- MD, West Virginia University
Original Published Peer-Reviewed Articles:
Hadi YB, Naqvi SF, Kupec JT. Risk of COVID-19 in Patients Taking Proton Pump Inhibitors. Am J Gastroenterol. 2020 Oct 1.
Moon AM, Watkins SE, Lok AS, Firpi-Morell RJ, Trinh HN, Kupec JT, Schoen C, Neuschwander-Tetri BA, Barritt AS. Opioid Use is More Common in Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Patients with Cirrhosis, Higher Body Mass Index and Psychiatric Disease. Dig Dis. 2020 Aug 24.
Hadi YB, Naqvi SFZ, Kupec JT, Sarwari AR. Characteristics and outcomes of COVID-19 in patients with HIV: a multicentre research network study. AIDS. 2020 Aug 10.
Albeiruti R, Chaudhary F, Vallabh H, Krupica T, Kupec J. Fungal Peptic Ulcer Disease in an Immunocompetent Patient. Eur J Case Rep Intern Med. 2020 May 21;7(8):001696.
Khan R, Hadi YB, Chima N, Kupec J. (May 30, 2020) Skipping the Drip: Intravenous Proton Pump Inhibitor Bolus Therapy Leads to Poor Outcomes in High-Risk Bleeding. Cureus 12(5): e8362.
Hadi YB, Naqvi SF, Abdelqader A, Kupec J, Nasr J. Reduced risk of post ERCP pancreatitis in statin users. BMC Gastroenterol. 2020 Apr 23;20(1):125.
Hadi YB, Khan AA, Hassan A, Kupec JT. Polycythemia and Anemia in Hereditary Hemochromatosis. Cureus 12(4): e7607.
Khan AA, Kupec JT. Acute Kidney Injury After Multiphase Imaging for Lesions Detected on Hepatocellular Carcinoma Surveillance in Patients with Cirrhosis. BMJ Open Gastroenterol. 2020 May;7(1):e000394.
Khan AA, Khan AU, Kupec JT. Colonic Lipomatosis. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2020 Mar 30:S1542-3565(20)30429-8.
Khan AA, Khan AU, Kupec JT. An Unusual Case of Dysphagia. Gastroenterology. 2020 Feb 7:S0016-5085(20)30165-7.
Khan AA, Khan AU, Kupec JT. Organo-axial Gastric Volvulus. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2020 Feb 25:S1542-3565(20)30202-0.
Shah-Khan SM, Shah-Khan SM, Alqahtani F, Kupec JT. Increasing Rates of Infective Endocarditis in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Cureus 12(2): e6919.
Minor EA, Kupec JT, Nickerson A, Narayanan K, Rajendran VM. Increased divalent metal ion transporter-1 (DMT1) and ferroportin-1 (FPN1) expression with enhanced iron absorption in ulcerative colitis human colon. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2020 Feb 1;318(2):C263-C271.
Shah-Khan SM, Cumberledge JC, Shah-Khan S, Gannon K, Kupec JT. Improving Bone Mineral Density Screening in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease. BMJ Open Qual. 2019 Aug 19; 8(3).
Hadi YB, Khan AA, Naqvi SFZ, Kupec JT. Obstructive sleep apnea is independently associated with an increased risk of Barrett’s esophagus. J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2019 Jul 10.
Albeiruti R, Chaudhary F, Alqahtani F, Kupec J, Balla S, Alkhouli M. Incidence, Predictors, and Outcomes of Gastrointestinal Bleeding In Patients Admitted With ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction. Am J Cardiol. 2019 May 15. pii: S0002-9149(19)30514-4.
Shah-Khan SM, Chaudhary F, Abdelqader A, Kupec JT, Szoka N. Detection of hiatal hernias: Comparison of high-resolution manometry and physician reported in an obese-predominant population. BMJ Open Gastroenterology. 2019 May 19;6(1).
Guinan D, Drvar T, Brubaker D, Ang-Rabanes M, Kupec J, Marshalek P. Intentional Foreign Body Ingestion: A Complex Case of Pica. Case Reports in Gastroentestinal Med. 2019 Feb 6:2019:7026815.
Cumberledge J, Anaka I, Kupec JT. Rare case of small intestine bleeding. BMJ Case Reports 2019, Jan 29; 12 (1).
Allampati S, Wen S, Liu F, Kupec JT. Recovery of Cognitive Function after Sedation with Propofol for Outpatient Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology. 2019 Jan 4. PMID 30618439.
Minor E, Newman M, Kupec JT. Chronic, Recreational Chloroform-Induced Liver Injury. Case Reports in Hepatology, Volume 2018. PMID 1619546.
Priyanka P, Gayam S, Kupec JT. The Role of a Low Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides and Polyols (FODMAPs) Diet in Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity (NCGS). Gastroenterology Research and Practice, Volume 2018.
Priyanka P, Kupec JT, Krafft M, Shah N, Reynolds GJ. Newer Oral Anticoagulants in the Treatment of Acute Portal Vein Thrombosis in Patients With and Without Cirrhosis. International Journal of Hepatology, Volume 2018.
Poushanchi B, Vallabh H, Kupec JT. Endoscopic-and Biopsy-Proven Resolution of Chronic Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug-Induced Diaphragm-Like Colonic Strictures and Ulceration. Case Reports in Gastroenterology, Volume 2018.
Vallabh H, Hahn B, Bryan C, Hogg J, Kupec JT. Small Bowel Angioedema from Angiotensin Converting Enzyme: Changes on Computed Tomography. Radiology Case Reports. 2017 Oct 16; 13(1):55-57.
