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Edward K. James, MD

Interim Medical Director. Backus Hospital Neonatology

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Practice Name Connecticut Children's Specialty Group


BA, University of Pennsylvania, 1976
MD, Weil Cornell Medical College, 1980

Pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Jacobi Medical Center, 1980-1983

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Irving Medical Center, 1983-1985

Board Certifications

  • General Pediatrics, The American Board of Pediatrics
  • Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, The American Board of Pediatrics
  • Faculty Appointment

    Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Connecticut School of Medicine

    Clinical Expertise

    Dr. Edward K. James is Assistant Clinical Professor in the Division of Neonatology at Connecticut Children’s and Medical Director of Neonatology at Backus Hospital.

    Dr. James has provided clinical care in Neonatology for over three decades. In addition, he has served as a medical director of newborn intensive care units in Danbury and New London. He currently provides leadership at the Backus Hospital NICU in Norwich, Connecticut. His main clinical interest are respiratory diseases of the newborn. He also has a strong interest in clinical training of providers at all levels in Neonatology (Nurses, Physician Assistants, Neonatal Nurse Practitioners, and Pediatric Hospitalists).

    In his free time, Dr. James enjoys watching a variety of sports, loves to exercise, and tinker with all manner of audio-visual gadgets.

    Selected Publications

    • Norwitz, H.W., Kilchevsky, E., Haber, S., Aguero-Rosenfeld, M., Kranwinkel, R., James, E., Wong, S.J., Chu, F., Liveris, D., Schwartz, I. (1998, August). Perinatal transmission of the agent of human granulocytic erlichiosis. New England Journal of Medicine, 399(6), 375-383

    • Wung, J-T., James, L.S., Kilchevsky, E., James, E.K. (1985, October). Management of Infants with Severe Respiratory Failure and Persistence of the Fetal Circulation, Without Hyperventilation. Pediatrics,76(4), 488-494.

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