Ethan Kuperman, MD

Clinical Associate Professor of Internal Medicine - General Internal Medicine


MS, Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University
MD, Penn State University College of Medicine
Resident, Internal Medicine, Penn State University College of Medicine
Fellow, VA Quality Scholars Fellowship Program; VA Medical Center

Licensure and Certifications

Iowa Controlled Substance Certification - Iowa Board of Pharmacy
Iowa Medical License - Iowa Board of Medicine
Federal Controlled Substance Certification - United States Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration
Diplomat in Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine


Modha, K., Johnson, K. M., Kuperman, E., Grant, P. J., Slawski, B., Pfeifer, K. & Cohn, S. L. (2018). Perioperative cardiovascular medicine: 5 questions for 2018. Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine, 85(11), 853-859. PMID: 30395522.

Kuperman, E. F., Linson, E. L., Klefstad, K., Perry, E. & Glenn, K. (2018). The Virtual Hospitalist: A Single-Site Implementation Bringing Hospitalist Coverage to Critical Access Hospitals. Journal of Hospital Medicine, 26, E1-E5. PMID: 30255859.

Fang, M., O'Glasser, A., Sahai, S., Pfeifer, K., Johnson, K. M. & Kuperman, E. (2018). Development of a nationwide consensus curriculum of perioperative medicine? A modified Delphi method. Perioperative Care and Operating Room Management, 12, 31-34. DOI:

Johnson, K. M., Fiordellisi, W., Kuperman, E. F., Wickersham, A., Kuehn, C., Kamath, A., Szot, J. & Suneja, M. (2018). X+Y = Time for QI: Meaningful Engagement of All Internal Medicine Residents in Quality Improvement in the Ambulatory Block. Journal of Graduate Medical Education, 10(3), 316-324. PMID: 29946390.

Kuperman, E. F., Chapin, J., Grant, K. M., Vander Weg, M. W. & Katz, D. A. (2018). The association between the electronic health record and patient-reported receipt of tobacco cessation care in hospitalized veterans. The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, 44(5), 304-306. PMID: 29759264.

Hommos, M. S., Kuperman, E. F., Kamath, A. & Kreiter, C. D. (2017). The Development and Evaluation of a Novel Instrument Assessing Residents' Discharge Summaries. Academic Medicine, 92(4), 550-555. PMID: 27805951.

Fang, M., Linson, E., Suneja, M. & Kuperman, E. F. (2017). Impact of adding additional providers to resident workload and the resident experience on a medical consultation rotation. BMC Medical Education, 17(1), 44. PMID: 28228099.

Young, E., Stickrath, C., McNulty, M., Calderon, A. J., Chapman, E., Gonzalo, J. D., Kuperman, E. F., Lopez, M., Smith, C. J., Sweigart, J. R., Theobald, C. N. & Burke, R. E. (2017). Residents’ Exposure to Educational Experiences in Facilitating Hospital Discharges. The Journal of Graduate Medical Education.

Young, E., Stickrath, C., McNulty, M. C., Calderon, A. J., Chapman, E., Gonzalo, J. D., Kuperman, E. F., Lopez, M., Smith, C. J., Sweigart, J. R., Theobald, C. N. & Burke, R. E. (2016). Internal Medicine Residents' Perceived Responsibility for Patients at Hospital Discharge: A National Survey. J Gen Intern Med, 31(12), 1490-1495. PMID: 27629784.

Kuperman, E. F., Schweizer, M., Joy, P., Gu, X. & Fang, M. M. (2016). The effects of advanced age on primary total knee arthroplasty: a meta-analysis and systematic review. BMC geriatrics, 16, 41. PMID: 26864215.

Gonzalo, J. D., Kuperman, E. F., Chuang, C. H., Lehman, E., Glasser, F. & Abendroth, T. (2015). Impact of an Overnight Internal Medicine Academic Hospitalist Program on Patient Outcomes. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 30(12), 1795-802. PMID: 25990190.

Jain, S., Khera, R., Suneja, M., Gehlbach, B. & Kuperman, E. (2015). Role of D-dimer Assays in the Diagnostic Evaluation of Pulmonary Embolism. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences, 350(6), 501-7. PMID: 25719981.

Kuperman, E. F., Tobin, K. & Kraschnewski, J. L. (2014). Comparing Resident Self-Report to Chart Audits for Quality Improvement Projects: Accurate Reflection or Cherry-Picking?. Journal of Graduate Medical Education, 6(4), 675-9. PMID: 26140117.

Gonzalo, J. D., Moser, E., Lehman, E. & Kuperman, E. (2014). Quality and safety during the off hours in medicine units: a mixed methods study of front-line provider perspectives. Journal of Hospital Medicine, 9(12), 756-63. PMID: 25270535.

Gonzalo, J. D., Kuperman, E., Lehman, E. & Haidet, P. (2014). Bedside interprofessional rounds: perceptions of benefits and barriers by internal medicine nursing staff, attending physicians, and housestaff physicians. Journal of Hospital Medicine, 9(10), 646-51. PMID: 25130404.

Lamberg, J. J., Farbaniec, M. & Kuperman, E. F. (2013). Massive paraesophageal hernia mimicking pulmonary embolus. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 28(9), 1241. PMID: 23404200.

Kuperman, E. F., Showalter, J. W., Lehman, E. B., Leib, A. E. & Kraschnewski, J. L. (2013). The impact of obesity on sepsis mortality: a retrospective review. BMC Infectious Diseases, 13, 377. PMID: 23957291.

Elwir, S. M., Shaffer, C. C., Arvan, S. W. & Kuperman, E. F. (2013). Disseminated Varicella Zoster Virus Infection with Encephalitis in a UC Patient Receiving Infliximab. Gastroenterology & Hepatology, 9(1), 54-6. PMID: 24707237.

Rogers, A. M., Kuperman, E., Puleo, F. J. & Shope, T. R. (2008). Intestinal obstruction by capsule endoscopy in a patient with radiation enteritis. JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, 12(1), 85-7. PMID: 18402746.