University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health

Mark Reichelderfer, MD



MADISON, WI 53705-2281

(608) 263-4033

Dr. Reichelderfer has been a clinical gastroenterologist since 1979, completing his training at the University of Wisconsin following education at Amherst College and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He began his practice at Madison General Hospital (with part-time appointments at UWHC and the Madison VA), and served as Chief of Medicine of both Madison General Hospital and Meriter Hospital following the merger, as well as Director of VA Endoscopy and Director of UW Esophageal Motility Lab. He accepted a full-time appointment at UWHC in 1989 as Chief of Clinical Gastroenterology and Director of UWHC Endoscopy, as well as Assistant Chief of Gastroenterology at the William S. Middleton VA Hospital, serving in these management capacities until 2001. He has extensive experience in all aspects of endoscopy, including advanced procedures, and was co-author with Dr. John Morrissey, former GI Division Head, of the definitive review article on gastrointestinal endoscopy published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Dr. Reichelderfer has recently increased his activity in clinical research with three priorities:

  1. He serves as PI for multiple clinical trials of inflammatory bowel disease as well as helps direct development of new imaging techniques designed to improve non-invasive diagnosis (PET-CT and MR Enterography).
  2. He is Co-chair of the GI Oncology Translational Working Group of the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center.
  3. He is the mentor to Dr. Mark Benson for a UW Institute for Clinical and Translational Research project designed to improve colonoscopy accuracy.

Specialty: Gastroenterology

Board certification(s): Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine

Medical interests: Therapeutic endoscopy

Medical School: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, NY

Internship: Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital and Clinics, Cooperstown, NY

Residency: Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital and Clinics, Cooperstown, NY

Fellowship: UW Hospital and Clinics

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