Biography & Education


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:

  • Quality Improvement
  • Inpatient Medicine
  • Perioperative Medicine
  • Resident Teaching Skills

Selected Presentations/Publications:

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

Regional/National Responsibilities:

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.

Teaching Responsibilities:

  • 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.

Areas of Expertise

Internal medicine


Medical School:  The Ohio State University College of Medicine (AOA)
Residency:  Oregon Health & Science University
Chief Residency:  Oregon Health & Science University

  • English

Care Locations

Providence Medical Group Northeast
5050 NE Hoyt St., Suite 540
Portland, OR 97213
Phone 503-215-6600
Fax 503-215-7751
Affiliated Facilities


  • Internal medicine
Conditions Treated
Abdominal Pain, Age 12 and Older, Abnormal pap, Abrasion, Acne, Alopecia areata, Anemia, Angina, Anxiety Disorders, Appendicitis, Arthralgia, Arthropathy, Asthma, Atrial fibrillation, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Back and neck pain, Benign prostatic hyperplasia, Bleeding, rectal, Blood in stool, melena, Breast lump, Bronchitis, Burns, Calluses and corns, Cellulitis, Cerumen impaction, Cervical dysplasia, Cervicitis, Chickenpox, Chronic ischemic heart disease, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), Congestive heart failure, Conjunctivitis, Constipation, Age 12 and Older, Contact dermatitis, Contusion, Cough, Croup, Cyst of ovary, follicular, Dehydration, Depression, Diarrhea, Diverticulosis of colon, Dizziness, Dysuria, Eczema, atopic dermatitis, Emphysema, Endometriosis, Epilepsy, Failure to thrive, Fatigue, Fever, Age 12 and Older, Fibroid uterus, Fibromyalgia, Gas/bloating, Gastritis, Gastroenteritis, Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), Genetic disorders, Glucose intolerance, Gout, Headaches, Heart murmur, Heartburn, Hematuria, Hemophilia, Hemorrhoids, Hernia, hiatal, High blood pressure, High cholesterol, Hives, Hyperhidrosis, Hypothyroidism, Impotence, Influenza (Seasonal flu), Ingrown toenail, Inguinal hernia, Insect bite, Insomnia, Keloids, Kidney stones, Knee injuries, Limb swelling, Localized swelling, Meningitis, Menopause, Menstruation problems, Metrorrhagia, Nausea and Vomiting, Age 12 and Older, Osteoarthritis, Otitis externa, Otitis media, Pain in limb, Peptic ulcer disease without obstruction, Peripheral vascular disease, Pigmented lesions, Pneumonia, Pregnancy, Prostatitis, Psoriasis, Rash, Age 12 and Older, Rhinitis, allergic, Rosacea, Rotator cuff tear, Sebaceous cyst, Shortness of breath, Sinusitis, Skin disease, Skin ulcers, Sprain/strain: ankle, Sprain/strain: neck, Sprain/strain: shoulder/arm, Strep throat, Sun damage, Sunburn, Synovitis/tenosynovitis, Thrombophlebitis, Tobacco abuse, Tonsillitis, Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, Upper respiratory tract infection (URI), Urinary tract infection, Vaginitis/vulvitis, Venous insufficiency, Warts