Infectious diseases specialist Dr. Brett Shepard has treated patients with skin, respiratory, cardiovascular, and orthopedic infections. He has also worked specifically with patients who have HIV/AIDS, Lyme disease, and anaplasmosis. Currently a Staff Physician at St. Luke's Hospital in Duluth, Minnesota, Dr. Brett Shepard has offered infectious disease consultation to patients of all ages for the last three years. While treating inpatients overcoming serious hospital-induced infections and outpatients dealing with chronic illnesses, Dr. Shepard prioritizes patient care.
Dr. Shepard has also contributed to the infectious diseases field by publishing several scholarly articles. After conducting significant research on the effectiveness of TRAIL-based therapies in treating infectious diseases, Dr. Brett Shepard and his colleagues submitted an article entitled "Isolation of a TRAIL antagonist from the serum of HIV-infected patients" to the Journal of Biological Chemistry. Such scholarly publications as Methods in Molecular Biology, the Journal of Bacteriology, and the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes have also featured his research.
In addition to his written contributions, Dr. Brett Shepard has given presentations across the country. Most recently, he appeared at the 14th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Los Angeles. He has also spoken during the Mayo Clinic Cardiovascular Surgery Grand Rounds, the 97th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, and two graduate research symposia in Oklahoma City. Dr. Brett Shepard earned his board certification in internal medicine from the American Board of Internal Medicine in 2006. He received his certification in infectious diseases four years later.