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Robert Sheppard, MD, FACC, FHRS

Cardiac Electrophysiology

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The Heart Institute
Northside Hospital Campus

6006 49th St N, Suite 240
St. Petersburg, FL 33709

About Robert Sheppard, MD

Dr. Robert Sheppard, Electrophysiology

In 1994, Robert Sheppard, MD, 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 - St. Petersburg, FL and specializes - the diagnosis and treatment of heart rhythm disorders. He performed the first catheter ablation and implanted the first cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator/pacemaker - 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 - 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 - 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 - research by participating - numerous previous and current clinical research trials.

In 2007, 2009 and 2011 Dr. Sheppard was the only cardiovascular disease specialist - Pinellas County named to the list of America’s Best Doctors.


Medical School
New York Medical College - Valhalla, NY

Hahnemann University - Philadelphia, PA

Certifications & Memberships

Cardiac Electrophysiology, Cardiovascular Diseases



Languages Spoken



Cardiac Electrophysiology

Office Locations

The Heart Institute
Northside Hospital Campus
6006 49th St N
Suite 240
St. Petersburg, FL 33709
Phone: (727) 490-2115

Office Hours

Mon - Fri: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Additional Locations

Downtown Office

560 Jackson St N
Suite 100 St. Petersburg, FL
Phone: 33705
Fax: (727) 329-1600