Skip to Content
UW Health SMPH
American Family Children's Hospital
Mark E. Benson, MD close
Mark E. Benson, MD

For Patients

Need help selecting a doctor?
Call the Welcome Center at
(608) 821-4819 for personal assistance.

For Referring Physicians

How to refer a patient

Mark E. Benson, MD Print Friendly Page

Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Benson is board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology.


Gastroenterology and Hepatology

UW Health Clinics

Digestive Health Center
(608) 890-5000 | (855) 342-9900 | Map

Hospital Affiliation(s)

University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics (primary)
Veterans Hospital - Wm. S. Middleton Memorial (secondary)

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Medicine

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Gastroenterology
Internal Medicine
Fellowship University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI
Residency Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL
Medical School Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH, 2002

Medical interpreters are available to help patients communicate with hospital and clinic staff. For more information, please contact interpreter services at (608) 262-9000.


Our doctors provide a wide range of services. The following list represents some, but not all, of the procedures offered by this physician.


Dr. Benson's research interests include quality in colonoscopy, endoscopic ultrasound, capsule endoscopy, therapeutic gastrointestinal endoscopy, endoscopic management of gastrointestinal malignancies and colorectal cancer imaging and screening.

PubMed Articles
Benson M Lucey M Pfau P . Caecal intubation rates and colonoscopy competency. Gut. 2015 Feb;64(2):359
[PubMed ID: 24717933]
Benson M Pfau P . Response to Yarze. Am J Gastroenterol. 2015 Jan;110(1):195-6
[PubMed ID: 25567177]
Kalra AS Walker AJ Benson ME Soni A Guda NM Misha M Gopal DV . Comparison of Capsule Endoscopy Findings to Subsequent Double Balloon Enteroscopy: A Dual Center Experience. Diagn Ther Endosc. 2015;2015:438757
[PubMed ID: 26420979]
Bowman EA Pfau PR Mitra A Reichelderfer M Gopal DV Hall BS Benson ME . High Definition Colonoscopy Combined with i-SCAN Imaging Technology Is Superior in the Detection of Adenomas and Advanced Lesions Compared to High Definition Colonoscopy Alone. Diagn Ther Endosc. 2015;2015:167406
[PubMed ID: 26167108]
Johnson EA Benson ME Guda N Pfau PR Frick TJ Gopal DV . Differentiating primary pancreatic lymphoma from adenocarcinoma using endoscopic ultrasound characteristics and flow cytometry: A case-control study. Endosc Ultrasound. 2014 Oct;3(4):221-5
[PubMed ID: 25485269]
Benson M Lucey M Pfau P . Training the competent colonoscopist. Gastroenterology. 2014 Sep;147(3):708-9
[PubMed ID: 25058019]
Benson M Grimes I Gopal D Reichelderfer M Soni A Benson H Austin K Pfau P . Influence of previous night call and sleep deprivation on screening colonoscopy quality. Am J Gastroenterol. 2014 Aug;109(8):1133-7
[PubMed ID: 24980883]
Benson M Pier J Kraft S Kim D Pickhardt P Weiss J Gopal D Reichelderfer M Pfau P . Optical colonoscopy and virtual colonoscopy numbers after initiation of a CT colonography program: long term data. J Gastrointestin Liver Dis. 2012 Dec;21(4):391-5
[PubMed ID: 23256122]
Benson ME Horton W Gluth J Pfau PR Einarsson S Lucey MR Soni A Reichelderfer M Gopal DV . Fiscal analysis of establishment of a double-balloon enteroscopy program and reimbursement. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2012 Apr;10(4):371-6.e1-2
[PubMed ID: 22226892]
Hancock S Bowman E Prabakaran J Benson M Agni R Pfau P Reichelderfer M Weiss J Gopal D . Use of i-scan Endoscopic Image Enhancement Technology in Clinical Practice to Assist in Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endoscopy: A Case Series and Review of the Literature. Diagn Ther Endosc. 2012;2012:193570
[PubMed ID: 23243384]
Cornett D Benson M Attia S Weiss J Gopal D . Metastatic Kaposi's Sarcoma with Perirectal Involvement Diagnosed with Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided EchoBrush Cytology Sampling. Case Rep Gastroenterol. 2011 May;5(2):416-21
[PubMed ID: 21829398]
Benson M Dureja P Gopal D Reichelderfer M Pfau PR . A comparison of optical colonoscopy and CT colonography screening strategies in the detection and recovery of subcentimeter adenomas. Am J Gastroenterol. 2010 Dec;105(12):2578-85
[PubMed ID: 20842111]
Benson ME Byrne S Brust DJ Manning B 3rd Pfau PR Frick TJ Reichelderfer M Gopal DV . EUS and ERCP complication rates are not increased in elderly patients. Dig Dis Sci. 2010 Nov;55(11):3278-83
[PubMed ID: 20186485]
Spier BJ Benson M Pfau PR Nelligan G Lucey MR Gaumnitz EA . Colonoscopy training in gastroenterology fellowships: determining competence. Gastrointest Endosc. 2010 Feb;71(2):319-24
[PubMed ID: 19647242]
Benson ME Reichelderfer M Said A Gaumnitz EA Pfau PR . Variation in colonoscopic technique and adenoma detection rates at an academic gastroenterology unit. Dig Dis Sci. 2010 Jan;55(1):166-71
[PubMed ID: 19156519]