Jessica Shepherd

Jessica Shepherd, MD, MBA

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

Women’s Pelvic Health:
Phone: (312) 413-1257
Fax: (312) 413-8331

Maxwell (OB&Gyn):
Phone: (312) 413-7500
Fax: (312) 355-0614

Academic Office:
Phone: (312) 996-7430
Fax: (312) 413-3894


Dr. Jessica Shepherd 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 and 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.