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Ray Sheppard Jr., MD, has never been able to dunk a basketball and he lacks any musical aptitude, but he was blessed with a mind and talent for surgery. This, coupled with his compassionate approach to every patient who walks through his doors in Madison and Huntsville, Alabama, makes him an excellent choice for general surgery.

After graduating magna cum laude with a degree in physics from Georgia Tech in Atlanta, Dr. Sheppard went on to earn his medical degree from the University of Alabama (UAB) in Birmingham.

Dr. Sheppard completed his surgical training at the prestigious DeBakey Department of Surgery at the Baylor School of Medicine in Houston, where he was fortunate to be mentored by world-class surgeons at the renowned Ben Taub Trauma Center, as well as the famous MD Anderson Cancer Center.

During his education and training, Dr. Sheppard served as a teaching assistant both in the physics department at Georgia Tech and the anatomy department at UAB. While at Baylor, he was recognized with the Outstanding Chief Surgical Resident Award for his exemplary teaching and leadership. Today he continues as an associate professor for the Huntsville campus of the UAB Medical School.

Through his extensive training, Dr. Sheppard developed remarkable skills that allow him to handle the most complex surgical problems, as well as routine general surgical cases.

Dr. Sheppard welcomes new patients to his practice, Ray Sheppard, MD General Surgery.

What we offer


Robotic Surgery

Robotic Surgery


Gallbladder Surgery


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Hernia Surgery


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Specialist in Minimally Invasive Surgical Techniques

Dr. Sheppard performs surgeries at Crestwood Medical Center, and the Madison Surgery Center.

Dr Sheppard is trained and certified in laparoscopic surgery and is on the forefront of robotic surgery using the da Vinci® Si™ robot.

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Hernia Summit - 2023

Re-cap of recent educational meeting that Dr. Sheppard attended reviewing state-of-the-art hernia care.


Words from our patients

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    "Dr. Sheppard makes you feel very comfortable and at the same time shows total confidence in the surgery he will perform."

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    "This was the most pleasant visit to a doctor I've experienced yet. Dr. Sheppard is a kind and patient listener and took gobs of time to explain..."

    Todd T.
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    "Dr. Sheppard gave me great information and acted in my best interest. His staff can also be commended on there participation in the process."

    Lance W.
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    "Dr. Sheppard is a wonderful doctor. He is very considerate of your time and his staff will work around your schedule very well."

    Tricia S.
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    "Ray Sheppard is a special guy who cares about his patients, takes the time to get to know them, and has a great bedside manner. I highly recommend Dr. Sheppard."

    John S.
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    "I will be forever grateful for the excellent care I have received from Dr. Sheppard and his staff. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone."

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    "My family received exceptional care from Dr. Sheppard and his staff. I highly recommend them for any surgical needs."

    Bobbie C.
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