James J. Fenton
National Jewish Health South Denver
Associate Professor
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Department of Medicine
  • 5280 Top Doctors 2016 (11th year)
  • Recognized as a 5280 Top Doctor (11th year)
  • America’s Top Doctors 2015 — Castle Connolly, Medical, Ltd.
  • Recognized in America’s Top Doctors — Castle Connolly, Inc.
  • Best Doctors in America® 2015 — Best Doctors, Inc.
  • Recognized in Best Doctors in America® — Best Doctors, Inc.
  • America’s Top Doctors 2016 — 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

    Contact Information

    • Office: 303.788.8500
    • Fax: 303.788.8505
    • Email: FentonJ@njhealth.org

     

    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.
     

    Friendliness
    4.8

    Recommended to others
    4.8

    Explanation of problem/condition
    4.8

    Shows concerns for your questions
    4.8

    Includes you in decisions
    4.7

    Spoke using clear language
    4.8

    Amount of time spent with you
    4.7

    Confidence in your doctor
    4.8
     

    Comments

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    National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2016
    Dr. Fenton was very professional, knowledgeable, courteous and caring with providing medical care for my condition.

    National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2016
    good

    National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2016
    Dr James Fenton is a tremendous physician. He is expert, concerned, personable, and very reassuring to me and my spouse. I would never want to lose him as a trusted caregiver.

    National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2016
    Dr. Fenton is always very caring and kind. he explains all I have needed to know without you feeling rushed. I could not have been any more pleased with Dr Frnton. and his care.

    National Jewish Health PatientMarch, 2016
    *Dr. Fenton is a WONDERFUL DOCTOR. It's just very hard to get in to see him -