Marisa Sturza MD, FACOG

Marisa Sturza MD, FACOG

TEL: 503-284-5220
FAX: 503-284-4971

Dr. Marisa Sturza knows there are few things in life as exciting as being with a parent for the birth of their child, and sharing these experiences with patients energizes and brings joy to her life. She guides patients through their fertility journeys, pregnancies, motherhood, and teaches patients of all ages about how their bodies work. 

As a physician, mother, and former volunteer doula, Dr. Sturza understands pregnancy and birth from multiple perspectives. She applies her training in community psychology and her experience in legislative policymaking to better understand the complex issues that her patients face, and to help them access health care in a way that works for their needs. She takes time to meet patients where they are, listen to their stories, and develop a care plan that empowers them to achieve their reproductive or gynecologic goals. 

Dr. Sturza appreciates the diverse talents and passions of the people who live in the Portland area and loves their overall dedication to community. She enjoys the food scene, drinking good coffee, and spending time with her husband, daughter, dog, and friends. Inspired by the beauty of the area, Dr. Sturza tries to spend as much time outside as possible. 

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American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology 


Residency, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Michigan Medicine, 2021 

MD, University of North Carolina, 2017 

MA, Ecological-Community Psychology, Michigan State University, 2004 

BA, Psychology, University of Michigan, 2001


Obstetrics & Gynecology


Jun, Jin PhD, RN; Sturza, Marisa MD; Maguire, Sarah DNP, CNM; Waljee, Jennifer MD; Smith, Roger MD; Peahl, Alex MD, MSc Nurses’ Experiences with Implementation of a Postcesarean Birth Opioid-Sparing Protocol, MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing: March/April 2021 – Volume 46 – Issue 2 – p 110-115 doi: 10.1097/NMC.0000000000000694