43384-Felton, Jamie

Jamie L. Felton, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

MS 2031F
Indianapolis, IN


Dr. Felton is a board certified pediatric endocrinologist at the Riley Hospital for Children and physician scientist in the IU Center for Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases and the Herman B Wells Center for Pediatric Research. She earned her MD from the University of Texas before completing her pediatric residency at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. She completed her pediatric endocrinology fellowship at Vanderbilt University, where she then stayed for an additional year to do postdoctoral research with Dr. James W. Thomas, investigating the role of B lymphocytes in type 1 diabetes pathogenesis. She joined the faculty at IU in November 2018. Her research passions include understanding the immune pathogenesis of type 1 diabetes in order to develop effective theraputic interventions. 

Key Publications

Felton JL, Maseda D, Bonami RH, Hulbert C, Thomas JW. "Anti-Insulin B Cells Are Poised for Antigen Presentation in Type 1 Diabetes." J Immunol. 2018 Aug 1;201(3):861-873. doi: 10.4049/jimmunol.1701717. Epub 2018 Jun 27.


Whitfield-Larry F, Felton J, Buse J, Su MA. "Myeloid-derived suppressor cells are increased in frequency but not maximally suppressive in peripheral blood of Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus patients." Clin Immunol. 2014 Jul;153(1):156-64. doi: 10.1016/j.clim.2014.04.006. Epub 2014 Apr 21.


Goel A, Chiu H, Felton J, Palmer JP, Brooks-Worrell B. "T-cell responses to islet antigens improves detection of autoimmune diabetes and identifies patients with more severe beta-cell lesions in phenotypic type 2 diabetes." Diabetes. 2007 Aug;56(8):2110-5. Epub 2007 May 1.

Titles & Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
  • Education
    2017 Fellowship Vanderbilt University Medical Center
    2014 Residency University of North Carolina
    2011 MD University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
    2005 BA Davidson College
  • Professional Organizations
    American Academy of Pediatrics
    American Association of Immunologists
    American Diabetes Association
    Pediatric Endocrine Society
  • Board Certifications
    American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatric Endocrinology
    American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatrics

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