Madalina Butnariu

Madalina Butnariu, MD

  • Gastroenterology
  • Physician

Clinical Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine

4.6 out of 5
  • 51 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 16 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

Locations Where I Practice

Please note: Not all physicians schedule patients at each listed location.

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

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.

51 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.6 out of 5
  • Explains Things Carefully
    4.7 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.6 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.6 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.6 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.6 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.7 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Sep 15, 2022

    Dr. Butnariu is an outstanding physician. Very caring, knowledgeable. I will stay with her until she retires.

  • Reviewed on Jul 21, 2022

    She was rather fast at answering my questions with little thought, because she is of very high esteem in her field,but if presses for another look she would certainly do so and sometimes correct herself or change her response.

  • Reviewed on Jul 20, 2022

    I absolutely love the Dr!

  • Reviewed on Apr 22, 2022

    She takes time with me and explains everything very well. She does her job very, very good!

  • Reviewed on Jan 16, 2022

    This dr. really tries and cares about her patient. She listens and talks very up front.

  • Reviewed on Dec 30, 2021

    She takes care of me like family. She is awesome.

  • Reviewed on Nov 11, 2021

    All good. Very aware of my history even on my first visit. Was impressed

  • Reviewed on Oct 11, 2021

    She seemed to know what she was talking about and was very thorough and friendly. She was a little dismissive of how medical marijuana has helped me manage my condition but did not discourage me from using it if I believe it helps.

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 09/30/2022, Dr. Butnariu has reported no relationships with companies or entities.