Education & Training

Medical School

University of Missouri School of Medicine

Residency

Internal Medicine

  • University of Missouri at Columbia

Fellowship

Gastroenterology

  • University of Missouri at Columbia

Boards

American Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine/Gastroenterology

Commercial Relationships and Collaborations

This faculty member or a member of his or her immediate family has a working relationship, such as providing consulting, research, or educational services, with the companies listed below. These relationships have been reported to the University of Missouri and, if appropriate, plans have been established to address potential conflicts. The following relationships were reported as of July 2020.

Exact Sciences

Insurances

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In the News

Columbia Woman Hopes Her Colon Cancer Scare Inspires More Screenings (KRCG)
Dr. Bechtold Answers Questions about Botulism (KMIZ)
Dr. Bechtold Talks about Screening for Colorectal Cancer (KFRU)
Growing Number of Young Americans Diagnosed with Colon Cancer (KRCG)
Sedation Method Does Not Matter for Colonoscopy Detection (GIE)

Academic Information

Professor of Clinical Medicine
Director of Endoscopy
Director of Outpatient Services
Liaison of VA Gastroenterology

Research Interests

  • Colonoscopy
  • Nutrition

Areas of Expertise

  • General Gastroenterology
  • Bowel Preparations
  • Endoscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Nutrition
  • Patient Safety and Quality Improvement
  • Outcomes Research

Awards & Honors

  • 2011-2020 Chair, Department of Internal Medicine Quality Improvement Committee
  • 2019 Best Doctors in America Award
  • 2019 Digestive Disease Week – Moderator – ASGE Lower GI 1 Section
  • 2019 ASPEN 2019 Nutrition Science & Practice Conference – Moderator – Roundtable 2
  • 2018 Digestive Disease Week – Moderator – ASGE – Clinical Practice 3 Session 1 & 2
  • 2018 Nestle National Sales Meeting Physician Representative
  • 2018 Best Doctors in America Inductee Award
  • 2017 Digestive Disease Week – Moderator – ASGE – Clinical Practice 3 Session 2
  • 2017 Quality Improvement Champion Award – Department of Medicine
  • 2017 Digestive Disease Week – Moderator – ASGE
  • 2017 Best of Clinical Nutrition Week 2017 – Parenteral nutrition consensus publication
  • 2017 Columbia’s Favorite Gastroenterologist 2017 – Inside Columbia Magazine
  • 2016 Digestive Disease Week – Moderator – ASGE
  • 2016 Fellowship to the American Gastroenterological Association
  • 2016 Quality Improvement Champion Award – Department of Medicine
  • 2016 Outstanding Research Mentorship Award – University of Missouri GI Fellows
  • 2015 Vice Chancellor Award for Best QI Poster – University of Missouri
  • 2015 Quality Improvement Champion Award – Department of Medicine
  • 2015 Professionalism Award – Department of Medicine
  • 2015 Outstanding Research Mentorship Award – University of Missouri GI Fellows
  • 2015 ACG Presidential Poster Award – Pre-procedure Erythromycin in UGIB
  • 2014 American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) Annual Scientific Program Committee Representative
  • 2014 Speaker Chair – AGA Research Forum – Regulation of Absorptive Function – DDW
  • 2014 American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN) Publications Review Committee Representative
  • 2014 Quality Improvement Champion Award – Department of Medicine
  • 2014 American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN) Clinical Practice Committee Representative
  • 2014 Fellowship to the American College of Physicians
  • 2014 Marquis Who’s Who in America in 2015 – 69th Edition

Professional Organizations:

  • American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)
  • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE)
  • American Gastroenterological Association (AGA)
  • American College of Physicians (ACP)
  • American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN)

Committees:

  • American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN)
    • National Conference Planning Committee – Chair
    • Enteral Nutrition Committee – Co-Chair
    • Value Project Taskforce Committee
  • American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE)
    • Annual Scientific Program Committee Representative – Lower GI 3
  • Missouri Gastroenterology Society
    • Member Founding Governing Board
    • Bylaws Committee
    • Organizing Committee
  • Veterans Administration Enteral Access Committee
  • Veterans Administration Colorectal Cancer Awareness Committee
  • University Physicians Quality Committee
  • Colorectal Cancer Task Force – University of Missouri Health Care
  • Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee – University of Missouri
  • GI Bleeding Committee – University Hospital
  • Sedation Committee – University Hospital
  • Clinical Affairs Committee – Department of Medicine
  • Quality Improvement Committee – Department of Medicine
  • Quality Improvement Committee – Division of Gastroenterology
  • Co-Chairman, Gastroenterology Committee– Harry S. Truman VA Hospital

Editorial Board:

  • The Internet Journal of Gastroenterology

Publications

Book Chapters

  • Bechtold ML, Matteson-Kome ML, Sherwin LB. (2020)
    Enteral access for clinicians. Evidence-Based Gastrointestinal Nutrition: A Clinician's Handbook.
    Slack Publishers.

