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
- Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures
- Reconstructive Surgical Procedures
- Female Urogenital Diseases
- Urinary Tract Infections
- Pelvic Floor Disorders
- Vulvar Diseases
- Fecal Incontinence
- Urinary Incontinence, Stress
- Urinary Incontinence, Urge
- Urinary Fistula
- Uterine Prolapse
- Vaginal Diseases
- Birth Injuries
Locations Where I Practice
1800 Zollinger Road
Columbus, OH 43221
6100 North Hamilton Road
Westerville, OH 43081
in Outpatient Care New Albany
6100 North Hamilton Road
3rd Floor, Suite 3B Westerville, OH 43081
Please note: Not all physicians schedule patients at each listed location.
Education and Training
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
American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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150 Patient Satisfaction Reviews
4.9 out of 5
Explains Things Carefully
4.9 out of 5
4.9 out of 5
Gives Understandable Instructions
4.9 out of 5
Knows My Medical History
4.8 out of 5
5.0 out of 5
Time Spent Together
4.9 out of 5
Consulting and Related Relationships
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As of 09/30/2022, 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
I so appreciate Dr. Hickman's care and being able to help me with the health problems I was dealing with.
The doctor was very professional and did everything in her power to help me resolve my issue.
Absolutely the most compassionate doctor and very knowledgeable about my condition.
It's always so profound when you find a doctor/team who you are able to feel seen and heard and know that you're getting the most up to date and excellent care and treatment. I felt that way on day one, through surgery and ongoing healthcare needs. I highly recommend Dr Hickman and her team.
Nothing bad. She was incredible.
Dr. Hickman is a wonderful doctor. I would highly recommend her to anyone. Very kind, respectful, answered all my questions, from office visits, surgery, & post surgery visits.
Everyone always treats me like I really matter.
Dr. Hickman was the epitome of what I believe a doctor should be... she was thorough, kind, took her time, did not rush at all, answered all my questions, had a plan for follow up if needed. All the doctors at OSU should take a class from Dr. Hickman. We need more docs like her! And I only saw her for one visit.
Lisa is a delight, she made me feel very comfortable. She explained everything so that I could understand my issues and helped me to make a decision about surgery.
Dr. Hickman is wonderful. She is always kind, friendly and relaxed. I know she had a very full schedule that day, but her manner was the same as always.
I really liked her and feel very confident that she will care for all my needs.
I love Lisa Hickman - She is thorough, professional and easy to talk to - I would highly recommend Lisa.
Dr. Hickman changed my life. Dr. Hickmas is the best Dr. Ever
She had carefully reviewed my interviews & paperwork describing my condition that I had with an assistant & another Doctor.
Excellent listener, gave a complete exam
She was professional and kind. She is a good listener and is a smart and talented physician.
Dr. Hickman deserves an A plus! She listens, describes and explains everything thoroughly, and the appointment doesn't feel rushed.
Very informative. Easy to talk to. Described what she was doing during the exam.
Dr. Hickman was really friendly and even recommended new OBGYN for me and got me into an appointment right away.
I was glad I was shown digital images to help explain procedures. This was very helpful.
Dr Hickman explained my surgical procedure, what to expect and address that any concerns that I may have had.
Very professional and also approachable. Spent the right amount of time with me
Dr. Hickman is exceptional. She is very knowledgeable about her area of practice and her bedside manner is 5 stars for certain! Her dedication and passion for what she does is evident in how she treats her patients.
Dr. Hickman's fellow working with her was very thorough & a great listener. Even when I knew their appointments were running behind that morning, the fellow took her time & never acted rushed.
Dr. Hickman is the most patient and sweet doctor I've ever seen. She takes excellent care of me. I'm very fortunate to have found her.
Dr Hickman was could not have a better person to do my health care. Answered all my questions and give me web sites to look up my surgery. Would see her again if I needed help.
Dr. Hickman is very thorough and easy to understand.
I like her she knows what she is doing and understand my problem.
Compassionate, professional, very informative
The Botox Dr Hickman injects in my bladder changes my life. She is wonderful and goes beyond any expectation !!
Took time to listen, thorough exam and explained what she was doing and why.
Dr. Hickman is extraordinary!
She takes time to explain everything and I don't feel rushed. She listens to all my concerns.
