Madalina Butnariu

Madalina Butnariu, MD

  • Gastroenterology
  • Physician
4.7 out of 5
  • 34 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 11 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept


About Me

I’m a gastroenterologist who specializes in inflammatory bowel disease with a focus on how these chronic illnesses impact women specifically. Inflammatory bowel disease affects women in unique ways compared to men because it can worsen menstrual symptoms, lead to iron-deficiency anemia and even impact your chances of pregnancy during flare-ups.

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, I’m the director of women’s health in inflammatory bowel disease and the director of capsule endoscopy. I often use capsule endoscopy, a procedure that uses a wireless camera the size of a vitamin pill to check a patient’s gastrointestinal tract, to examine areas not easily seen with more traditional technology and to diagnose certain conditions. My research centers on these topics and has progressed to research trials in many instances.

When I’m not at work, I enjoy spending time with my family.
Additional Languages I Speak
  • French
  • Romanian

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Colitis, Ulcerative
  • Digestive System Diseases
  • Crohn Disease
  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
  • Gastroenterology

Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

Grigore T. Popa University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Iasi,
9/1/1989 - 9/30/1995


St. Spiridon Hospital, Iasi,

1/1/1996 - 10/31/1996


University Hospital Bucharest, Bucharest,

11/1/1996 - 3/31/2001


SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY

7/1/2001 - 6/30/2002


SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY

7/1/2002 - 6/30/2004

Chief Resident

SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY

7/1/2004 - 6/30/2005


SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY

7/1/2009 - 6/30/2012

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine (Subspecialty: Gastroenterology)

American Board of Internal Medicine

Academic Information

My Department

Internal Medicine

My Division

Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition


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.

34 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.7 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly
    4.4 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.5 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.3 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.1 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.6 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.6 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Apr 26, 2021

    general good , but she was very busy and I didn't get to ask all my questions.

  • Reviewed on Apr 09, 2021

    I really like her.

  • Reviewed on Mar 31, 2021

    Dr. B always listens to me, sees me, and hears me. She always takes her time w/me and to me means everything. I wish all doctors took the time she does with her patients.

  • Reviewed on Feb 15, 2021

    I was very impressed with Dr. Butnariu. I was nervous coming into the appointment and she put my mind totally at ease. She spent a great amoint of time with me and explained things very well to me and understood my concerns without making me feel pressured into doing anything. We made an action plan we both felt good about. I am so happy at how well things went.

  • Reviewed on Nov 19, 2020

    I've been w/this dr. for several years. She has always met my need for care and information.

  • Reviewed on Nov 18, 2020

    Dr. Butnariu has always given me great care. She was concerned about me having had COVID recently, and was happy that I recovered.

  • Reviewed on Sep 14, 2020

    Excellent care, courteous, very knowledgeable re: my medical problem. After YEARS of having IBS, Dr. B. prescribed two medications which healed my problem COMPLETELY!! I only see her now for follow-up visits.

  • Reviewed on Sep 13, 2020

    Very good

  • Reviewed on Aug 03, 2020

    She is the first person that reviewed my record thoroughly and provided a plan

  • Reviewed on Nov 01, 2019

    Excellent visit.

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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. Butnariu has reported no relationships with companies or entities.