James J Nocton, MD

CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL OF WISCONSIN SINCE 1994
Associate professor, the Medical College of Wisconsin

Office Locations

8915 W. Connell Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53226
414-266-6700 (office)
(877) 607-5280 (appointment)
414-266-2873 (clinic)
130 Second St, West Pavilion
Neenah, WI 54956

Overview

Best Doctors 2013James J. Nocton, MD, is Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Medical College of Wisconsin and a Pediatric Rheumatologist at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. He has been on the faculty of the Department of Pediatrics of MCW for 18 years and in addition to his interests in caring for children with rheumatic diseases, he has a strong interest in medical education. He is a previous director of the pediatric residency training program and is the current director of the pediatric rheumatology fellowship training program. Dr. Nocton is board certified in general pediatrics and in pediatric rheumatology. He has been a previous Chair of the Midwest Region of the Association of Pediatric Program Directors, and has served two terms on the Executive Committee of the Section on Rheumatology of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He has helped to develop a number of new curricula for medical students and residents within the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW). Dr. Nocton has published peer-reviewed articles in medical education and in pediatric rheumatology, including authoring three editions of the resident handbook “On Call: Pediatrics.” Dr. Nocton has won the department’s teaching award as the outstanding teacher of students three separate times and as the outstanding teacher of residents once. He was elected by the MCW students to the Alpha Omega Alpha honorary society and is also a member of the MCW Society of Teaching Scholars.

Certifications
Pediatric Rheumatology, Pediatrics
Areas of Interest
  • Rheumatology
  • Lyme disease
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus

Education & Awards

Education
  • 1987, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, MD
Residency
  • 1991, Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH)
Fellowship
  • 1994, Tufts University (MA)
Awards
  • Alpha Omega Alpha honorary society
  • MCW Society of Teaching Scholars
  • Best Doctors in America
  • Arthritis Foundation, Wisconsin Chapter, Outstanding Health Professional Award

Research & Publications

Research
  • Clinical trials
  • Infectious arthritis
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Detection of Borrelia burgdorferi DNA by polymerase chain reaction in synovial fluid from patients with Lyme arthritis.
  • Detection of Borrelia burgdorferi DNA by polymerase chain reaction in cerebrospinal fluid in Lyme neuroborreliosis. J Infect Dis 1996;174:623-7.
  • Etanercept in children with polyarticular juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Long-term safety and efficacy experience of etanercept in children with polyarticular-course juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.
  • High density genotyping of STAT4 gene reveals multiple haplotypic associations with systemic lupus erythematosus in different racial groups.
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