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Authors > Jo-Anne O. Shepard, MD

Jo-Anne O. Shepard, MD is Director, Thoracic Imaging and Intervention Division; Director, Cardiothoracic Imaging Fellowship; and Professor of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She is the author of Thoracic Imaging The Requisites, 3rd Edition.


Dr. Shepard earned her medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine. She completed residencies at Hartford Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital and a fellowship at VA Boston Healthcare System.


Dr. Shepard teaches the art and science of radiology to Harvard medical students, medical, surgical, and radiology interns, residents and fellows, and international visiting physicians. She is Director of the Cardiothoracic Imaging Fellowship Program at Massachusetts General Hospital and an examiner in Cardiothoracic Radiology for the American Board of Radiology (ABR). Since 2000 she has been Associate Editor in Radiology for the Case Records of the Massachusetts General Hospital, New England Journal of Medicine. Dr. Shepard’s research interests are in the realm of thoracic imaging and intervention.


Dr. Shepard provides subspecialty diagnostic consultation on a wide spectrum of surgical, medical, and critical care patients. She routinely performs diagnostic percutaneous biopsy of the lung and she has instituted radiofrequency ablation (RFA) as an alternative treatment for tumors of the lung and chest wall.

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