Dr. Gary Shepard
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Dr. Shepard has been in private practice as an Independent Doctor of Optometry within Walmart in Aiken since 2001. Prior to that he worked with H. Rubin Vision Centers in Myrtle Beach and surrounding communities, Council Opticians in Batavia, NY, and Sterling Optical in Jamestown, NY.

Prior to these experiences, he excelled as a biochemical research associate at the prestigious Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA.

Educational Background

1972 Dennis-Yarmouth Reg. High National Honor Society
1976 Univ. of Mass, Amherst B.S. - Zoology, magna cum laude
1983 New England College of Optometry O.D. Boston, Mass.

Honors and Awards

Gerald S. Davis Scholarship (Massachusetts Society of Optometry)

Grossman Scholarship

Nikon Achievement Scholarship

Voted to Optometric Honor Society – Beta Sigma Kappa

Dr. Shepard is a long-standing member of the following:

  • American Optometric Association
  • South Carolina Optometric Physicians Association
  • Midlands Optometric Society
He has also served as the Legislative District Coordinator in optometry for the Aiken area.


Modification of the Arginines in Parathyroid Hormone: Effect on Biological Activity , Rosenblatt, M., Shepard, G.L., Tyler , G.A., & Potts, J.T. Jr.. Biochemistry (1978) 17, 3188-3191.

Chemical Synthesis of the Precursor-specific Region of Pre-Proparathyroid Hormone , Rosenblatt, M., Habener, J.F., Tyler , G.A., Shepard, G.L., & Potts, J.T.Jr.. The Journal of Biological Chemistry (1979) 254 (4), pp. 1414-1421.

Human Parathyroid Hormone: Synthesis and Chemical, Biological, and Immunological Evaluation of the Carboxyl-Terminal Region , Rosenblatt, M., Segre, G.V., Tregear, G.W., Shepard, G.L., Tyler , G.A., & Potts, J.T. Jr.. Endocrinology (1978) 103 (3), 978-984.

Binding to the Parathyroid Hormone Receptor: Delineation of Structural Determinants in the Amino-Terminal Region of the Molecule Necessary for Binding , Rosenblatt, M., Segre, G.V., Shepard, G.L., Tyler , G.A., Nussbaum, S.R., & Potts, J.T. Jr.. PEPTIDES: Structure and Biological Function

Proceedings of the Sixth American Peptide Symposium (1978) pp. 357-360, pp. 1025-1028.

Parathyroid Hormone Inhibitors, Determination of minimum sequence requirements, Mahaffey, J.E., Rosenblatt, M., Shepard, G.L., & Potts, J.T. Jr.. The Journal of Biological Chemistry (1979) 254 (14), 6494-6498.

Concanavilin A reactivity and carbohydrate structure of Blattella germanica vitellin.     J. G., Kunkel, G. L. Shepard, R. A. McCarthy, D. Ethier and J. H. Nordin. Insect Biochem (1980) 10: 703-714.

Identification of a Receptor-Binding Region in Parathyroid Hormone , Rosenblatt, M., Segre, G.V., Tyler, G.A., Shepard, G.L., Nussbaum, S.R., & Potts, J.T. Jr.. Endocrinology (1980) 107 (2), 545-550.

Comparison of Two Solid-Phase Peptide Syntheses of a 32-Amino Acid Carboxyl-Terminal Fragment of Human Parathyroid Hormone, hPTH-(54-84) , Rosenblatt, M., Tregear, G.W., Shepard, G.L., Tyler, G.A., Veroni, M., & Potts, J.T. Jr.. Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics (1980) 199 (1), 286-296.

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