Cathy Emeis, Ph.D., C.N.M.

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OB/GYN, Midwifery
Special Interests:
Midwifery, Water Birth, Maternity Care - Women's Health, Contraception, Gynecology
Accepting Patients:

"I enjoy the midwifery model of care where women are participants in their own care rather than just recipients of care."


Cathy Emeis specializes in all aspects of pregnancy care; perimenopause and family planning. Her research interests include midwifery education and patient decision-making. Cathy is very happy that she chose the field of nursing and midwifery and enjoys helping ensure that pregnancy and childbirth is a normal, healthy process for patients and their families.

An Illinois native, Cathy lived in Colorado for 22 years before moving to Portland. She feels privileged to teach at OHSU, which has the number one nurse-midwifery program in the nation. When she’s not working, Emeis is learning to grow beautiful roses, biking, spending time with her family and exploring Oregon.


"As nurse-midwives, we are experts in normal pregnancy and strive to preserve normalcy for patients and their families. Being experts in normal helps nurse-midwives identify abnormal quickly. I enjoy working within a system that values the entire obstetric team."


  • Degrees:
    Ph.D., University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO, 2007
    M.S., University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO, 1998
    B.S.N., University of Phoenix, Colorado Springs, CO, 1995
    RN, Lutheran Hospital School for Nurses, Moline, IL, 1980
  • Certification:

    American College of Nurse-Midwives


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