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John Sheffield, MD

Professor, Department of Medicine (DOM)
Associate Chief of Medicine, Harborview Medical Center
Required Medicine Clerkship Site Coordinator, Harborview Medical Center

Education & Training

MD, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 1985-1989
Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine, Primary Care Track, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 1989-1992
Chief Residency in Medicine, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA, 1992-1993

Professional Interests

Medical education
Keeping fellow internists up-to-date with advances in medical knowledge
Primary HIV care


Harborview Upjohn Achievement Award, 1992, 1993
The Dr. Paul Beeson Award, 1996
Margaret S. Anderson Award, 1999
UW Teacher Superior in Perpetuity, 2001
Marvin Turck Award, 2007
American College of Physicians Laureate for Washington State, 2009

Selected Publications

Sheffield JVL, Wipf JE, Buchwald D. Work activities of clinician-educators. J Gen Intern Med. 1998;13:406-9.
Sheffield JVL, Root RK. Smoking and pneumococcal infection [editorial]. N Engl J Med. 2000;342:732-4.
Sheffield JVL, Larson EB. Update in general internal medicine. Ann Intern Med. 2001;135:269-78.
Sheffield JVL, Young A, Goldstein EA, Logerfo JP. The public hospital mission at Harborview Medical Center: high-quality care for the underserved and excellence in medical education. Acad Med. 2006; 81:886-90.
Ash S, Sheffield JVL. Pneumococcus. in: D. S. Paauw (ed.): Infectious disease threats. Medical Clinics of North America 2013;97 (4):647-66.