Kapoor S, Kupec JT. Higher Adenoma Detection Rate in an Academic Center versus a Community Hospital for a Single Provider. WV Medical Journal, Nov/Dec 2017.
Kupec JT, Williams HJ, Roorda AK, Goebel SU. Recurrent Hematochezia Secondary to Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GISTs) in Neurofibromatosis 1. WV State Medical Journal, July/Aug 2011.
Kusti M, Caranasos T, Jan A, Kupec J, Akkary E. Achalasia. US Gastroenterology and Hepatology Review, December 2010, Vol 6; 11-16.
Roorda AR, Kupec JT, Ostrinsky Y, Shamma’a JM, Sundaram U, Goebel SU. Endoscopic Approach to Capsule Endoscope Retention. Expert Review in Gastroenterology and Hepatology 2010 Dec; 4(6): 713-21.
Kupec J, Stoltzfus P. A Massive Arteriovenous Malformation Causing Substantial Gastrointestinal Blood Loss. American College of Radiology: Case In Point, June 8, 2010.
Kupec JT, Goebel SU. The missing ring sign. American Journal of Medicine, December 2009, Vol. 122, No. 12: e1.
Kupec JT, Goebel S. A Large Tracheoesophageal Fistula Secondary to an Aortic Aneurysm. Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology December 2009, Vol 7, Issue 12: e74.
Kupec JT, Goebel SU, Akkary E. The Role of Endoscopy in the Treatment of Obesity: Current and Future Concepts. Practical Gastroenterology, November 2009, Vol 33, No. 11: 21-36.
Roorda AK, Kupec JT, Sundaram U. I Spy Biliary and Pancreatic Ducts: The SpyGlass Single-Operator Peroral Cholangiopancreatoscopy System. Practical Gastroenterology, April 2009, Vol 33, No. 4: 15-32.
National Offices and Committees:
2020-Curr Governor of West Virginia, American College of Gastroenterology
2020-Curr Board of Governors, American College of Gastroenterology
2018-Curr FDA Related Matters Committee, American College of Gastroenterology
2014-2017 Patient Care Committee, American College of Gastroenterology
Professional Affiliations and Committees:
2020-Pres Pennsylvania Society of Gastroenterology, Member
2014-Pres Fellow, American College of Gastroenterology
2015-Pres Member, WV Clinical and Translational Science Institute
2008-Pres American College of Gastroenterology, Member
2008-Pres American Gastroenterological Association, Member
2008-Pres American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Member
West Virginia University Committees:
2019-2022 Faculty Senate, Peer Elected
2017-2022 Medical Executive Committee, WVU Medicine
2016-2021 Promotion and Tenure Committee, WVU Department of Medicine
2010-Pres Practical Gastroenterology
2020-Pres Peer Review Board, Cureus
2018-Pres Reviewer, BMJ Case Reports
2013-Pres Case Report Reviewer, American College of Gastroenterology Case Report journal
2010-Pres Series Editor, Case Reports, Practical Gastroenterology
About Justin Kupec
As a native West Virginian, I am proud to have completed my training in Gastroenterology at West Virginia University. This fellowship followed my chief year in internal medicine, an internal medicine residency and medical school, also at WVU. Upon returning to the faculty in the division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology in 2014, I have had the fortune of caring for many patients from my home state of West Virginia, as well as surrounding states.
Academic medicine has offered me the ideal balance of clinical work, research and education, and many opportunities for self-growth. I have been privileged to serve as Medical Director of Endoscopy for WVU Medicine, and recently have become Program Director for the Gastroenterology & Hepatology fellowship. Collaborating with faculty, residents, fellows and M.D./Ph.D. candidates, I have been a part of case reports, retrospective studies, meta-analyses, human studies and prospective trials. Additionally, I have had the opportunity to lecture medical students, residents and fellows and have given presentations at local and regional conferences.
Grants and Research
2018-Curr Effect of chronic statin use on incidence of Post ERCP pancreatitis, Principal Investigator
2017-Curr The effect of oral iron administration on the microbiome of patients with ulcerative colitis, Co-Investigator
2018-Curr Identification of the Colon as a Novel Site Alternative to Duodenum to Stimulate Iron Absorption, Co-Investigator
2018-Curr Localization of iron transporters in the colon and characterization of aldosterone-activated iron absorption, Co-Investigator
2018-Curr A Phase 3, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Parallel-Group Efficacy and Safety Study of SHP647 (Induction and Maintenance) in Subjects with Moderate to Severe Ulcerative Colitis trial (FIGARO), And Long-term Extension (AIDA), Principal Investigator
2018-Curr (ADVARRA) M15-991 A Multicenter, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Induction Study to Assess the Efficacy and Safety of Risankizumab in Subjects with Moderately to Severely Active Crohn’s Disease Who Failed Prior Biologic Treatment, Co-Investigator
2018-Curr Readmissions in patients with decompensated cirrhosis, Principal Investigator
2017-Curr A 5-Year Longitudinal Observational Study of Patients with Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver or Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (TARGET-NASH), Principal Investigator
2017-Curr Readmission rates of patients with foreign body ingestions, a retrospective study, Principal Investigator
2013-2014 LEGACY Phase IV Ulcerative Colitis Clinical Study, Principal Investigator Sodium-Nutrient Transporter Research, Department of Digestive Diseases, WVU Phospholamban Research, Department of Biochemistry, WVU
1995-1996 Inorganic Catalyst Research, Department of Chemistry, WVU
Patient Care Information
- Digestive Diseases
- Gastroenterology, American Board of Internal Medicine
- Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
Residency, Internal Medicine
West Virginia University
Other Speciality Training, Chief Resident
West Virginia University
Fellowship, Digestive Diseases
West Virginia University