Meet the Guests

Dr. Natalie Hinchcliffe

Natalie Hinchcliffe, DO, received her Women’s Studies degree from the University of  Florida while perusing her premedical studies. At Des Moines University in Iowa, where she completed her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, she was the president of Medical Students for Choice and the Gay Straight Alliance.

During her time training in Iowa and the rural Midwest she became fully aware of the  effect of stigma on the healthcare experiences of those in the LGBTQ community, and  those seeking abortion services. As a result, she began training in abortion care, HIV,  and gender affirmation hormone care during her third year of medical school through  elective rotations. She applied only to family medicine programs that allowed her to  continue her focus on comprehensive sexual health. During residency at Mount Sinai  Beth Israel, Natalie strengthened her skills as an advocate for her patients. At her  residency clinic, a Federally Qualified Health Center in NYC, she saw firsthand benefits of the affordable care act. Patients were able to get insurance, and thus healthcare,  some of them for the first time in their lives.

Dr. Hinchcliffe left New York to provide comprehensive sexual health and education as  family medicine faculty in Ohio. She completed the Leadership Training Academy  Fellowship in Reproductive Health Advocacy with Physicians for Reproductive Health.
In Ohio, she educates residents and medical students, and provides HIV, LGBTQ,  abortion care, and general primary care. She shares her passion for comprehensive  sexual health, fighting stigma in medicine, and evidence based patient centered with  through lobby work, representing resolutions and pushing for policy change at the state and national level, contributing to online blogs, participating in interviews, presenting at  national educational conferences, and various speaking engagements. Dr. Hinchcliffe  encourages others to address stigmatized areas in medicine for the benefit of patient  care.

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