Your personalized team in IBD excellence

Our center is one of the highest-volume inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) programs in the region. Our multidisciplinary team is dedicated to providing precision medicine and personalized care for every patient, from diet and nutrition to medical therapy and surgery. We create individualized treatment plans for each patient to ensure the best outcomes possible.

Services and Programs

Refer a patient

To refer a patient to the IBD Center, fill out the referral form and fax to: 614-293-1456.

On the form, please indicate Gastroenterology as the "Refer to" and IBD as the diagnosis.

Please provide specific information about IBD diagnosis, most recent clinic summary, including pertinent labs, medications, imaging/scope or other pertinent information. 

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Clinical Trials

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is a national leader in conducting clinical trials for the prevention and treatment of various diseases, including IBD. Our center has many active trials, ranging from medication and surgical trials to diagnostics, microbiome and nutrition to provide the best outcomes possible for our patients. 

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Physician-to-Physician Consult

If your patient has an acute flare-up and needs an urgent appointment, or you just want a second opinion, we provide direct-access scheduling to meet your needs. Call 614-293-4444 to speak with a nurse triage specialist who can route you to one of our physicians.

Nutrition Education

Nutrition plays such a significant role in the lives of IBD patients.That’s why we offer a free, 1-hour education session for patients with Crohn’s Disease (CD) or Ulcerative Colitis (UC) to help with improving overall nutritional status. This is a dietitian-led, interactive class focusing on the most current information to promote gut health. There is conflicting dietary information in the media as it relates to nutrition and CD/UC. This class dispels myths while promoting a nutritionally balanced diet.

Nutrition and Inflammatory Bowel Disease
2nd Monday of each month, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Outpatient Care East, Room 3081
543 Taylor Ave.
Columbus, OH 43203

Topics include: improving dietary tolerance, preparing balanced meals, navigating the nutrition facts panel and supplementing with vitamins and minerals.

Women and IBD

We know women living with IBD have unique concerns, and unfortunately, autoimmune diseases like IBD are more prevalent in women. That's why we have a dedicated Director of Women's Health to provide comprehensive care to address all female-specific issues.

We can address specific concerns, including:

  • Pregnancy (Including birth concerns, nursing and childcare)
  • Fertility
  • Sexual health
  • Menopause

Our Multidisciplinary Team

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Madalina Butnariu, MD

Interim Medical Director, IBD Center
Director of Women's Health

Dr. Butnariu specializes in the unique treatment of women living with IBD. She provides compassionate, comprehensive care to her patients, understanding that women have a different IBD treatment journey.

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Edward Levine, MD


Dr. Levine serves as the Associate Director of the Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, and has spent the majority of his career at Ohio State.He is passionate about combining clinical advances and technology with excellent patient care. 

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Jeff Wenzke, MD


Dr. Wenzke provides specialized treatment to IBD patients.

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Jacob Skeans, MD


Dr. Skeans provides specialized treatment to IBD patients. He is on the Education track and also involved with the Ohio State IBD Fellowship.

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Adeeti Chiplunker, MD


Dr. Chiplunker specializes in inflammatory bowel disease and short bowel syndrome. She provides comprehensive, compassionate care to her patients and believes in forming strong partnerships while encouraging patients to take an active role in their care. She strongly advocates for patient education, and as such, takes the time to provide clear, easy-to-understand explanations of a patient’s specific disease and treatment options.

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More team members

  • Colorectal surgeons, rheumatologists, dermatologists, ophthalmologists, maternal fetal medicine and pharmacists
  • Clinical psychologist and social worker
  • Dietitian
  • Registered nurses, medical assistants and patient navigators
  • And so many others team members from other disciplines ready to be involved in individualized care for our IBD patients