Dr. Shepherd joined the faculty of UTMB’s Department of Family Medicine in 1995. She completed both medical school and her residency at UTMB and prior to joining the faculty at UTMB she was in private practice.
During her tenure, Dr. Shepherd has held several leadership roles including Director of the Family Medicine Residency Program, Director of the Gulf Health Care Center Nursing Home Service and was instrumental in starting the Ball High School Teen Health Clinic. Dr. Shepherd is currently the Departmental Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs and also serves as Medical Director of the Family Medicine Island West Clinic.
Dr. Shepherd is board certified in Family Medicine by the American Board of Family Medicine and her interests are in research, primary prevention, and clinical interventions for osteoporosis.
University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, TX, MD, 1982
Family Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, TX, 1983
Family Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, TX, 1985
American Board of Family Medicine, Family Medicine
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