Jessica Shepherd, MD MBA

Assistant Professor of Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology
Director of Minimally Invasive Gynecology


Board Certification
Obstetrics & Gynecology

BS in Health and Sport Sciences, University of Oklahoma

Medical School
Ross University School of Medicine, Commonwealth of Dominica

Obstetrics and Gynecology – Drexel University College of Medicine / Hahnemann University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Minimally Invasive Pelvic Surgery, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY

Masters of Business Administration, University of Louisville

Obstetrics and Gynecology; Minimally invasive pelvic surgery

Contact information

Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology

820 S. Wood Street, M/C 808, Chicago, IL 60612 

P 312.996.7430
F 312.996.4238

Jessica Shepherd, MD MBA is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology and also serves as the Director of Minimally Invasive Gynecology.  Following OBGYN residency, she completed subspecialty training in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. 

Dr. Shepherd is Board Certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology and a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology. She is also an active member of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL) and serves on the AAGL Minimally Invasive Research Consortium.

Dr. Shepherd specializes in endometriosis, fibroids and is an expert in minimally invasive surgical approaches to these diseases.

Dr. Shepherd is actively involved in resident education and leads the laparoscopic simulation program.

Recent Publications

Shepherd J. “Laparoscopy in Pregnancy”. In: Einarsson JI and Wattiez A (Editors), Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery: Evidence-Based Laparoscopic, Hysteroscopic & Robotic Procedures. JP Medical Ltd Press, London UK 2016.

Shepherd J. “Mini Laparoscopy: Going small brings big advantages”. Contemporary Ob/Gyn, cover article, October, 2015.

Layne A, Pinkard L and Shepherd J. “Current Trends in Minilaparoscopy”. Current Opinions in Obstetrics & Gynecology 2016;28:255-260.

Eddie SL, Quartuccio SM, Zhu J, Shepherd JA, Kothari R, Kim JJ, Woodruff TK, Burdette JE. “Three-dimensional modeling of the human fallopian tube fimbriae”. Gynecologic Oncology 2015;136(2):348-354.

Shepherd JA, Hudgens JL, Yussman MA, Biscette SM, Pasic R. “Stepwise approach to laparoscopic hysterectomy: evaluation of technique and cost benefit." Surgical Technology International 2013;23:166-75.

Recent Abstracts & Presentations 

“Laparoscopy in Pregnancy and Removal of a Large Adnexal Mass” Video abstract for the European Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy, Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina, April 4-5, 2013.

Hologic presentation to the 43rd Global Congress on Minimally Invasive Gynecology, Vancouver, BC, November 17-21, 2014.