Charles Ray Jones, Innovative Lyme Pediatrician, Passes Away at Age 93

Project Lyme mourns the passing of pediatric Lyme specialist, Dr. Charles Ray Jones.  This is a profound loss for the Lyme community and for those whose lives he touched. In particular, his dedication to healing kids with Lyme and co-infections gave countless children a future. 


Dr. Charles Ray Jones’s Commitment to Science

A graduate of New York Medical College in 1962, Dr. Jones began his medical career interning in pediatrics at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Manhattan, where he served as Chief Resident. He went on to become an attending physician at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

Dr. Jones eventually moved to Connecticut to practice pediatrics in the late 1960s. After opening his practice, he began seeing clusters of patients who had been diagnosed with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis but actually had Lyme disease. Following this, he expanded his practice to focus directly on helping kids impacted by tick-borne disease, treating patients for four decades.

Outside of his practice, he helped countless more in the community by training doctors and sharing his vast knowledge at conferences for both professionals and patients. Watch the below video to learn more about Dr. Jones impact.