About Me

I’m a Women’s Health nurse practitioner who specializes in women’s sexual health and gynecology, and provides body positive and trauma-informed care. I’ve always been passionate about empowering women to have a voice and to make informed choices in regards to health care, particularly issues specific to women such as contraception, menopause, family planning and sexuality. I often explain to patients that they are the pilot, I’m the co-pilot here to explain the different routes we can take, and ultimately it’s their decision.

Sometimes certain aspects of women’s health, such as menopause and sexual health, are not always adequately addressed in health care and I am passionate about changing that. I want to not only provide quality, evidenced-based care for women, but also to help educate the community and my fellow health care providers. I value collaboration and have worked with other providers to create educational forums for patients as well as educational opportunities for health care providers to learn about women’s sexual health. I’m also a founding member of The Ohio Sexual Health Collaborative, a professional women’s sexual health organization.

It’s exciting to collaborate with others who share my passion for women’s health; that passion and excitement helps to keep the ideas flowing. At the Ohio State Center for Women’s Health, I have the opportunity to collaborate with and learn from other women’s health specialists beyond gynecology. We can discuss mutual patients and provide a well-rounded health care experience for our patients. Being here has helped me strengthen my knowledge and keep up to date in medical fields such as primary care and endocrinology that I otherwise would not have access to.

When I’m not at work, I enjoy spending time with my son and husband. My hobbies include reading, kayaking and hiking. My husband and I love to travel and have visited many places in Central America and the Caribbean. I also enjoy crafts such as crochet and sewing, and made my first quilt during the pandemic.
Highlights
  • Fellow of the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health (ISSWSH)
  • First person to obtain AASECT certification in sexuality counseling in Ohio
  • Former mentor for survivors of human trafficking, Freedom a la Cart
  • Provided STI education for men arrested for soliciting illegal commercial sex, John School
  • Participated in a medical mission trip to Honduras with the Ohio State College of Nursing
  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2016, 2017

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Sexual Dysfunction, Physiological
  • Vaginitis
  • Vulvar Vestibulitis
  • Vulvodynia
  • Gynecological Examination
  • Menstrual Cycle
  • Intrauterine Devices
  • Arousal
  • Orgasm
  • Contraceptive Devices, Female
  • Sexual Dysfunctions, Psychological
  • Gynecology
  • Menopause
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Vaginal Smears
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Contraception

My Videos

Education and Training

Education History

Masters Degree

Ohio State University College of Nursing, Columbus, OH
MS
3/24/2008 - 6/12/2011

Board Certification

National Certification Corp - Women's Health Nurse Practitioner
8/5/2011

Academic Information

My Department

Obstetrics & Gynecology

My Division

General Obstetrics and Gynecology

Reviews

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.

85 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.7 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly
    4.9 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.8 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.6 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.8 out of 5
  • Reviewed on May 09, 2021

    Liz is great. she makes you feel very comfortable and at ease to discuss any concerns you might have.

  • Reviewed on Apr 22, 2021

    best decision I ever made to change my care to her. she's the best

  • Reviewed on Apr 11, 2021

    Liz Gandee is exceptional! Always listens and is easy to talk to, genuinely cares, and practices evidence based medicine- I highly recommend her!

  • Reviewed on Apr 02, 2021

    Elizabeth Gandee is an outstanding provider, very thorough, kind and caring. she explains everything, answers questions and doesn't rush me as her patient. She is easily the best provider I have at OSU among all my providers.

  • Reviewed on Mar 06, 2021

    My care provider is great, the best I have ever had! Liz explains things to me in detail and has lots of suggestions of ideas and solutions to my issue

  • Reviewed on Mar 03, 2021

    she answered all my questions

  • Reviewed on Feb 05, 2021

    She is thorough. She could have more empathy shown & interest in my life.

  • Reviewed on Jan 26, 2021

    answered my questions about next steps

  • Reviewed on Jan 08, 2021

    Liz took extra time needed to talk with me and always makes me feel comfortable & cared for. She is a great NP!

  • Reviewed on Oct 09, 2020

    Elizabeth Gandee is awesome! I feel like she cares about my individual concern and does her best to suggest remedies for minor things and makes sure more major issues and followed up on. I'm definitely comfortable talking to her about of range of topics/issues that may come up.

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