After graduation from college, Jon Sheinberg joined the Barnstable Massachusetts police department. After working as a patrol officer in 1989, Jon decided to pursue medicine and joined the US Air Force in order to do so. In 1994, he received his medical degree from the Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, DC. He then completed a rotating internship at Georgetown University and his residency training in Internal Medicine at USAF Medical Center Keesler, located on Kessler Air Force Base, Mississippi. After his residency, Dr. Sheinberg completed his fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. During his 15 years of military service, Dr. Sheinberg rose to the rank of major and served overseas as the element leaded of a far forward critical care unit (FFCCU) during combat operations in the early stages of Operation Enduring Freedom. He is a decorated and disabled veteran from his service in Southwest Asia.
After separating from the United States Air Force and entering private practice in Austin, Dr. Sheinberg’s passion for service to his community was still a very significant component of his life. In 2005 Dr. Sheinberg decided to re-enter Law Enforcement and joined the Travis County Sheriff’s Department as a tactical medic on their SWAT team. A few years later he entered the regional police academy graduating nine months later as one of the few physicians in the United States who is also a sworn police officer.
Over the last 15 years, Jon has worked his way up the chain of command and earned the rank of Lieutenant and a member of the executive command staff. In 2016, he was selected to be part of the United States Marshal’s Lone Star Fugitive Task Force and served as a special deputy United States Marshal for three years, until the conclusion of his appointment. During that time, Dr. Sheinberg continued to practice cardiology while serving warrants on high-risk violent fugitives with the US Marshals Service. Dr. Sheinberg also developed the tactical combat casualty care curriculum as well as all medical contingency operation plans for the Western District of Texas. After his tenure as a special deputy US Marshal, Dr. Sheinberg has continued to serve on Travis County Sheriff’s Department.
Because of his work, Dr. Sheinberg was placed on the US Department of Justice Task Force on 21st Century Policing Officer Safety and Wellness Working Group as well well as the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Institute for Intergovernmental Research. These branches of the Dept. of Justice are actively working to combat the excessive morbidity and mortality that police officers face. The combined initiatives from these two agencies have resulted in the development of a comprehensive wellness program which includes a tactical combat casualty care curriculum, cardiovascular screening, obesity treatment and nutrition evaluation, physical fitness assessment and conditioning and mental health treatment (bit preventative and reactive) including a targeted reduction in officer suicide and suicide attempts.
Currently in the US heart disease is the number one killer of men and women in uniform and police officers have a life expectancy that is twenty-two years less than the general population, with an average life expectancy of just 57 years of age. As a cardiologist and a police officer, Dr. Sheinberg has pioneered cardiac research within the Law Enforcement Community with the intent to combat this discrepant rate of heart disease and death. In 2013, Dr. Sheinberg developed the Cardiac Screening Initiative (CSI), an observational cohort with the intent on determining the causes of and reducing the prevalence of coronary disease in law enforcement officers throughout the United States. To date, his program has screened in excess of 5400 police officers and the derived data and methods are being used across the nation to save countless lives. Current research has confirmed that over 34% of police officers who are at high risk for heart disease are missed during standard cardiac risk modeling.
Dr. Sheinberg is also a well-regarded lecturer and has presented his study data at the for the last 10 years at the International Association of Chiefs of Police conference, the Major City Chiefs Association, the Texas Chiefs Association, The Federal Law Enforcement Training Center of the Department of Homeland Security and many other state, local and federal agencies
Dr. Sheinberg also has an academic background. He has served as Assistant Professor of Medicine at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, and at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland. Currently, he is an adjunct clinical professor of medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch.
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