James D. Fortenberry, M.D., M.C.C.M., F.A.A.P.

Pediatrician in Chief


Professor, Pediatric Critical Care
Department of Pediatrics
Emory University School of Medicine
Education and Training Medical Degree: Medicine, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA, 1984
Doctoral Degree: B.A. Zoology/History, University of North Carolina, United States, Chapel Hill, NC 1980
Residency: Pediatrics, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC, 1987
Fellowship: Pediatric Critical Care, Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, TX, 1991


  • Pediatric Critical Care, American Board of Pediatrics
Professional Scientific Societies
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • American Board of Pediatrics
  • American College of Critical Care Medicine
  • Extracorporeal Life Support Organization

Publications / Presentations
  • Authored/co-authored 107 publications
  • Authored/co-authored 70 journal articles
  • Authored/co-authored 65 journal abstracts
  • Participated in 67 national presentations
  • Participated in 53 local presentations
  • Presented at 63 research conferences

  • Master of Critical Care Medicine, American College of Critical Care Medicine
  • Fellow, American College of Critical Care Medicine
  • Member of American Pediatric Society
  • Best Doctors of America
  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • multiple research/teaching awards

Professional Interests
  • Pediatric ECMO
  • Septic Shock
  • Improving ICU Quality
  • Developing programs for enhanced care delivery for children
  • Community pediatrician support

Privileges Egleston
Hughes Spalding
Scottish Rite

Additional Information Professional Staff member since 1992