Jessica Shepherd MD, MBA, FACOG, is a board certified OB-GYN and the Chief Medical Officer for Verywell Health. She is the founder and CEO of Sanctum Med + Wellness, a wellness concierge practice, and is affiliated with Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas.
Dr. Shepherd attended medical school at Ross University and completed her residency at Drexel University-Hahnemann Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She went on to complete a Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Fellowship at the University of Louisville, where she also earned her MBA. She also served as the Director of Minimally Invasive Gynecology at the University of Illinois for six years.
She is a well-known media personality who appears regularly as an expert on Good Morning America, The Today Show, The Talk, Dr. Oz, CNN, MSNBC and CBS News. She has written for outlets like Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Forbes, Harper’s Bazaar, Essence, and Self.
Dr. Shepherd’s passion for women’s health—from minority health disparities to reproductive justice issues—has led her to speaking engagements at events ranging from WELL Summit to the 2020 Women’s March in New York City.
As a healthcare expert, Dr. Shepherd strives to educate people how to address their physical, sexual, and emotional health. She currently sits on the advisory boards for Ro Medicine, Women’s Health Magazine, Abbvie, Myovant, Responsum, Hologic, and HealthyWomen.org. In her Dallas practice, she works with a team of therapists, yoga instructors, Ayurvedic wellness coaches, nutritionists, exercise specialists and other health professionals dedicated to women’s health.