Matthew Robert Kappus, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Campus mail Duke University Hospital, Durham, NC 27617
Phone (919) 681-4044
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Education and Training

  • Transplant Hepatology Fellowship, Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine, 2015 - 2016
  • Gastroenterology Fellowship, Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine, 2013 - 2016
  • Internal Medicine Residency, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2009 - 2012
  • M.D., Medical University of South Carolina, School of Medicine, 2009

Publications

Berry, K., A. Duarte-Rojo, J. D. Grab, M. A. Dunn, B. J. Boyarsky, E. C. Verna, M. R. Kappus, et al. “Cognitive Impairment and Physical Frailty in Patients With Cirrhosis.” Hepatology Communications 6, no. 1 (January 1, 2022): 237–46. https://doi.org/10.1002/hep4.1796.

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Kappus, Matthew R., Robert S. Rahimi, and Michael L. Volk. “Measuring the Toll of Acute Illness-Derived Frailty in Decompensated Cirrhosis.” Liver Transpl 27, no. 12 (December 2021): 1701–3. https://doi.org/10.1002/lt.26249.

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Xu, Chelsea Q., Yara Mohamad, Matthew R. Kappus, Brian Boyarsky, Daniel R. Ganger, Michael L. Volk, Robert S. Rahimi, et al. “The relationship between frailty and cirrhosis etiology: From the Functional Assessment in Liver Transplantation (FrAILT) Study.” Liver Int 41, no. 10 (October 2021): 2467–73. https://doi.org/10.1111/liv.15006.

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Dhoot, Roshni, Aman Kansal, Chauncy Handran, Tarek Haykal, James Ronald, Matthew Kappus, Gowthami M. Arepally, Mark Graham, and John J. Strouse. “Thrombocytopenia and splanchnic thrombosis after Ad26.COV2.S vaccination successfully treated with transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunting and thrombectomy.” Am J Hematol 96, no. 9 (September 1, 2021): 1180–82. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajh.26258.

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Dunn, Michael A., Matthew R. Kappus, Pamela M. Bloomer, Andres Duarte-Rojo, Deborah A. Josbeno, and John M. Jakicic. “Wearables, Physical Activity, and Exercise Testing in Liver Disease.” Semin Liver Dis 41, no. 2 (May 2021): 128–35. https://doi.org/10.1055/s-0040-1716564.

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Lai, Jennifer C., Jennifer L. Dodge, Matthew R. Kappus, Randi Wong, Yara Mohamad, Dorry L. Segev, and Mara McAdams-DeMarco. “A Multicenter Pilot Randomized Clinical Trial of a Home-Based Exercise Program for Patients With Cirrhosis: The Strength Training Intervention (STRIVE).” Am J Gastroenterol 116, no. 4 (April 2021): 717–22. https://doi.org/10.14309/ajg.0000000000001113.

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Lai, Jennifer C., Daniel R. Ganger, Michael L. Volk, Jennifer L. Dodge, Michael A. Dunn, Andres Duarte-Rojo, Matthew R. Kappus, et al. “Association of Frailty and Sex With Wait List Mortality in Liver Transplant Candidates in the Multicenter Functional Assessment in Liver Transplantation (FrAILT) Study.” Jama Surg 156, no. 3 (March 1, 2021): 256–62. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamasurg.2020.5674.

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Kardashian, Ani, Jin Ge, Charles E. McCulloch, Matthew R. Kappus, Michael A. Dunn, Andres Duarte-Rojo, Michael L. Volk, et al. “Identifying an Optimal Liver Frailty Index Cutoff to Predict Waitlist Mortality in Liver Transplant Candidates.” Hepatology 73, no. 3 (March 2021): 1132–39. https://doi.org/10.1002/hep.31406.

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Kappus, Matthew R., Cameron R. Wolfe, and Andrew J. Muir. “Direct-Acting Antivirals and Organ Transplantation: Is There Anything We Can't Do?” J Infect Dis 222, no. Suppl 9 (November 27, 2020): S794–801. https://doi.org/10.1093/infdis/jiaa420.

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Chiang, Ryan S., Alice Parish, Donna Niedzwiecki, Matthew R. Kappus, and Andrew J. Muir. “Impact of Malnutrition on Outcomes in Patients Undergoing Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt Insertion.” Dig Dis Sci 65, no. 11 (November 2020): 3332–40. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10620-019-06038-y.

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