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Michael Chiorean, MD
4.8 out of 5
Would recommend this provider
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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.

Curriculum Vitae
Michael Chiorean, MD

Clinical Experience
Gastroenterology, Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Board Certifications

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

Education and Professional Achievements
University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 1992
Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn., 2000
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.
Likelihood of recommending this provider
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider showed concern
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider explained things clearly
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider included you in decisions
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider discussed treatment options
4.8 out of 5 stars
Patient Comments
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  Overall Patient Rating - July 2020
*Dr. Chlorean is by far the best GI doctor I have had in my many - (30+) years of having Chrohn's Disease. I regret not finding him sooner.
  Overall Patient Rating - July 2020
He always listens, explains things well and gives options & recommendations but ultimately leave decisions up to me. But keeps me well informed.
  Overall Patient Rating - May 2020
I was planning on just renewing a prescription without much discussion, but the doctor took the time to explain steps I should take to alleviate this problem.
  Overall Patient Rating - April 2020
The appointment was very rushed, I didn't get to ask very many questions and the explanations were quick and not explained well enough to help me understand my diagnosis. The suggestions were also mentioned quickly and without detail or an in depth discussion of what would be involved, where I would go for treatment, etc. I had to figure a lot out on my own on the internet and by asking my primary care provider for help.
  Overall Patient Rating - April 2020
*Dr. Chiorean is an excellent care provider.
  Overall Patient Rating - April 2020
So fortunate to have *Dr. Chiorean!
  Overall Patient Rating - April 2020
My usual gastroenterologist was on sabbatical, but Dr. Chiorian (sp?) seemed well acquainted with my issues. While he explained some things, I learned some valuable descriptors of my symptoms...
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2020
*Dr. Chiorean has been wonderful. He's funny, he listens, he doesn't overreact, he's prepared, & he offers options. Good for him!
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2020
Very clear English language, he respects my religion and culture. He helped me to make a good decision regarding my health.
  Overall Patient Rating - November 2019
very informative and helpful!
  Overall Patient Rating - October 2019
Enjoy going to Dr. C. Excellent care giver!!
  Overall Patient Rating - September 2019
I've been recommending Dr. Chiorean to all of my friends or whoever needs a great GI doctor even though I am from Kennewick. He is a caring, approachable and most of all an excellent doctor who saved my life when other doctors could not help me anymore.
  Overall Patient Rating - September 2019
I have the most respect for Dr. Chiorean than any GI doctor I have gone to in the 30+ years of my Crohn's Disease diagnosis (and I have seen many). He obviously has the knowledge to be the best in his field. He has been friendly, courteous, and is extremely professional in my care. I feel like he truly cares about his patients and is more aggressive in the treatments that he recommends. I cannot communicate how excellent/professional my care has been since he has been my doctor (almost 4 years). I always look forward to my appointments with him and go away feeling positive about the state of my disease rather than stressed out like doctors in the past have made me feel. I very much appreciate the consistency of always seeing and communicating with him and not being thrown into a pool of doctors that I cannot get to know. I cannot give a high enough evaluation or recommendation for Dr. Chiorean. Thank you.
  Overall Patient Rating - September 2019
The absolute best!
  Overall Patient Rating - August 2019
Dr. Chiorian is the best doctor I have ever seen - and I've had some amazing providers at VM GI Clinic over the years. He doesn't condescend or dumb down the information, and I have the utmost confidence in his ability to help me manage my disease.