Katherine Strafford

Katherine Strafford, MD

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Physician

Clinical Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

4.7 out of 5
  • 122 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 45 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept


About Me

I practice in general obstetrics and gynecology. It’s a privilege to work with so many wonderful women throughout their lives. I appreciate the opportunity to help them meet some of life’s greatest joys and challenges.

It's important to me to engage my patients in their care. Together, we can find health care approaches that best meet their individual needs. I enjoy accomplishing this while also maintaining best practices recommended by evidence-based medicine.

Working at Ohio State allows me to have immediate access to the latest updates, including medical practice and research. The best in primary and specialty care co-management is here.

Ohio State also allows us to maintain a connection with the bright, enthusiastic minds that are the next generation of outstanding health care providers.

When I'm not on the job, I enjoy relaxing with my family, reading and traveling.

  • Best Doctors list, 2010–2013
  • Outstanding Achievement in Patient Service, 2013
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence in Teaching Award, 2013
  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2015-17 and 2019
  • Named to the Castle Connolly list of “Regional Top Doctors,” 2016-2022
  • Best Doctor in America, 2017

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Reproductive Health
  • Obstetrics
  • Gynecology
  • Prenatal Care
  • Pregnancy
  • Contraception
  • Colposcopy
  • Education, Medical
  • Genital Diseases, Female

Locations Where I Practice

Please note: Not all physicians schedule patients at each listed location.

My Videos

Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
9/1/1998 - 5/1/2002


Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH

7/1/2002 - 6/30/2003


Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH

7/1/2003 - 6/30/2006

Board Certification

American Board of OB/GYN

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.

122 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
    4.7 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.7 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.8 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.7 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Oct 11, 2022

    My baby was suddenly measuring 3 days behind and I told Katherine I had anxiety because of a prior loss. She said "look, at this point, either your baby is alive or they're not. Today, they're alive. I can't tell you what happens tomorrow." She acted annoyed by my questions. Most questions: She cut me off before I finished asking, and answered my question with something COMPLETELY irrelevant b/c she didn't hear what I was actually asking. She was cold, rushed through everything, and did not say "goodbye" - She just walked out.

  • Reviewed on Sep 30, 2022

    I had received an abnormal mammogram report the day before appt. Dr. took extra time to explain report and possible care options. Answered all my questions.

  • Reviewed on Sep 30, 2022

    Dr. Stratford is wonderful. She is compassionate and explains all possible options very clearly and easy for me to understand with pros and cons. And she respects my thoughts/feelings. Her bedside manner is also great and she always makes me feel comfortable. I fully trust Dr. Stratford and I have nothing but good things to say about her.

  • Reviewed on Aug 22, 2022

    She has always been a wonderful provider. Help me through some tough times, always listens non-judgmentally.

  • Reviewed on Aug 12, 2022

    She listened, and respected my issues with trauma. Seemed a little detached this visit but still friendly.

  • Reviewed on Aug 05, 2022

    Dr. Strafford always does an amazing job as our OB/GYN. I've seen her for years and no matter what is going on she goes above & beyond expectations. She always goes out of her way to be there for her patients as well. I'm very thankful to have her as my physician.

  • Reviewed on Jul 14, 2022

    Always awesome

  • Reviewed on Jul 13, 2022

    Dr. Strafford always makes sure she answers all of my questions and explains in a way I understand. She never finishes her visit until she makes sure I don't have any other questions.

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 09/30/2022, Dr. Strafford has reported no relationships with companies or entities.