Lisa Hickman

Lisa Hickman, MD

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

Clinical Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Accepting new patients
4.9 out of 5
  • 150 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 85 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

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

Locations Where I Practice

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

Education and Training

Education History

Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH
Medical School
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 Obstetrics & Gynecology

Academic Information

My Department

Obstetrics & 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.

150 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
    4.8 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    5.0 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.9 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Feb 03, 2023

    I so appreciate Dr. Hickman's care and being able to help me with the health problems I was dealing with.

  • Reviewed on Feb 02, 2023

    The doctor was very professional and did everything in her power to help me resolve my issue.

  • Reviewed on Jan 25, 2023

    Absolutely the most compassionate doctor and very knowledgeable about my condition.

  • Reviewed on Jan 18, 2023

    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.

  • Reviewed on Jan 04, 2023

    Nothing bad. She was incredible.

  • Reviewed on Dec 21, 2022

    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.

  • Reviewed on Dec 09, 2022

    Everyone always treats me like I really matter.

  • Reviewed on Dec 04, 2022

    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.

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. 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