Debbie Duran-SnellM.S., C.N.M.

  • Assistant Professor, School of Nursing


  • Midwifery
  • OB/GYN

Special focus on

  • Maternity Care (Women's Health)
  • Midwifery
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Water Birth

I see patients at


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Debbie Duran-Snell specializes in midwifery care and general ob-gyn care. She has many years of experience working with families who choose water birth. Debbie sees birth as a transformative experience and works to empower patients and their families to have the birth experience they desire.

Debbie is also committed to working with women throughout their lives, providing gynecological care that goes beyond just the birthing years. In particular, she enjoys working with women who have experienced bariatric surgery to assist them on their path to wellness and acceptance.

Debbie enjoys spending time with her growing family. She has been with her husband since 1976, and they have four adult children who live in the Portland area. She has three grandchildren and two more on the way. Debbie also enjoys hiking, biking and crochet in her spare time.



  • C.N.M., 1989, OHSU
  • M.S., 1989, OHSU


  • Spanish (some)

Memberships and associations

  • American Midwifery Certification Board