Manuscripts

  • Kalva N, Vanar V, Forcione DG, Bechtold ML, Puli SR.
    Efficacy and safety of lumen apposing self-expandable metal stents for EUS guided cholecystectomy: A meta-analysis and systematic review.
    Can J Gastroenterol Hep 2018;7070961:1-6.
  • Asombang AW, Madsen R, Simuyandi M, Phiri G, Bechtold M, Ibdah JA, Lishimpi K, Banda L.
    Descriptive analysis of colorectal cancer in Zambia, Southern Africa using the National Cancer Disease Hospital Database.
    Pan African Med J 2018;30:248.
  • Asombang AW, Madsen R, Simuyandi M, Phiri G, Bechtold M, Ibdah JA, Lishimpi K, Banda L.
    Pancreatic cancer: Patterns in a low-to-middle income population, Zambia.
    Med J Zambia 2018;44(4):212-17.
  • Brennan GT, Ha I, Hogan C, Nguyen E, Jamal MM, Bechtold ML, Nguyen DL.
    Does preoperative enteral or parenteral nutrition reduce postoperative complications in Crohn's disease patients: a meta-analysis.
    Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol 2018;30(9):997-1002.
  • Badshah MB, Vanar V, Kandula M, Kalva N, Badshah MB, Revenur V, Bechtold ML, Forcione DG, Donthireddy K, Puli SR.
    Peroral cholangioscopy with cholangioscopy-directed biopsies in the diagnosis of biliary malignancies: a systemic review and meta-analysis.
    Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol 2019;31(8):935-940.
  • Turse E, Nguyen DL, Bechtold ML.
    Impact of moderate versus deep sedation on adenoma detection rate in index average-risk screening colonoscopies.
    Gastrointest Endosc 2019;90(3):502-505.
  • Patel JB, Revanur V, Forcione DG, Bechtold ML, Puli SR
    Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fiducial marker placement in pancreatic cancer: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
    World J Gastrointest Endosc 2020;12(8):231-240.
  • Sherwin LB, Deroche CB, Krisanabud P, Matteson-Kome M, Bechtold M, Ruppar T.
    Adherence to short-course pharmacotherapy in adults with irritable bowel ayndrome.
    West J Nurs Res 2020;42(7):524-534.
  • Zoeller S, Bechtold ML, Burns B, Cattell T, Grenda B, Haffke L, Larimer C, Powers J, Reuning F, Tweel L, Guenter P; ASPEN
    Enteral Nutrition Task Force. Dispelling Myths and Unfounded Practices About Enteral Nutrition.
    Nutr Clin Pract 2020;35(2):196-204.
  • Tyler R, Barrocas A, Guenter P, Araujo Torres K, Bechtold ML, Chan LN, Collier B, Collins NA, Evans DC, Godamunne K, Hamilton C, Hernandez BJD, Mirtallo JM, Nadeau WJ, Partridge J, Perugini M, Valladares A; ASPEN
    Value Project Scientific Advisory Council. Value of Nutrition Support Therapy: Impact on Clinical and Economic Outcomes in the United States.
    JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr 2020;44(3):395-406.
  • Bechtold ML, Turse EP, Dailey FE.
    Response.
    Gastrointest Endosc 2020;92(4):986.
  • Heath RD, Parsa N, Matteson-Kome ML, Buescher V, Samiullah S, Nguyen DL, Tahan V, Ghouri YA, Puli SR, Bechtold ML.
    The use of music during colonoscopy: An updated meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
    World J Meta-Anal 2020;7(9):428-435.
  • Bechtold ML, Samiullah S.
    Key publication review.
    ASPEN website 2020. https://www.nutritioncare.org/About_ASPEN/Membership/Key_Publication/.
  • Sherwin LB, Ross D, Matteson-Kome M, Bechtold M, Deroche C, Wakefield B.
    Patient Perspectives on Short-Course Pharmacotherapy: Barriers and Facilitators to Medication Adherence.
    J Patient Exp 2020;7(5):726-733.
  • Mossvi Z, Duongb J, Bechtold ML, Nguyen DL.
    Systematic review and meta-analysis: risks of postoperative complications with preoperative use of anti-tumor necrosis factor-alpha biologics in inflammatory bowel disease patients.
    Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol 2020 – Epub.
  • Kuwajima V, Bechtold ML.
    Should I start with post-pyloric feeding?
    Nutr Clin Pract 2020 – Epub.
  • Sathyamurthy A, Winn JN, Chela H, Romana B, Yousef M, Madsen RW, Bechtold ML, Asombang AW.
    Pancreatic cancer survival outcomes based on gender and geographical location: Retrospective study at a tertiary medical center.
    Southern Medical Journal – Accepted.
  • Parsa N, Grisham EA, Cockerell CJ, Matteson-Kome ML, Bysani RV, Samiullah S, Nguyen DL, Tahan V, Ghouri YA, Puli SR, Bechtold ML.
    Split-dose vs same-day bowel preparation for afternoon colonoscopies: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
    World J Meta-Anal – Accepted.

