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Accepting new patients

Marcella R. Messerle Forbes, RN, M.S.N., ND, FNP (she/her)

Accepting new patients

  • Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine


  • OB/GYN

Special focus

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

Locations and contact

I see patients at

About me

Marci Messerle-Forbes has a special interest in research, contraception and family planning, and colposcopy procedures. Her research focuses on contraception and family planning, menopause, pelvic pain and libido. Marci chose her specialty because of interactions she had with women who were unaware of their own healthcare choices and/or their contraception options. She especially enjoys getting to know patients and helping them learn about their health and bodies.

Originally from Coos Bay, Oregon, Marci completed several advanced degrees in Ohio before returning to Oregon. She came to OHSU in 2004. In her leisure time, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, hiking, doing crafts and reading.

Languages spoken

  • English

Education and training

    • R.N., 1996, Case Western Reserve University
    • M.S.N., 1998, Case Western Reserve University
    • M.S.N., 1998, Case Western Reserve University
    • D.N.P., 1998, Case Western Reserve University
  • Certifications

    • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 1998

Memberships and associations:

  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
  • OHSU Member
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Ratings and reviews

Overall: 4.9 out of 5 (30 Ratings, 17 Reviews)

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