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Title Director of Behavioral Medicine for the Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition
Department Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Acceptance Commitment Therapy
  • Avoiding Dehydration, Proper Hydration
  • Behavioral Intervention
  • Clinical Health Psychology, Adult and Geriatric Populations
  • Cognitive Behavioral Interventions
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia
  • Gastroenterology
  • Health Psychology
  • Integrative Medicine
  • Management of Patients with Multiple Complex Problems
  • Psychological Treatment
View all 12 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Achalasia
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Anal Fissures
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Bowel Incontinence
  • Celiac Disease (Celiac Sprue)
  • Collagenous Colitis
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diarrhea
  • Diseases of the Small Bowel
  • Diverticulosis
  • Gas (Digestive)
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal (GI) Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Tract
  • General Gastroenterological Disorders
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Malnutrition
  • Nausea
  • Short Bowel Syndrome
  • Small Bowel Bacterial Overgrowth
  • Strictures of the GI Tract
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Ulcerative Colitis
View all 28 Specialties +


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About Stephen Lupe, PsyD

Dr. Lupe is a Clinical Health Psychologist and the Director of Behavioral Medicine at the department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition in the Digestive Disease and Surgery Institute. Dr. Lupe completed his Master’s degree and Doctorate in clinical psychology with a specialization in integrated behavioral health at The Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Florida. Dr. Lupe then completed his predoctoral internship and post-doctoral fellowship in health psychology at the University of Florida Health Science Center. His clinical and research interests include integrated care, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, eating and swallowing difficulties, brain-gut-microbiome communication, health promotion, disease prevention intervention, acceptance and commitment therapy, program development within health systems, and interdisciplinary treatment team approaches aimed at increasing health behaviors. His dissertation examined the effects of training on health behavior counseling among clinicians.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University of Florida Health Science Center
Clinical Health Psychology
Gainesville, FL USA

Internship - Shands at the University of Florida
Health Psychology
Gainesville, FL USA

Medical Education - Florida Institute of Technology
Clinical Psychology
Melbourne, FL USA

Undergraduate - Central Missouri State University
Warrensburg, MO USA

Undergraduate - Lincoln University
Jefferson City, MO USA


  • Psychology
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 10/11/2023, Dr. Lupe has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Lupe receives fees of $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) as a paid consultant, speaker or as a member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Ayble Health, Inc.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

57 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

23 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2024

Dr. Lupe is has a full schedule, so appointments are hard to get.

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2024

The experience with Dr Lupe was wonderful but it took 4 months to get from Dr Achkar referral in November. Not good.

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2024

The provider was on a treadmill while he was speaking to me. This is highly irregular and completely unprofessional

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2024

As I stated earlier, the session from the treadmill really took me for a loop. This is so unprofessional and rude.As I stated earlier, the provider was on the treadmill. He was not paying much attention to me and cared more about his exercise.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2024

My only complaint would be the timing of the scheduling but I also understand the high demand for appointments and not enough staff available. Dr Lupe is only 1 person helping a tidal wave of people.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2024

I have seen many mental health and medical professionals and by far, Dr Lupe has surpassed those I've seen before as he is one of the few that recognize the mind/gut connection and helped diagnose the exact problem with my digestive system. I am grateful for his help.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2024

Very caring & personable doctor

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2024

Dr. Lupe is always courteous, sensitive and focused.

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2024

Love meeting with Dr. Lupe. The highlight of my week. He is excellent.

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2023

Dr Lupe is clearly proficient in his treatment of gastric disorders. He is warm, empathic, professional and insightful!

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2023

He is an outstanding communicator and it's clear he is an expert in his field. I have told dozens of people about him and what he knows about GI health from a psychological stand point. The best I have ever spoken to.

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2023

He actually seems like he cares unlike other doctors I've experienced.

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2023

I can feel that Dr. Lupe is very caring and his attention expresses that.

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2023

Dr lupe has provided services to me that have assisted me in my healing journey, while being a patient of Cleveland Clinic

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2023

Dr. Lupe is so helpful and understanding

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2023

Dr. Lupe and his assistant, Latanya, always try and accommodate my son as best as possible.

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2023

Dr. Lupe does a fantastic job with my son. He is caring and kind and has provided my son with resources and tools to help him work independently between visits in order to maximize his progress.

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2023

Dr. Lupe and his assistant, Latanya, are fabulous. They both are very approachable, kind, caring and helpful. Dr. Lupe recognizes the nature of our son's health issues and spends quality time helping him make progress during each session. We are very thankful for his expertise and help.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2023

Very knowledgeable, compassionate doctor

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2023

Very knowledgeable compassionate doctor

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2023

Great appointment with the Doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2023

Dr Lupe is truly concerned about helping me reach my goals. Getting me out of pain!

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2023

Dr Lupe explained everything regarding himself, what he does, what he can and cannot do, and made things very easy for me to understand.

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