Deborah Bartholomew

Deborah Bartholomew, MD

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Physician

Accepting new patients

4.6 out of 5
  • 189 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 62 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept


About Me

Deborah Bartholomew, MD, is a general obstetrician gynecologist and associate professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. She has dual board certification in anatomic pathology and obstetrics and gynecology.

Dr. Bartholomew joined the faculty at Ohio State in 1998 as an associate professor. Her clinical interests include general obstetrics and gynecology. She practices at Stoneridge Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Dr. Bartholomew was one of the first gynecologists to include robotic surgery in her minimally invasive surgery skills. She developed a regional Vulvar Clinic at Ohio State which provides care to women from Ohio and surrounding states with vulvar disease.

Dr. Bartholomew was honored with an invitation to join the International Society of Vulvar Vaginal Disease (ISSVD) after presenting her research in the treatment of vulvodynia with gabapentin. She is the president-elect of the North American chapter of the ISSVD. Her platform will be development of a multidisciplinary curriculum for residents.

Her interest in pathology continues and is evident in her commitment to resident education in the field of colposcopy and cervical pathology. She was awarded the Colposcopy Recognition Award by the American Society of Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology. Current research areas include HPV DNA detection techniques and HPV vaccines. She has received multiple teaching awards including the APGO Excellence in Medical Education Award, and the CREOG National Faculty Award.

Dr. Bartholomew attended the Medical College of Virginia with an Armed Forces Health Professions full scholarship. She graduated in 1983 and went on to complete her obstetrics and gynecology residency at the David Grant USAF residency program in California. She was awarded a sponsored Obstetrics and Gynecologic Pathology fellowship and a second residency in anatomic pathology at the University of California-Davis. Her research thesis involved novel early DNA detection techniques for human papillomavirus. This work was awarded the Searle-Donald Richardson Award at the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology meeting in San Francisco in 1990.

Prior to joining Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center, Dr. Bartholomew was program director of the residency program at West Virginia University-Charleston. She also served in the Air Force as a physician for six years at a large AF teaching hospital, Keesler AFB in Biloxi, Miss. She was the chief of gynecology and gynecologic pathology, achieved the rank of Lt. Col and was honorably discharged with multiple commendations. A veteran of Desert Storm, she was on mobility for rapid deployment with the Air Transportable Hospital.
  • Named to the Castle Connolly list of “America's Top Doctors,” 2010–2019 and "Regional Top Doctors," 2019
  • Best Doctor in America, 2017
Additional Languages I Speak
  • German

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Preeclampsia
  • Pregnancy
  • Women's Health
  • Robotics
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Parturition
  • Reproductive Health
  • Gynecologic Surgical Procedures
  • Vulvar Diseases
  • Colposcopy
  • Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures
  • Obstetrics
  • Gynecology
  • Uterine Cervical Diseases

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Richmond, VA
8/1/1979 - 5/14/1983


David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis AFB, CA

6/30/1983 - 7/1/1984


David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis AFB, CA

7/1/1984 - 6/30/1987


University of California, Davis, Sacramento, CA

7/1/1987 - 6/30/1989

Board Certifications

American Board of Pathology

American Board of OB/GYN

Academic Information

My Department

Obstetrics & Gynecology

My Division

General Obstetrics and Gynecology


The overall patient satisfaction rating is an average of all patient responses to the six doctor communication related questions shown below from the Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey. For additional information about the patient satisfaction survey, please visit our Patient Satisfaction Survey page.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their view and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.

189 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.6 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly
    4.5 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.4 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.4 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.1 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.6 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.5 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Aug 18, 2021

    After waiting 40 minutes inside the room, I was getting anxious as I only have so much time off for work. Once she arrived in the room she was pleasant, answered all my questions and spent ample time with me.

  • Reviewed on Jul 28, 2021

    She - Dr. Bartholomew - was especially warm and caring this visit for my annual visit.

  • Reviewed on Jul 22, 2021

    Dr. Bartholomew is always attentive & caring. She listens to my concerns & walks me through the answers. I only see her once a year, but she always walks in with my medical history at the ready.

  • Reviewed on Jul 15, 2021

    Dr. Bartholomew puts me at ease, is very understanding & is able to explain things well. I 100% trust her as a physician.

  • Reviewed on Jun 19, 2021

    She was very knowledgeable and took a great deal of time to ask questions and complete an examination.

  • Reviewed on Jun 11, 2021

    she always seems rushed to get thru each appointment, doesn't take time to get to know me. most of the time doesn't seem like she has read my chart to know my history.

  • Reviewed on Jun 09, 2021

    She was very thorough; inquisitive; concerned; patient; knowledgeable; and detail-oriented.

  • Reviewed on Jun 06, 2021

    I wish I would have had moreconversation about my current condition that was diagnosed the day of visit.

  • Reviewed on May 21, 2021

    really good

  • Reviewed on May 13, 2021

    Very friendly and knowledgeable. Took time to thoroughly explain things to me.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the University requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their University responsibilities.

As of 11/01/2020, Dr. Bartholomew has reported no relationships with companies or entities.