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Evan Sheppard, MD

Pediatric Orthopaedics
Board Certifications:
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS)
Areas of Clinical Interest:
Fracture care, limb deformity, sports medicine, cerebral palsy, hip deformity, club foot

Fellowship: Children’s National Hospital (2020)
Residency: The University of Alabama at Birmingham (2019)
Medical School: Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson (2014)
Undergraduate: Muhlenberg College (2009)

Awards & Recognition:

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society (2009)
Gold Humanism Society (2009)

Clinic Locations: Fairfax

Keystone Publications:

Femoroacetabular Impingement in Pediatric Patients. [] 
Sheppard ED, Read CR, Wills BW, Estes AR.
Pediatr Rev. 2019 Mar;40(3):129-137. doi: 10.1542/pir.2017-0137. Epub 2019 Mar 1.
PMID: 30824497 Review. 

Topical Review: Approach to Diagnosis and Management of the Pediatric Foot and Ankle in Cerebral Palsy Patients. [] 
Tabaie SA, Videckis AJ, Quan T, Sheppard ED.Foot Ankle Orthop. 2022 Apr 22;7(2):24730114221091800. doi: 10.1177/24730114221091800. eCollection 2022 Apr.
PMID: 35479332 Free PMC article. Review. No abstract available. 

Use of Epidural Analgesia in Children With Neuromuscular Conditions Following Hip Reconstruction. []
Tabaie S, Shah A, Tarawneh O, Blaylock G, Sheppard E, Cho K.
Cureus. 2022 Oct 20;14(10):e30522. doi: 10.7759/cureus.30522. eCollection 2022 Oct.
PMID: 36285108 Free PMC article

Posterior Tibial Slope is Increased in Patients With Tibial Tubercle Fractures and Osgood-Schlatter Disease. [] 
Sheppard ED, Ramamurti P, Stake S, Stadecker M, Rana MS, Oetgen ME, Young ML, Martin BD.
J Pediatr Orthop. 2021 Jul 1;41(6):e411-e416. doi: 10.1097/BPO.0000000000001818.
PMID: 33782370 

Radial Head Incarceration After Closed Reduction of a Pediatric Elbow Dislocation With a Radial Neck Fracture: A Case Report. [] 
Kraft DB, Sheppard ED.
J Am Acad Orthop Surg Glob Res Rev. 2022 Jul 12;6(7):e21.00319. doi: 10.5435/JAAOSGlobal-D-21-00319. eCollection 2022 Jul 1.
PMID: 35819833 Free PMC article. 

Patient Reviews:
"Dr. Sheppard was great during the visits we had for my daughter's injury. He's great with kids--super friendly and kind and has a great rapport that made me as a parent feel very comfortable. He is very conservative with his treatment, which I appreciated, and was always willing to take extra time to answer questions and make me feel at ease. I definitely recommend him to anyone that has a kid in need of an orthopedist." 

"Dr. Sheppard and his staff are phenomenal. He has a good rapport with kids and with parents. We highly recommend him to others." 

"Dr. Sheppard had amazing bedside manner and explained everything to us in detail. He was very thorough, and my son really thought he was great! I would suggest Dr. Sheppard to anyone." 

Where did you grow up?
North Jersey
Why did you become a doctor and why did you choose your specialty?
I didn’t always want to be a doctor, but I always enjoyed science, problem solving, and working with people so medicine eventually found me. I was drawn to pediatric orthopaedics because children are resilient and have an incredible spirit.
How long have you practiced in the Washington, DC area and what do you like most about it?
I have been in the area for almost three and a half years and I love the variety of activities the area has to offer. Within a relatively small geographic area, you can experience the great things about city life such as the history, the museums, and the restaurants, but only a short car ride away you have beautiful hikes and other outdoor activities. It isn’t too far from our family in New Jersey which is another bonus!
What do you most enjoy doing outside of your clinical practice, when you’re not working?
I enjoy spending time with my wife and son. We love taking advantage of the great activities for toddlers in the area such as the National Zoo and the museums on the Mall. I am an avid soccer fan who has been known to have Premier League and US Men’s and Women’s National Team games streaming while in clinic. Chelsea FC is my club of choice and I was thrilled to share the Champions League win with my son in 2021. I also play goalie in a 7v7 co-ed league in Washington, DC during the week.
Describe your proudest accomplishment as a provider and/or in your personal life:
I think I am most proud when I see my young athletes get discharged from PT and get back to playing the sport they love. Having a season ending injury is difficult to overcome physically with the months and months of physical therapy needed to recover and safely return to sport, but what is sometimes more challenging is the mental aspect of missing out on the sport you love. I always tell my patients that my hard work is for the few hours in the OR, but that they do the majority of the work getting themselves back to the level they were before injury. It is always amazing how hard my patients work.