Dr. Breck Jones joins SIU Medicine as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Neurosurgery. He is also the Associate Program Director for the Neurosurgery Residency Program and the co-director of the SIU Skull Base and Pituitary team. Dr. Jones has been a part of Southern Illinois University for many years. He obtained his medical degree from SIU School of Medicine and then completed his neurosurgery residency at SIU. During residency he developed an interest in the treatment of cerebrovascular disease, and this led to him completing a fellowship in Cerebrovascular, Endovascular, and Skull Base Neurosurgery at Mayo Clinic. His clinical interests include the open and endovascular treatment of aneurysms and AVMs, dural arteriovenous fistulas, acute stroke intervention, and the treatment of benign and malignant tumors of the brain and skull base. His research interests include neurosurgical resident education, developing microsurgical and endovascular skills via simulation, aneurysm pathogenesis, and studying adjunctive therapies for the surgical treatment of brain tumors.