2007 ESHS Hall of Fame Inductee



James Felder, M.D.
Class of 1950

Born:  January 13, 1934   - Place:  Corpus Christi, Texas 
Parents:  King and Catherine Felder

At El Segundo High School

ESHS Activities:  Swimming, Water Polo, Basketball and Track Teams, Spanish and Drama Clubs.


B.S. in Biology, Loyola University, 1954; M.D. Degree from St. Louis University School of Medicine, 1958 Internship - Mercy Hospital, San Diego, CA 1958-1959; Residency, Mercy Hospital, San Diego 1959-1960, Maryland General Hospital, Baltimore, 1960-1961; Fitzsimmons Army General Hospital 1961-1963.


Army of US Medical Corps Service, Staff Surgeon, US Army Hospital, Bad Canstatt (Stuttgart) Germany 1963-1966, Chief of Surgery, McDonald Army Hospital, Fort Eustis, VA, 1966. Surgical Practice in St. Charles, MO 1966-2001.  US Naval Reserve 1981-1986, Fleet Surgical Service - CVN 68 USS Nimitz-; CVN 70 USS Vinson - FFG 32 USS Hall American Board of Surgery Certification - 1965;  American College of Surgeons Diplomat - 1968; Association of Military Surgeons.

"As an extremely blessed God fearing Christian family man, I am immeasurably thankful for the innumerable life experiences.  I marvel at spectacular scientific, technological progress as in medicine, space exploration and information technology and continue to hope for similar social, humanitarian fixes for terrorism, wars, status and corporate greed, corruption, cronyism and poverty."