James A. "Jaime" Phalen, MD, FAAP
Title: Feeding Matters Medical Director
Credentials: Chief, Developmental Pediatric Services San Antonio Military Health System; Chief Consultant to the US Air Force Surgeon General for Developmental Pediatrics; Adjunct Professor of Peds, University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio; Assistant Professor of Peds, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.
Dr. Phalen received a bachelor’s of science degree in biology from Arizona State University; his medical degree from the USUHS F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine in Bethesda, Maryland; and completed a fellowship in developmental-behavioral pediatrics at The Children's Hospital/JFK Partners, Denver, Colorado. He is Chief, Developmental Pediatric Services for the largest military health consortium in the United States, where he leads several interdisciplinary teams (Feeding Team, Autism Clinic, Infant-Toddler Clinic, and Cochlear Implant Board), and co-directs the developmental pediatrics rotation. He published a comprehensive review article on feeding disorders in Pediatrics in Review in 2013. From 2007 to 2012, he was a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics PREP® DBPeds Editorial Board.