James J. Fenton
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
Previously a 5280 Top Doctor (13 years)
Best Doctors in America® 2019-2020 — Best Doctors, Inc.
America’s Top Doctors 2020 — Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd.

Special Interests

Research Interests

Ventilation of spinal cord injured patients.

Education

Education
Ohio State University College of Medicine, MD
University of Notre Dame, BS
Residency
University of Florida Health Sciences Center (Gainesville), Internal Medicine
Fellowship
Lahey Clinic Medical Center, Interventional Pulmonology
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 Hospital
  • Littleton Adventist Hospital
  • Porter Adventist Hospital
  • Select Specialty Hospital
  • Swedish 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

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Contact Information

  • Office: 303.788.8500
  • Fax: 303.788.8505

 

Locations

  • National Jewish Health South Denver
    499 East Hampden Ave, Suite 300 Englewood, CO 80113

Patient Ratings

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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
4.7

Amount of time spent with you
4.7

Provider included you in decisions
4.7

Confidence in your doctor
4.8

Likelihood of recommending this provider
4.7
 

Comments

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National Jewish Health PatientDecember, 2020
5 stars

National Jewish Health PatientNovember, 2020
Involving me in discussion great.

National Jewish Health PatientNovember, 2020
*Dr. Fenton & the PA are the best he for sure knows what he is talking about. An overall great doctor.

National Jewish Health PatientOctober, 2020
Dr. Fenton is knowledgeable and kind

National Jewish Health PatientOctober, 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 PatientSeptember, 2020
Good visit. Look forward to next reg. sched. exam.

National Jewish Health PatientSeptember, 2020
Dr. Fenton is an exceptional clinician and caring individual. One of the best physicians I have met.

National Jewish Health PatientSeptember, 2020
Excellent visit.

National Jewish Health PatientSeptember, 2020
#2. *Dr. Fenton is an awesome doctor.

National Jewish Health PatientSeptember, 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!

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