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James Scheulen, PA-C
James Scheulen, PA-C

    James J. 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 operations of the 3 Johns Hopkins Medicine Emergency Departments, which together manage over 160,000 emergency visits. Mr. Scheulen serves as 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. 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 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.

    With the chairman of the department of emergency medicine, Mr. Scheulen is responsible for the creation and ongoing operation 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 also acts at the executive director of the PACER center, a Homeland Security Center of Excellence, dedicated to preparedness related research. 

    He has an MBA in healthcare from Loyola College.


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