Kara Malone

Kara Malone, MD

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Physician

Clinical Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

4.9 out of 5
  • 57 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 24 Patient Comments

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About Me

As an obstetrician and gynecologist, I see patients throughout the multiple stages of their reproductive life. The relationships that I build with my patients are very rewarding. Strong physician-patient relationships provide the best possible care because a patient is able to work with a doctor they know and trust.

When providing medical care, I consider each patient’s unique personal and health care needs and goals. I enjoy keeping my patients healthy and satisfied with their experience here at Ohio State. I am particularly passionate about women’s health care and I serve as an advocate for reproductive and LGBT health.

I truly enjoy working in an institution where there is strong camaraderie among all the different specialties. Here at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, patients are able to receive top notch and quality health care.

When I’m not working I like to spend my free time traveling, cooking and walking my dogs.
  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2019
  • Northwestern University Vince McCoy Honorary Leadership Award, 2011
  • National Medical Fellowship Scholarship, 2008
  • Speak multiple languages

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Women's Health
  • Obstetrics
  • Gynecology
  • Preeclampsia
  • Pregnancy
  • Parturition
  • Reproductive Health

Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL
8/28/2006 - 5/19/2011


Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, Roanoke, VA

7/1/2011 - 6/30/2012


Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, Roanoke, VA

7/1/2012 - 6/30/2015

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.

57 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.9 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
    4.7 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    5 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.9 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Apr 29, 2022

    She was very patient with me and my questions/comments.

  • Reviewed on Apr 02, 2022

    Professional, made the visit comfortable

  • Reviewed on Apr 01, 2022

    Dr. Malone is amazing, very patient and kind and I never feel rushed with her. She is an excellent physician

  • Reviewed on Mar 01, 2022

    She really listened to my concerns, showed empathy & found solutions to my problems.

  • Reviewed on Dec 03, 2021

    Dr. Malone is the best gynecologist I have seen, especially as a trans person. She is culturally humble, respectful, kind, provides informed consent and has a calming, professional demeanor. I loved working with her. She took the time to explain what was going to happen in the appointment and to explain my results from the Pap smear.

  • Reviewed on Oct 20, 2021

    Dr. Malone is fantastic. She is positive & upbeat, compassionate, thorough, addressed all issues in detail. She is warm & friendly very knowledgeable and spent time with me. 10/10 would recommend.

  • Reviewed on Oct 06, 2021

    I love Dr Malone. Kara has amazing bedside manner. She takes all of my questions and concerns seriously and helps give the best advice and/or diagnosis. I have been her patient for years and wouldn't want to go to anyone else.

  • Reviewed on Oct 01, 2021

    I felt very safe with her, between the anti-racism message on her lanyard and her sensitivity to my needs as a trans person. She was very friendly and did everything she could to set me at ease, including keeping me informed on the things she was doing/would do and why. She gave me lots of useful information about my IUD, what the risks were, and what I should expect.

Consulting and Related Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the University requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their University responsibilities.

As of 10/25/2021, Dr. Malone has reported no relationships with companies or entities.