Lisa Hickman, MD

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
College of Medicine
395 W. 12th Ave., 5th Floor
Columbus, OH, 43210

Dr. Hickman is an obstetrician-gynecologist and surgeon who specializes in caring for women with pelvic floor disorders. A nationally recognized leader in pelvic floor disorders, she established and leads the Childbirth Pelvic Floor Disorders Clinic at Ohio State. An active researcher, Dr. Hickman has authored dozens of peer-reviewed manuscripts and presented her work nationwide.

Research Interests

  • Natural history and long-term outcomes after obstetric anal sphincter injury on pelvic floor disorders
  • Role of enhanced recovery after surgery in urogynecologic surgery
  • Impact of patient education on pelvic floor outcomes in urogynecologic and obstetric populations
  • Incidence of and risk factors for postpartum urinary retention
  • Role of pelvic floor physical therapy on pelvic floor outcomes after obstetric delivery


  • Medical School: The Ohio State University College of Medicine
  • Residency: Cleveland Clinic Foundation
  • Fellowship: Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Board Certifications

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

Honors and Awards

  • Women’s Health Service and Leadership Award, Cleveland Society of Obstetricians & Gynecologists, 2020