Elizabeth Austin

Elizabeth Austin, APRN-CNM

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Nurse Midwife

Clinical Instructor

Accepting new patients
4.7 out of 5
  • 56 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 17 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept


About Me

As a certified nurse midwife, I treat patients from their teenage years through menopause. I specialize in pregnancy and childbirth, as well as birth control counseling. I also provide overall wellness and preventive care. I am passionate about improving outcomes for traditionally underserved populations and have been involved with the Moms2B program here at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. I love working in academic medicine because of the opportunities for interdepartmental collaboration and the commitment to evidence-based care, which strongly benefits our patients.

No two pregnancies or births are the same. My patients can expect individualized care plans when they come to see me, and can rely on me to listen to their concerns and advocate on their behalf. I prioritize fostering trusting relationships with my patients and I strive to empower each of them to take an active role in their health care journeys.

I have worked with patients across diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds in a variety of health care settings. I have witnessed that pregnancy and birth is a transformative time for every patient, no matter their background. I love that I have a unique ability to help guide and empower patients through such a life-changing experience.

In addition to my clinical work, I am active in research opportunities. I have worked on published research projects that studied the safety of water birth, as well as hydrotherapy during labor and delivery. I also teach medical students about midwifery care.

When I am not working, I enjoy cooking, entertaining and traveling 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

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Midwifery

My Videos

Education and Training

Education History

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

Board Certification

American Midwifery Certification Board

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.

56 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.7 out of 5
  • Explains Things Carefully
    4.8 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.7 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.8 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.4 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.7 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.8 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Mar 06, 2023

    Listened to my concerns and was willing to run diagnostics to gain more information about what was going on. Explained disease procedures well and made me feel very comfortable.

  • Reviewed on Dec 09, 2022

    Beth is awesome. Some of my family history is not updated in My Chart but she was very attentive and listened.

  • Reviewed on Aug 23, 2022

    Elizabeth took so much care and time to really sit down with me and listen to what was going on. She helped me make an informed decision about my health rather than making a choice from a place of fear. I left the visit feeling cared-for and empowered. I felt less scared leaving the office than I did when entering.

  • Reviewed on Aug 12, 2022

    Very kind, thoughtful, and escalated to physician when appropriate for surgical consult.

  • Reviewed on Aug 05, 2022

    Friendly, good listener and a caring doctor.

  • Reviewed on Jun 14, 2022

    Knowledgeable about tx plan.

  • Reviewed on Jun 09, 2022

    She was very knowledgeable and kind, asking about other things not regarding my health care - it shows she cares about me as a person.

  • Reviewed on Apr 18, 2022

    Beth made me feel very comfortable