Dr. Shepherd is a Professor in the Department of Pathology & Molecular Medicine. She completed her medical school training at McGill and spent three years in England where her interest in hematology developed. She completed her training as a Hematopathologist at the University of Ottawa and came to Kingston in 1987. Dr. Shepherd is currently the Director of the Transfusion Medicine Service & Immunology at Kingston General Hospital. Since 1989, Dr. Shepherd has worked with the NCIC CTG/Cancer Clinical Trials division as a Senior Investigator. Her focus has been in Hematology and Breast Cancer as well as the development of the National Tumour/Tissue Repository associated with the CTG and correlative studies in clinical trials.