Abstracts

  • Turse E, Nguyen DL, Bechtold ML.
    Impact of sedation type of quality indicators for screening colonoscopy.
    Gastrointest Endosc 2018;87(6):AB160-1 (Sa1053).
  • Kandula M, Patel J, Forcione DG, Revenur V, Bechtold ML, Puli SR.
    Peroral cholangioscopic visual impression in the diagnosis of biliary malignancy: A meta-analysis.
    Gastrointest Endosc 2018;87(6):AB596 (Tu1433).
  • Kandula M, Patel J, Forcione DG, Revenur V, Bechtold ML, Puli SR.
    Peroral cholangioscopy directed biopsies in the diagnosis of biliary malignancy: A meta-analysis.
    Gastrointest Endosc 2018;87(6):AB212 (Sa1321).
  • Romana B, Hundal Jasmine, Yousef M, Kuwajima V, Bechtold M, Tahan V.
    Esophageal parakeratosis: Not all white plaques are Candida.
    Am J Gastroenterol 2018; 113:S993-4 (1740).
  • Kuwajima V, Romana B, Matteson-Kome M, Nguyen D, Puli S, Bechtold M.
    Enhancing Communication between Gastroenterology fellows and Medicine residents. A quality initiative.
    Am J Gastroenterol 2018;113:S633 (1092).
  • Tran K, Romana B, Kuwajima V, Matteson-Kome M, Nguyen D, Puli S, Bechtold M. Mallory-Weiss
    Tear Following Banding of Esophageal Varices: A rare complication.
    Am J Gastroenterol 2018;113:S1643 (2985).
  • Lui F, Hussain S, Patel A, Bechtold M, Nguyen D.
    Decreased risk of hepatocellular carcinoma recurrence with direct-acting antivirals for hepatitis C: A meta-analysis.
    Am J Gastroenterol 2018;113:S547-8 (971).
  • Rossow B, Tahan V, Bechtold M, Samiullah S, Bragg J.
    A hard pill to swallow: Esophageal intramural pseudodiverticulosis.
    Am J Gastroenterol 2018;113:S1002 (1755).
  • Romana B, Kuwajima-Smith V, Matteson-Kome ML, Nguyen DL, Puli SR, Bechtold ML.
    Erythromycin and upper gastrointestinal bleeding: A meta-analysis for 2018.
    Am J Gastroenterol 2018;113:S307 (536).
  • Parsa N, Matteson-Kome, ML, Samiullah Sami, Bechtold ML.
    New patient access in a gastroenterology clinic: A quality improvement initiative.
    Gastroenterology 2019;156(6):S139 (659).
  • Cockerell CJ, Parsa N, Matteson-Kome ML, Samiullah S, Nguyen DL, Puli SR, Bechtold ML.
    Hemospray monotherapy for non-variceal upper GI bleeding: A meta-analysis.
    Gastrointest Endosc 2019;89(6):AB558 (Tu1103).
  • Parsa N, Cockerell CJ, Matteson-Kome ML, Samiullah S, Nguyen DL, Puli SR, Bechtold ML.
    Split-dose vs same-day bowel preparation for afternoon colonoscopies: A meta-analysis.
    Gastrointest Endosc 2019;89(6):AB519 (Mo1681).
  • Heath RD, Parsa N, Matteson-Kome ML, Samiullah S, Nguyen DL, Puli SR, Bechtold ML.
    Music during colonoscopy: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
    Am J Gastroenterol 2019;114:S328-9 (569).
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