The Weekly Check-Up Atlanta

Dr. David Shepard of Atlanta Oncology Specialists

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This week, Dr. David Shepard of Atlanta Oncology Specialists—a DeKalb Medical Physicians Groups—joins us for a discussion regarding the latest news in the fight against cancer.

Dr. David Shepard of Atlanta Oncology Specialists

david-shepardDavid D. Shepard, M.D. originally from Evanston, IL traveled south to attend Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA, where he attained a BS in Biology and graduated with honors in 2001. He attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine and remained in Indianapolis, Indiana to complete his residency in Internal Medicine at St. Vincent Hospital, a 600+ bed tertiary care center. Dr. Shepard was granted board certification in internal medicine in 2008. Pursuing sub-specialization as a Hematologist/Medical Oncologist, Dr. Shepard moved to Ann Arbor, MI to complete a hematology/oncology fellowship at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, an NCCN (National Comprehensive Cancer Network) member institution and one of the nation’s top cancer centers.

While at University of Michigan, Dr. Shepard participated in both clinical and laboratory based research. He was a member of the American Society of Hematology Trainee Council, making efforts to improve medical education in Hematology as well as recruit underprivileged students into the field of medicine. Dr. Shepard presented results of his clinical research at two consecutive meetings of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. He completed fellowship in June of 2011 and began practicing as an attending Hematologist/Medical Oncologist at Northwest Georgia Oncology Centers in Carrollton, GA. He has established a successful practice and while the members of his group, the hospital administration, and his patients are quite sad to see him move on, he could not turn down the opportunity to join DeKalb Medical Physicians Group and move his wife and three children to the Decatur/Atlanta area.