James Feinstein, MD, MPH/MSPH
Associate Professor, Pediatrics-General Pediatrics

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Medical School:
  • MD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (2007)
Graduate School :
  • MPH, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (2012)
Undergraduate School:
  • AB, Dartmouth College (NH) (2001)
Internship:
  • University of Washington Program (2008)
Residency:
  • University of Pennsylvania/Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Program, Pediatrics (2010)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program, Pediatrics (2012)
  • McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University/Children's Memorial Hospital Program, Pediatrics (2014)
Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-General Pediatrics

Professional Titles

  • Attending Physician, Special Care Clinic and Child Health Clinic
  • Pediatric Director, Children's Hospital Colorado Epidermolysis Bullosa Program
  • Principal Investigator, Adult and Child Consortium for Health Outcomes Research and Delivery Science (ACCORDS)

Recognition & Awards

  • Nominee, Golden Stethoscope Awards, University of Colorado School of Medicine (2018)

Research Interests

Pediatric complex chronic conditions, severe neurological impairment, pediatric pharmacoepidemiology (polypharmacy, drug-drug interactions, adverse drug events), medication safety, epidermolysis bullosa

Teaching

  • Child Health Clinic Preceptor (2020)
    School of Medicine, Pediatrics
  • Hidden Curriculum Preceptor (2014)
    School of Medicine, Pediatrics
  • Foundations of Doctoring Preceptor (2020)
    School of Medicine, Pediatrics

