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Ellen L. Tilden, Ph.D., C.N.M., F.A.C.N.M., F.A.A.N. (she/her)

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  • Associate Professor, School of Nursing
  • Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine


  • Midwifery
  • OB/GYN

Special focus

  • Family Planning
  • Maternity Care (Women's Health)
  • Midwifery
  • Water Birth

Locations and contact

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About me

Ellen Tilden specializes in the care of healthy women during pregnancy, labor, birth, and in addressing their gynecologic concerns and reproductive health care needs. She became a nurse-midwife because of her fascination with the childbearing cycle and the physical and emotional processes of becoming a parent.

In her leisure time, Ellen enjoys cooking, gardening, biking, traveling, and spending time with her husband, children, and community of friends.

Pregnancy and childbirth philosophy:

"Pregnancy and birth are predominantly healthy physiologic, personally profound life processes. My job is to support and celebrate these processes as well as recognize and address concerns when they arise."

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish

Education and training

    • B.A., 1993, Reed College
    • C.N.M., 2000, University of California
    • M.S., 2000, University of California
    • Ph.D., 2015, Oregon Health and Science University
  • Certifications

    • American College of Nurse Midwives

Memberships and associations:

  • American College of Nurse-Midwives
  • American Academy of Nursing
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