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Leslie Shepard, DNP, APRN, FNP-C

Leslie Shepard, DNP, APRN, FNP-C

Leslie joined Peachtree Orthopedics in 2022 and works with Dr. Obinwanne Ugwonali as a Nurse Practitioner and Lead Research Assistant.

Special Interests
  • Upper extremity
  • Spine
  • Patient education
Professional Affiliations

Leslie is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and is licensed in the state of Georgia. She is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society, the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, and the National Black Nurses Association.

Education & Training

Leslie has worked in the healthcare field for over 20 years, becoming a licensed practical nurse in 2002. She continued her education and graduated from Davenport University in Michigan in 2014 with a Bachelor’s degree in the science of Nursing. In 2014 she relocated to Atlanta, Georgia to marry the love of her life and expand their family. In 2020, Leslie graduated from Mercer University with a Master’s degree in the science of nursing (with a specialty in Family Nurse Practitioner). In 2021, Leslie completed her research on patient education with a focus on increasing medication adherence to improve patient outcomes, earning her Doctor of nursing degree from Mercer University.

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