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Michael Chiorean, MD
Gastroenterology
 
4.6 out of 5 stars
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Special Interests
Dr. Chiorean’s medical interests include inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, C Difficile, gastrointestinal bleeding and small bowel endoscopy.
Clinical Experience
Departments
Specialties
Gastroenterology, Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine Gastroenterology
Fellow, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Education and Professional Achievements
Education
University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 1992
Residency
Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn., 2000
Fellowships
Gastroenterology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn., 2003
Professional Activities and Awards
Dr. Chiorean is the director of the IBD Center of Excellence at Virginia Mason, director of Digestive Disease Institute Research, is a fellow of the American Gastroenterology Association and a board member of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, where he serves on the Patient Education Committee.
Patient Ratings and Comments
Patient Ratings
All ratings are submitted by Virginia Mason patients and are verified by an independent, national patient survey company. Ratings are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score. Learn about the ratings.
Would recommend provider
 
4.6 out of 5 stars
Provider's friendliness and courtesy
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
My confidence in provider
 
4.6 out of 5 stars
Provider spoke in clear language
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider's effort to include me in decisions
 
4.5 out of 5 stars
Provider's explanation of condition or problem
 
4.4 out of 5 stars
Provider's concern for questions and worries
 
4.4 out of 5 stars
Time provider spent with me
 
4.3 out of 5 stars
Patient Comments
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August 2017
Dr Chiorean is one of the best physicians I have ever encountered. He is professional friendly and obviously cares about my condition. He´s open to suggestions and willing to try different procedures and techniques, consistent with a very knowledgeable understanding of GI issues. I feel very blessed to have him as my physician.
June 2017
Dr. Chiorean & his staff are excellent. I have felt very confident for the first time in the management of my Crohn´s Disease under his care. Highly recommendable.
March 2017
He was very thorough(?) explaining the meds that are good for me and the changes that need to be made.
March 2017
Excellent care by Dr. Chiorean... professional and very knowledgeable... sympathetic to my medical condition... could improve his sense of humor... just kidding... he is great!! #9. Off the chart.
March 2017
Really great doctor. After feeling really s_____ for 5+ months Dr. Chiorean knew EXACTLY what I had and how to treat it after only 10 minutes.
February 2017
Provider came highly recommended from patients and providers from other local hospitals.
January 2017
Dr Chiorian is very good in what he does
January 2017
Very caring and professional.
January 2017
Dr. Chiorean gives as much time as needed, as though you (the patient) are the only one who is taking his time that day. I have recommended - given his name - to several friends.
December 2016
Dr. Chiorean helps me feel confident in my treatment and takes time to answer my questions.
December 2016
Really enjoy my time with Dr. Chiorion.
October 2016
Dr. Chiorean was wonderful. He explained my condition very clearly so I could understand. I´ll be having to come back in 6 months and am very calm knowing I have such a fine doctor.
September 2016
Dr. Chiorean is one of the best doctors I´ve worked with. He sits down when he comes into the room, asks me how I am, inquires about my family, and makes eye contact with me. In the past I´ve struggled to understand some of his answers, because they were seemingly contradictory (not an issue of medicine speak), but for the past few visits we´ve had great conversations. His bedside manner is pretty much amazing. I also appreciate the extra length lengths he goes through in communicating with my other doctors, and they have expressed to me how impressed they are with his communication and notes.
August 2016
Can´t speak highly enough of Dr. Chiorean. So glad to have found him!
July 2016
While speaking with Dr. Chlorean it was quite evident that he either remembered me or had studied my case prior to my appointment. A very good sign!
July 2016
The doctor was very friendly and concerned that I understand the procedure I have been referred for and the likely outcomes of my case.
June 2016
I have recommended to friends that if they want a 2nd opinion or help, this would be a good dr & facility to go to outside of our area.
January 2016
I recommend this office to many.