Deborah Bartholomew

Deborah Bartholomew, MD

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Physician
4.6 out of 5
  • 191 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 61 Patient Comments

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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

  • Women's Health
  • Robotics
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Preeclampsia
  • Pregnancy
  • 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 - 6/30/1983


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


University of California at 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.

191 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 May 13, 2021

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

  • Reviewed on May 08, 2021

    kind, considerate, listens well, explains with care, encouraging. makes me feel well cared for.

  • Reviewed on May 03, 2021

    Is very good to do her work.

  • Reviewed on Apr 19, 2021

    Dr. Bartholomew always listens & is very caring.

  • Reviewed on Apr 18, 2021

    she knows me pretty well. comfortable to be with her

  • Reviewed on Apr 11, 2021

    She was great and had outstanding bedside manner.

  • Reviewed on Mar 23, 2021

    She listened to me. Clearly she knew well what she was doing. And she was quite kind.

  • Reviewed on Mar 11, 2021

    This is the 1st visit where I felt Dr. B. rushed & didn't fully know my history, discuss all options, & seemed rushed. It was disappointing after all these years in her care.

  • Reviewed on Mar 10, 2021

    I wish Dr. Bartholomew would have done a better job talking about the ultrasound as she was conducting it. She didn't speak much and it was hard not being allowed to have my husband there to help advocate for me. She brought up some concerns for what she was seeing, but was not clear about her concerns. Also, I was double booked for this appointment and waited an hour. No one came to tell me that my appointment had been double-booked.

  • Reviewed on Feb 08, 2021


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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.