Not currently accepting patients

Madeline Sands, M.D., Ph.D.

Not currently accepting patients

Locations and contact

I see patients at

About me

Dr. Madeline Sands is a family medicine physician practicing at the Gabriel Park clinic. Family medicine allows her to treat individual patients in the context of their family and community. Her focus is always on giving the patient the best care.

A native Arizonian, she graduated from Arizona State University with a B.A. in anthropology and an M.A. in global health. As a Marshall Scholar, she attended the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine where she received her Ph.D. Her research and articles concern disease control and behavior change in the public health context. She completed her medical training at the University of Arizona in Tucson. During medical school, she worked with underserved populations, practiced integrative medicine and studied infectious diseases at the CDC. She has also co-founded a medical clinic serving those experiencing homelessness and directed another clinic caring for asylum seekers in the United States.

Dr. Sands has lived and worked in Guatemala, South Africa, Cyprus and England. She has traveled widely, and always makes sure to send postcards home. Her cooking is inspired by the places she’s lived, the countries she’s visited and the destinations still left on her bucket list.

Outside of medicine, Dr. Sands runs, plays basketball, paints and loves her golden retrievers. She also cheers for her beloved Arizona sports teams, knowing that heartbreak is inevitable. When not in clinic, she tries to read everything interesting.

Education and training

    • M.D., 2022, University of Arizona College of Medicine
    • Ph.D., 2019, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
    • M.A., 2014, Global Health, Arizona State University
    • B.A., 2013, Arizona State University
  • Residency

    • Family Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University, 2022
Read faculty profile


Before scheduling your appointment, we recommend you contact your insurance company to verify that the OHSU Health location or provider you plan to visit is included in your network. Your insurance company will also be able to inform you of any copayments, co–insurance, or deductibles that will be your responsibility. If you proceed in scheduling an appointment and your health insurance benefits do not participate with OHSU providers, your out of pocket liability may be higher. Visit the billing and insurance section of our site for more information.

Ratings and reviews

Overall: 4.8 out of 5 (38 Ratings, 20 Reviews)

The patient ratings score is an average of all responses to the question "How likely would you be to recommend this provider to your family and friends (on a scale of 0 to 10)" on our nationally-recognized NRC patient surveys.

  1. {{ item.comments[0]['comment'] }}