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Dr Ruth Shephard

Job title

Consultant Neonatologist




Dr Ruth Shephard is a Consultant Neonatologist. Neonatology is a subspecialty of paediatrics which focuses primarily on the medical needs of newborn babies, or neonates.

Undergraduate training

Bristol University 1990 MB ChB


Postgraduate training in London.


Professional career

Dr Ruth Shephard trained as a paediatrician with sub-speciality training in neonatology.
She works mainly in the neonatal service doing both inpatient and outpatient work.
She also has general paediatric patients both inpatients and outpatients at QMHC.

She is a Training Programme Director for the School of Paediatrics, London Deanery.

Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, member of Thames Regional Perinatal Group, British Association of Perinatal Medicine and Pan-London Perinatal Group.  

Conditions treated

Neonatal patients and children up to 1 year
General paediatric patients.
Cardiac liaison paediatrician. Arrange initial assessment and investigations at QMHC. Organise joint clinic at Queen Mary's Hospital for Children with Consultant Paediatric Cardiologist from the Royal Brompton Hospital at least four times a year.


Outpatient services

Fast track, general paediatric and cardiology referrals

Neonatal and under one year clinic


Inpatient and day case services

Neonatology inpatient services at the neonatal intensive care unit at St Helier Hospital.

Dr Shephard attends on NNU on a 1 in 4 basis.

Paediatric day assessment unit at Queen Mary's Hospital for Children for urgent review of patients.

Special interests and treatments

She is committed to teaching and training doctors and other members of the multi-disciplinary team. Dr Shephard was RCPCH Tutor for several years. She is a Training Programme Director (TPD) for South London responsible for organising the ST1-3 Paediatrics Programme.

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