Dr. Cresta Jones joined the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Medical College of Wisconsin as an assistant professor in August, 2010. She received her medical degree from Medical College of Wisconsin in 2001. She completed both her residency in obstetrics and gynecology and fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at the University of Vermont from 2001 to 2008.
Dr. Jones’ practice includes high risk obstetrics, prenatal diagnosis and opiate dependence in pregnancy. Procedures that she provides include first trimester aneuploidy screening (nuchal translucency), amniocentesis, and cerclage.
Dr. Jones’ current research includes opiate dependence in pregnancy. She was involved in pregnancy induced changes in vascular responsivity and the effects of sildenafil on uterine artery reactivity and flow research prior to her joining the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
She has published an article about how Sildenafil increases uterine blood flow in nonpregnant nulliparious women.
Dr. Jones is actively involved in state and community efforts to improve maternal and fetal care in Wisconsin through the Wisconsin Association for Perinatal Care (WAPC). She is also a member of the Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine (SMFM) and the American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG).
Awards and honors include the Best Resident Presentation at the Resident Research Day at the University of Vermont in 2005. She received the Council on Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology (CREOG) high score in residency in 2003 and in 2002. The Clinical Core Teaching award was also received by Dr. Jones in 2003.
Outside of work, Dr. Jones enjoys spending time with her family, outdoor activities such as downhill skiing and hiking, and attending live musical performances.