Publications

  • Bettenhausen JL, Hall M, Doupnik SK, Markham JL, Feinstein J, Berry J, Gay JC. Hospitalization Outcomes for Rural Children with Mental Health Conditions. J Pediatr. 2020 Sep 30. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33010261
  • Doupnik SK, Rodean J, Feinstein J, Gay JC, Simmons J, Bettenhausen JL, Markham JL, Hall M, Zima BT, Berry JG. Health Care Utilization and Spending for Children With Mental Health Conditions in Medicaid. Acad Pediatr. 2020 Jul;20(5):678-686. PubMed PMID: 32017995
  • Horace AE, Golchin N, Knight EMP, Dawson NV, Ma X, Feinstein JA, Johnson HK, Kleinman L, Bakaki PM. A Scoping Review of Medications Studied in Pediatric Polypharmacy Research. Paediatr Drugs. 2020 Feb;22(1):85-94. PubMed PMID: 31823339
  • Markham J, Hall M, Goldman J, Bettenhausen J, Gay J, Feinstein JA, Simmons J, Doupnik S, Berry J. Readmissions Following Hospitalization for Infection in Children. Journal of Hospital Medicine. Forthcoming; NIHMSID: NIHMS1615152.
  • Antoon J, Hall M, Herndon A, Carroll A, Ngo M, Freundlich K, Stassun J, Frost P, Johnson D, Chokshi S, Brown C, Browning W, Feinstein J, Grijalva C, Williams D. Prevalence of Clinically Significant Drug-Drug Interactions Across U.S. Children’s Hospitals. Pediatrics. Forthcoming.
  • Feinstein JA, Feudtner C, Valuck RJ, Fairclough DL, Holstein J, Samay S, Kempe A. Identifying important clinical symptoms in children with severe neurological impairment using parent-reported outcomes of symptoms (PRO-Sx). JAMA pediatrics. Forthcoming; NIHMSID: NIHMS1581892.
  • Blackmer AB, Fox D, Arendt D, Phillips K, Feinstein JA. Perceived vs Demonstrated Understanding of the Complex Medications of Medically Complex Children. The Journal of Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics. Forthcoming.
  • Thomson JE, Feinstein JA, Hall M, Gay JC, Butts B, Berry JG. Identification of Children With High-Intensity Neurological Impairment. JAMA Pediatr. 2019 Aug 19. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31424541
  • Bogler O, Roth D, Feinstein J, Strzelecki M, Seto W, Cohen E. Choosing medications wisely: Is it time to address paediatric polypharmacy?. Paediatr Child Health. 2019 Aug;24(5):303-305. PubMed PMID: 31379430
  • Feinstein JA, Rodean J, Hall M, Doupnik SK, Gay JC, Markham JL, Bettenhausen JL, Simmons J, Garrity B, Berry JG. Outpatient Prescription Opioid Use in Pediatric Medicaid Enrollees With Special Health Care Needs. Pediatrics. 2019 Jun;143(6). PubMed PMID: 31138667
  • Feinstein JA, Hall M, Antoon JW, Thomson J, Flores JC, Goodman DM, Cohen E, Azuine R, Agrawal R, Houtrow AJ, DeCourcey DD, Kuo DZ, Coller R, Gaur DS, Berry JG. Chronic Medication Use in Children Insured by Medicaid: A Multistate Retrospective Cohort Study. Pediatrics. 2019 Apr;143(4). PubMed PMID: 30914443
  • Sabus A, Feinstein J, Romani P, Goldson E, Blackmer A. Management of Self-injurious Behaviors in Children with Neurodevelopmental Disorders: A Pharmacotherapy Overview. Pharmacotherapy. 2019 Jun;39(6):645-664. PubMed PMID: 30793794
  • Zhang XA, Yates A, Vasilevsky N, Gourdine JP, Callahan TJ, Carmody LC, Danis D, Joachimiak MP, Ravanmehr V, Pfaff ER, Champion J, Robasky K, Xu H, Fecho K, Walton NA, Zhu RL, Ramsdill J, Mungall CJ, Köhler S, Haendel MA, McDonald CJ, Vreeman DJ, Peden DB, Bennett TD, Feinstein JA, Martin B, Stefanski AL, Hunter LE, Chute CG, Robinson PN. Semantic integration of clinical laboratory tests from electronic health records for deep phenotyping and biomarker discovery. NPJ Digit Med. 2019;2. PubMed PMID: 31119199
  • Bennett TD, Callahan TJ, Feinstein JA, Ghosh D, Lakhani SA, Spaeder MC, Szefler SJ, Kahn MG. Data Science for Child Health. J Pediatr. 2019 May;208:12-22. PubMed PMID: 30686480
  • Baker C, Feinstein JA, Ma X, Bolen S, Dawson NV, Golchin N, Horace A, Kleinman LC, Meropol SB, Pestana Knight EM, Winterstein AG, Bakaki PM. Variation of the prevalence of pediatric polypharmacy: A scoping review. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2019 Mar;28(3):275-287. PubMed PMID: 30724414
  • Feinstein JA, Jambal P, Peoples K, Lucky AW, Khuu P, Tang JY, Lara-Corrales I, Pope E, Wiss K, Hook KP, Levin LE, Morel KD, Paller AS, McCuaig CC, Powell J, Eichenfield LF, Price H, Levy ML, Schachner LA, Browning JC, Bayliss S, Jahnke M, Shwayder T, Glick SA, Bruckner AL. Assessment of the Timing of Milestone Clinical Events in Patients With Epidermolysis Bullosa From North America. JAMA Dermatol. 2019 Feb 1;155(2):196-203. PubMed PMID: 30586139
  • Golchin N, Johnson H, Bakaki PM, Dawson N, Knight EMP, Meropol SB, Liu R, Feinstein JA, Bolen SD, Kleinman LC, Horace A. Outcome measures in pediatric polypharmacy research: a scoping review. Drugs Ther Perspect. 2019 Sep;35(9):447-458. PubMed PMID: 32256042
