Biography & Education


Dr. Hodges is a graduate of Dartmouth College, where she majored in religion. After college she studied theology and ethics at Cambridge University in England as a Reynolds Scholar before embarking on her medical training.

Dr. Hodges joined Providence Health & Services in 1992 as assistant director of medical education at Providence Portland Medical Center. She continues to lead educational programs for internal medicine residents in geriatric medicine, medical ethics and palliative medicine.

In 2005, she joined the staff of Providence Center for Health Care Ethics on a part-time basis as a physician-ethicist to deepen her focus on ethics and palliative medicine education. She also expanded her teaching to include Core Curriculum on ethical issues at the end-of-life and cross-cultural issues.

Dr. Hodges has a part-time private practice where she sees primarily older patients. In 2011, she received a grant to work on a tool to support families of patients with dementia. She received a second grant in 2013 to design an educational program in dementia for employed caregivers. In 2014, she accepted the position of the Bain Chair of Geriatric Medicine and regional medical director for geriatrics for Providence in Oregon. Dr. Hodges also sits on the Oregon Region Community Ministry Board, Providence Health & Services.

Dr. Hodges studied medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, and completed postgraduate studies in theology and ethics at Wolfson College, Cambridge, England. She received a master’s in public health degree with focus on medical ethics from the University of Washington, and a certificate in health care ethics from the University of Washington and Oregon Health & Science University. She received a certificate in palliative care from the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

Dr. Hodges is currently board certified in internal medicine and geriatric medicine.


Medical school: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Residency: Oregon Health & Science University
Fellowship (geriatrics): University of Washington/Portland VA Medical Center
Board certification: Internal medicine, geriatric medicine.
Additional postgraduate training: Master of Public Health (MPH) with emphasis on medical ethics, University of Washington (Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar)

  • English
  • French

Care Locations

5050 NE Hoyt St., Suite 540
Portland, OR 97213
Fax 503-215-7751


Board Certifications
  • Geriatric medicine
  • Hospice and palliative medicine
  • Internal medicine


Patient Ratings and Comments
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The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey. Responses are measured on a 10-point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5-point scale in order to display results in a 5-star rating. Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

5 out of 5 (58 Ratings, 21 Comments)


Very good.

Dr. Hodges is a wonderful and thoughtful Doctor. I wouldn't "trade her for the world". She keeps me centered.

I am [...]'s daughter and her legal guardian. Mother is almost 99 and in memory care. With a patient of this age it would be better NOT to have to go to 3 different places to get her needs met. I have to take her to a different place for a blood draw or urine sample, and someplace else for a flu shot, etc, which is exhausting and confusing for her. All these services should be in the same office /area.

My [...] died on [...] and on finding out she immediately called to express her condolences!!! She had been looking after him for many years and was concerned about my ability to cope with his demise - which impressed me no end!!!

Dr. Hodges is wonderful.

Dr. Hodges is extremely proficient and knowledgeable. Her familiarity of my medical history, expedited my care.

Exceptional person & doctor.

No bad experience.

Dr. Hodges is the best and I am so grateful she is my primary physician.

Dr. Hodges cares deeply for her patients.

I tried to access, an on call RN, on a Sunday and the RN never returned my call. Even though I called several times.

This was my initial visit with Dr. Hodges who is my new PCP. She gave me an hour to "become acquainted - to get to know me as a person." Her attentive listening was outstanding. I know her care for me will be based on this invaluable exchange.

I am very happy with Dr. Hodges and her staff.

Excellent care & experiences always.

I had all the time I needed to ask questions and felt I was heard.

Dr. Hodges is the best! I feel she is the core member of my 'health team.' Her concern for my health is genuine, and the longer I know her, the more convinced I am that her very presence in my life contributes in a positive way to my general health. I feel very lucky to be her patient.

I have never had Medical care where I felt listened to as well.

I have never had a bad experience with my Doctor. She is probably the best Dr. I have ever had.

Dr. Hodges is always helpful and well informed concerning my issues. I feel like I am getting excellent care.

Dr. Marian Hodges is one of the most patient, kind and compassionate doctors I have ever had. She spends a great deal of time really listening, and never makes me feel as though she is in a hurry.

Dr. Hodges listens and takes her time with solving my health issues,