Matthew Bechtold MD

Gastroenterologist, University of Missouri School of Medicine, Columbia, MO

I am a gastroenterologist who specializes in general gastroenterology and nutrition. I have been part of the University of Missouri since 1997 where I completed my medical school, residency, and gastroenterology fellowship. In 2013, I completed a nutrition fellowship with the Nestle Nutrition Institute. By 2018, I was accelerated to the level of Professor of Medicine, being one of the quickest promotions in Mizzou history. I am an accomplished researcher in the fields of outcomes research, interventional nutrition, bowel preparation before colonoscopy, and preventive strategies with > 375 publications as manuscripts, abstracts, and book chapters. I have received the prestigious fellow recognition from every American gastroenterological society and the American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. I am very active at the national level, acting as a recurrent speaker at major conferences, moderator for expert panels, and chair of numerous national committees. I love pina coladas and getting caught in the rain.