  • Thomson JE, Feinstein JA, Hall M, Gay JC, Butts B, Berry JG. Identification of Children With High-Intensity Neurological Impairment. JAMA Pediatr. 2019 Aug 19. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31424541
  • Bogler O, Roth D, Feinstein J, Strzelecki M, Seto W, Cohen E. Choosing medications wisely: Is it time to address paediatric polypharmacy?. Paediatr Child Health. 2019 Aug;24(5):303-305. PubMed PMID: 31379430
  • Feinstein JA, Rodean J, Hall M, Doupnik SK, Gay JC, Markham JL, Bettenhausen JL, Simmons J, Garrity B, Berry JG. Outpatient Prescription Opioid Use in Pediatric Medicaid Enrollees With Special Health Care Needs. Pediatrics. 2019 Jun;143(6). PubMed PMID: 31138667
  • Feinstein JA, Hall M, Antoon JW, Thomson J, Flores JC, Goodman DM, Cohen E, Azuine R, Agrawal R, Houtrow AJ, DeCourcey DD, Kuo DZ, Coller R, Gaur DS, Berry JG. Chronic Medication Use in Children Insured by Medicaid: A Multistate Retrospective Cohort Study. Pediatrics. 2019 Apr;143(4). PubMed PMID: 30914443
  • Sabus A, Feinstein J, Romani P, Goldson E, Blackmer A. Management of Self-injurious Behaviors in Children with Neurodevelopmental Disorders: A Pharmacotherapy Overview. Pharmacotherapy. 2019 Jun;39(6):645-664. PubMed PMID: 30793794
  • Baker C, Feinstein JA, Ma X, Bolen S, Dawson NV, Golchin N, Horace A, Kleinman LC, Meropol SB, Pestana Knight EM, Winterstein AG, Bakaki PM. Variation of the prevalence of pediatric polypharmacy: A scoping review. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2019 Mar;28(3):275-287. PubMed PMID: 30724414
  • Bennett TD, Callahan TJ, Feinstein JA, Ghosh D, Lakhani SA, Spaeder MC, Szefler SJ, Kahn MG. Data Science for Child Health. J Pediatr. 2019 May;208:12-22. PubMed PMID: 30686480
  • Feinstein JA, Jambal P, Peoples K, Lucky AW, Khuu P, Tang JY, Lara-Corrales I, Pope E, Wiss K, Hook KP, Levin LE, Morel KD, Paller AS, McCuaig CC, Powell J, Eichenfield LF, Price H, Levy ML, Schachner LA, Browning JC, Bayliss S, Jahnke M, Shwayder T, Glick SA, Bruckner AL. Assessment of the Timing of Milestone Clinical Events in Patients With Epidermolysis Bullosa From North America. JAMA Dermatol. 2019 Feb 1;155(2):196-203. PubMed PMID: 30586139
  • Anderson BT, Feinstein JA, Kramer RE, Narkewicz MR, Bruckner AL, Brumbaugh DE. The approach and safety of esophageal dilation for treatment of strictures in children with epidermolysis bullosa. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2018 Jul 26. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30052567
  • Feinstein JA, Russell S, DeWitt PE, Feudtner C, Dai D, Bennett TD. R Package for Pediatric Complex Chronic Condition Classification. JAMA Pediatr. 2018 Jun 1;172(6):596-598. PubMed PMID: 29710063
  • Nelson KE, Feinstein JA, Gerhardt CA, Rosenberg AR, Widger K, Faerber JA, Feudtner C. Emerging Methodologies in Pediatric Palliative Care Research: Six Case Studies. Children (Basel). 2018 Feb 26;5(3). PubMed PMID: 29495384
  • Bruckner AL, Fairclough DL, Feinstein JA, Lara-Corrales I, Lucky AW, Tolar J, Pope E. Reliability and validity of the instrument for scoring clinical outcomes of research for epidermolysis bullosa (iscorEB). Br J Dermatol. 2018 May;178(5):1128-1134. PubMed PMID: 29341069
  • Bakaki PM, Horace A, Dawson N, Winterstein A, Waldron J, Staley J, Pestana Knight EM, Meropol SB, Liu R, Johnson H, Golchin N, Feinstein JA, Bolen SD, Kleinman LC. Defining pediatric polypharmacy: A scoping review. PLoS One. 2018;13(11):e0208047. PubMed PMID: 30496322
  • Bruckner AL, Fairclough DL, Feinstein JA, Lara-Corrales I, Lucky AW, Tolar J, Pope E. Reliability and validity of the instrument for scoring clinical outcomes of research for epidermolysis bullosa (iscorEB). Br J Dermatol. 2018 May;178(5):1128-1134. PubMed PMID: 29341069
  • Nelson KE, Feinstein JA, Gerhardt CA, Rosenberg AR, Widger K, Faerber JA, Feudtner C. Emerging Methodologies in Pediatric Palliative Care Research: Six Case Studies. Children (Basel). 2018 Feb 26;5(3). PubMed PMID: 29495384
  • Feinstein JA, Russell S, DeWitt PE, Feudtner C, Dai D, Bennett TD. R Package for Pediatric Complex Chronic Condition Classification. JAMA Pediatr. 2018 Jun 1;172(6):596-598. PubMed PMID: 29710063
  • Anderson BT, Feinstein JA, Kramer RE, Narkewicz MR, Bruckner AL, Brumbaugh DE. Approach and Safety of Esophageal Dilation for Treatment of Strictures in Children With Epidermolysis Bullosa. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2018 Dec;67(6):701-705. PubMed PMID: 30052567
  • Gilchrist-Scott DH, Feinstein JA, Agrawal R. Medicaid Managed Care Structures and Care Coordination. Pediatrics. 2017 Sep;140(3). PubMed PMID: 28838950
  • Feinstein JA, Morrato EH, Feudtner C. Prioritizing Pediatric Drug Research Using Population-Level Health Data. JAMA Pediatr. 2017 Jan 1;171(1):7-8. PubMed PMID: 27893067
