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John Sheffield, MD

Professor, Department of Medicine (DOM)

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

Keeping fellow generalists up-to-date with advances in medical knowledge
Preventive medicine
Outcomes of pneumococcal bacteremia


Graduated Magna Cum Laude from Yale University, 1982
HMC Upjohn Achievement Award, 1992, 1993
Alpha Omega Alpha, 1993
Outstanding Attending of the Year Award, 1995
Paul Beeson Teaching Award, 1996
Margaret S. Anderson Award, 1999
Fellow, American College of Physicians, 2000
Marvin Turck Award, 2007
American College of Physicians Laureate for Washington State, 2009
UW School of Medicine Teacher Superior in Perpetuity as four-time recipient of Distinguished Teacher Award, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2001

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.