John A. Shepherd, PhD

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
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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


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]