Dr. Dean Sheppard is a pulmonologist who treats patients with lung disease while in the hospital, particularly those with asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), interstitial lung diseases and pulmonary infections. In his research, he studies the molecular mechanisms underlying common lung diseases and the development of targeted therapies for pulmonary fibrosis, acute lung injury and asthma.
Sheppard earned a medical degree at State University of New York in Stony Brook. He completed a residency in internal medicine at the University of Washington, followed by a pulmonary fellowship at UCSF. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the American Thoracic Society's Lifetime Scientific Achievement Award, and the American Thoracic Society's Amberson Lecturer, bestowed to an individual with a career of major contributions to pulmonary science or clinical practice. He is a member of the American Thoracic Society, American Society of Clinical Investigation and Association of American Physicians. Sheppard is the founding director of the UCSF Lung Biology Center and chief of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy and Sleep Medicine at UCSF Medical Center. He is a professor of medicine at UCSF.
State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Medicine 1975
University of Washington Medical Center 1978
UCSF Medical Center 1980
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