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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

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



Digestive Health Center
(608) 890-5000 | (855) 342-9900 | Map
University Hospital
(608) 263-7502 | (800) 323-8942 | Map

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Medicine

Professional Certifications and Education

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

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

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 Hubers J Caldis M Gopal D Pfau P Safety and Efficacy of Moderate Sedation in Super Obese Patients Undergoing Lower and Upper GI Endoscopy: a Case-Control Study. Obes Surg . 2020 Sep;30(9):3466-3471
[PubMed ID: 32291706]
Keswani RN Benson M Beveridge C Gawron AJ Gluskin AB Kahi CJ Kaltenbach TR McClure J Schenck R Yadlapati RH Duloy A Colonoscopy-Naïve Raters Can Be Trained to Assess Colonoscopy Quality. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol . 2020 Apr;18(4):989-991.e1
[PubMed ID: 31228569]
De Wolfe TJ Safdar N Meller M Marx J Jr Pfau PR Nelsen EM Benson ME Soni A Reichelderfer M Duster M Gopal DV A Prospective, Randomized Comparison of Duodenoscope Reprocessing Surveillance Methods. Can J Gastroenterol Hepatol . 2019;2019:1959141
[PubMed ID: 31828050]
Estrada P Benson M Gopal D Buehler D Pfau P Cytology with rapid on-site examination (ROSE) does not improve diagnostic yield of EUS-FNA of pancreatic cystic lesions. Diagn Cytopathol . 2019 Nov;47(11):1184-1189
[PubMed ID: 31356003]
Duloy A Yadlapati RH Benson M Gawron AJ Kahi CJ Kaltenbach TR McClure J Gregory DL Keswani RN Video-Based Assessments of Colonoscopy Inspection Quality Correlate With Quality Metrics and Highlight Areas for Improvement. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol . 2019 Mar;17(4):691-700
[PubMed ID: 29908363]
Benson M Pfau P Pain relief and the celiac plexus: Can burning exceed injecting? Gastrointest Endosc . 2019 Jan;89(1):67-68
[PubMed ID: 30567685]
Akhter A Walker A Heise CP Kennedy GD Benson ME Pfau PR Johnson EA Frick TJ Gopal DV A tertiary care hospital's 10 years' experience with rectal ultrasound in early rectal cancer. Endosc Ultrasound . 2018 May-Jun;7(3):191-195
[PubMed ID: 28836512]
Nelsen EM Abbott DE Pfau PR Benson ME EUS core biopsy leading to duodenal brunneroma diagnosis. Gastrointest Endosc . 2017 Dec;86(6):1179-1180
[PubMed ID: 28599917]
Nelsen EM Akhter A Benson ME Gopal DV EMR of large periampullary neuroendocrine tumor. VideoGIE . 2017 Dec;2(12):336
[PubMed ID: 29916465]
Nelsen EM Lochmann-Bailkey A Grimes IC Benson ME Gopal DV Pfau PR Low Yield and High Cost of Gastric and Duodenal Biopsies for Investigation of Symptoms of Abdominal Pain During Routine Esophagogastroduodenoscopy. Dig Dis Sci . 2017 Feb;62(2):418-423
[PubMed ID: 27995399]
Bowman E Greenberg J Garren M Guda N Rajca B Benson M Pfau P Soni A Walker A Gopal D Laparoscopic-assisted ERCP and EUS in patients with prior Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery: a dual-center case series experience. Surg Endosc . 2016 Oct;30(10):4647-52
[PubMed ID: 26823057]
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]