James J. Fenton, MD Make an Appointment Ask a Question Refer Patient James J. Fenton, MD, is a pulmonologist at National Jewish Health. Dr. Fenton is in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine. National Jewish Health South Denver Associate Professor Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine Department of Medicine 5280 Top Doctors 2021 (13 years) Previously a 5280 Top Doctor (13 years) America’s Top Doctors 2015 — Castle Connolly, Medical, Ltd. Recognized in America’s Top Doctors — Castle Connolly, Inc. Best Doctors in America® 2019-2020 — Best Doctors, Inc. Recognized in Best Doctors in America® — Best Doctors, Inc. America’s Top Doctors 2020 — Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd. Email Profile Print Profile Patient Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars 179 Patient Ratings 40 Patient Comments Overview Contact Info & Locations Patient Ratings & Comments Programs & Services Department of Medicine Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine (Adult) Specialties & Conditions Asthma Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Dyspnea (Shortness of Breath) Lung Cancer Lung Nodules Pleural Effusion Pneumonia Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) Special Interests Research Interests Ventilation of spinal cord injured patients. News & Videos National Jewish Health Physicians Recognized for Excellence Education Education 1990 Ohio State University College of Medicine, MD 1986 University of Notre Dame, BS Residency 1990 - 1993 University of Florida Health Sciences Center (Gainesville), Internal Medicine Fellowship 1996 - 1998 Lahey Clinic Medical Center, Interventional Pulmonology 1993 - 1996 University of Florida Health Sciences Center (Gainesville), Pulmonary and Critical Care Awards & Recognition 2014 and 2015: Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors, Inc. 2006-2011:Denver's 5280 Magazine, “Top Doctors” 1996-2005: Chest Journal, Manuscript Reviewer Fellow, American College Chest Physicians (FCCP) Board Certification 1996, 2006: Pulmonary Medicine 1997, 2007: Critical Care Medicine Professional Memberships Fellow, American College of Chest Physicians Publications Fenton, J “Chest X-Ray” in Cardiology Secrets 2nd Edition Adair, O; Hanley & Belfus, Philadelphia. 2001. Mastin ST, Drane WE, Harman, EM, Fenton, JJ, Quesenberry, L. FDG SPECT in patients with Lung Masses. Chest, 1999; 115:1012-1017. Fenton JJ, Beamis JF. Laser Bronchoscopy. In, Beamis JF, Mathur PN eds. Interventional Pulmonology. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1999; 43-67. FentonJJ, Cicale MF. Sigmoid Diverticular Perforation Complicating Lung Transplantation. J Heart Lung Transpl 1997 Jun: 16(6):681-5. Hospital Affiliations Craig HospitalLittleton Adventist HospitalPorter Adventist HospitalSelect Specialty HospitalSwedish Medical Center Teaching & Professional Positions 2007-Present: Director, Comprehensive Lung Cancer Program, Swedish Medical Center 2006-Present: Respiratory Care Director, Craig Hospital Ask a Question through Patient Portal Sign in to your My National Jewish Health patient portal account to communicate with your care team, manage appointments, and more. Create an Account Contact Information Office: 303.788.8500Fax: 303.788.8505 Locations National Jewish Health South Denver 499 East Hampden Ave, Suite 300 Englewood, CO 80113 Patient Ratings The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our independent rating system, the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. This survey is about the patient care experience and does not address crucial characteristics like medical decision-making, prescribing the best therapy, and patient outcomes. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey. Provider showed concern 4.8 Friendliness 4.8 Spoke using clear language 4.8 Provider explained things clearly 4.8 Amount of time spent with you 4.7 Provider included you in decisions 4.8 Confidence in your doctor 4.8 Likelihood of recommending this provider 4.8 Comments Comments are collected in our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Surveys. Patients are de-identified to protect confidentiality and patient privacy. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey. National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2021 dr Fenton always looks me in the eye when we speak, and he listens very accurately. He lets me help determine if or what medications need adjusting. He is most knowledgeable about my condition! National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2021 Dr. Fenton is the best National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2021 Dr Fenton is not only a phenomenal physician but also a fantastic person National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2021 Dr. Fenton is the best!! National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2021 *Dr. Fenton is an EXCELLENT physician. National Jewish Health Patient– April, 2021 bestest Dr. National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2021 good National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2021 