Deborah Bartholomew

Deborah Bartholomew, MD

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

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.

Highlights

  • Named to the Castle Connolly list of “Regional Top Doctors” 2010-2018
  • Best Doctor in America 2017

Additional Languages I Speak

  • German

Specialties and Conditions I Treat

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • 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

Medical Degree

MD
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
6/30/1983

Residencies

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

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

Fellowship

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
12/6/1991

American Board of Pathology
8/30/1990

My Department

Obstetrics & Gynecology

My Division

General Obstetrics and Gynecology

Reviews

241 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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

27 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2018

Listened to my concerns and respectful of my perspectives

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2018

Dr. Bartholomew knew how anxious I was to get the results of the biopsy and called me after hours the day after my biopsy.

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2018

Dr. Bartholomew is friendly & has a great bedside manner which I found pleasing.

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2018

My doctor was able to assure me that with the Medicare rules covering certain tests only every 24 months that she felt I could go 24 months to my next appointment (I will soon be 85) despite my auto-immune disease which has been stable for a number of years, without causing problems to my health.

Reviewed on May 26, 2018

Dr. was caring & very very good. Her surgery skills great! ASSISTANT very friendly, & excellent skills.

Reviewed on May 15, 2018

Everyone was very nice.

Reviewed on May 11, 2018

I have no complaints.

Reviewed on May 09, 2018

I loved her! She was very thorough and knowledgeable and solved the problem that I had been fighting for months.

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2018

Very professional, knowledgeable, efficient, friendly.

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2018

Everything was done in a professional manner.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 03/26/2018, Dr. Bartholomew has reported no relationships with companies or entities.