John A. Shepherd, PhD

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John A. Shepherd, PhD

Associate Adjunct Professor, Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, UCSF

john.shepherd@ucsf.edu

Phone: (415) 891-7437 (voice)
Box 0628, MRSC, AC122, UCSF
San Francisco, CA 94143-0628

Cancer Center Membership

Program Member ยป Breast Oncology

Education

Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, B.S., 1988, Engineering Physics
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, Ph.D., 1993, Engineering Physics
Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, Postdoctoral Fellow, 1993-1996, Biophysics

Professional Experience

  • 9/93 to 1/96
    Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Biophysics Group, Physics Department, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
  • 1/96 to 1/98
    Senior Scientist, Research and Development Department, Hologic Inc., Waltham, MA
  • 1/98 to 1/99
    Principal Scientist, Research and Development Department, Hologic Inc., Waltham, MA
  • 1/98 to 1/99
    Science Support Coordinator, Research and Development Department Hologic Inc, Waltham, MA
  • 1/99 to present
    Associate Technical Director, Osteoporosis & Arthritis Research Group, Department of Radiology, UCSF, San Francisco, CA
  • 1/99 to 7/03
    Assistant Adjunct Professor, Department of Radiology, University of California San Francisco
  • 6/01 to present
    Faculty Member, Breast Oncology Program, UCSF Cancer Center
  • 10/01 to present
    Faculty Member, Bioengineering Graduate Group, UCSF and UC Berkeley
  • 7/03 to 7/10
    Assistant Professor in Residence, Department of Radiology, University of California San Francisco
  • 7/10 to present
    Associate Adjunct Professor, Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, University of California San Francisco

Honors & Awards

  • 1985
    Sigma Pi Sigma - Physics Honor Society
  • 1987
    C.C. Schmidt Award for Outstanding Underclassman Physics Student, Dept. of Physics, Texas Tech University
  • 1987
    Kappa Mu Epsilon -- Mathematics Honor Society
  • 1987
    Tau Beta Pi -- Engineering Honor Society
  • 1988
    Outstanding Senior Physics Student, Dept. of Physics, Texas Tech University
  • 2000
    Best Poster Presentation (1 of 7 in Technical Category), 14th International Bone Density Workshop, Warnemunde, Germany
  • 2002
    Building Institutional Research Careers in Women's Health (BIRCWH) Scholar
  • 2002
    Co-President, 15th International Bone Density Workshop
  • 2002, 2004, 2006, 2009, 2011
    Co-chair of the Breast Densitometry Workshops
  • 2007
    ISCD John P. Bilezikian Global Leadership Award

Selected Publications

  • Shepherd JA, Lu Y, Cheng, XG, Njeh, CF, Toschke J, Fuerst T, Genant HK. 2002. Universal standardization of forearm bone densitometry. J. Bone and Miner. Research 17(4): 754-45. [PMID 11918231]
  • Shepherd JA, Kerlikowske K, Smith-Bindman R, Genant HK, Cummings SR. 2002. Measurement of breast density with dual X-ray absorptiometry: feasibility. Radiology 223(2): 554-7. [PMID 11997567]
  • Prevrhal S, Shepherd JA, Smith-Bindman R, Cummings SR, Kerlikowske K. 2002. Accuracy of mammographic breast density analysis: results of formal operator training. J. Cancer, Epi. Bio. & Prev. 11(11):1389-93. [PMID 12433716]
  • Ziv E, Shepherd JA, Smith-Bindman R, Kerlikowske K. 2003.Mammographic Breast Density and Family History of Breast Cancer. J Natl. Cancer Inst. 95(7): 556-8. [PMID 12671024]
  • Prevrhal S, Lu Y, Genant HK, Toschke JO, Shepherd JA. 2005. Towards Standardization of Dual X-ray Absorptiometry (DXA) at the Forearm A Common Region of Interest (ROI) Improves the Comparability among DXA Devices. Calcif Tissue Int. 76(5):348-54. [PMID 15868279]
  • Kerlikowske K, Shepherd J, Creasman J, Tice JA, Ziv E, Cummings SR. 2005. Are breast density and bone mineral density independent risk factors for breast cancer? J Natl Cancer Inst 97(5):368-74. [PMID 15741573]
  • Shepherd JA, Meta M, Landau J, Sherrer YS, Goddard DH, Ovalle MI, Rosholm A, Genant HK. 2005. Metacarpal index and bone mineral density in healthy African-American women. Osteoporos Int 16(12):1621-6. [PMID 15947863]
  • Shepherd, JA, Herve L, Landau J, Fan B, Kerlikowske K, Cummings SR. 2005. Novel use of Single X-ray Absorptiometry for Measuring Breast Density. Technol Cancer Res Treat 4(2):173-82. [PMID 15773786]
  • Shepherd JA, Herve L, Landau J, Fan B, Kerlikowske K, Cummings SR. 2006. Clinical Comparison of a Novel Breast DXA technique to Mammographic Density. Medical Physics 33(5): 1490-1498. [PMID 16752583]
  • Shepherd JA, Fan B, Lu Y, Lewiecki EM, Miller P, Genant HK. 2006. Comparison of BMD precision for Prodigy and Delphi spine and femur scans. Osteoporos Int 17(9):1303-8. [PMID 16823544]
  • Shepherd JA, Lu Y. 2007. A Generalized Least Significant Change for Individuals Measured on Different DXA Systems. J. Clin. Densitometry 10(3): 249-258. (Ex Equo) [PMID 17616413]
  • Grady D, Vittinghoff E, Lin F, Hanes V, Ensrud K, Habel L, Wallace R, Macer J, Cummings SR, Shepherd JA. 2007. Effect of Two Years of Treatment with Ultra Low-dose Transdermal Estradiol on Breast Density in Postmenopausal Women. Menopause 14(3): 391-6. [PMID 17224859]
  • Shepherd JA, Malkov S, Fan B, Laidevant A, Novotny R, Maskarinec G. 2008. Breast Density Assessment in Adolescent Girls using DXA: A Feasibility Study. J Cancer Treatment, Epi & Biomarkers. 17(7): 1709-1713.[PMID 18628421]
  • Malkov S, Wang J, Kerlikowske K, Cummings SR, Shepherd JA. 2009. Digital Mammography Method for the Quantitative Measure of Dense Breast Tissue Volume. Medical Physics 36(12): 5525-5537. [PMCID 2801735]
  • Laidevant AD, Malkov S, Flowers CI, Shepherd JA. 2010. Breast Imaging Using a Dual-Energy Mammography Protocol. Medical Physics 37(1): 164-175. [PMCID 20095265]