Welcome to my Journey

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I am an Internal Medicine doctor who currently specializes in Hospice and Palliative care.   Prior to medical school, I received the pre-Intramural Research Training Award at the National Institute of Health.  I researched there, at the University of Bonn, and during my medical career at UVA. I am also a stage IIb triple negative breast cancer survivor since my diagnosis September 2015.  I am a wife and mother of three beautiful children and I would do anything to be here with them for as long as possible.

    I've developed this site to document what I learn through this journey so that I can share that with you.  

     The information here is only to be used under the care of your doctor. Please also see my Terms of Use page.  Surgery, chemotherapy, and (if recommended) radiation remain our best defense!  This site is intended to evaluate other interventions that may affect occurrence and recurrence following your treatment

      Please be advised that although I am a physician, I have developed this site as a survivor.  By visiting this site, you understand that there is no physician-patient relationship.   We are not responsible for any medical decisions that you make and no decisions should be made based upon the content of this site.  Always consult your doctor for any medical information.  May God bless you through this and any other challenges that our unpredictable lives may present.  

RESIDENCY                                            University of Virginia Internal Medicine Program


EDUCATION                                            University of Virginia School of Medicine                  



National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS                                                             Bethesda, MD

Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB)

NIH Special Volunteer

Tissue processing and analysis using immunohistochemistry. 

Supervisors:  Dr. Oliver Brüstle (Neuropathologist, University of Bonn)

and Dr. Ron McKay (chief, LMB/NINDS)

September 1995-December 1995


NIH Pre-Doctoral Intramural Research Training Award (Pre-IRTA)

Supervisors:  Dr. Oliver Brüstle and Dr. Ron McKay

December 1995-September 1997


University of Bonn                                                                                                                             Bonn, Germany

Junior Scientist

FGFR-1deficient ES cell-derived neural cell in-vitro analysis. 

Supervisors: Dr. Prof. Oliver Brüstle and

Dr. Prof. Otmar D. Wiestler (chief)

June 1998-August 1998


University of Virginia                                                                                                                         Charlottesville, VA

Laboratory/Clinic of Allergy and Immunology

Chronic Hyperplastic Eosinophilic Sinusitis and Aspirin Exacerbated Respiratory Disease

Supervisor:  Dr. Larry Borish

July 2003-July 2004





Jones Kimberly. Organic chemistry rescue kit. Editions 1 and 2. Wysteria Ltd., 1997


Brüstle Oliver, Jones Kimberly Nadine, Learish Randall D. Karram Khalad, Choudhary Khalid, Wiestler Otmar D., Duncan Ian, McKay Ronald DG.  Embryonic stem cell-derived glial precursors:  a source of myelinating transplants.  Science; 285:754-756. July 30, 1999

Jones, Kimberly N.  Acronyms, eponyms, & mneumonics,  part of the Pocket Brain Series, editions 1 and 2,  Wysteria Ltd.,  2000


Jones Kimberly N, Karram Khalad, Choudhary Khalid, Deng Chu-Xia, et al.  Neural chimeras generated with ES cell-derived somatic precursors:  bypassing germline transmission and embryonic lethality in the study of null mutants. 


Jones Kimberly N, Wilson Barbara.  Dermatology, part of the Pocket Brain Series.  Wysteria, LTD., 2001


Jones Kimberly N, Mascia Brett, Wagonner-Fountain Linda, Pearson Richard.  Photo quiz:  Diagnosis of malaria by automated blood cell analyzer. CID; 33:1944-1945,  2001


Jones Kimberly N,  English III Joseph.  Review of common therapeutic options in the United States for the treatment of Pediculosis capitis.  CID;36:1355-1361, 2003


Mascia Kimberly, Borish Larry, Patrie James, Hunt John, Phillips C Douglas, Steinke John.  Chronic Hyperplastic Eosinophilic Sinusitis as a Predictor of Aspirin-Exacerbated Respiratory Disease. Annals of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology;94,6:652-657, June 2005.





