Martha Shepherd, DO, MPH, FAAFP

Associate Professor
Clinical Medicine and Pediatrics
Medical Director
Vanderbilt Health at MNPS

Dr. Shepherd is an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine and Pediatrics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, completed a Family Medicine internship at Naval Hospital Jacksonville, residency at The University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, and a fellowship in Integrative Medicine at The University of Arizona.

Dr. Shepherd is board-certified in both Family Medicine and Integrative Medicine and holds a Master of Public Health from Dartmouth College. She is the medical director for Vanderbilt Health at Metro Nashville Public Schools Employee and Family Healthcare Centers. Her interests include population health, employer health and leveraging technology to improve quality of care while enhancing the experience of patients and providers. Her work stresses the importance of effective health communication and including patients in their care plan through the use of shared decision-making tools and evidence-based clinical care paths.

Dr. Shepherd has served as an Estar Ambassador and as a Clinician Champion Group member at VUMC. She provides clinical input to teams who are engaged in shaping population health tools within Estar and developing tableau-based dashboards for quality metrics. She has also worked on a task force to integrate ocular telemedicine into Estar, providing patients with improved access to diabetic retinopathy screening from primary care sites across the institution.

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