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Dr. Shepherd graduated with high honors from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, where he received a bachelor’s degree in applied biology and microbiology. After receiving his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, he completed his internal medicine residency and fellowship in gastroenterology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. In addition, he also completed a second fellowship in advanced and therapeutic endoscopy at Vanderbilt, where he became proficient in ERCP, EUS, and other advanced endoscopic procedures. During that time he served as a clinical instructor for the university.

He has been published in peer-reviewed medical journals, including Digestive Disease and Sciences and Hospital Physician and has presented posters at a number of national meetings. Dr. Shepherd is a member the American College of Gastroenterology, the American Gastroenterological Association, and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.

In 2015, Dr. Shepherd and Gastroenterology Associates of Athens became affiliated with Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates.

Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Fellowship, Advanced Endoscopy | Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, 2011
Fellowship, Gastroenterology, 2010
Residency, 2007
Internship, 2005

Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Ga.
Doctor of Medicine, 2004

Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Ga.
Bachelor of Science, Biology and Microbiology, 1999

American Gastroenterological Association
American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
American College of Gastroenterology

Traveling, golf, triathlon, cheering on the wide variety of sports teams in the area

The breadth of diseases within the field