year of which was an appointment to the consultant staff.

In 1987 Professor Jones returned to Australia to commence private practice and was appointed consultant surgeon at the Royal Melbourne Hospital where he was Head of the Colorectal Surgery Unit from 1999 to 2012.

As well as his specialist surgical qualifications of Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and the Royal College of Surgeons of England, Professor Jones is a Fellow of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons and a Foundation member of the Colorectal Surgical Society of Australasia.

Professor Jones is a Past Chairman of the Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and held the office of President of the Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia and New Zealand from 2004 to 2006.

Medical Memberships

  • Section of Colorectal Surgery Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

  • Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia and New Zealand (Foundation Member)

  • Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain & Ireland (Honorary Member)

  • Australian Medical Association

  • Medical Defence Association Victoria Registration No: 2455

  • International Council of Coloproctology












Consulting Locations


Melbourne Private Hospital – Main Office

Entrance is via Royal Parade.

Consulting Times: Tuesday AM and Wednesday PM

Suite 5, 6, & 7
3rd Floor
Private Medical Centre
Royal Melbourne Hospital, Royal Parade
Parkville VIC 3050

Tel: 9347 4077
Fax: 9348 2075
After Hours (Emergency Pager): 9387 1000

Transit: Royal Parade

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Cabrini Hospital

Consulting Times: Thursday Morning

Address: Malvern Suite 5, 183 Wattletree Rd, Malvern VIC 3144
Phone: (03) 9508 1222
Transit: Cabrini Hospital/Wattletree Rd

Cotham Private Hospital

Consulting Times: Alternate Wednesday Mornings

Address: 3rd Floor, 209 Cotham Rd, Kew VIC 3101
Phone: (03) 8803 0500
Transit: Thomas St/Cotham Rd

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