James T. Gaensbauer, M.D., M.S.

  1. Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialist
  2. Pediatrician

James Gaensbauer, M.D., MScPH is a specialist in pediatric infectious diseases, public health and tropical medicine. His clinical focus is on the care of children with severe or complex infectious diseases including:

  • Severe infections in infants, children and adolescents that require hospitalization and/or intensive care
  • Complex community acquired infections including pneumonia, osteomyelitis and urinary tract infection
  • Tropical diseases and infections acquired while living or travelling overseas
  • Infections affecting children with immunocompromising conditions such as cancer, bone marrow and solid organ transplant and primary or acquired immunodeficiencies
  • Tuberculosis

In addition to clinical work, Dr. Gaensbauer supports public health efforts to control communicable diseases in our community, and is an active researcher in global health with high impact publications focusing on tuberculosis, vaccine preventable infections and diarrheal disease in children.

  1. Gastrointestinal infection
  2. Joint infection
  3. Kawasaki disease
  4. Meningitis
  5. MIS-C
  6. Opportunistic infection
  7. Osteomyelitis
  8. Pneumonia
  9. Rheumatic fever
  10. Transplant-associated infection
  11. UTI
  • Public Health and Tuberculosis
  • Global Health
  1. 2014
    Fellowship - Pediatric Infectious DiseaseUniversity of Colorado School of Medicine
  2. 2012
    Master of Science - Public HealthLondon School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  3. 2008
    Registrar - Pediatrics and Pulmonary MedicineCork University Hospital
  4. 2008
    Registrar - NeonatologyCork University Maternity Hospital
  5. 2007
    Registrar - Pediatrics Allergy and ImmunologyCork University Hospital
  6. 2002
    Residency - PediatricsUniversity of Washington School of Medicine
  7. 1999
    MDVanderbilt University School of Medicine
  8. 1995
    BS - NeuroscienceBrown University

Certifications

  1. 2015
    Pediatric Infectious DiseasesAmerican Board of Pediatrics
  2. 2002
    PediatricsAmerican Board of Pediatrics

Awards and honors

  1. 2021
    Denver's Top Docs5280 Magazine
  2. 2020
    Denver's Top Docs5280 Magazine
  3. 2019
    Denver's Top Docs5280 Magazine
  4. 2018
    Denver's Top Docs5280 Magazine
  5. 2016
    Excellence in Nursing: Empirical OutcomesChildren's Hospital Colorado
  6. 2013
    Fellow Travel Award ($1000) ID Week 2013, Infectious Disease Society of America
  7. 2012
    Fellow Travel Award ($1000) ID Week 2012, Infectious Disease Society of America
  8. 1995
    Primary Care Scholarship Recipient U.S. National Health Service Corps

Professional memberships

  1. 2022 - present
    MemberMidwest COVID-19 Care Team Pediatric Executive Group
  2. 2021 - present
    MemberAmerican Academy of Pediatrics, Section on Global Health
  3. 2021 - present
    MemberMinnesota Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics
  4. 2021 - present
    MemberAmerican Academy of Pediatrics, Section on Infectious Disease
  5. 2019 - 2021
    ChairCredentialing and Privileging Committee, Denver Health
  6. 2018 - 2021
    At large memberMedical Staff Executive Committee, Denver Health
  7. 2018
    MemberClinical Care Guideline Committee: Neonatal Fever, Children's Hospital Colorado
  8. 2017 - 2021
    MemberPediatric Working Group, National Ebola Training and Education Centers (NETEC)
  9. 2016
    Clinical ChampionClinical Care Guideline, Urinary Tract Infection in Children, Children's Hospital Colorado
  10. 2015 - 2021
    MemberDenver Health Pediatric Research, Denver Health Hospital Authority
  11. 2015 - 2021
    MemberEbola/Highly Infectious Agent Team, Denver Health Hospital Authority
  12. 2015 - 2021
    MemberAntimicrobial Committee, Denver Health Hospital Authority
  13. 2015 - 2021
    MemberAntimicrobial Stewardship Sub-Committee, Denver Health Hospital Authority
  14. 2015 - 2021
    MemberInfection Prevention Committee, Denver Health Hospital Authority
  15. 2015 - 2016
    MemberResearch and Education Pillar Development Committee, Denver Health Hospital Authority
  16. 2015 - present
    MemberInternational Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
  17. 2014 - 2021
    MemberAbstract Review Committee, Annual Global Health Symposium, Center for Global Health, Colorado School of Public Health
  18. 2013 - 2014
    MemberCommittee on Fellowship Education, Children's Hospital Colorado
  19. 2011 - present
    MemberPediatric Infectious Diseases Society
  20. 2009 - 2011
    ChairMedication Error Reduction Committee, Bons Secours Hospital
  21. 2004 - 2006
    MemberCommittee of Clinic Medical Directors, Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic System
  22. 1999 - 2002
    MemberResident Selection Committee, Pediatric Residency Program, University of Washington School of Medicine
  23. 1999 - present
    FellowAmerican Academy of Pediatrics
  24. 1994
    Medical School Class Vice-PresidentVanderbilt University School of Medicine
  25. 1994
    MemberHonor Code Review Committee, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Publications