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James Barry, MD, Neonat/Perinatology, Aurora, CO, University of Colorado Hospital


Neonat/Perinatology Aurora, CO

Associate Professor, Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Medical Director University of Colorado Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Chair, University of Colorado Health Newborn Clinical Oversight Group

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  • I am a board certified neonatologist that has worked on improving patient safety and outcomes, clinical effectiveness, and staff satisfaction for the past two decades in an academic center in the Rocky Mountain region. I have focused on process and systems' change to better support clinical care.

Education & Training

  • University of Colorado Denver
    University of Colorado DenverMasters in Business Administration, Healthcare Executive MBA, 2021 - 2023
  • University of Colorado
    University of ColoradoFellowship, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, 2000 - 2003
  • University of Michigan Health System
    University of Michigan Health SystemResidency, Pediatrics, 1997 - 2000
  • Creighton University School of Medicine
    Creighton University School of MedicineClass of 1997
  • Montana State University
    Montana State UniversityBS, Microbiology, 1989 - 1993

Certifications & Licensure

  • CO State Medical License
    CO State Medical License 2003 - 2025
  • WY State Medical License
    WY State Medical License 2022 - 2024
  • MT State Medical License
    MT State Medical License 2022 - 2024
  • MI State Medical License
    MI State Medical License 1997 - 2000
  • American Board of Pediatrics Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Awarded, �Clinical Quality and Patient Safety Award� University of Colorado Hospital, 2019
  • Awarded Mentored Scholarly Activity Student�s Choice Award in Bioethics, Humanities, Arts, and Education. University of Colorado School of Medicine, 2015
  • Awarded, �Teams We Treasure Award,� UCH NICU, 2014, 2016
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Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Incidence, impact and indicators of difficult intubations in the neonatal intensive care unit: a report from the National Emergency Airway Registry for Neonates  
    Sawyer T, Foglia E, Ades A, Moussa A, Napolitano N, Glass K, Johnston L, Jung P, Singh N, Huey Quek B, Barry J, Zenge J, DeMeo SD, Brei B, Krick J, Kim J, Nadkarni V, ..., Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed, 1/1/2019
  • Infant resuscitation practices in the NICU, PICU, and CICU: results of a national survey  
    Ali Noorjahan, Ades A, Barry JS, Grover TR, Sawyer T., Pediatrics, 1/1/2016
  • Educational Perspectives: Boot camps for Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellows  
    Sawyer T, French H, Soghier L, Barry JS, Johnston L, Anderson JD, Ades A., Neoreviews, 1/1/2014
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Books/Book Chapters

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  • Getting Home Better From the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
    Ceballos K, Math C, Staton K, Conner K, Moore M, Barry JS, Pediatric Academic Society Annual Conference, E-PAS, Baltimore, Maryland, 1/1./2016
  • Interprofessional quality improvement to reduce hospital acquired infection in the neonatal intensive care unit
    Waterman K, Ceballos K, Hulett T, Barry JS, 23rd Annual Rocky Mountain Research and Evidence-Based Practice Symposium, Denver, Colorado, 1/1/2012
  • Using in-situ simulation to evaluate operational readiness of a Children�s Hospital-based obstetrical unit
    Ventre KM, Barry JS, Davis D, Baiamonte VL, Wentworth AC, Pietras M, Coughlin L, Barley G., International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare, Simulation in Healthcare, San Diego, California., 1/1/2012
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  • Where Do We Fit On The Outcomes and Quality Curve? 
    Aurora, Colorado. - 1/1/2014
  • Change Management, Need to Understand Human Nature 
    Aurora, Colorado. - 1/1/2016
  • Making Medical Mistakes. 
    Aurora, Colorado. - 1/1/2015
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  • Prematurity, Low Birth Weight, Late Preterm Neonates in Colorado and the US 
    Colorado Webinar for Safer Deliveries Colorado, Colorado Hospital Association, Anthem Blue Cross/Shi
    Aurora, Colorado

Professional Memberships

Hospital Affiliations