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Missouri Digestive Health Center-Fairview Clinic
101 S Fairview Rd
Columbia, MO

Phone: (573) 884-7600

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University Hospital
1 Hospital Dr
Columbia, MO

Phone: (573) 882-4141

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1. Missouri Digestive Health Center-Fairview Clinic

101 S Fairview Rd
Columbia, MO
Phone: 573-884-7600
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2. University Hospital

1 Hospital Dr
Columbia, MO
Phone: 573-882-1434
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Gender

Male

Education & Training

Medical School

University of Missouri School of Medicine

Residency

Internal Medicine

  • University of Missouri Health Care

Boards

American Board of IM - Gastroenterology

Insurances

MU Health Care participates with most major managed care organizations. To find out whether MU Health Care is a participating provider in your insurance plan or network, or for information on co-payments and deductibles, please contact your insurance carrier directly.

In the News

Dr. Bechtold Answers Questions about Botulism (KMIZ)
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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
Chair, Department of Internal Medicine Quality Improvement Committee

Research Interests

  • Colonoscopy
  • Nutrition

Areas of Expertise

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

Awards & Honors

  • 1992-1996 Regent’s Scholarship
  • 1992-1993 Missouri Leadership Award
  • 1995 Phi Kappa Phi – National Honor Society
  • 1995 Beta Beta Beta – National Biological Honor Society
  • 1996 Magna Cum Laude
  • 1996 Southeast Missouri State University Teaching Assistantship
  • 1997-2001 University of Missouri Medical Scholarship
  • 1997 Elmer C. Peper Scholarship
  • 2002 Evidence-Based Medicine Journal Club Finalist
  • 2003 Extra Mile Award – Outstanding Contribution and Exemplary Service to Others
  • 2003-2004 Chief Resident – Department of Internal Medicine
  • 2003 Delivering the Difference Recognition
  • 2003 ACP/ASIM Associates Local Abstract Competition – 2nd Place
  • 2004 Extra Mile Award – Outstanding Contribution and Exemplary Service to Others
  • 2004-2005 Chief Resident – Department of Internal Medicine
  • 2005 ACP/ASIM Associates Local Abstract Competition – 1st Place
  • 2006 Travel Grant – Gastrointestinal Cancers 5th Annual Symposium – St. Louis, MO
  • 2006 Travel Grant – GI Fellows’ Nutrition Conference – Chicago, IL
  • 2007-2008 Chief Fellow – Division of Gastroenterology
  • 2007 Travel Grant – Gastrointestinal Cancers 6th Annual Symposium – St. Louis, MO
  • 2007 ACG Presidential Poster Award – Prophylactic antibiotics in necrotizing pancreatitis
  • 2007 ACG Presidential Poster Award – Systemic antibiotic prophylaxis for PEG
  • 2008 Editorial Board of Internet Journal of Gastroenterology
  • 2008 DDW Poster of Distinction
  • 2008 AASLD Presidential Poster Award
  • 2009 DDW Poster of Distinction
  • 2010 Co-Chairmen of Gastroenterology Committee – Harry S. Truman VA Hospital
  • 2010 Associate Director of Endoscopy – University Hospital in Columbia, MO
  • 2011 Chairman of Internal Medicine Quality Improvement Committee
  • 2011 Top Gastroenterologist – International Association of Healthcare Professionals
  • 2011 AASLD Presidential Poster Award – Early application of TIPS for variceal bleeding: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
  • 2011 Gastroenterology & Hepatology Highlight of DDW – Effect of H. pylori treatment on gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD): Meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
  • 2011 Faculty of 1000 Article – Pancreatic stents for prophylaxis against post-ERCP pancreatitis: A meta-analysis and systematic review
  • 2012 Outstanding Young Physician’s Award – Missouri Medical Alumni Association
  • 2012 Fellowship to the American College of Gastroenterology
  • 2012 Alpha Omega Alpha Membership
  • 2012 American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) Patient Care Committee Representative
  • 2012 Director of Endoscopy – University Hospital in Columbia, MO
  • 2012 Director of Ambulatory Services – University Hospital in Columbia, MO
  • 2013 Nestle Nutrition institution Clinical Nutrition Fellowship
  • 2013 Editorial Board of World Journal of Meta-analysis
  • 2013 Gastroenterology Symposium – Moderator and Speaker
  • 2013 Quality Improvement Champion Award – Department of Medicine
  • 2013 Special Lead Guest Editor – Gastroenterology Research and Practice Journal
  • 2013 Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
  • 2013 Fellowship to the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • 2014 Editorial Board of Austin Journal of Gastroenterology
  • 2014 Special Lead Guest Editor – The Scientific World Journal
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

