Departments & Divisions
Amy S. Bortzfield, M.D.
Amy Schindler Bortzfield, M.D., is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology at the Long School of Medicine at UT Health San Antonio. Dr. Bortzfield has a particular interest in quality in colorectal cancer screening, taking care of general gastrointestinal and hepatology patients, and performing device-assisted enteroscopies to investigate obscure GI bleeding and other small bowel diseases. She works at the Audie L. Murphy VA Hospital providing clinical care and teaching.
- 2013 - Fellowship - Gastroenterology - Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, United States
- 2006 - MD - Medicine - University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX, United States
UTHSCSA Gastroenterology Mentor of the Year: Selected by the UTHSCSA Gastroenterology fellows
Richard P. Schneider Recognition Award: Awarded to a Vanderbilt University Medical Center gastroenterology fellow in recognition of teaching abilities and efforts
Research & Grants
Small bowel enteroscopy - As part of my GI fellowship training, I sought out and received dedicated endoscopic training in device-assisted small bowel enteroscopy procedures and clinical experience taking care of patients with small bowel bleeding and other small bowel pathology. Since arriving at UTHSCSA, I have provided consultative and procedural care to patients with small bowel bleeding and other small bowel pathology. I am currently the only endoscopist at the Audie L. Murphy Memorial VA Hospital with this expertise. When small bowel enteroscopy cases are necessary, I perform complex coordination of multispeciality resources (scheduling, anesthesiology, nursing, technician, equipment).
1. Schindler AE. Gastroenterology. In: Perez MC, Botsford LK, Liaw W, eds. Deja Review: Family Medicine. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill; 2007.
1. Schindler AE, Chan WW, Laborde CJ, Obstein KL. Reliability of the Boston Bowel Preparation Scale in the endoscopy nurse population. Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology 2016 May;14(5):775-776.