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Northside Hospital

Robert Sheppard, MD, FACC

Cardiac Electrophysiology , Cardiology

The Heart Institute
6006 49th Street North, Suite 200
St Petersburg, FL 33709

Phone Number: (727) 490-2100

About Robert Sheppard


In 1994, Dr. Sheppard brought to the Heart Institute a new era of expertise by developing the Cardiac Electrophysiology Department and currently serves as Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology & Pacing. He developed the first Cardiac Electrophysiology Laboratory in St. Petersburg, Florida and specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of heart rhythm disorders. He performed the first catheter ablation and implanted the first Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy defibrillator/pacemaker in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Dr. Sheppard received his undergraduate degree from S.U.N.Y. at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, New York. He obtained his M.D degree from New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York and completed his Fellowship training in both Cardiology and Electrophysiology & Pacing at Hahnemann University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Sheppard was an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Hahnemann University before moving to Florida and served as Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of South Florida. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology.

Dr. Sheppard is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the Heart Rhythm Society. He has written many publications for a variety of peer reviewed journals, textbook chapters and pursues his interest in research by participating in numerous previous and current clinical research trials.

In 2007, 2009, and 2011 Dr. Sheppard was the only Cardiovascular Disease Specialist in Pinellas County named to the list of America's Best Doctors.



Languages Spoken




Cardiac Electrophysiology

Procedures & Conditions

Cryoablation - Watchman implantation - cardiac ablations - pacemaker/difibrillator implantation, repair, and monitoring - electrophysiology studies - atrial fibrillation (AF) - atrial flutter - paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (PSVT) - Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome - ventricular tachycardia - ventricular fibrillation - bradyarrhythmias

Medical Education & Training

Medical School: New York Medical College
Internship: Hahnemann University Hospital
Residency: Hahnemann University Hospital
Fellowship: Hahnemann University Hospital

Certifications & Memberships

Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Office Locations and Office Hours

The Heart Institute
6006 49th Street North
Suite 200
St Petersburg, FL 33709
Phone: (727) 490-2100

Accepted Insurance

The Heart Institute participates in most Managed Care Contracts, some of which are listed below: Humana AvMed Aetna Health Options HIP Cigna WellCare Medicaid United Health Care