Mark J. Shepard, MD

Mark J. Shepard, MD

Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery

Arthroscopic Knee Surgery

Reconstructive Shoulder and Knee Surgery

Sports Medicine

Dr. Mark J. Shepard is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon with expertise in sports medicine and arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the shoulder and knee. Dr. Shepard completed undergraduate studies at the University of Notre Dame in 1985. He earned his medical degree from Washington University in St. Louis in 1989, serving as president and commencement speaker for his class. He completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at the Yale New-Haven hospital in 1994. Dr. Shepard then completed a fellowship in sports medicine at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles in 1995.

Dr. Shepard is an instructor in orthopaedic surgery at the Northeastern Ohio Medical University and the Walsh University program in physical therapy. He currently serves as team physician for Walsh University athletics and is a consultant for Malone University as well as local high school sports teams. He has completed several orthopaedic research projects, presented locally and nationally, and his articles are published in numerous peer-reviewed journals.

Dr. Shepard is a former member of the Walsh University board of directors and presidential advisory board. He is currently a member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, the American College of Sports Medicine, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, the Stark County Medical Society, the Yale Orthopaedic Association, the Washington University Medical Center's Alumni Association Executive Council, and the Notre Dame Club of Canton. He is a graduate of Leadership Stark County.

Dr. Shepard has served as physician for the Canton Ballet, Canton Crocodiles, and Canton Invaders. He is also a former assistant team physician for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Rams, Los Angeles Kings, Los Angeles Lakers, Anaheim Mighty Ducks, California Angels, USC Trojans, Loyola Marymount Lions, Yale University Athletics, New Haven Nighthawks, Senators Professional and Minor League Hockey, and New Haven Coasters Professional Roller Blade Hockey. He is currently an active staff member at Mercy Medical Center, Aultman Hospital, and Affinity Medical Center.

Dr. Shepard has a wife and three sons. He coaches youth travel baseball and basketball, and he enjoys running in his spare time, having completed two marathons.


  • Member – American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Member – American College of Sports Medicine
  • Member – American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Member – Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • Member – Stark County Medical Society
  • Member – Yale Orthopaedic Association
  • Member – Washington University Medical Center’s Alumni Association Executive Council
  • Member – Walsh University Presidential Advisory Board
  • Member – Notre Dame Club of Canton

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