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Patricia Hanson, CNM, M.S.N.

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  • Assistant Professor, School of Nursing


  • Midwifery
  • OB/GYN

Special focus

  • Breastfeeding
  • Contraception
  • Gynecology
  • Maternity Care (Women's Health)
  • Midwifery
  • Water Birth

Locations and contact

I see patients at

About me

Patti Hanson specializes in midwifery and obstetrics, women's health and gynecology and colposcopy procedures. Her interest lies in ethics in decision making and the consent process in obstetrics. Patti loves working with families and helping guide them through stressful and exciting life events. She is honored to be present with women during labor and childbirth. For her, midwifery is a passion, not just a job.

Originally from the Philadelphia area, Patti moved to Oregon after attending school for midwifery in New York City. She chose to work at OHSU because she can practice the art of midwifery within a hospital system as well as teach the next generation of midwives. A nature lover, Patti loves to hike, ski and kayak with her husband and two children.


"I practice holistic midwifery care and serve as a guide for women and their families through the miraculous journey of pregnancy and childbirth."

Languages spoken

  • English

Education and training

    • M.S.N., 1998, Columbia University
  • Fellowship

    • Integration, Oregon Health & Science University, 1998
  • Certifications

    • American College of Nurse Midwives Certification Board, 1998

Memberships and associations:

  • American College of Nurse Midwives
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Ratings and reviews

Overall: 4.7 out of 5 (31 Ratings, 14 Reviews)

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