Dr. Robert Sheppard, MD

Dr. Robert Sheppard, MD

Cardiology  ·  
Male  ·  
57 y/o

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Dr. Robert Sheppard, MD is a cardiology specialist in St Petersburg, FL and has been practicing for 27 years. He specializes in cardiology, clinical cardiac electrophysiology, and more.Read his story

The Heart Institute

6006 49th St N Ste 200

St Petersburg, FL 33709
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Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Cardioversion, Elective
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more than 95% of peers
Heart Disease
very high
more than 95% of peers
Cardiac Electrophysiology
very high
more than 90% of peers

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Dr. Sheppard's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Sheppard "In 1994, Robert Sheppard, MD, FACC, FHRS brought to the Heart Institute a new era of expertise by developing the cardiac electrophysiology department and currently serves as director of cardiac electrophysiology & pacing. He developed the first cardiac electrophysiology laboratory in St. Petersburg, FL and specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of heart rhythm disorders. He performed the first catheter ablation and implanted the first cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator/pacemaker in St. Petersburg, FL.Dr. Sheppard received his undergraduate degree from S.U.N.Y. at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, N.Y. He obtained his medical degree from New York Medical College - Valhalla, N.Y. and completed his fellowship training in both cardiology and electrophysiology & pacing at Hahnemann University - Philadelphia, Pa. Dr. Sheppard was an assistant professor of medicine at Hahnemann University before moving to Florida and served as clinical assistant professor of medicine at the University of South Florida. He is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular diseases and clinical cardiac electrophysiology.Dr. Sheppard is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the Heart Rhythm Society. He has written many publications for a variety of peer reviewed journals, textbook chapters and pursues his interest in research by participating in numerous previous and current clinical research trials.In 2007, 2009 and 2011 Dr. Sheppard was the only cardiovascular disease specialist in Pinellas County named to the list of America's Best Doctors."
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4  Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Interventional Cardiology

4  Board Certifications

  • Cardiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Cardiovascular Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

60  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Ankle Disorders
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Atrioventricular Block
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Complete Heart Block
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Left Bundle Branch Block
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Long QT Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mobitz, Type 2, Heart Block
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Right Bundle Branch Block
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease
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25  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

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  • SUNY Downstate Medical Center College Of Medicine
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1982
  • New York Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Hahnemann University Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Sheppard has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • Hebrew
  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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the doctors and support staff could not have been more professional or courteous with emphasis on patient care. dr. sheppard and his staff are the best! i feel very fortunate that dr. sheppard and dr. jimmie post were my treating physicians and they have an ouitstanding support staff from tjr...Read More
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Great overall experience. Dr. Sheppard is a good listener and willing to spend the appropriate amount of time in his consultations. You will leave his office with understanding and the feeling that something positive has been accomplished. He is very detail oriented and instills confidence. Also,...Read More
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Every experience for the last 20 years has been educational and professional. I now live some 60 miles away and continue to see him twice a year for service. That's just how awesome he is as a doctor.
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Dr. Sheppard has been treating my afib for over 10 years. I have the utmost trust in his care! I highly recommend him to anyone who needs an electrocardiologst!
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Patient oriented, Dr Sheppard answers questions and explains medical procedures in layman terms. Following my successful pacemaker procedure I now feel like my old self with renewed confidence for the future. Thank you Dr Sheppard for enabling me to return to a more normal life style
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