Richard A. Sheppeck, MD
Richard Sheppeck, MD is a vascular surgeon at Petoskey Surgeons.
Dr. Sheppeck completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Pittsburgh. While there, he worked in the Surgical Research Laboratory which led to his attending medical school at the University of Pittsburgh. While in medical school, Dr. Sheppeck began working for the newly formed Organ Transplant Recovery Team. Solid organ transplant was growing rapidly, requiring the development of a nationwide system for organ sharing. Dr. Sheppeck developed and programmed the first voice interactive system to handle this task. He went on from there to complete a Residency in General Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh and then was accepted for Vascular Surgical Fellowship training on the Harvard Surgical Service at the New England Deaconess Hospital in Boston. He gained expertise in distal bypass for limb salvage.
Dr. Sheppeck's clinical career took him to the Hamot Hospital in Erie Pennsylvania. There he gained additional expertise and experience in advanced endografting techniques for complex aortic aneurysm repair as well as minimally invasive endovascular revascularization for improving circulation to the legs. Most recently, he has performed the TCAR technique for carotid artery repair, resulting in UPMC Hamot being designated a TCAR site of excellence.
Dr. Sheppeck joined the Petoskey Surgical practice due to its emphasis on outstanding patient results and the group's forward thinking approach bringing the most advanced care options to the patients. With NIVA and endovascular labs on site, quality and efficient patient care can be administered.
When not working, Dr. Sheppeck enjoys exploring the beauty of Northern Michigan with his family.