Dr. Jeffrey Steadman is a doctor at Sacred Heart Hospital.
Dr. Jeffrey Steadman is a "no-nonsense" doctor at Sacred Heart. He was the original resident for J.D. and Elliot, although interestingly he is rarely seen associating with either of them in a professional sense in what could be considered a standard relationship between an attending and their intern where they instruct and teach. He dislikes being called "Jeff". He is a frequent character in J.D.'s fantasies because he is a very cut and dry person, in fact, one of J.D's first fantasies involved J.D. daydreaming during Steadman's introduction and Steadman repeating the phrase "I'm a tool," several times. On one occasion he can be seen hassling and being sarcastic to Elliot when she makes mistakes. ("My First Day")
He has a husband. ("My Lucky Night")
- Dr. Steadman appears in J.D.'s last fantasy at Sacred Heart, commenting that "it" is "like a baguette", referring to Dr. Kelso's penis. ("My Finale")
- In the first season, Dr. Steadman is a resident, yet appears older than every other resident who appears in the series, and wears a lab coat, as if he were an attending.