The Center for Women’s Health offers personalized care for every stage of your life by a variety of expert health care practitioners, all in a single location. The center is unique in central Ohio.

Ohio State recognizes that women require care that moves beyond reproductive health to address the entire body. Our doctors, nurses and other care providers are committed to meeting physical and mental health and wellness needs specific to women across their lifespans.

In one setting, patients can see providers specializing in:

  • Primary Care
  • Gynecology: annual exams, family planning, minimally invasive surgery
  • Endocrinology and bone disease: thyroid abnormalities and bone loss prevention
  • Sexual Health: struggles with desire, pain during sex, difficulty with orgasms
  • Menopause
  • Gynecologic Dermatology: lichen sclerosus, lichen planus, allergic and irritant contact dermatitis, vulvodynia or vulvar pain
  • Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: aesthetic and reconstructive procedures

Other convenient services include:

  • Onsite thyroid ultrasound
  • Onsite bone density testing
  • Immunizations and therapeutic injections
  • In-office laboratory draws
  • Onsite gynecologic ultrasound

In Ohio State’s pursuit of personalized health care, we will address the physical, environmental and behavioral concerns women face as their bodies change from youth through menopause and beyond.

The center serves as a model for the future of women's health care, uniting:

  1. Comprehensive medical care
  2. Innovative research
  3. Robust patient education

Why Ohio State?

The OSU Center for Women’s Health is committed to meeting the unique health and wellness needs of women through innovative research, education, and patient care.

The OSU Center for Women's Health serves as a model for the future of women's health care, uniting

  • comprehensive clinical care
  • basic science
  • clinical and translational research
  • medical education
  • public health awareness and education

to improve the health of women at all stages of their lives. Through focusing on the impact of the unique genetic, endocrine, and psychosocial issues of women on their health, the CWH will play an important role in Ohio State’s pursuit of personalized health care.

Our Vision

Integrating discovery to empower women’s health and wellness during the dynamic changes of a woman’s life.

Our Values

  • Responsive to needs and emerging priorities of women
  • Transformative and innovative in the development of new transdisciplinary teams to address research, education and women’s health care needs
  • Inclusive by engaging faculty, staff, and students within the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and throughout the University who share a common vision of women’s health

Our Doctors


Michael Blumenfeld, MD, FACOG

Clinical Director, Center for Women’s Health

I specialize in obstetrics, gynecology and minimally invasive surgery.

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Kristin Conners, MD

I specialize in general internal medicine.

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Heather Hirsch, MD

I am a primary care internist at The Center for Women's Health.

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Rebecca Jackson, MD

Executive Director, Center for Women’s Health

I specialize in endocrinology and bone disease.

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Leslie Kim, MD, MPH

I specialize in facial plastic surgery.

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Carolyn Lonser, MD

I specialize in obstetrics and gynecology.

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Lekshmi Nair, MD

I specialize in endocrinology and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS).


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Laura Ryan, MD

Assistant Director for Special Programs, Center for Women’s Health

I specialize in endocrinology, menopause, thyroid disease and bone disease.

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Kelly Tyler, MD

I specialize in gynecologic dermatology.


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Brett Worly, MD

I specialize in obstetrics and gynecology.

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Theresa Dible, CNP

I am a certified nurse practitioner specializing in primary care.


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Elizabeth Gandee, CNP

Women's Health Nurse Practitioner

I specialize in gynecology.


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Our Location


Center for Women's Health

Phone: 614-293-2076

1800 Zollinger Road

Columbus, OH 43221

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