Mark A. Bechtel, MD :: Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

Mark A. Bechtel, MD

Mark A. Bechtel, MD Best Doctors 2011-2012

Contact Information

540 Officenter Place
Ste 240
Gahanna, OH 43230 [ map ]
PH: (614) 293-1707
FX: (614) 293-1716


Mark A. Bechtel, MD, is a member of the Section of Dermatology at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and an Associate Professor of Clinical Dermatology and Director of the Division of Dermatology at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Bechtel is currently listed in America’s Best Doctors. Dr. Bechtel’s primary interests are atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, cutaneous lymphomas and cutaneous signs of systemic disease. He serves on the American Academy of Dermatology’s Standards of Care and Guidelines Task Force. Dr. Bechtel has been an investigator in clinical trials in the use of tacrolimus for atopic dermatitis. He is active in teaching medical students, dermatology residents, pediatric residents and internal medicine residents.


  • Male

Languages Spoken:

  • English

Education and Training

Medical School

  • Indiana University School of Medicine
    Date Completed: 05/31/1977


  • Indiana University Medical Center
    Date Completed: 07/01/1978


  • University of Louisville Hospital
    Date Completed: 07/01/1981


  • Pediatrics


  • Dermatology


  • Dermatology

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital:

  • 11/15/1983


  • Alinari L, Geskin L, Grady T, Baiocchi RA, Bechtel MA, Porcu P. Subcutaneous alemtuzumab for Sézary Syndrome in the very elderly. Leukemia Research, December 18, 2007.
  • Hostetler SG, Zirwas M, Bechtel MA. Efalizaumab-associated thrombocytopenia. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology 57(4): 707-10, October 2007.
  • Kademian M, Bechtel M, Zirwas M. Case reports: new onset flushing due to unauthorized substititution of niacin for nicotinamide. Journal of Drugs in Dermatology 6(12): 1220-1, December 2007.
  • Leonard AL, Hanke CW, Bechtel MA, Brownell I, Beckel LJ, Hurwitz RM, Hsiung SH, Pallewr AS, Turchan K. Issues affecting specialty career paths in dermatology. Journal of Drugs in Dermatology 6(12): 1182-8, December 2007.

Awards, Honors and Organizations

  • Listed, Best Doctors in America
Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Drive Columbus, Ohio 43205 614.722.2000