Dr. Lisa Larkin

MD, FACP, NCMP, IF

Trained at Yale, and the University of Chicago, Dr. Lisa Larkin is a board-certified internist, business owner, and entrepreneur practicing internal medicine and women’s health in Cincinnati, Ohio, since 1991. 


She is Founder and CEO of Ms.Medicine, a US based health care organization dedicated to advancing women’s health on a broader scale through innovation in care delivery models and consumer and clinician education to provide evidence-based information to clinicians and consumers on the complex health needs of women. 


Dr. Larkin is Founder and President of Lisa Larkin, MD, and Associates, an independent, multispecialty internal medicine and women’s health practice offering comprehensive primary care and women’s specialty health care through a direct care model. Additionally, she is the Founder and Executive Director of the Cincinnati Sexual Health Consortium, a nonprofit organization formed to improve sexual health and wellness for persons in Cincinnati.


Dr. Larkin formerly served as Associate Professor and Division Director of Midlife Women’s Health and Primary Care at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and as the Director of the UC Health Women’s Center. She is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, a certified menopause clinician (NCMP), a Fellow of and past member of the Board of Directors of ISSWSH (International Society or the Study of Women’s Sexual Health), and currently serves on the Board of Trustees of NAMS (North American Menopause Society).


Dr. Larkin is passionate about raising the standard of care for women and advancing evidence-based women’s healthcare. Considered a national expert in menopause management, sexual medicine and breast cancer risk assessment and prevention, and committed to advancing evidence-based medicine, she is a devoted clinician educator, and lectures frequently at physician CME programs and educational events on women’s health topics.  


Dr. Larkin is also well published in the area of menopause and sexual medicine. She participated in the development of and is co-author of several recent important manuscripts, including the ISSWSH consensus guidelines on the identification and evaluation of sexual concerns in women (Mayo Clinic Proceedings 2019), the ISSWSH process of care for the management of hypoactive sexual desire disorder (Mayo Clinic Proceedings 2018), and the NAMS/ISSWSH consensus recommendations for the management of genitourinary syndrome of menopause in women with or at high risk of breast cancer (Menopause 2018).