I have being seeing Dr. Fenton for many years now and rely on his thoughtfulness and respect to me as a patient. I recently had to see my internal medicine doctor and she had a few questions about my medical care. The doctor was new to me because my previous long term physician had retired so she called him and he responded quickly. We were both very appreciative. National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2021 Dr Fenton does a great job in all respects. National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2021 *Dr. Fenton is "top notch." Hold on to him. The best care I've ever had. National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2021 For first visit, all good. Thanks! show more National Jewish Health Patient– January, 2021 Dr. Fenton is by far one of the best doctors I have ever had. He is very open and honest explains things in ways a non-doctor would understand. National Jewish Health Patient– January, 2021 Dr. Fenton is so good. He takes time to listen and lay out a plan of action and make sure I am okay with it. National Jewish Health Patient– January, 2021 Dr. Fenton is the best. He has been my pulmonary doctor for years. I would not want to go to anybody else. National Jewish Health Patient– December, 2020 5 stars National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2020 Involving me in discussion great. National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2020 *Dr. Fenton & the PA are the best he for sure knows what he is talking about. An overall great doctor. National Jewish Health Patient– October, 2020 Dr. Fenton is knowledgeable and kind National Jewish Health Patient– October, 2020 *Dr. Fenton always takes the time to listen to all my concerns. He is very knowledgeable and an excellent, compassionate doctor. National Jewish Health Patient– September, 2020 Good visit. Look forward to next reg. sched. exam. National Jewish Health Patient– September, 2020 Dr. Fenton is an exceptional clinician and caring individual. One of the best physicians I have met. National Jewish Health Patient– September, 2020 Excellent visit. National Jewish Health Patient– September, 2020 #2. *Dr. Fenton is an awesome doctor. National Jewish Health Patient– September, 2020 Had to run back in to get a doctor's note for work. *Dr. Fenton was very quick in getting that done. Thank you! National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2020 As I said previously, Dr. fenton was excellent. He was thorough and took the time to explain in detail and words that I could understand my situation National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2020 Dr. Fenton is my life saver. He always works with me for the best possible treatment. I trust and respect him. National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2020 My experience with *Dr. Fenton was a great experience. He was professional, courteous, understanding, thorough, and didn't rush through my appointment. National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2020 Experience was as satisfactory as it always is. National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2020 Dr. Fenton is the best. National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2020 *Dr. Fenton obviously had gone over my paperwork before he came into the exam room. (Not all drs. do that.) I appreciated not having to go over everything I had recorded on my papers. National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2020 I have always been very well served by Dr. Fenton and his staff.I have been seeing him for a number of years. I'am [phi] well pleased National Jewish Health Patient– April, 2020 consistently excellent National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2020 *Dr. Fenton is very caring and described treatment thoroughly. National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2020 Dr. Fenton is amazing. He answers all of my questions and explains my issues fully and explains tests that I have had. He includes me in all decisions regarding my health options. Wish all care givers were like Dr. Fenton! National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2020 Very good at speaking in lay terminology. National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2020 I have been seeing *Dr. Fenton for several years. He is excellent - kind & caring - & has provided me a very good explanation for my [conditions]. I would not consider any other pulmonologist. National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2020 All doctor's involved took the time to explain, listen to concerns and address them National Jewish Health Patient– January, 2020 I was treated respectfully and patiently while in the treatment room. Nothing but good things to say about the visit. National Jewish Health Patient– January, 2020 I have been seeing Dr. Fenton for many years. He has always listened to my concerns and asks for my input if when we are discussing treatment options. National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2019 I trust a Dr Fenton totally. He listens, explains, and cares about me. An excellent doctor!