Biography & Education

Maria Leiva, serves as the medical director at Providence Maternal Care Clinic. In addition, she is a clinical associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Oregon Health & Science University.

Born and raised in Colombia, Maria earned her medical degree at Universidad Javeriana in Bogota. She completed her obstetrics and gynecology residency at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia. She also earned a master’s degree in epidemiology and pharmaco-epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania, where she completed postgraduate work in reproductive endocrinology.
Areas of expertise

Obstetrics and gynecology

  • English
  • Spanish

Care Locations

5050 NE Hoyt St.
Suite 255
Portland, OR 97213-2982
Fax 503-215-6087
10330 SE 32nd Ave.
Suite 305
Milwaukie, OR 97222
Fax 503-513-1850
2705 E. Burnside St.
Suite 114
Portland, OR 97214
Fax 503-234-5437


Board Certifications
  • Obstetrics and gynecology
Conditions Treated


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. These comments are the views and opinions of patients and are not endorsed by or necessarily reflect the views of Providence.

3.9 out of 5 (40 Ratings, 8 Comments)


I waited over 45 minutes from my scheduled appt and was given the resident doctor instead of my normal doctor with no warning at all. Dr. Leiva, while good in the past, did come in towards the end and would not listen to what I was telling her and her bedside manner was very poor. [...] I will not be returning.

Dr. Leiva is a wonderful provider! She's very caring! I am not as impressed with others working in the clinic. There is an opportunity for more timely follow-up and organization. If it wasn't for Dr. Leiva, I'd definitely switch to a different OBGYN clinic based on my experiences there. She truly cares about her patients and follows up.

This provider would not be my choice based on bedside manner. I was sent here by another provider for urgent care; I did not seek out care here by choice.

While I'm sure that this office is great for standard maternity care, I don't feel as if it is a great for for me and my future needs. I felt as if the provider brushed over my prior miscarriages as if they weren't a big deal. while I'm understanding of the fact that doctors see tons of miscarriages a day and it is not all that uncommon, it is still a painful experience for the patient regardless of it being one miscarriage or multiple.

A wonderful provider. This was my first time seeing her for an annual checkup and I plan on coming back to see her next year.

[...] She spoke down to me and asked why I would want a period if I'm not looking to get pregnant..! She prescribed birth control without addressing the root cause - now I'm seeing a naturopath who is addressing WHY I have amennorhea.

[...] this was a waste of my time. when i patient asks specific questions and makes it clear that they do not have clear information of health issues, i feel that it is on the provider to connect the patient with the information. [...]

Staff was kind. Wait was typical. Provider was rushed, cold, and annoyed. She was insensitive and acted impatient when I cringed and squirmed during an unplanned and painful procedure. I had abnormal test results [...]. When I had questions, I turned to the internet rather than calling the office - I didn't even want to call the office at that point. What may have seemed routine to the provider was not to me. [...] I get that dealing with people can be exhausting. But I think it should have been handled differently. I expect health care providers to be sensitive and professional.