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James Scheulen, PA, M.B.A.

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Chief Administrative Officer, EM

Executive Director, CEPAR
Director, Johns Hopkins LifeLine
Director, Referring Physicians Services
President, JHEMS, LLC


Loyola College (M.B.A., 1988)


James Scheulen is the Chief Administrative Officer for the Johns Hopkins Department of Emergency Medicine and President of Johns Hopkins Emergency Medical Services. He is responsible for the overall coordination and operations of the Johns Hopkins Medicine Emergency Departments, which together manage over 250,000 emergency visits.

Mr. Scheulen is the liaison between Johns Hopkins and the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services and has been appointed to the Maryland Statewide Emergency Medical Services Advisory Committee, as well as the Governor's Emergency Management Advisory Committee. He is expert in ED operations and on the issue of ED crowding and utilization. He was involved in the creation of the Federal Government Accounting Office report on ED Overcrowding, the American Hospital Association report on ED Overcrowding, the Maryland Health Care Commission report on ED utilization, The Baltimore City Health Department report on ED Crowding and the MIEMSS Yellow Alert Task Force recommendations.

He is also the founding member of the Academy of Administrators in Academic Emergency Medicine (AAAEM) and since 2008 has been the founder and president of the AAAEM Benchmark Survey Committee.

Mr. Scheulen is also the founder and director of Medical Transportation and Referring Physician Services for Johns Hopkins, managing the inter-hospital transportation of patients via ground and air. With the addition of the intra-hospital transport teams, Hopkins LifeLine is generally considered to be the largest hospital-based transportation program in the country. The Hopkins Access Line and The Central Physician Directory Office manage communications with Referring Physicians and are models for the healthcare industry.

With the chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine, Mr. Scheulen is responsible for the creation and ongoing operations of the Johns Hopkins Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response (CEPAR), an office designed to assure a coordinated response to critical events across the entire Johns Hopkins Enterprise. Besides providing for enterprise coordination, CEPAR is responsible for setting emergency response policy, for integrating Johns Hopkins system with local, state and federal plans and with providing operational coordination during events.

Mr. Scheulen is also a primary investigator for PACER, a Homeland Security Center of Excellence dedicated to preparedness related research.


  1. Latimer, C., Brown, J., Gion, T., Wong, C., Scheulen, J. , Kirsch, T. ,Whyne, D., Links, J. M. , Millin, M., Schaefer, J., and Wadworth, S. ELECTRONIC MASS CASUALTY ASSESSMENT AND PLANNING SCENARIOS, Johns Hopkins APL Technical Digest, Volume 28, (3), 2010.
  2. Kue, R., Scheulen, J., Ness, C., and Brown, P. ADVERSE CLINICAL EVENTS DURING INTRA HOSPITAL TRANSPORT USING A SPECIALIZED TRANSPORT TEAM: A PRELIMINARY REPORT. American Journal of Critical Care, 2011 March 20 (2): 153-61.
  3. Thanner, M., Links, J., Meltzer, M., Scheulen, J., Kelen, G., UNDERSTANDING ESTIMATED WORKER ABSENTEEISM RATES DURING AN INFLUENZA PANDEMIC, American Journal of Disaster Medicine, 2011 Mar-April; 6 (2): 89-105.
  4. Catlett, C., Kirsch, T., Scheulen, J., Cole, G., Kelen, G.: MAXIMIZING UTILITY OF A DEPLOYABLE MEDICAL TEAM FROM AN ACADEMIC MEDICAL CENTER TO A DISASTER, World Medical & Health Policy, 2011; 3(4).
  5. Hamrock, E., Paige, K., Parks, J., Scheulen, J., Levin, S.: RELIEVING CROWDING: HOW IMPROVING EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT FLOW EVOLVES OVER 24 HOURS, Journal of Healthcare Management, 2012, March 2012 (in press.)

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