Jeffrey W. Shupp, M.D., is the director of the Burn Center at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. He is also the lead investigator at the Firefighters' Burn and Surgical Research Laboratory and the director of Burn Research at MedStar Health Research Institute. Dr. Shupp is an associate professor of Surgery and Biochemistry at Georgetown University School of Medicine with similar appointments in Biomedical Engineering at the Catholic University of America and the Department of Surgery at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.
Dr. Shupp specializes in treating burn patients, 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. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland and his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia.
Dr. Shupp's research interests include: surgical infections, wound healing, biophotonics, burn pathophysiology, host response to injury and abnormal wound healing such as hypertrophic scar. His research has resulted in over 85 peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Shupp's research program encompasses all aspects of burn research (multi-center clinical trials, pre-clinical, translational and basic science research). His research is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) and many corporate and foundation sponsors. Additionally, his laboratory receives generous funding and support from local organizations and grateful patients.
Dr. Shupp is an active member of the American Burn Association and has participated in many committees. He is currently vice chair of the Burn Science Advisory Panel helping facilitate clinical research trials within the burn community.