James Belza, MD

Pediatrician in Louisville, KYJames Belza, MD

I was born in the Chicago area, but have called Louisville home since 1968. I am a graduate of Ballard High School, and continued my education at the University of Kentucky where I received where I received my B.S. degree in biology with high distinction in 1979.  I graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine in 1983.

I completed my residency training in 1986 at the Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters in Norfolk, Virginia. Private practice began for me in Georgetown, Kentucky as a branch of the Lexington Clinic. In 1988, I returned home to Louisville to join Kaplan Barron Pediatrics. I am a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, a certified diplomate of the American Board of Pediatrics, and an assistant clinical professor of pediatrics at the University of Louisville School of Medicine.

My wife, Karyl, is a native of Louisville. We have two children, Sam and Ruthie.  Our interests include cooking, music, the Louisville arts scene, and U of L sports.

I enjoy the varied challenges of pediatric medicine. However, I also find great satisfaction in being able to assist newly anxious parents transform into confident and experienced parents.


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COVID-19 Vaccines for Children under 5 – 11

Kaplan Barron Pediatrics is excited about the release of COVID Vaccines for children under 5 – 11! Our office now has COVID vaccines for children under 5 –