6th Congressional District, Republican
Current Term 2009-2015
University of Colorado Regent James E. Geddes is a proud University of Colorado alumnus who earned a bachelor’s degree at the University of Colorado at Boulder and a medical degree at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. He spent two of his undergraduate years studying on the UC Denver campus.
Geddes has spent his entire career in the health-care trenches, treating patients in Colorado and Texas. He is currently a practicing general, thoracic and trauma surgeon in the Denver area and in Summit County.
A Republican, “Doc Geddes” represents Colorado’s 6th Congressional District, where his constituents elected him to the CU Board of Regents in 2008, and his six-year term ends in January 2015. Geddes serves on four of the board’s committees: audit, capital construction, intercollegiate athletics (vice chair) and laws and policies (chair).
Born in Joplin, Mo., Geddes grew up in Denver, where he attended South High School. After medical school, he completed a surgical internship, as well as general, cardiovascular and thoracic surgery residencies at the University of Texas’ Southwestern Medical School in Dallas (Parkland Hospital, Dallas Veterans Administration Hospital and Dallas Children’s Medical Center). He was also a pediatric cardiac surgery fellow at The Children’s Hospital of Boston.
Geddes is certified by the American Board of Medical Examiners, the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. He currently practices both in the Denver-area and Summit County, and practiced in Texas.
Geddes is a member of several prestigious professional organizations, including the Colorado Medical Society, the Denver Medical Society and the Aldo R. Castañeda Society of Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery. He has participated in medical workshops and symposiums across the United States and in China.
While in medical school, Geddes was a student representative on the school’s admissions committee for three years. Upon his graduation, he received the George B. Packard Award for Outstanding Achievement in Surgery.