Deborah Bartholomew

Deborah Bartholomew, MD

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Appointments: (614) 293-3069

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,” 2010–2018
  • Best Doctor in America, 2017

Additional Languages I Speak

  • German

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

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

Locations Where I Practice

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1581 Dodd Drive Columbus, OH 43210

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Education and Training

Medical Degree

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine


Obstetrics / Gynecology
David Grant USAF Medical Center
7/1/1984 - 6/30/1987

University of California at Davis
7/1/1987 - 6/30/1989


Ob/Gyn Pathology
University of California, Davis
7/1/1987 - 6/30/1989

More About My Work

My Background

Board Certifications

American Board of OB/GYN

American Board of Pathology

My Department

Obstetrics & Gynecology

My Division

General Obstetrics and Gynecology


322 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly 4.5
  • Listens Carefully 4.4
  • Gives Understandable Instructions 4.4
  • Knows My Medical History 4.2
  • Shows Respect 4.6
  • Time Spent Together 4.5

50 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2019

Dr. Bartholomew is fantastic. She really took the time to explain everything and answer all my questions. She was very thorough and caring also. I did not feel rushed with her at all. She made me feel comfortable also.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2018

Focused, empathetic, interactive & intelligent.

Reviewed on Dec 07, 2018

Above and beyond excellent. Dr. Bartholomew is a dedicated clinician who always makes me feel like my entire well being is important to her. Genuinely cares, always explains everything, made the time to biopsy and excise a lesion same day I was seen for just routine care instead of making me come back - very appreciated.

Reviewed on Dec 02, 2018

She was just as kind as the nurse. She made my experience much less stressful and did her job very effectively and seamlessly. I was very thankful to have such an experienced and thoughtful doctor taking care of me.

Reviewed on Dec 01, 2018

She was kind & wonderful as always, answered my questions, professional.

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2018

I like Dr. Bartholomew overall. This visit she was running behind. While she handled everything professionally, it did feel like she was trying to be a little quick so she could keep moving. She was friendly and careful about what she was doing. I suppose I feel like I needed a bit more "listening" on her part to reassure me of my concerns. She did assure me, but it was quick rather than patient.

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2018

My doctor has been terrible to work with she was extremely rude to me at my first appointment (so much so that I cried in my car afterwards . I dread going to see her because of how she treats me. If I didn't have a serious issue I would never go back to her. I will never recommend anyone to go to her.

Reviewed on Nov 02, 2018

Dr.B is great. This last visit was the only visit that I felt she was in a hurry and didn't truly listen to me. Typically she is great and takes all the time needed to answer questions and make sure everything is ok.

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2018

Always very kind and professional.

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2018

She really knows what shes talking about but understands that some things may take a little more explaining .

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 12/20/2018, Dr. Bartholomew has reported no relationships with companies or entities.