James V. Felicetta, MD 1949-2015

James Felicetta

James “Jim” Felicetta, long-time Chief of Medicine at the Phoenix VA from 1987-2014, died December 23, 2015 in Oxnard, CA after a brief illness. Jim was the one-time boss of many of the Phoenix-based editors of the SWJPCC. While at the Phoenix VA, Jim directed an extraordinary growth in academic output and research. He was the author of over 150 scholarly articles, books, editorials, and letters, and he was a much-in-demand lecturer. He served as Governor of the Arizona chapter of the American College of Physicians in 2013 and 2014, and served as Editor-in-Chief of the Federal Practitioner from 2006 until 2015. He is survived by his wife, Susan, and five children. The family has asked that in lieu of flowers; please consider a donation to the American Heart Association