Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Katherine Rivlin specializes in complex family planning, including contraception and abortion care, as well as gender-affirming care and gynecologic surgery. She has received numerous teaching awards for her work with medical students and residents, including most recently the Garth F. Essig, MD Award in recognition of outstanding teaching, volunteer efforts, commitment to mentoring, and dedication to medical student education, and the Society for Academic Specialists in Obstetrics and Gynecology Faculty Award (both at The Ohio State University), as well as a Castle Connolly Top Doctor in Columbus and the Exceptional Women in Medicine Award.
Her research examines how policies affect reproductive health and equity. Her work has been published in Obstetrics and Gynecology, American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Contraception, Telemedicine and e-Health, Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, Patient Education and Counseling, and Women’s Health Issues.
Rivlin received a BA in English from Yale University and an MD from the University of Mississippi. She completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at New York University and a fellowship in complex family planning at Columbia University, where she also obtained a master’s degree in epidemiology. Most recently, she was an associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at The Ohio State University.