Our Providers

Obstetric-Gynecology Specialists in Lancaster, OH


Sarah L. Froman, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.

Dr. Froman

Dr. Froman grew up in Alliance, Ohio and attended Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Science. She received her M.D. degree from Case Western Reserve School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. She then moved to Columbus where she did her internship and residency training at Riverside Methodist Hospital, now part of the OhioHealth System. In 1995, Dr. Froman moved to Lancaster, Ohio and joined what is now Ob/Gyn Associates of Lancaster. This is the oldest group practice in the area. Dr. Froman is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) and a fellow of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Her special interests include laparoscopic and hysteroscopic surgery along with obstetrics. She lives in Lancaster, Ohio with her husband, son, and daughter.


Laurel J. Santino, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.

Dr. Santino

Dr. Santino was born and raised in the Columbus area and graduated from St.Francis DeSales High School in 1986. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Biology at the University of Toledo in Toledo, Ohio. She received her M.D. degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine in 1994 and then went on to her internship and residency training at the Women and Children’s Hospital, the Charleston Division of West Virginia University. She started practicing at Ob/Gyn Associates of Lancaster in July 1998. She is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) and a fellow of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. She is also a member of AAGL, a society that promotes minimally invasive gynecologic procedures. She lives in Lancaster, Ohio with her husband and 2 sons.


Suzanne M. Barnhart, M.D., F.A.C.O.G, MT (ASCP)

Dr. Barnhart

Dr. Barnhart grew up in Northeast Ohio outside of Warren, Ohio. She graduated from Bristol High School in 1992 as valedictorian of her class. She then attended Mount Vernon Nazarene University where she double majored in Biology and Medical Technology. She obtained her M.D. degree from the University of Toledo Medical School in Toledo, Ohio. She then moved to Indianapolis where she did her internship and residency at the Indiana University Medical Center where she was the Administrative Chief Resident. She moved to Lancaster in 2009 with her husband and 2 girls to join Drs. Froman and Santino. Dr. Barnhart is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) and a fellow of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. She is also a member of AAGL, a society that promotes minimally invasive gynecologic techniques. Her special interests include minimally invasive gynecologic procedures, including total laparoscopic hysterectomy, operative hysteroscopy, tubal sterilization, and endometrial ablation as well as all aspects of obstetrics, infertility, and adolescent health.


Brandie Shirey M.S.N., C.N.P.

Brandie Shirey

Brandie received her Associate’s Degree in Nursing from Hocking College in 1997, a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from Ohio University in 2002, and her Masters and Certified Nurse Practitioner degree also from Ohio University 2013. She has experience in many areas of nursing from her work at Fairfield Medical Center for 14 years. She also has surgical experience from Riverview Surgical Center, oncology experience from The James Cancer Center, and obstetrical experience from Hocking Valley Community Hospital. She lives in Logan with her children.


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