Born and raised in Newport News and graduated in the Warwick High School Class of ’55.
Undergraduate and Med School, UVA
Internship and Surgical Residency Vanderbilt University.
Plastic Surgery Residency, Duke.
Certified, America Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery Surgeon, US Army Hospital of Ft. Gordon, Georgia, and the Second Surgical Hospital in An Khe, Viet Nam.
Practiced Plastic Surgery 30 years in Newport News, in solo practice for most of those years before joining the Plastic Surgery Center of Hampton Roads in 1995.
Directed, Peninsula Craniofacial Anomalies Clinic, where with numerous generous volunteer Dentists and dental specialists, Speech Pathologists, Audiologists, ENT Doctors, and Anesthesiologists, and with the support of Riverside Hospital and the Newport News, Hampton, and Williamsburg Schools special needs programs, care was provided to 500 children with cleft lip and palate and other deformities of the face and hands.
Directed the Riverside Hospital Laboratory for Microvascular Research for 20 years with basic research on wound healing, cleft palates, and fingernail growth and development.
Past President, The Va. Society of Plastic Surgery, Riverside Dept. of Surgery, and the Mary Immaculate Hospital Dept. of Surgery.
Served on the Editorial staffs of The Virginia Medical Monthly, The Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and the Journal of Surgery, Gynecology, and Obstetrics.
May, 2010 was a volunteer surgeon with the Notre Dame Hospital Group in Haiti
Currently, a writer with the recent publication of fiction novel, Not For Profit (available through Amazon Books), and pending release of Relief Aid, Haiti, and writing the Biography of the artist, Barclay Sheaks (to be published in 2014).
Dr. Shepard joined Oyster Point Oral and Facial Surgery in August 2013, and he continues to provide cosmetic surgery services to the community, as he has done for the past 30 years.