Philippa M.E. Shedd, M.D. trained at the University of London Charing Cross Hospital Medical School. She practiced in England (Windsor) for 14 years before moving to the United States and marrying Dr. Rick Shedd. She did her residency in the U.S. at St. Francis (Indianapolis) and has taken U.S. exams. She is Board Certified in Family Practice, and speaks French.

Her medical interests include sports medicine and pulmonary medicine. Personal interests include water-skiing, in which she is a 50-time British Champion, European Champion, and World Games Champion. She was given a medal (MBE) by Queen Elizabeth II for water-skiing. Other personal interests include snow skiing, piano and flute. She has one son and two stepsons.