Bennie Upchurch III, MD

Bennie Upchurch III, MD

Gastroenterology Columbus, OH

Associate Professor, Medicine, Ohio State University School of Medicine

Office Address

  • 395 West 12 Ave.
    Suite 200
    Columbus, OH 43210
    Phone: (614) 293-6255
    Fax: (614) 293-8518

Bennie Upchurch III, MD

Gastroenterology Columbus, OH

Associate Professor, Medicine, Ohio State University School of Medicine

Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Gastroenterology: General Gastroenterology, Advanced Endoscopic Interventional, Esophagus Disease, Bariatric Medicine

Education & Medical Training

  • Cleveland Clinic FoundationCleveland Clinic Foundation
  • Ohio State University HospitalOhio State University Hospital
  • University of Iowa Carver College of MedicineUniversity of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

Certifications & Licensure

  • NE State Medical LicenseNE State Medical License2009 - 2014
  • IN State Medical LicenseIN State Medical License1999 - 2015
  • OH State Medical LicenseOH State Medical License1994 - 2015
  • IA State Medical LicenseIA State Medical License1994 - 2014
  • American Board of Internal MedicineInternal Medicine, 1996
  • American Board of Internal MedicineGastroenterology, 1999

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Regional Top DoctorCastle Connolly, 2014
  • Fellow (AGAF)American Gastroenterological Association, 2011
  • Fellow (FACG)American College of Gastroenterology

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • • Multiple pancreatic pseudocysts treated with endoscopic transpapillary drainage  . Bikhchandani J, Suraweera DB, Upchurch BR, Clinics and Practice, 3/2013
  • Spiral enteroscopy: prospective U.S. multicenter study in patients with small-bowel disorders  Morgan D, Upchurch B, Draganov P, Binmoeller KF, Haluszka O, Jonnalagadda S, Okolo P, Grimm I, Judah J, Tokar J, Chiorean M., . Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, 11/2010
  • • Clopidogrel with or without omeprazole in coronary artery disease  Bhatt DL, Cryer BL, Contant CF, Cohen M, Lanas A, Schnitzer TJ, Shook TL, Lapuerta P, Goldsmith MA, Laine L, Scirica BM, Murphy SA, Cannon CP; COGENT Investigators (Up..., N Engl J Med, 11/2010

Books/Book Chapters

  • Peptic Ulcer Disease. The Cleveland Clinic Intensive Review Of Internal Medicine 2009 Chapter: Peptic Ulcer Disease 
    Upchurch, BR
    Editors: .Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia
    Edition 5,2009


  • Practice Management Committee, American College of Gastroenterology Member 2008 - Present
  • Diversity Committee, American College of Gastroenterology Member 2011 - Present
  • Diversity Committee, American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Member 2012 - Present

Professional Memberships"

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • Empire BCBS HMO
  • Empire BCBS PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Oxford Health Freedom
  • Oxford Health Liberty
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
  • Wellmark Alliance Select
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