Committees:

  • Editorial Board – The Internet Journal of Gastroenterology
  • Quality Improvement Committee – Division of Gastroenterology
  • Chairman, Quality Improvement Committee – Department of Medicine
  • Research Committee – Division of Gastroenterology
  • Research Committee – Department of Medicine
  • Co-Chairman, Gastroenterology Committee– Harry S. Truman VA Hospital
  • American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) Patient Care Committee
  • Clinical Affairs Committee – Department of Medicine
  • Sedation Committee – University Hospital
  • GI Bleeding Committee – University Hospital
  • American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) Annual Scientific Program Committee Representative
  • American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN) Publications Review Committee Representative
  • American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN) Clinical Practice Committee Representative

Publications

Manuscripts

  • Lee SY, Jamal MM, Nguyen ET, Bechtold ML, Nguyen DL. Does exposure to Isotretinoin increase the risk for the development of inflammatory bowel disease?: A meta-analysis. Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol 2016;28(2):210-6.
  • Nguyen DL, Jamal MM, Nguyen ET, Puli SR,Bechtold MLLow-residue versus clear liquid diet before colonoscopy: a meta-analysis of randomized, controlled trials. Gastrointest Endosc 2016;83(3):499-507.
  • Bechtold ML, Nguyen DL. Low-residue diet before colonoscopy. Endoscopedia (GIE blog) 2016: http://endoscopedia.com/2016/03/12/low-residue-diet-before-colonoscopy/.
  • Bechtold ML, Mir FA, Puli SR, Nguyen DL. Optimizing bowel preparation for colonoscopy: A guide to enhance quality of visualization. Ann Gastroenterol 2016;29(2):137-46.
  • Moole H, Jaeger A,Bechtold ML, Forcione D, Taneja D, Puli SR. Success of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy in chronic calcific pancreatitism management: A meta-analysis and systematic review. Pancreas 2016;45(5):651-8.
  • Bechtold ML, Ashraf I, Nguyen DL. A clinician's guide to fecal occult blood testing for colorectal cancer. South Med J 2016;109(4):248-55.
  • Bechtold ML, Mir FA. DDSEP nutrition questions. DDSEP - American Gastroenterological Association; 2016.
  • Moole H, Bechtold ML, Puli SR. Efficacy of preoperative biliary drainage in malignant obstructive jaundice: A meta-analysis and systematic review. World J Surg Oncol 2016;14(1):182.
  • Rahman R, Nguyen DL, Sohail U, Almashhrawi AA, Ashraf I, Puli SR, Bechtold ML. Pre-endoscopic erythromycin administration in upper gastrointestinal bleeding: An updated meta-analysis and systematic review. Ann Gastroenterol 2016;29(3):312-7.
  • Limketkai BN, Bechtold ML, Nguyen DL. Vitamin D and the pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease. Curr Gastroenterol Rep 2016;18(10):52.
  • Sohail U, Harleen C, Mahdi AO, Arif M, Nguyen DL, Bechtold ML. Bleeding risk with clopidogrel and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy. World J Gastrointest Endosc 2016;8(16):553-7.
  • Boumitri C, Mir FA, Ashraf I, Matteson-Kome ML, Nguyen DL, Puli SR, Bechtold ML. Prophylactic clipping and post-polypectomy bleeding: A meta-analysis and systematic review. Ann Gastroenterol 2016;29(4):502-8.
  • Moole H, Bechtold ML, Cashman M, Volmar FH, Dhillon S, Forcione D, Taneja D, Puli SR. Covered versus uncovered self-expandable metal stents for malignant biliary strictures: A meta-analysis. Indian J Gastroenterol 2016;35(5):323-30.
  • 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. Accepted - Southern Medical Journal.
  • Theivanayagam S, Lopez KT, Matteson-Kome ML, Bechtold ML, Asombang AW. ASA classification prior to endoscopic procedures: A retrospective analysis on accuracy of gastroenterologists. Accepted - Southern Medical Journal.
  • Bechtold ML, Mir F, Boumitri C, Nguyen DL. Feeding after gastrostomy: It's time to stop the delay. Accepted - Austin Journal of Gastroenterology.
  • Bechtold ML, Mir FA, Boumitri C, Palmer LB, Evans DC, Kiraly LN, Nguyen DL. Long-term nutrition: A clinician's guide to successful long-term enteral access in adults. Accepted - Nutr Clin Pract.
  • Chin M, Karnes W, Mazen Jamal M, Lee JG, Lee R, Samarasena J, Bechtold ML, Nguyen DL. Use of the Endocuff during routine colonoscopy examination improves adenoma detection: A meta-analysis. Accepted - World J Gastroenterol.

