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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 Tract
  • General Gastroenterological Disorders
  • GI Bleeding
  • 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

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Stephen Lupe, PsyD.

(Disclaimer: This search is powered by PubMed, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. PubMed is a third-party website with no affiliation with Cleveland Clinic.)

Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

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 10/18/2022, 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.

Donation of Financial Interest. Dr. Lupe has consulted for, received compensation for serving as a fiduciary from, or received royalties from the following companies but instructed them to donate all compensation to not-for-profit causes or to the Cleveland Clinic to support research and education:

  • Gastro Girl, 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

59 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 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

21 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on May 1, 2023

It would be nice to get more appointments with Dr. Lupe but his schedule is always booked out

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2023

My visits always are in call or in person. Dr. Lupe is the best doctor ever for his experience and care . When I put the degree fair . It is for the patients care staff in general who do not respond to what patients need .

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2023

Dr. Lupe is wonderful. He has been instrumental in my healing journey.

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2023

He's a wonderful wonderful doctor

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2023

I would like to see the Cleveland Clinic expand their mental health programs, Dr Lupe in GI provides a well needed service for patients and It would be beneficial to expand this program so more patients can benefit from this excellent service.

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2022

Dr. Lupe is the only person who has shown a real and genuine interest in me and situation.

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2022

Dr Getzels is a great listener and has a great approach, especially to complicated cases, like mine. He always calls to follow up when we try a new med.

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2022

It took a long time to get weekly visits with Dr Lupe when I started treatment. But we on on track now

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2022

Every provider in the GI department has gone above and beyond and have exceeded any expectation I had or had ever received elsewhere.

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2022

Dr. Lupe has helped me with my trauma due to my physical illnesses.

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2022

Dr. Lupe has been wonderful. I feel better after each session. Life without a colon has its obstacles but Dr Lupe has been so helpful.

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2022

My bowels are so thankful we found Dr Lupe.

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