Lauren Baker

Lauren Baker, DO

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Osteopathic Physician

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About Me

I chose to become an Ob/Gyn because this field allows me to develop lasting relationships with my patients and care for them from puberty through menopause. It’s especially gratifying to have the opportunity to be part of the most memorable moments in their lives.

My medical philosophy is to treat every patient as a whole person and as a family member. That includes a focus on evidence-based medicine, physical movement, nutrition and mental well-being. My patients trust me to explain all of their options, engage in open dialogue and be a partner in their health care journeys. This comprehensive approach allows me to personalize care and optimize the health of my patients.

In my practice, I treat patients throughout their reproductive years and beyond. I perform gynecologic surgical procedures, cesarean births and vaginal births. I provide prenatal and postpartum care, hormone therapy, genetic screening and contraception. I also treat patients for menstrual problems, pelvic pain, sexual dysfunction and vaginitis, and do osteoporosis and cancer screenings. I have a special interest in midlife women’s health and am a certified menopause practitioner.

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is a special place to work because it brings together health care team members from all backgrounds and walks of life. This creates a diverse and collaborative culture where everyone can feel supported and focus on providing the best patient care possible.

I love working in academic medicine. In addition to caring for patients, I have the opportunity to teach residents and medical students. During delivery, in the operating room and in the clinic, the teaching environment provides ongoing opportunities to improve patient care and shape the next generation of physicians.

When I’m not seeing patients, I love spending time with my husband, three daughters and our extended family. We enjoy exploring the many outdoor spaces, museums, shows and local restaurants Columbus has to offer. We also like hiking, cycling and traveling.
  • North American Menopause Society (NAMS) Certified Menopause Practitioner, 2020
  • MVP Award, Licking Memorial Health Systems, 2021
  • Louis M. Walker, MD, Award for Resident Achievement in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Summa Health, 2016
  • Mortimer Rosen Highest CREOG Award, Cleveland Society of OB/GYN, 2016
  • Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine Resident Award for Excellence in Obstetrics, Summa Health, 2015

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Pregnancy
  • Women's Health
  • Obstetrics
  • Prenatal Care
  • Gynecology
  • Menopause
  • Contraception
  • Gynecologic Surgical Procedures
  • Hormones

Locations Where I Practice

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

Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Athens, OH
8/1/2008 - 6/30/2012


Summa Health System, Akron, OH

7/1/2012 - 6/30/2016

Board Certification

American Board of OB/GYN

Academic Information

My Department

Obstetrics & Gynecology

My Division

General Obstetrics and Gynecology

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. Baker has reported no relationships with companies or entities.