John Joseph Shufeldt

Faculty Associate

John Shufeldt’s certifications include Fellow, American Board of Emergency Medicine, Fellow, College of Legal Medicine, and American College of Emergency Physicians.

He founded NextCare Inc. in 1993, as well as numerous other health and non-health care businesses. He served as NextCare’s Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board until 2010. Professor Shufeldt is the business manager and one of the founding partners of Empower Emergency Physicians and practices emergency medicine at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center. Professor Shufeldt has been actively involved in law enforcement as a “SWAT Doc” since 1998 and is currently Medical Director of the Phoenix Police SWAT team. He is President of the Board of the Men’s Anti-violence Network, and serves on the Drake University Board of Trustees and the Sandra Day O’Conner College of Law Alumni Board.

Professor Shufeldt has authored and co-authored books on children’s emergencies and contract issues for emergency medicine physicians. He writes and lectures on a variety of subject matters to graduate medical, business and law students. He is the Health Law Editor and on the Advisory Board for the Journal of Urgent Care Medicine and was Editor-in-Chief of Urgent Care Alert and ED Legal Bulletin. He is an adjunct professor at ASU’s W.P. Carey School of Business. where he teaches Health Law and Ethics to MBA and Health Sector Management students.

Selected Works

John Shufeldt & Lee A. Resnick, Textbook of Urgent Care Medicine (Urgent Care Textbooks, 2014).

The Textbook of Urgent Care Management (Urgent Care Textbooks, 2014).

Ingredients of Outliers (Outlier Publishing, 2013).


Assistant: Suzanne Lynn

Curriculum Vitae

B.A., Drake University, 1982

M.D., University of Health Sciences, 1986

M.B.A., Arizona State University , 1995

J.D., Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, 2005