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Richard Shepard, MDRichard K. Shepard, MD
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A native of Alabama, Dr. Shepard graduated cum laude with his bachelor’s degree in physics from Harvard University. He received his medical degree in 1987 from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he also did his training in internal medicine. Dr. Shepard completed his cardiology fellowship, partially funded through an American Heart Association grant, at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo. He came to the Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University in 1994 to pursue a fellowship in cardiac electrophysiology and joined the MCV Campus faculty in 1997 as assistant professor of internal medicine.  He was promoted to Associate Professor of Medicine in 2005. 

Dr. Shepard’s research interests include cardiac electrophysiology, arrhythmia, pacemakers, defibrillators and atrial fibrillation. He has been published in such highly respected medical journals as Circulation and Arteriosclerosis and Thrombosis, and he has been invited on several occasions to make presentations at national meetings of the American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology and NASPE.



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