Eric Shepherd, MD

Trauma

Eric Shepherd, MD

Orthopaedic Surgeon - Trauma Specialty
  • Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Dr. Shepherd specializes in the treatment of a variety of orthopedic conditions and performs several orthopedic procedures including:
  • Complex Orthopedic Trauma Reconstruction
  • Pelvic Reconstruction
  • Total Joint Replacement
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgical Techniques

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(805) 682-7801

Dr. Eric Shepherd brings his surgical acumen and extensive experience in the field of orthopedics to Santa Barbara Orthopedic Associates. Dr. Shepherd’s areas of expertise include complex orthopedic trauma reconstruction, pelvic reconstruction, total joint replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and minimally invasive surgical techniques. He holds California licenses in fluoroscopy and X-Ray supervision and was the recipient of the John Charnley Award for his study of hip replacement wear. In addition to his work with the Santa Barbara Orthopedic Associates, Dr. Shepherd is currently the Medical Director of Orthopedic Trauma, a charter member of the Multispecialty Peer Review Committee and chairman of the Surgical Care Improvement Plan at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. Dr. Shepherd earned a B.S. in Biomedical Sciences from the University of California, Riverside graduating Phi Beta Kappa. He went on to earn his M.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine. After a general surgery internship at the Oregon Health and Science University, he completed a research fellowship at Harbor/UCLA Medical Center and an orthopedic residency at Oregon Health and Sciences University. He then completed two orthopedic trauma fellowships: one at University of California, Davis Medical Center, where he earned the prestigious Morris Hughes Resident Teaching Award, and the other at Auckland City Hospital in New Zealand. Born and raised in Santa Barbara, Dr. Shepherd is a fifth generation Californian and a proud Eagle scout.

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Testimonials

  • I thought you might want to see what an amazing job you did reconstructing my tibial plateau that I so gracefully blew to pieces 2 years ago. Less than 1 year later, many thanks to you, I was able to hike the epic "Trolltunga" in Norway, ~ 22 km and 10 snowy hours, and zero knee pain.

    Anonymous
  • You are the best docdr to me for ever and ever. Happy Easter!

    5-year-old patient
  • As I approach the 3-year "anniversary" of my motorcycle accident I want to thank you for your kindness and competence in plating my R clavicle... I sincerely appreciated the outstanding level of care you provided.

    Anonymous

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Education

  • Medical / Professional School:

    University of California, Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine

  • Undergraduate:

  • Fellowship:

    Los Angeles County-Harbor-UCLA Medical Center Program

    Orthopaedic surgery

  • Residency:

    Oregon Health & Science University

    Orthopaedic surgery

  • Internship:

    Oregon Health & Science University

    Orthopaedic surgery