Jeffrey Wilson Shupp, MD| Burn Surgery, Trauma Surgery | MedStar Health

Jeffrey Wilson Shupp, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.9 out of 5 (36 reviews)

Specialties: Burn Surgery, Trauma Surgery, General Surgery

Languages: English

(202) 877-7302

About me

Jeffrey Shupp, MD, FACS, is the director of the Burn Center at MedStar Washington Hospital Center and an active member of the Regional Department of Surgery. Dr. Shupp is also the lead investigator at the Firefighters' Burn and Surgical Research Laboratory and the Director of Burn Research at MedStar Health Research Institute. He is a Professor of Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Biochemistry and Molecular and Cellular Biology at Georgetown University. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Surgery at the Uniformed Services University.

Dr. Shupp specializes in treating burns, trauma to the skin, including electrical and chemical injuries, complex wounds, and other skin disorders that result in skin loss, such as toxic epidermal necrolysis and Stevens-Johnson syndrome. Dr. Shupp received his undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland and his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia. He then joined MedStar Washington Hospital Center to complete a residency in general surgery and subspecialty training.

From his first encounters, the mechanisms of burn injuries, as well as the care for burn patients, became a huge interest of his. He immediately tailored his background in molecular biology research to focus on many aspects of clinical and translational burn and wound healing research. His clinical and research interests include innovative technologies for grafting and skin coverage as well as finding new strategies to improve the outcomes and care of individual patients.

Dr. Shupp's goal is for anyone with a burn injury to have access to MedStar Washington Hospital Center for care. The Hospital Center invests in the infrastructure that makes a burn center successful. The Burn Center exemplifies the team approach to care with dedicated rehabilitation therapists, nutrition specialists, pharmacy experts, and specialized nursing staff.

Philosophy of Care
"Injury to the skin has the potential to create a devastating insult to the body. My team consists of healthcare professionals that manage all aspects of cutaneous injury including critical care, resuscitation, infectious complications, pulmonary management for a patient with smoke inhalation, rehabilitation, follow-up and revision surgery. We also assist in all aspects of community reintegration and aftercare.

I see each patient of mine as a member of my own family. My priority is building a strong relationship with my patients and maintaining this relationship so that they feel comfortable reaching out to me if they have any issues in the future and will seek care without hesitation. Complications from a wound of any level of severity should be avoided at all costs. For this reason, I am available around the clock to consult with referring physicians."

Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Abdominal Abscess
  • Abdominal Adhesions
  • Abdominal Wall Defect
  • Acute Pancreatitis
  • Appendicitis
  • Benign Neoplasm Of Skin
  • Biliary Colic
  • Burns
  • Chemical Burns
  • Cholecystitis
  • Compartment Syndrome
  • Contusion Abdominal Wall
  • Diverticulitis
  • Electrical Burns
  • Fistula Enterocutaneous
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Hernia
  • Hidradenitis Suppurativa
  • Incarcerated Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inclusion Cyst
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Internal Hernia
  • Intestinal Fistula
  • Intestinal Infarction
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intractable Abdominal Pain
  • Laceration
  • Liver Trauma
  • Lung Contusion
  • Major Trauma
  • Mass On Trunk
  • Mechanical Complication Of Gastrostomy
  • Meckel Diverticulum
  • Mesenteric Cyst
  • Motor Vehicle Accident
  • Necrotizing Fasciitis
  • Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infections
  • Non Healing Wound
  • Non Traumatic Hematoma Of Soft Tissue
  • Parastomal Hernia
  • Perforation Of Gallbladder
  • Peridiverticular Abscess
  • Peritonitis
  • Pilonidal Disease
  • Rectus Sheath Hernia
  • Recurrent Femoral Hernia
  • Recurrent Hernia
  • Reducible Hernia
  • Rib Fracture
  • Right Lower Quadrant Pain
  • Second Degree Burn
  • Skin Abscess
  • Small Bowel Obstruction
  • Spigelian Hernia
  • Spleen Injury
  • Stevens Johnson Syndrome
  • Stomach Fistula
  • Stomal Hernia
  • Third Degree Burn
  • Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis
  • Trauma
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Ventral Hernia
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Procedures I perform

  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
  • Burn Reconstruction
  • Cecostomy
  • Complex Wound Management
  • Duodenal Ulcer Surgery
  • Gastric Ulcer Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Ileostomy
  • Incision And Drainage
  • Incision And Drainage Of Deep Pelvirectal Abscess
  • Incision And Drainage Of Perianal Abscess
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Appendectomy
  • Laparoscopic Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Umbilical Herniorrhaphy
  • Laparoscopic Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Lymph Node Biopsy
  • Lysis Of Adhesions
  • Mediports
  • Muscle Biopsy
  • Open Biopsy Of Liver
  • Peptic Ulcer Surgery
  • Repair Laceration
  • Repair Of Graft Enteric Fistula
  • Repair Of Laceration Of Gallbladder
  • Repair Of Liver Laceration
  • Skin Graft
  • Small Bowel Biopsy
  • Soft Tissue Biopsy
  • Splenectomy
  • Suture Removal
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Practice locations

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110 Irving Street Northwest
Suite 3B-55
Washington, DC, 20010


Fax 202-877-7302

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MedStar Health accepts most major health insurance plans. If you are uncertain as to whether your individual health insurance plan is accepted at MedStar Health, please call your insurance company.

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • UnitedHealthcare and AARP Medicare Complete Plans/ UHC Group Medicare Advantage Plans HMO, POS, PPO
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • Kaiser Permanente Medicare Advantage Signature and Select (aka Senior Advantage)
    • Kaiser PermanenteSelect-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Permanente Select
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • Medicare Fee for Service
    • Kaiser Permanente Flexible Choice POS
    • Kaiser MD Medicaid MCO
    • Kaiser Permanente Medicare Plus (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • Kaiser Virginia Premier
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature-Added Choice
    • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Adv/Special Needs Plans
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature
    • UHC Community Plan of MD
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna HMO
    • Open POS II
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Open HMO
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • Network OA
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • Tricare Prime
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • United Student Resources
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • First Health PPO
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia


Board Certification: American Board of Surgery, Surgery

Fellowship Program: MedStar Washington Hospital Center (2014)

Fellowship Program: MedStar Washington Hospital Center (2011)

Residency Program: MedStar Washington Hospital Center (2008)

Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine (2006)

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  • May 4, 2023

    Always great to see Dr. Shupp. He knows about my conditions better than any other dr.

  • Nov 18, 2022

    No problems.

  • Jan 14, 2022

    Excellent care.