Lisa Hickman

Lisa Hickman, MD

  • Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Physician

Clinical Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Accepting new patients
4.9 out of 5
  • 139 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 68 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept


About Me

As a physician and reconstructive surgeon, I specialize in the care of women with pelvic floor disorders. The pelvic floor is a group of muscles that serve to support the organs in the female pelvis, including the bladder, uterus and cervix, vagina and rectum. When the supports of these structures are weakened, problems can arise. These problems can have a significant impact on a both a woman’s quality of life and sense of self. I became passionate about this specialty after seeing the effect pelvic floor disorders have on women, and realizing the ability of physicians in my profession to not only treat these conditions but also help women return to the life they want to live.

Any patient who visits me will be treated with thoughtfulness, patience and compassion. Pelvic floor disorders can be overwhelming, so I take time to ensure women are educated on their condition and the options to manage it. I also believe in practicing patient-centered medicine, which places an emphasis on the specific goals and wishes of the patient when developing a care plan.

My experiences in residency and fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic solidified my desire to devote my career to academic medicine. I cared for a wide spectrum of women with diverse conditions and was trained in a variety of innovative surgical techniques and treatments for pelvic floor disorders. These experiences enable me to offer state-of-the-art-treatments and tailor a patient’s management specifically to her needs. I also learned the importance of educating tomorrow’s leaders and performing high-impact clinical research.

Working at Ohio State will allow me to get involved in training medical students as well as explore my research interests, such as pelvic floor disorders in pregnancy and the postpartum period, obstetric anal sphincter injuries and bowel control issues. My commitment to advancing the science of medicine in my field has resulted in a variety of novel research publications that inform medical and surgical decision-making in my field. Prior to medical school, I was first author on a publication in the New England Journal of Medicine on a genetic predisposition for hypothalamic amenorrhea. I have published multiple articles on pelvic floor issues that occur during and immediately after pregnancy. In my fellowship, I also completed the first prospective study on same-day discharge after minimally invasive sacrocolpopexy.

It was always my dream to come back to Ohio State as faculty after I finished my training because I fell in love with the university during medical school. The people I worked with were kind, committed to my professional and personal development, and practiced patient-centered, compassionate care. I knew this was the environment I hoped to practice in so I could give back in the same way many individuals did for me. I am so excited to be a part of the Ohio State family!

In my free time, I love spending time outdoors with my husband and two sons. We enjoy hiking, skiing and traveling. I also practice yoga, love cooking/baking and appreciate delving into a good book.
  • Established a clinic specifically for the care of women with pelvic floor disorders during and after pregnancy
  • Developed the first Special Interest Group on Childbirth and Pelvic Floor Disorders through the American Urogynecologic Society; currently serve as the vice chair
  • Published several articles and lectured at numerous local and national meetings about pelvic floor disorders
  • Recipient, Women’s Health Service and Leadership Award, Cleveland Society of Obstetricians & Gynecologists, 2020

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Urinary Tract Infections
  • Pelvic Floor Disorders
  • Vulvar Diseases
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Urinary Incontinence, Stress
  • Urinary Incontinence, Urge
  • Urinary Fistula
  • Episiotomy
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Vaginal Diseases
  • Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures
  • Reconstructive Surgical Procedures
  • Female Urogenital Diseases
  • Robotics
  • Birth Injuries

Locations Where I Practice

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

Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH
7/1/2009 - 5/30/2013


Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH

7/1/2013 - 6/30/2017


Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH

7/1/2017 - 6/20/2020

Board Certification

American Board of OB/GYN

Academic Information

My Department

Obstetrics & Gynecology

My Division

Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery


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.

139 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Explains Things Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    5 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.9 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.8 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    5 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.9 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Mar 24, 2022

    Dr. Hickman & her staff are sweet, kind & patient.

  • Reviewed on Mar 07, 2022

    Amazing. Didn't feel rushed and answered all questions I had!

  • Reviewed on Jan 28, 2022

    She is so friendly! She has such enthusiasm for her work & surgery she performs.

  • Reviewed on Jan 19, 2022

    I truly appreciate her!! End of statement...

  • Reviewed on Jan 18, 2022

    Explained things clearly and patiently. Did not rush. Showed respect, concern & professionalism. Very helpful.

  • Reviewed on Jan 16, 2022

    Very knowledgable and very caring. I have a lot of confidence in her!

  • Reviewed on Dec 28, 2021

    Dr. Hickman was very good about listening and never once did I feel uncomfortable talking about things and my problems with her. Her bedside manners were superb! I felt she was excellent about sharing what options would be best for my problems and being realistic regarding them. She didn't feel rushed & was positive. I love how she treated her assistant with so much respect.

  • Reviewed on Dec 14, 2021

    Lisa Hickman is a very attentive, friendly and delicate professional.

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. Hickman has reported relationships with the companies or entities listed below. If you have questions about the relationships listed below, please ask the faculty member. If you have questions about how these relationships are monitored by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, please contact our Compliance Office.

  • American Urogynecologic Society