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“Healthcare innovation is the key that unlocks the door to a healthier and brighter tomorrow, where possibilities are boundless, and lives are transformed.” – John Shufeldt
JD, MD, MBA, FACEP
- BA, Sociology and Criminology: Drake University
- MD: The Rosalind Franklin School of Medicine & Science
- MBA, JD, & Six Sigma Black Belt: Arizona State University
- Certificate in Entrepreneurism and Innovation: Harvard
- Certificate in AI: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
John has spent more than three decades in healthcare startups and investing. During that time, John has experienced his share of success and failure and has learned more from the latter than the former. He practices emergency medicine and continues his pursuit of life-long learning. John has started and grown more than fifteen companies and has successfully exited thirteen.
John founded NextCare Urgent Care in 1993 to solve ED overcrowding. In 2010, he founded MeMD, a virtual healthcare platform used by more than 500 providers in 50 states, which later sold to Walmart. In 2015, he founded Tribal Health, an emergency medicine staffing and management company dedicated to improving the delivery of healthcare for Indigenous People. In addition to being an entrepreneur, John is also an active investor through his family office in more than a dozen health and med tech companies.
- NextCare Urgent Care: First national network of Urgent Care Centers. Grew to 60+ clinics and $100M in revenue. Sold to PE group.
- EmPower Emergency Physicians: Multi-hospital Emergency Physicians Group.
- StatRead: Early tele-radiology company. Sold for 50x MOIC.
- MeMD: Early telemedicine company. Sold to Walmart in 2021 for 10x MOIC.
- USCareways Urgent Care: Urgent Care center at Sky Harbor Airport. Expanded nationwide as Covid-19 test centers.
- Tribal Health: National provider staffing group for Indigenous care centers.