James Gaensbauer, MD
Associate Professor, Pediatrics-Infectious Diseases

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Medical School:
  • MD, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (1999)
Graduate School :
  • MSc, University of London (2012)
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, Brown University (RI) (1995)
Residency:
  • University of Washington Program, Pediatrics (2002)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado, Pediatric Infectious Diseases (2013)
Languages: English, Spanish
Department: Pediatrics-Infectious Diseases

Professional Titles

  • Pediatric Infectious Disease Attending
  • Pediatric Tuberculosis Consultant
  • Pediatric Hospitalist
  • CU SOM Pediatric Residency Core Faculty
  • Center for Global Health, Colorado School of Public Health, Core Faculty

Publications

  • Gaensbauer J, Young J, Harasaki C, Aiona K, Belknap R, Haas MK. Interferon-Gamma Release Assay Testing in Children Younger Than 2 Years in a US-Based Health System. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2020 Sep;39(9):803-807. PubMed PMID: 32804462
  • Messacar K, Gaensbauer JT, Birkholz M, Palmer C, Todd JK, Tyler KL, Dominguez SR. Impact of FilmArray meningitis encephalitis panel on HSV testing and empiric acyclovir use in children beyond the neonatal period. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2020 Aug;97(4):115085. PubMed PMID: 32559588
  • Gaensbauer J. Xpert Ultra assay on children's stool to diagnose pulmonary tuberculosis. Clin Infect Dis. 2020 May 25. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32449508
  • Ahmed A, Feng PI, Gaensbauer JT, Reves RR, Khurana R, Salcedo K, Punnoose R, Katz DJ. Interferon-? Release Assays in Children <15 Years of Age. Pediatrics. 2020 Jan;145(1). PubMed PMID: 31892518
  • Gaensbauer JT, Gast C, Bandyopadhyay AS, O'Ryan M, Saez-Llorens X, Rivera L, Lopez-Medina E, Melgar M, Weldon WC, Oberste MS, Rüttimann R, Clemens R, Asturias EJ. Impact of Maternal Antibody on the Immunogenicity of Inactivated Polio Vaccine in Infants Immunized With Bivalent Oral Polio Vaccine: Implications for the Polio Eradication Endgame. Clin Infect Dis. 2018 Oct 30;67(suppl_1):S57-S65. PubMed PMID: 30376095
  • Gaensbauer J, Gonzales B, Belknap R, Wilson ML, O'Connor ME. Interferon-Gamma Release Assay-Based Screening for Pediatric Latent Tuberculosis Infection in an Urban Primary Care Network. J Pediatr. 2018 Sep;200:202-209. PubMed PMID: 29866596
  • Gaensbauer JT, Birkholz M, Smit MA, Garcia R, Todd JK. Epidemiology and Clinical Relevance of Toxic Shock Syndrome in US Children. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2018 Dec;37(12):1223-1226. PubMed PMID: 29601458
  • Ackley E, Williams JTB, Kunrath C, Monson M, Ignatiuk A, Gaensbauer J. Too Hot to Handle? When Vaporizers Explode. J Pediatr. 2018 May;196:320-320.e1. PubMed PMID: 29395175
  • Kamidani S, Melgar M, Robinson C, Asturias E, Berman S, Gaensbauer J. No Detection of Entamoeba Histolytica by Multiplex Polymerase Chain Reaction in Children With Acute Non-bloody Diarrhea in Guatemala. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2018 Apr;37(4):e107-e108. PubMed PMID: 28858041
  • Gaensbauer J, Aiona K, Haas M, Reves R, Young J, Belknap R. Better Completion of Pediatric Latent Tuberculosis Treatment Using 4 Months of Rifampin in a US-based Tuberculosis Clinic. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2018 Mar;37(3):224-228. PubMed PMID: 28777204
  • Gaensbauer JT, Rakhola JT, Onyango-Makumbi C, Mubiru M, Westcott JE, Krebs NF, Asturias EJ, Fowler MG, McFarland E, Janoff EN. Impaired Haemophilus influenzae Type b Transplacental Antibody Transmission and Declining Antibody Avidity through the First Year of Life Represent Potential Vulnerabilities for HIV-Exposed but -Uninfected Infants. Clin Vaccine Immunol. 2014 Dec;21(12):1661-7. PubMed PMID: 25298109
  • Gaensbauer JT, Lindsey NP, Messacar K, Staples JE, Fischer M. Neuroinvasive arboviral disease in the United States: 2003 to 2012. Pediatrics. 2014 Sep;134(3):e642-50. PubMed PMID: 25113294
  • Gaensbauer JT, Birkholz M, Pfannenstein K, Todd JK. Herpes PCR testing and empiric acyclovir use beyond the neonatal period. Pediatrics. 2014 Sep;134(3):e651-6. PubMed PMID: 25113288
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Practice Locations

Children's Hospital Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
13123 East 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-777-1234

Denver Health
777 Bannock St
Denver, CO 80204
303-436-6000

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Board Certification
  • Pediatrics, Board Certification
Clinical Interests
Pediatric Infectious Diseases including Tuberculosis, Public Health, Pediatric Hospital Medicine

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (1999)
Graduate Schools:
  • MSc, University of London (2012)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, Brown University (RI) (1995)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Washington Program, Pediatrics (2002)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado, Pediatric Infectious Diseases (2013)
Languages: English, Spanish
Department: Pediatrics-Infectious Diseases
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