Robert Sheppard, MD

Robert Sheppard, MD — Associate Professor
Hospitalist Fellowship Director

Dr. Robert Sheppard is one of two founding members of University Hospitalist Group and served as medical director until 2018. He created the Hospital Medicine Fellowship for The University of Alabama College of Community Health Sciences and still serves as its director. He is also an associate professor of Family, Internal, and Rural Medicine for the College. He has primary clinical teaching responsibilities for fourth-year medical students, residents and hospitalist fellows. Sheppard received a bachelor’s degree in Biology and Chemistry from The University of Alabama and his medical degree from the UA School of Medicine in Birmingham. He completed residency training in Categorical Internal Medicine with a focus on cardiology at the University of South Alabama Medical College in Mobile and was also chief resident. Sheppard was in private practice for 25 years before joining the College and creating the hospitalist medicine program at DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa.