Dr. Scott Marsal decided to become a physician because he wanted to help people achieve and maintain the best health possible, so that they can attain as many of their personal goals as possible.
In his practice, he emphasizes shared decision making. He works to educate his patients so they can better understand the benefits as well as the risks of specific approaches and make health care decision together.
Dr. Marsal earned his medical degree from Ohio State University in Columbus. He completed his internship, residency and served a chief resident year at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland.
Dr. Marsal was born and raised in the Midwest and has two children. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, mountain biking, running and many other outdoor activities.
Personal Statement: The emphasis on teaching, spirit of innovation, and the unique collegiality between house staff and faculty drew me to Providence Portland. There is a dedication to excellence and learning in the Department of Medical Education that makes it a wonderful place to practice and teach.
Area of Academic Focus:
Resident Teaching Skills
Coronaries, Clots and More - Perioperative Issues in Noncardiac Surgical Patients. 4th Annual Society of Hospital Medicine/OHSU NW Regional Hospital Medicine Conference, September 2009
Medical Care of the Surgical Patient 2009. Medical Grand Rounds, Providence Portland Medical Center, January 2009.
Update in Perioperative Medicine. Oregon Chapter, American College of Physicians. Scientific Meeting, October, 2008.
Marsal, S.W., Dworkin R. A Man with a Stubborn Pneumonia - A Case of Rapidly Growing Mycobacterial Lung Disease. Societly of General Internal Medicine Poster Presentation, Pittsburgh, PA, April 2008.
Perioperative Medicine Update. Northwest Permanente Physicians and Surgeons Grand Rounds. March, 2007.
Update in Hospital Medicine. Practical Advances in Internal Medicine, 7th Annual Symposium, April 2006
Lauer AK, Riley K, Wentzien J, Marsal SW. Acute painful vision loss and acute abdomen: A case of endogenous Clostridium perfringens endophthalmitis. Can J Ophthalmol 2005;40:208-10
Member, Hospital Quality and Patient Safety Committee, Society of Hospital Medicine 2007 - present.
Member, Planning Committee, American College of Physicians Oregon Chapter Scientific Session, 2009.
Member, Planning Committee, 5th Annual Society of Hospital Medicine/OHSU NW Regional Hospital Medicine Conference.
Director Inpatient Education
Director,4th year medical student clerkship
Inpatient teaching service attending 12 months annually
Teaching rounds four weeks annually
Lead Morning Report eight weeks annually
Personal Interests: Family, Mountain biking, backcountry and downhill skiing, running, and photography.