Robert Sheppard, MD

Robert Sheppard, MD — Hospitalist Fellowship Director

Dr. Robert Sheppard is associate professor of family, internal, and rural medicine.

He is founder and director of the College's Hospitalist Medicine Services and Hospitalist Medicine Fellowship. He has primary clinical teaching responsibilities for fourth-year medical students, residents and hospitalist fellows.

He received his bachelor’s degree in biology and chemistry at The University of Alabama and his medical degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine. He completed residency training in categorical internal medicine, with a focus on cardiology, at the University of South Alabama Medical College in Mobile, and also was chief resident.

Sheppard was in private practice for 25 years before joining the College and beginning the hospitalist medicine program at DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa. He has received numerous teaching awards from the College and the University of Alabama School of Medicine, including the Argus Award, Patrick McCue Award, Golden Stethoscope Award and Best Clinical Instructor Award.