Dr ShepherdMeet Dr Shepherd

I was born in Mareeba, but I moved to Cairns with my parents as a toddler. I went to primary and high school in Cairns before doing my medical degree and advanced training in Orthopaedics in Brisbane. I moved back to Cairns in 1993 and I was the Director of Orthopaedics at Cairns Base Hospital until 1995. In 1996, I lived and worked in the United Kingdom. I returned to Cairns in 1997 and started private practice. I worked as a visiting medical officer at Cairns Base Hospital from 1997 until 2002.
Dr ShepherdI continue to work in Private Practice at Flecker House and operate at Cairns Private Hospital.

I live in Cairns with my wife Cathy.

After a fairly slothful early adult life I found the joys of fitness in 2005. I now spend a lot of time road cycling, mountain biking, running, boating and fishing.