About Me

As a certified nurse midwife, I specialize in low-risk pregnancy and well-woman care, including annual exams and contraception. I enjoy getting to know women during their pregnancies, and love the continuity of seeing them for well-woman care for years to come. I strive to empower women of all ages in their healthcare decision-making by providing them with the tools and education they need to make informed choices.

I came to Ohio State because I wanted to be a part of the academic environment, where there are so many opportunities for research and continuing education. I love working in a multidisciplinary department, and feel fortunate to have access to resources that allow us to provide the best care for our patients.

When I’m not working I enjoy cooking, entertaining and spending time with my family.
  • Member, American College of Nurse-Midwives, 2006 – present
  • Involved in water birth research, co-investigator on IRB approved water birth study, 2015 – present
  • Involved with Moms2B, a program to help women at high risk for infant mortality learn tools to help them deliver healthy, full-term babies
  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2017

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Education and Training

Education History

Masters Degree

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, Nashville, TN
8/25/2005 - 12/22/2007

Academic Information

My Department

Obstetrics & Gynecology

My Division

General Obstetrics and Gynecology


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.

69 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.8 out of 5
  • Explains Things Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.9 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.6 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.9 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Apr 18, 2022

    Beth made me feel very comfortable

  • Reviewed on Mar 30, 2022

    Elizabeth Austin was so nice and personable. Listened to my concerns & took the time to answer questions. I didn't feel like the appointment was rushed, which I have with past providers.

  • Reviewed on Mar 29, 2022

    Elizabeth Austin is ONE of the best. Kind, empathetic, good listener, takes time with you, explains things well.

  • Reviewed on Feb 28, 2022

    Dr. Austin made me feel safe.

  • Reviewed on Feb 09, 2022

    She was thorough and demonstrated genuine care for changes in my life and how it could impact my health care.

  • Reviewed on Oct 28, 2021

    Beth is wonderful! I'm so happy with the care the midwives have provided to me.

  • Reviewed on Sep 21, 2021

    She is outstanding. Follow-up was quicker than expected. She stays on top of things.

  • Reviewed on Sep 21, 2021

    Love seeing the midwives, couldn't imagine going anywhere else!