Deborah Bartholomew, MD

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
College of Medicine
395 W. 12th Ave., 5th Floor
Columbus, OH, 43210

Dr. Bartholomew is a highly experienced gynecologic surgeon at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, with dual certification in obstetrics and gynecology as well as in anatomic pathology. She launched Ohio State’s Vulvar Clinic, which has been a valuable resource for more than two decades for patients with complicated vulvar disease. Dr. Bartholomew is committed to furthering resident education in colposcopy, cervical pathology and vulvar disease. She is the president of the North American Chapter of the International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Disease.

Areas of Expertise

  • HPV DNA detection techniques
  • HPV vaccines
  • Minimally invasive surgery using robotics
  • Vulvar disease
  • Cervical pathology


  • Medical School: Medical College of Virginia
  • Residency: Obstetrics and Gynecology, David Grant USAF Medical Center Anatomic Pathology, University of California, Davis
  • Fellowship: Obstetrics and Gynecology Pathology, University of California, Davis

Board Certifications

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Anatomic Pathology

Honors and Awards

  • Colposcopy Recognition Award, American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology
  • Donald F. Richardson Award, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Excellence in Medical Education Award, Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics
  • National Faculty Award, Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Castle Connolly Top Doctors, 2010-2022
  • Best Doctors in America, 2017
  • Exceptional Women in Medicine, 2019-2021