Dr. Shumate is a board-certified OB/GYN with 17 years’ experience, who has lived and worked in Newport since 2011. He graduated from New York Medical College in 2003, and completed his residency in New Orleans in 2007, with awards for both clinical research and patient care. He was employed by SPCH until opening his own independent practice in 2020. He founded the annual Newport Women's Cancer Screening, was a clinical professor of OB/GYN for the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. An activist and advocate of the LGBTQIA+ community, he dedicates himself to exceptional, compassionate, respectful care. He is a member of ACOG and WPATH.