Rashida Merchant MD

Rashida Merchant MD

TEL: 503-239-6800 
FAX: 503-239-0006

“My approach to patient care is giving people enough time and space to really tell their story, and to listen carefully to that story so we can build a strong relationship where they have can trust in me.”

Dr. Rashida Merchant has always been passionate about reproductive justice and ensuring access to healthcare for all. She enjoys providing comprehensive family planning, gender affirming care, and complete obstetric care. For Dr. Merchant, the best part of her job is getting to know her patients and creating and building relationships with them.  

Dr. Merchant was born and raised on the east coast, where she grew up in a South Asian community. She also speaks Hindi and Urdu. 

When not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and adorable dog, Marley. She loves to cook, eat, travel, read, and dive into a new TV series. She is excited to explore the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest and make her way through all the food trucks in Portland! 

Other Activities

Junior Fellow, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Member, Society of Family Planning


Residency, Obstetrics & Gynecology, The University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD, 2020

MD, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, Scranton, PA, 2016

Postbaccalaureate, Pre-medical Sciences, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2012

BS, International Relations, Boston University, Boston, MA, 2007


Obstetrics & Gynecology


Katrina, M; Merchant, R; Hu, K “Pregnancy Outcome After Removal of Osmotic Dilators in Patients who Presented for Second Trimester Abortion,” Contraception January 2019

Merchant, R., Mower, W., Ourian, A., Abrahamian, F., Moran, G.,Krishnadasan, A., Talan, D., “The Association Between Prior Appendectomy and Clostridium Difficile Infection: Implications for the Function of the Vermiform Appendix;” Journal of Clinical Medicine Research 2012 Feb; 4(1)17-9.

Schriger, D.L., Chehrazi, A., Merchant, R., Chan, S. Altman, D; “Use of the Internet by Print Medical Journals in 2003-2009: A Longitudinal Observational Study;” Annals of Emergency Medicine 57.2 (2011):153-160.