Mary B. Sheppard graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. She then completed a residency at the University of Virginia Health Sciences Center in Charlottesville where she received additional certification in global health leadership. She completed two research internships at the National Institutes of Health focusing on heritable disorders of the connective tissue such as Marfan syndrome and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome.
I love developing longitudinal, therapeutic relationships with patients. I wanted to serve patients of all ages and be able to address as many needs as possible, so I chose family medicine. Within family medicine, I have also developed a passion in genetics and vascular disease due to research and personal experiences throughout my life. In the Vascular Medicine Clinic, I work with vascular surgeons to provide a team approach for managing patients' chronic vascular disease.
Patients should choose me because I care about who they are as a person. I make recommendations based on evidence-based medicine, but the patient makes the final decisions for their care based on their needs and life perspective. The patient comes first.
Outside of medicine, I love to be with my family and spend time outside.
Faculty RankAssistant Professor of Family and Community Medicine
University of Kentucky, College of Medicine
University of Virginia Health Sciences Center, Charlottesville