Choudhary Khalid, Green Robert, Jones Kimberly, Karram Khalad.  In vitro differentiation and transplantation of ES-cell derived neural precursors.  NIH Student Poster Session. Aug 2, 1996.


Brüstle O, Jones KN, et al. Embryonic stem cell-derived neural precursors.  Semester Meeting, Bonner Forum Biomedizin, Feb 28 - Mar 1, 1998.


Brüstle O, Jones KN, et al.  Reconstitution of neurons and glia by transplanted embryonic stem cell-derived precursors.  49th Annual Meeting of the German Society of Neurosurgery, Hannover, June 12-16, 1998.  Abstract: Zentralbl Neurochir Suppl: 59-60, 1998.


Brüstle O, Jones KN, et al.  Myelinating oligodendrocytes derived from embryonic stem cells.  43rd Annual Meeting of the German Soc for Neuropath and Neuroanat, Homburg, Oct 7-10, 1998. Abstract: Clin Neuropathologie, 1998.


Brüstle O, Jones KN, et al. Widespread myelination following intraventricular transplantation of embryonic stem cell-derived oligodendrocytes. 28th Annual Meeting of the Soc for Neurosci, LA, CA, Nov 7-12, 1998.  Abstract:  Soc Neurosci Abstr 23:817, 1998.


Karram K, Jones KN, et al.  Embryonic stem cell-derived glial precursors as a tool for central nervous system myelin repair.  Semester Meeting des Bonner Forum Biomedizin Walberberg, 6-7. Mar 1999.


Brüstle O, Jones KN, et al. Transplanted ES cell-derived glial precursors repair CNS myelin.  75th Annual Meeting of the American Assoc of Neuropathologists, Portland, June 17-20, 1999.  Abstract:  J Neuropath Exp Neurol, 1999.


Jones KN, Karram K, et al.  Neurons and glia from FGFR-1 knockout ES cells: Bypassing germline transmission and embryonic lethality.  44th Annual Meeting of the German Society for Neuropathology and Neuroanatomy, Bonn, Oct 6-9, 1999.  Abstract: Acta Neuropathol 98:531, 1999.


Brüstle O, Jones KN, et al.  In vitro differentiated mutant ES cells reveal FGFR1-dependency of FGF2-mediated neural precursor cell expansion.  29th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Miami Beach, Fla. Oct 23-28, 1999.  Abstract: Soc Neurosci Abstr 25:2046, 1999.


Jones KN,  Karram K, et al.  Neurons and glia from FGFR-1 knockout ES cells; bypassing germline transmission of embryonic lethality.  Semester-Meeting des Bonner Forum Biomedizin.  Walberberg, 26.-27. Feb. 2000.


Karam K, Jones KN, et al.  Migration of FGFR-1 deficient neural precursors in the developing rat brain.  45thAnnual Meeting of the German Society for Neuropathology and Neuroanatomy, Leipzig, 3/29-4/1, 2000. Abstract:  Acta Neuropathol 99:446, 2000.


Brüstle O, Jones KN, et al.  Generation and characterization of embryonic stem cell-derived neural spheres.  45th Annual Meeting of the German Society for Neuropathology and Neuroanatomy, Leipzig, 3/29-4/1, 2000.  Abstract: Acta Neuropathol 99:440, 2000.


Jones KN.  Necrotizing fasciitis and flesh eating bacteria.  Student presentations in Dermatology, University of Virginia Department of Dermatology.  August, 2000.


Mascia Kimberly, Borish Larry, Patrie James, Hunt John, Steinke John, Philips C Douglas, University of Virginia Poster Day Winner. Chronic Hyperplastic Eosinophilic Sinusitis as a Predictor of Aspirin-Exacerbated Respiratory Disease.  May 03, 2004.


Mascia, Kimberly. Contemporary Pain Assessment and Management in Adult and Geriatric Populations.  PCNP 7th Annual Conference, 2009.