James J. Fenton
National Jewish Health South Denver
Associate Professor
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
Department of Medicine
5280 Top Doctors 2017 (12th year)
Best Doctors in America® 2017-2018 — Best Doctors, Inc.
America’s Top Doctors 2017 — Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd.
James J. Fenton, MD, is a pulmonologist at National Jewish Health. Dr. Fenton is in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine.

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

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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

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.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.
 

Confidence in your doctor
4.8

Amount of time spent with you
4.7

Spoke using clear language
4.7

Includes you in decisions
4.7

Shows concerns for your questions
4.7

Explanation of problem/condition
4.7

Recommended to others
4.7

Friendliness
4.8
 

Comments

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National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2017
I would certainly recommend Dr Fenton as long as my patient was assured that she could see Dr Fenton more than once a year

National Jewish Health PatientApril, 2017
No better health care provider.

National Jewish Health PatientMarch, 2017
Rude & condescending - minimized my feelings - would never see him again.

National Jewish Health PatientMarch, 2017
Dr. Fenton is wonderful, kind and caring. But it is very hard to get an appt. with him and a long wait to see him in the office.

National Jewish Health PatientMarch, 2017
Dr Fenton is one of the best care providers I have seen. His diagnosis is top notch and the amount of time he spends with the patient listening all the medical issues with extreme care is phenomenal.

National Jewish Health PatientFebruary, 2017
Excellent dr. I have referred many family members & friends.

National Jewish Health PatientFebruary, 2017
Didn't get definite answers. Had trouble finding test results.

National Jewish Health PatientNovember, 2016
Dr Fenton is so relatable. Doesn't "talk down" to me & even though he's busy, he listens to and addresses my questions and concerns.

National Jewish Health PatientSeptember, 2016
Dr Fenton is he best. he is always very caring and understanding i have complete confidence in Dr Fenton.

National Jewish Health PatientJune, 2016
I was pleased that *Dr. Fenton called me concerning my condition to allay my concerns regarding the radiology report of my lung CAT scan.

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