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.  During fellowship, Dr. Shepherd published her first book chapter on Prevention and Management of Laparoscopic Complications and published articles on topics covering minimally invasive procedures and endometriosis.   Dr. Shepherd is a Junior Fellow of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and serves as Junior Fellow District V Chair as well as a member of the Gynecologic Practice Committee from 2010-2012. 

She serves on the ad hoc review committee for the Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology and AAGL Minimally Invasive Research Consortium and is an avid member of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists.  She won the prestigious IRCAD award in 2010 and was the 3rd place recipient of the Jay M. Cooper Award that same year.  Currently, Dr. Shepherd is actively involved in patient care, teaching residents and research.  As the Director of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, she specializes in endometriosis, fibroids and surgical approaches to these diseases. Her training in advanced laparoscopic surgery has made her an advocate for educating women on their options for minimally invasive surgery.

Clinical Interests

Obstetrics and Gynecology, Robotic Surgery, Pelvic Pain, Endometriosis and Fibroids

Recent Publications & Presentations

Recent Publications

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.

Biscette S, Shepherd J, Pasic R. “Global Endometrial Ablation.” Surgical Technology International XX- Gynecology.

Pasic R, Shepherd J, Hudgens J.  “Obliterated Cul-de-Sac Dissection.” Ob.Gyn. News 45;18, 2010. p16-17

Shepherd J, Pasic R.  Prevention and Management of Complications of Laparoscopy, In: State Of The Art: Atlas of Endoscopic Surgery in Infertility and Gynaecology, Second Edition.  Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers, p543-562, 2010


Shepherd J, Pasic R, Kehdy, F. Enterotomy Repair in Laparoscopic Cystectomy with Severe Adhesive Disease.  Poster presentation at the AAGL Global Congress of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, November 8 – 12, 2010  Las Vegas, NV

Shepherd J.  The use of “precision-drive articulating instruments” system in laparoscopy.  19th Annual Congress of European Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy, September 29th-October 2nd 2010 Barcelona, Spain

Shepherd J. Precision-drive articulating instruments system.  Video presentation at the 19th Annual Congress of European Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy, September 29th-October 2nd 2010 Barcelona, Spain

Shepherd J, Pasic R, Smith C.  Laparoscopic Removal of Urachal Remnant in Adults.  Video presentation at the International Urogynecology Association, August 23-27, 2010  Toronto, CA .

Shepherd J, Franklin T, Eskew A, Huong A.  Progression of Lower Genital Tract Disease in HIV-positive Women at the WINGS HIV/AIDS Specialty Clinic.  Poster presentation at the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology. March 24-27, 2010, Las Vegas, NV


Video abstract for ESGE 2013 on Laparoscopy in Pregnancy and Removal of  a Large Adnexal Mass presented by Valerie Jennings MD

AAGL Hologic Presentation 2014

ACOG Annual Meeting Round Table Panel Discussion on Fellowship, 2014