John Sheffield, MD
Director, Family Medicine Residency Program
A native of New England, Dr. Sheffield joined the residency faculty in 2016 after nearly 10 years in private practice followed by more than 10 years in academic family medicine.
Dr. Sheffield received his undergraduate education at the University of Pennsylvania followed by medical training at the Medical College of Virginia. Since his family medicine residency days at the St. Margaret Memorial Hospital in Pittsburgh, he never lost his love for medical education and is now happily devoted to resident and medical student learning.
After gaining a wealth of clinical experience from his days working on a Native American reservation, university group practice, and his small private practice in New Hampshire, he returned to academic medicine and has previously been affiliated with the Penn State College of Medicine, The Good Samaritan Hospital, and Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has previously served in multiple residency capacities and roles including inpatient/outpatient clinical care, health center leadership, medical student education, curriculum development, associate program director, and interim program director. He has been the recipient of multiple teaching awards in both resident and medical student education.
Areas of particular clinical interest include evidence-based medicine, inpatient internal medicine, primary care orthopedics, and primary care procedures.
On a personal note, Dr. Sheffield resides in Lebanon, Pa., with his wife, three sons, and an extremely friendly, hungry cat. Given a free moment, he enjoys gardening, caring for his tropical fish, physical fitness and cheering for his favorite high school, college, and professional sports teams.