Ellen TildenPh.D., C.N.M.

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

Expertise

  • Midwifery
  • OB/GYN

Special focus on

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

I see patients at

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Biography

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."

Education

  • 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

Languages

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish

Memberships and associations

  • American College of Nurse-Midwives