Cresta W. Jones, MD

"I believe that every complicated pregnancy deserves individualized and compassionate care."

Cresta W. Jones, MD

Associate Professor;
Director of Education and Professional Development

Jones, Cresta W., MD

July 15, 2013  |  Doctors

Introduction

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.

Cresta Jones, MDShe 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.

Areas of Expertise

  • Maternal Fetal Medicine
  • High Risk Obstetrics
  • Prenatal Ultrasound
  • Opiate Dependence in Pregnancy

Board Certification(s)

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Patient Ages Seen

  • Adolescent (13-18 yrs)
  • Adult (18 + )

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Education / Training

  • Doctor of Medicine – Medical College of Wisconsin – Milwaukee (2001)
  • Residency, Obstetrics and Gynecology – University of Vermont – Burlington (2001-2005)
  • Maternal Fetal Medicine – University of Vermont – Burlington (2005-2008)

MCW Start Date

  • 08/16/2010

Publications

Research

Principal InvestigatorTitle of Research Study
Awards / Publications / Presentations
Jones, Cresta W., MD"Working on ideas: Study on Cord-Plexus Cysts"
Jones, Cresta W., MDProvider Fund of Knowledge and Counseling Practices with Regards to Co-sleeping and Bed-sharing with Newborn Infants
Kaljo, Kristina, PhD, Treat, Robert, PhD, Hanley, Lauren, MD, Jones, Cresta, MDTargeting the Needs of Multiple Providers: Measuring the Efficacy of a Breastfeeding Educational Symposium


* Presented at MCW's Innovations in Medical Education Conference April 27, 2017

In the News

Faculty Presenting at MCW's Innovations in Medical Education Conference April 27

Faculty Presenting at MCW’s Innovations in Medical Education Conference April 27

Drs. Kristina Kaljo, Cresta Jones, Amy Domeyer-Klenske, Mona Farez, Raj Narayan and Michael Lund have been chosen to present their research posters at MCW’s Innovations… Read More ›

Dr. Cresta Jones Helped Revise Current Prenatal Screenings

Dr. Cresta Jones Helped Revise Current Prenatal Screenings

12/19/2014  |  Department News

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Under the leadership of Deborah Larkey, MD, and Cresta Jones, MD, FACOG, the WAPC Prenatal Testing Committee updated all… Read More ›

Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship Program Approved

Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship Program Approved

10/07/2014  |  Department News

We are very excited to announce that the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology has been approved for a Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship Program through the American… Read More ›

Dr. Cresta Jones Gives Expert Opinion on Narcotic Prescriptions for Pregnant Women

Dr. Cresta Jones Gives Expert Opinion on Narcotic Prescriptions for Pregnant Women

05/15/2014  |  Department News

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Doctors are prescribing opioid painkillers to pregnant women in astonishing numbers, new research shows, even though risks to the… Read More ›

2012 – 2013 Awards for Residents & Faculty

2012 – 2013 Awards for Residents & Faculty

Dr. John J. and Joan M. Brennan Endowed Award in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Stephanie Miller, MD was presented the Dr. John J. and Joan M. Brennan… Read More ›

Outstanding Medical Student Teachers Award for 2011-2012

Outstanding Medical Student Teachers Award for 2011-2012

11/13/2012  |  Awards & Recognition

On November 6, 2012, MCW awarded the Medical Student Teachers Award to 205 faculty members.

In 2008, the College’s Curriculum and Evaluation Committee (CEC) initiated an… Read More ›