Book Chapters

  • Mir FA, Nguyen DL, Bechtold ML. (2016) Post-operative management of a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy. Percutanous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG): Techniques, Effectiveness and Potential Complications. Nova Sciences Publishers, Inc. New York.

Abstracts

  • Boumitri C, Mir F, Ashraf I, Matteson-Kome ML, Asombang AW, Nguyen DL, Puli SR, Bechtold ML. Prophylactic clipping after polypectomy: Does it prevent post-polypectomy bleeding: A meta-analysis and systematic review. Gastrointest Endosc 2016;83(5):AB234 (1155).
  • Mir F, Boumitri C, Ashraf I, Matteson-Kome ML, Nguyen DL, Puli SR, Bechtold ML. Cap-assisted colonoscopy versus standard colonoscopy: Is the cap beneficial? A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Gastrointest Endosc 2016;83(5):AB424-5 (1007).
  • Moole H, Bechtold ML, Forcione D, Puli SR. Comparing Endoscopic ultrasound guided versus percutaneous biliary stenting in patients with inoperable malignant biliary strictures and a failed ERCP: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Gastroenterology 2016;150(4):S656 (1166).
  • Moole H, Forcione D, Bechtold ML, Puli SR. A systematic review and meta-analysis: Success of Endoscopic ultrasound guided biliary stenting in patients with inoperable malignant biliary strictures and a failed ERCP. Gastrointest Endosc 2016;83(5):AB339-40 (1291).
  • Moole H, Forcione D, Bechtold ML, Puli SR. Utility of Endoscopic ultrasound in diagnosing pancreatic malignancy that is not detectable on a multidetector CT scan: A meta-analysis and systematic review. Gastroenterology 2016;150(4):S512 (1387).
  • Moole H, Bechtold ML, Puli SR. Are double layer stents better than plastic stents for malignant biliary strictures? A meta-analysis and systematic review. Gastroenterology 2016;150(4):S1128 (1489).
  • Moole H, Bechtold ML, Puli SR. Comparison of double layer stents and self-expandable metal stents for malignant biliary strictures: A metaanalysis and systematic review. Gastrointest Endosc 2016;83(5):AB437 (1037).
  • Moole H, Bechtold ML, Puli SR. Effect of preoperative biliary drainage on length of post-operative hospital stay in patient with malignant obstructive jaundice: A meta-analysis and systematic review. Gastroenterology 2016;150(4):S516 (1477).
  • Kandula M, Bechtold ML, Verma K, Aulakh BS, Taneja D, Puli SR. Is there a difference between 19 G core biopsy needle and 22 G core biopsy needle in diagnosing the correct etiology? Gastrointest Endosc 2016;83(5):AB340-1 (1294).
  • Nguyen DL, Ha I, Hogan C, Bechtold ML, Mazen Jamal M. Pre-operative optimization of nutritional status using parenteral and enteral nutrition among Crohn's patients improves post-operative outcomes: A meta-analysis. Gastroenterology 2016;150(4):S425 (1990).
  • Bechtold ML, Asombang A, Madsen R, Simuyandi M, Phiri G, Ibdah JA, Lishimpf K, Banda L. Pancreatic cancer: Patterns in a low to middle income population, Zambia. Am J Gastroenterol 2016;111(S1):S449 (1032).
  • Bechtold ML, Asombang A, Madsen R, Simuyandi M, Phiri G, Ibdah JA, Lishimpf K, Banda L. Colorectal cancer: Descriptive analysis comparing native African population to an African American population. Am J Gastroenterol 2016;111(S1):S449 (1031).
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