Sally HershC.N.M., D.N.P.

  • Associate Professor, School of Nursing


  • Midwifery
  • OB/GYN

Special focus on

  • Maternity Care (Women's Health)
  • Midwifery
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Water Birth

I see patients at


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Sally Hersh has been working as a nurse-midwife since 1987. She started out in Chicago and then worked in Boston for three years. She settled in Portland in 1990 with her husband, raising their two daughters while working in midwifery. Sally loves the academic environment of OHSU, where there is always an opportunity to learn and to teach. She speaks Spanish and enjoys working with women from a variety of backgrounds. Beyond her passion for working in partnership with families during pregnancy, Sally is interested in the management of contraception and abnormal pap smears. 

In her leisure time, Sally sings in a small women's vocal ensemble and loves to garden and cook.

Pregnancy and childbirth philosophy:

"All of the nurse-midwives at OHSU work towards empowering women during pregnancy, labor and birth. We do this by listening to our patients and respecting their concerns and ideas. We provide personalized, individual attention and encourage women to be well-informed and involved in decision-making about their care."


  • B.S., 1982, University of Illinois
  • M.S.N., 1987, University of Illinois
  • D.N.P., 2013, Oregon Health & Science University


  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships and associations

  • American College of Nurse-midwives