Gary J. Sheppard, M.D. Dr. Sheppard is a board certified internist in Houston Texas. Dr. Sheppard has been in private practice for 15 years and his practice emphasizes the treatment of diabetes and hypertension; he currently serves as Chief of Staff of Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. Memorial Southwest is a 500 bed Level 3 trauma community hospital. He also serves as a member of the Physician Operating Council for the hospital. In the Memorial Hermann Healthcare system he is the chair of one of the Market Quality Committees as well as a member of the Memorial Hermann Hospital System Board of Directors. Dr. Sheppard is a member of Harris County Medical Society (HCMS) and is completing his final year on the Board of Ethics. During his final year he has served as Chair of the Board of Ethics and is a member of the Executive Committee of the HCMS. The HCMS is the largest county medical society in the nation with over 10,000 members. Dr. Sheppard is currently in his second term as NMA Trustee from Region V and serves as Chair of the Membership Committee of the Board of Trustees. He has served as Region V chair, vice-chair and treasurer as well as being a delegate to the NMA House of Delegates. Dr. Sheppard is currently the chair of the House of Delegates Committee on Medical Economics. He has served his local society as scholarship chair, secretary and president. Dr. Sheppard is also a Trustee at Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church for the past 6 years. He served as chair of the finance committee for 4 years.