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
545 NE 47th Ave.
Suite 102
Portland, OR 97213
Fax 503-234-5437



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.

4.1 out of 5 (32 Ratings, 7 Comments)


I love this team!

She is an excellent doctor.

I went for a biopsy and due to my irregular bleeding. No-one really prepared me for--someone should've told me the physical limitations (as someone who arrived alone on her bike and without a car). I had to ask about aftercare and was told not to cycle for two days. Having cycled on the third day, I injured myself. Having sought a second medical opinion, I was told that I should've been advised to avoid cycling for at least a week. I wasn't given any pain relief on leaving, just a sanitary towel. The doctor was not concerned about my irregular bleeding, recommended the pill (despite a history of migraine and depression!!) or the IUD. She didn't want to do any investigation. I feel that she jumped to the conclusion my irregular bleeding was weight related (referring to irregular bleeding in obese patients), despite all of my health markers being normal. Both my doctor and I are concerned about irregular bleeding and mid-cycle spotting, so much so that I have been referred to for a second opinion. I do not think that you should plug a gap of irregular bleeding with hormones (especially given the patients sensitivity towards them and potential risk of stroke!!) without investigation. While she explained the procedure briefly, she prepared me and left me in the stirrups for ten minutes while trying to find a consent form. The only thing on the consent form explained was the procedure; not aftercare (which I had to ask about), not the risk of not doing it. This was a thoroughly unacceptable experience.

everything seemed to go smoothly from my perspective. I requested a sterilization procedure, I got it, and I had a follow up. [...]

Thank you for proactively reaching out to specialty providers to share test results, chart notes and recommendations

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.