Olivia Kroening-RocheC.N.M., W.H.N.P.-B.C., M.S.N.

  • Instructor, School of Nursing


  • Midwifery

Special focus on

  • Midwifery
  • Pregnancy Care
  • Women's Health

I see patients at


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Olivia Kroening-Roché was drawn to the practice of midwifery early in her career. She found midwifery to be the perfect place to live out her values of supporting women’s rights, autonomy and self-determination. Olivia highly values shared-decision making with her patients, listening to their needs and helping them arrive at a choice that best fits them and their family.

While working in the U.S., first as a nurse and then as a nurse-midwife, Olivia has worked at both high and low-risk hospitals, in a county health clinic and in private practice. She also recently completed a Fellowship in Global Clinical Education, teaching nursing and midwifery in Tanzania for a year. Her love of travel and other cultures has taken her around the world, from traveling with her partner for a year while living out of their backpacks to co-founding the non-profit Rural Health Collaborative.

She grew up in Portland and is delighted to have returned home and to join the OHSU midwifery practice, providing excellent care for women throughout their reproductive lifespan as well as training the next generation of midwives. When not at work she regularly practices yoga, is a sometimes bike commuter, loves to hike and to spend time with her community.


  • B.S.N., 2007, Point Loma Nazarene University
  • M.S.N., 2011, San Diego State University
  • Fellowship:

    • Global Clinical Education Fellowship; Massachusetts General Hospital, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • Certifications:

    • Certified Nurse Midwife
    • Women's Healthcare Nurse Practitioner - Board Certified