Edward G. Shepherd, MD, is the Section Chief of Neonatology at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and an Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Shepherd’s clinical interests focus on bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) and developmental care of the vulnerable infant. Dr. Shepherd serves as Physician co-chair of developmental steering committees at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Riverside Methodist Hospital, units that have a combined capacity of 137 beds. Dr. Shepherd’s clinical interests have lead to his research focus into BPD and developmental care, and he is currently involved in several studies of the diagnosis and progression of BPD as well as the best developmental care for infants so afflicted. Dr. Shepherd regularly presents invited lectures, most recently focusing on the presentation, diagnosis and management of infants with congenital anomalies and the ethics of neonatal care.