Joseph E. Sheppard, M.D.

Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
Hand and Upper Extremity

The University of Arizona Medical Center-Alvernon Clinic
707 North Alvernon Way
Tucson, AZ 85711

(520) 694-8000

University of Florida, 1975-79

Internal Medicine, University of Florida, 1979-1980

Orthopedic Surgery, University of Florida, 1981-1985

Research Fellowship: Microsurgery

University of Florida, Department of Orthopaedics, 1980-1981

Clinical Fellowship: Upper Extremity Surgery Massachusetts General Hospital, Surgery, Boston Massachusetts

Professional Experience: 

Instructor, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, 1985-1986 Upper Extremity and Microsurgery, Department of Orthopaedics

Marshfield Clinic, Marshfield, Wisconsin, 1986-1991

Arkansas Center for Surgery of the Hand and Upper Extremity, Little Rock, Arkansas, 1991-1997

Treasure Coast Hand and Upper Extremity, Jensen Beach, FL, 1997-1998

Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery Department, Texas Tech University Medical Center, 1998-2001

Associate Professor, Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Arizona Health Sciences Center, 2001-present

Board Certifications: 

American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, July 1988 - present

Certificate of Added Qualifications in Surgery of the Hand (CAQSH), January 1989 - present

Professional Societies: 

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery

American Society for Surgery of the Hand

American Board of Forensic Medicine

Health Volunteers Overseas

International Society of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology

Selected Publications: 

Dr. Sheppard has published and presented numerous clinical and scientific papers related to problems of the upper extremity, including fractures of the humerus, shoulder arthroplasty, elbow arthroscopy, free tissue transfer, rheumatoid arthritis, congenital deformities, vascular reconstruction, compression neuropathy, and soft tissue coverage.