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 2019 (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® 2018-2019 — Best Doctors, Inc. Recognized in Best Doctors in America® — Best Doctors, Inc. America’s Top Doctors 2019 — Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd. Email Profile Print Profile Patient Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars 98 Patient Ratings 28 Patient Comments × No Rating Available In order to provide the most accurate and useful information on our providers, we only post satisfaction data when a provider has received a minimum of 30 survey responses. We have not yet received the minimum number of surveys for this provider, or this provider is a researcher who only sees a limited number of patients in clinic. To learn more about this survey, visit our about the Press Ganey Survey page. Close 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 Conflicts of Interest National Jewish Health physicians and scientists may collaborate with pharmaceutical or other industries to develop medical and scientific breakthroughs or to provide education on trends in quality medical practice and outcomes to physicians and health professionals around the country. National Jewish Health maintains a strict conflict of interest policy to ensure that all potential conflicts are clearly visible and that management plans are put in place in order to further innovation and education while ensuring the protection of our patients and the integrity of our research. National Jewish Health publicly discloses any payment to our physicians or scientists. View this faculty member’s industry relationships and collaborations. 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 4.8 Provider included you in decisions 4.8 Confidence in your doctor 4.8 Likelihood of recommending this provider 4.7 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, 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. show more National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2019 I trust a Dr Fenton totally. He listens, explains, and cares about me. An excellent doctor! National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2019 *Dr. Fenton is outstanding clinician. National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2019 *Dr. Fenton is a great doctor and is a credit to the medical field. National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2019 Very thorough. Very helpful and respectful of my input. National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2019 Experience very good. National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2019 no bad experiences National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2019 Dr. Fenton always listens to concerns, is thorough in addressing them. National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2019 *Dr. Fenton is knowledgeable, clear - Kind. National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2019 It seems *Dr. Fenton is excellent pulmonologist w/fair emotional intelligence & interest in engaging at a human level - National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2019 *Dr. Fenton is wonderful & I would not have any other pulmonologist - I have been seeing him for many years - National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2019 *Dr. Fenton is very thorough & caring. National Jewish Health Patient– January, 2019 *Dr. Fenton is always very courteous & helpful. National Jewish Health Patient– January, 2019 *Jim Fenton is awesome! National Jewish Health Patient– December, 2018 I did not feel as if the doctor was listening to me. He seemed to have one foot out the door the whole visit. He even took a non-urgent phone call during the visit! National Jewish Health Patient– December, 2018 hi is the very Best doctor National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2018 Dr. Fenton is the best doctor I've ever had! He's very caring, knowledgeable, thorough and very prompt in providing me the care I need. National Jewish Health Patient– October, 2018 Excellent care and experience.