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In an effort to comply with Governor Whitmer’s coronavirus ‘Stay at Home’ order, Advanced Thoracic now has updated hours and services. We continue to follow CDC Guidelines for patient appointments, including limiting the number of people with patients and social distancing. For questions concerning appointments or other medical questions, hours of operations and phone numbers are listed below:

Monday – Thursday, 8AM-4:30PM
Friday, 8AM-12PM
Phone: (517) 999-4370

We are proud to announce that Advanced Thoracic has joined with Ascension Medical Group

James Fenton, MD


Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Advanced Thoracic Surgery, 2014
University of Utah, Cardiothoracic Surgery, 2014


William Beaumont Hospital, General Surgery, 2012

Medical School:

University of Kansas School of Medicine, 2006


University of Iowa, 2002

About James Fenton

Dr. Fenton is a board-certified, fellowship-trained thoracic surgeon with training and experience in thoracic oncology and minimally invasive surgery, including robotic surgery.  He holds an undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering with honors from The University of Iowa and completed medical school at The University of Kansas where he was involved in basic science research and cancer clinical trials. 

Dr. Fenton completed his general surgery residency at William Beaumont Hospital where he was again active in clinical and basic science research.  He proceeded to the University of Utah where he completed fellowship training in cardiothoracic surgery serving as Chief Resident in Thoracic Surgery his final year.  Dr. Fenton next joined Dr. Robert McKenna in his program as a super-fellow (Clinical Instructor) where he received additional training and experience in thoracic oncology and minimally invasive thoracic surgery.  

He has worked in three major health systems in the state of Michigan lending expertise and developing/growing robotic thoracic surgical programs at each.  He has served as a clinical associate professor for Michigan State University as well as being a member of quality improvement committees and task forces for patient and family centered care groups.  Dr. Fenton also serves as an invited editor for a peer-reviewed thoracic surgery journal and as a proctor for new thoracic surgeons embracing robotic assisted surgery.  

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