Michelle E Kiger (Shepard)


Major, Air Force

Department of Primary Appointment:
School of Medicine
Location: Wright-Patterson Medical Center, AFB, OH
Research Interests:
Medical Education


Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences - Pursuing Masters of Health Professions Education Degree 2017-present
Children's Hospital Colorado, University of Colorado, Denver - Pediatric Residency 2011-2014
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine - Doctor of Medicine, 2007-2011
Stanford University - Bachelor of Arts in Human Biology, 2003-2007


Dr. Kiger lives in Dayton, Ohio with her husband, children, and a golden retriever. She enjoys hiking, biking, running, and playing outdoors with her children.

Representative publications, projects, and/or deployments

Outstanding Young Physician of the Year, American Academy of Pediatrics Military Section, East Chapter 2017

Clinical Educator of the Year, 88th Medical Group 2016

Martha Frantz Award, annual teaching award for general pediatrics chosen by pediatric residents 2016

Clerkship Director for 4th-year medical students 2015-present

Wright-Patterson Medical Center Pediatric Inpatient Medical Director 2015-present

Military Medical Humanitarian Assistance Course Site Director for Wright-Patterson Medical Center 2015-present


Kiger ME, McCanta AC, Tong S, Schaffer M, Runciman M, Collins KK. Intermittent versus persistent Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome in Children: Electrophysiologic properties and clinical outcomes. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2016 Jan;39(1):14-20.

Soep JB, Kiger ME, Lockspeiser TM. Utilizing individualized learning goals in the pediatric clerkship. COMSEP/APPD Annual Meeting, April 2013. Poster.

Shepard ME, Sastre EA, Davidson MA, Fleming AE. Use of individualized learning plans among fourth-year sub-interns in pediatrics and internal medicine. Med Teach.2012;34(1):e46-51.

Shepard ME, DeAngelis JP, Dunn WR, Spindler, KP. Non-operative treatment of partial ACL tears. American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, July 2009. Poster and oral presentation.

Shepard ME, Lindsey DP, Chou LB. Biomechanical comparison of the simple running and cross-stitch epitenon sutures in Achilles tendon repairs. Foot Ankle Int. 2008; 29(5):513-7.

Shepard ME, Lindsey DP, Chou LB. Biomechanical testing of epitenon suture strength in Achilles tendon repairs. Foot Ankle Int. 2007; 28(10):1074-7.