  • Feinstein JA, Morrato EH, Feudtner C. Prioritizing Pediatric Drug Research Using Population-Level Health Data. JAMA Pediatr. 2017 Jan 1;171(1):7-8. PubMed PMID: 27893067
  • Gilchrist-Scott DH, Feinstein JA, Agrawal R. Medicaid Managed Care Structures and Care Coordination. Pediatrics. 2017 Sep;140(3). PubMed PMID: 28838950
  • Blackmer AB, Feinstein JA. Management of Sleep Disorders in Children With Neurodevelopmental Disorders: A Review. Pharmacotherapy. 2016 Jan;36(1):84-98. PubMed PMID: 26799351
  • Dai D, Feinstein JA, Morrison W, Zuppa AF, Feudtner C. Epidemiology of Polypharmacy and Potential Drug-Drug Interactions Among Pediatric Patients in ICUs of U.S. Children's Hospitals. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2016 May;17(5):e218-28. PubMed PMID: 26959349
  • Zhong W, Feinstein JA, Patel NS, Dai D, Feudtner C. Tall Man lettering and potential prescription errors: a time series analysis of 42 children's hospitals in the USA over 9 years. BMJ Qual Saf. 2016 Apr;25(4):233-40. PubMed PMID: 26534995
  • Smith IM, Corkum PV, Blackmer AB, Feinstein JA. Steps Toward Evidence-Based Management of Sleep Problems in Children with Neurodevelopmental Disorders. Pharmacotherapy. 2016 Jul;36(7):e80-2. PubMed PMID: 27285385
  • Dai D, Feinstein JA, Morrison W, Zuppa AF, Feudtner C. Epidemiology of Polypharmacy and Potential Drug-Drug Interactions Among Pediatric Patients in ICUs of U.S. Children's Hospitals. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2016 May;17(5):e218-28. PubMed PMID: 26959349
  • Blackmer AB, Feinstein JA. Management of Sleep Disorders in Children With Neurodevelopmental Disorders: A Review. Pharmacotherapy. 2016 Jan;36(1):84-98. PubMed PMID: 26799351
  • Smith IM, Corkum PV, Blackmer AB, Feinstein JA. Steps Toward Evidence-Based Management of Sleep Problems in Children with Neurodevelopmental Disorders. Pharmacotherapy. 2016 Jul;36(7):e80-2. PubMed PMID: 27285385
  • Zhong W, Feinstein JA, Patel NS, Dai D, Feudtner C. Tall Man lettering and potential prescription errors: a time series analysis of 42 children's hospitals in the USA over 9 years. BMJ Qual Saf. 2016 Apr;25(4):233-40. PubMed PMID: 26534995
  • Feinstein J, Dai D, Zhong W, Freedman J, Feudtner C. Potential Drug-Drug Interactions in Infant, Child, and Adolescent Patients in Children's Hospitals. Pediatrics. 2015 Jan;135(1):e99-e108. PubMed PMID: 25511114
  • Feinstein JA, Feudtner C, Valuck RJ, Kempe A. The depth, duration, and degree of outpatient pediatric polypharmacy in Colorado fee-for-service Medicaid patients. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2015 Oct;24(10):1049-57. PubMed PMID: 26248529
  • Brittan MS, Sills MR, Fox D, Campagna EJ, Shmueli D, Feinstein JA, Kempe A. Outpatient follow-up visits and readmission in medically complex children enrolled in Medicaid. J Pediatr. 2015 Apr;166(4):998-1005.e1. PubMed PMID: 25641248
  • Sheiko MA, Feinstein JA, Capocelli KE, Kramer RE. The concordance of endoscopic and histologic findings of 1000 pediatric EGDs. Gastrointest Endosc. 2015 Jun;81(6):1385-91. PubMed PMID: 25440693
  • Feinstein J, Dai D, Zhong W, Freedman J, Feudtner C. Potential drug-drug interactions in infant, child, and adolescent patients in children's hospitals. Pediatrics. 2015 Jan;135(1):e99-108. PubMed PMID: 25511114
  • Zhong W, Feinstein JA, Patel NS, Dai D, Feudtner C. Tall Man lettering and potential prescription errors: a time series analysis of 42 children's hospitals in the USA over 9 years. BMJ Qual Saf. 2015 Nov 3. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26534995
  • Sheiko MA, Feinstein JA, Capocelli KE, Kramer RE. The concordance of endoscopic and histologic findings of 1000 pediatric EGDs. Gastrointest Endosc. 2014 Nov 1. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25440693
  • Feudtner C, Feinstein JA, Zhong W, Hall M, Dai D. Pediatric complex chronic conditions classification system version 2: updated for ICD-10 and complex medical technology dependence and transplantation. BMC Pediatr. 2014 Aug 8;14:199. PubMed PMID: 25102958
  • Feinstein JA, Feudtner C, Kempe A. Adverse drug event-related emergency department visits associated with complex chronic conditions. Pediatrics. 2014 Jun;133(6):e1575-85. PubMed PMID: 24843054
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Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Fellow
  • Alpha Omega Alpha (UPenn Chapter), Member
  • Pediatrics, Member, Editorial Board
  • New England Journal of Medicine Journal Watch Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, Associate Editor
  • State of Colorado Medicaid Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee, Chair