Dr. Hickman is very knowledgeable and explained all my options. Would definitely recommend!
Dr. Hickman and her fellow were so friendly and answered any extra questions and concerns I had. I never feel rushed.
I'm a tough critic when it comes to health care since I worked in the field for 50 years. When it comes to Dr. Hickman, she has no equal, she is kind, sensitive, caring, does an exceptional job explaining everything. It is clear how much she loves doing what she does & inspires faith in her patients. The world would be so much better if we had a few hundred "Lisa Hickman's" in it.
She was very kind and caring.
Always willing to spend time answering my questions
Dr. Hickman & her staff are sweet, kind & patient.
Amazing. Didn't feel rushed and answered all questions I had!
She is so friendly! She has such enthusiasm for her work & surgery she performs.
I truly appreciate her!! End of statement...
Explained things clearly and patiently. Did not rush. Showed respect, concern & professionalism. Very helpful.
Very knowledgable and very caring. I have a lot of confidence in her!
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.
Lisa Hickman is a very attentive, friendly and delicate professional.
Dr Hickman is one of my best doctors on my care team, professional, very knowledgeable and always very pleasant to speak to . I never feel like she is rushing through the visit to get to the next patient.
Dr. Hickman is always caring knowledgeable and concerned.
Dr. Hickman was helpful and knowledgeable - she had answer to my bladder issues and it worked! She spent a lot of time with me.
I felt that Dr. Hickman really listened to me. She made me feel that she would work with me until my medical concerns were taken care of. She was very understanding and compassionate.
She was very concerned about me and my botox procedure, not rushed, answered all questions.
Extremely attentive, genuinely caring & appreciative of her hard-working staff. Highly praise surgical procedure was provided, with a smile.
Professional and compassionate
I know this happens with OSU, but I would have preferred having the doctor (Lisa Hickman) do the pelvic exam rather than an intern resident or whatever the assistant was! Being 80 years old, I'd prefer to have the gyn. I scheduled with.
Dr. Hickman was wonderful!
Dr. Hickman is always willing to answer all my questions and shows concern for my issues.
Felt comfortable throughout the appointment. Provider very engaged and listened.
Excellent physician. Very caring and attentive to my medical needs.
Dr hickman is amazing
Listened to me
It was my first appt with Dr. Lisa Hickman and she was wonderful. She was very good at communicating, friendly, thorough, caring, knowledgeable. I'm very very happy to be a patient of hers.
This was a post surgery follow-up care appointment. I was very pleased with how my questions were answered & my concerns addressed by Dr. Hickman.
One of the best physicians at Ohio State, she goes above and beyond to meet my health care issue.
This was my first visit. I had been seeking answers for a very long time. Dr. Hickman listened to me, provided reassurance and carefully explained my treatment plan. I walked out 100% satisfied.
She really cares about my health. She's ready to answer any questions or concerns. She is so nice, that makes my visit so much better. I really like her.
She was exceptionally kind & caring. I am very impressed with her.
She listened intently & made me feel I was her only patient that day. She suggested several options for my issue, explaining each one in great detail to make sure I understood completely.
Dr. Hickman was excellent in all aspects of care.
I feel Dr. Hickman is very knowledgeable and helpful. She not only explains my issues or answers my questions clearly so I can understand them, but also shows me diagrams to help me visualize what she is explaining. I am very satisfied with the care she provides.
Excellent. She showed great concern for my problems and finding positive solutions.
I was very impressed with the time Dr. Hickman spent with me, how comfortable. She made sure I was, and how she cared and made sure I understood and had my questions answered.
The provider say and talked to me about what she will have to do when she does the surgery.
Very good experiences each time I see Dr. Hickman.
She has always been very nice.
Dr. Hickman went above & beyond expectations. I love her!!
Dr. Hickman is a good and through physician and knows what she is doing confident and smart.
Dr. Hickman is so sweet and genuine. you can tell she truly cares about her patients.
Always compassionate & listening.
Dr. Hickman is great. she was friendly and helpful. you could tell she cared about my concerns. also that there was a smile behind that mask!
excellent and very knowledgeable and helpful.
EXCELLENT, compassionate, wonderful listener & answered all my questions, provided educational resources, sent video to My Chart