Art Shimata


Phone: 801.832.2146


Office Location: Malouf Hall 209

Office Hours: TTh 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.


D.N.A.P. Midwestern University
M.A.E. Gonzaga University


Art Shimata has been at Westminster since July 2012. He is originally from Hawaii. He brings a different attitude to anesthesia and teaching anesthesia at Westminster College. He is known for being approachable and friendly, yet firm. He is known for challenging his students, but provides a great resource to help them understand the content. Art's goal is to provide an education that will allow graduating students to practice anesthesia safely. Although anesthesia courses are very difficult, Art feels that they are fair, and he is always willing to listen to his students. Art has been incorporating student center learning techniques since 2013 into his classroom, which has been very successful.  
Art Shimata has been in practice since 2002, after graduating from Gonzaga University with his Masters in Anesthesia Education. Additionally, Art obtained his Doctorate in Nurse Anesthesia Practice from Midwestern in 2018. He owns his own business where he is able to currently practice anesthesia. Art has also worked at Ogden Regional Medical Center in Ut., Parker Adventist Hospital in CO., Rose Medical Center in CO, along with many other locum assignments throughout UT, CO, WA, KS, TX, and NM. Additionally, Art was an Army officer doing anesthesia for the military for several years. Art has practiced in many different settings to include a collaborative Anesthesiologist/Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA), CRNA only, and even solo practice. He has done all types of cases and at one time even practice in the area of chronic pain management. 
Art has 6 children all of which are grown. Art has been happily married to Terri since 1989. He has a Maltese named Joey. He loves to go camping, and ride his RZR in Moab and other places. However, if you really want to distract him in class, get him to talk about surfing (remember you may not get important test information if you do this:)). I know you will enjoy his classes and learn a thing or two or three or……..

Art Shimata