Practice Locations

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

Children's Hospital Colorado Child Health Clinic
860 N Potomac Cir
Aurora, CO 80011
720-777-2740

Children's Hospital Colorado Special Care Clinic
13123 E 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-777-6739

Hospital Affiliation
  • Children's Hospital Colorado
Center Affiliations

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Pediatrics, Board Certification (2010, 2020)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Primary Care
  • Child and Teen Health - Children's Health
  • Child and Teen Health - Infant and Toddler Health
  • Child and Teen Health - Pediatric Diseases and Conditions
  • Child and Teen Health
Clinical Interests
Chronic Illnesses of Childhood, Complex Chronic Conditions, Complex Care Coordination, Epidermolysis Bullosa, Pediatric Palliative Care

Care Philosophy
I strive to provide the individualized medical care that every child (especially a child with unique special healthcare needs) deserves in order to fully enjoy life.

Personal Interests
When I'm not taking care of kids in clinic, I love to spend time hiking in the mountains with my wife and our own 2 kids strapped to our backs!

Volunteer Activities
I volunteer my time serving as an elected member of the Colorado Medicaid Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee to improve medication safety for all Colorado children.

Public Speaking
Yes
I enjoy speaking about the topics of 1) pediatric pharmacoepidemiology and drug safety and 2) the clinical care of epidermolysis bullosa (EB) patients.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (2007)
Graduate Schools:
  • MPH, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (2012)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • AB, Dartmouth College (NH) (2001)
Internships:
  • University of Washington Program (2008)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Pennsylvania/Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Program, Pediatrics (2010)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program, Pediatrics (2012)
  • McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University/Children's Memorial Hospital Program, Pediatrics (2014)
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Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-General Pediatrics
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