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Suzanne M. Shepherd, MD, MS, DTM&H, FAAEM

Suzanne M. Shepherd, MD, MS, DTM&H, FAAEM Physician

Director, Education and Research, Penn Travel Medicine Education Director, Academic Coordinator, Department of Emergency Medicine Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Languages spoken:

  • French
  • German

Dr. Shepherd is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Emergency Medicine

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Emergency Medicine, 1984

Clinical Expertise:

  • Environmental Medicine
  • Marine Ecotoxicology
  • Travel Medicine
  • Wilderness Medicine

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Vetrans Choice Program (6/2018 Not Active)

Education and Training

Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine
Residency: Georgetown University Medical Center


Academic Association for Emergency Medicine, International Alpha Omega Alpha, National American Journal of Emergency Medicine, National American Society for Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, National Global Emergency Medicine Association, National International Society of Travel Medicine (1995-present), International Pennsylvania College of Emergency Physicians, Local Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (1988-present), International Wilderness Medical Society, International

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Shepherd is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Not active


Selected Publications:

Shepherd SM, Shoff WH: Vaccination for the expatriate and long term traveler. Expert Review Vaccines 13 (6): 775-800,2014.

Shepherd SM, Mills A, Shoff WH: Human attacks by large felid carnivores in captivity and the wild Wilderness Environ Med 25 (2): 220-30,2014.

Shepherd SM, Shoff WH: Dengue eMedicine : 2014.

Shepherd SM, Cunion S, Shoff WH.: Shigella Attack Ciottone's Disaster Medicine (2nd Edition): CH 133,2016.

Shepherd SM, Grossheider T, Shoff WH: Antimalarial Toxicity Harwood Nuss Clinical Practice of Emergency Medicine : 2015.

Gaieski DF, Goldman JD, Holzman DL, Shoff WH, Shepherd SM, Mehta N, Goyal M.: Algid Malaria treated with early goal directed therapy. American Journal of Emergency Medicine 31 (1): 263e5,2013.

Shepherd SM: Drowning FIMS Sports Medicine Manual: Event Planning and Emergency Care. : 2012.

Shepherd SM, Shoff WH: Travel Medicine Immunizations Primary Care Clinics Office Practice 38 : 643,2011.

Shepherd SM, Dean AJ, Shoff WH: An Immigrant with Neck Swelling Visual Diagnosis in Emergency and Critical Care Medicine : 69,2011.

Academic Contact Info

Department of Emergency Medicine
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-7893
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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