Elizabeth Collins, ND

Adjunct Faculty


I really love watching families grow and learn together, and helping them along their way. My private practice in NE Portland focuses mainly on women and children, including natural childbirth/ midwifery.

Courses taught:
•    BAS418/428/438  Basic Science Clinical Correlates I, II, III
•    NOS632  Pediatrics
•    NOS699E  Pediatrics Elective

Getting to Know Dr. Collins

Birthplace: Philadelphia, PA
High School: Germantown Friends School
Activities: reading, cooking, baking, knitting, movies, napping
Movies: The Princess Bride, This is Spinal Tap, Monty Python everything, Love Actually
Favorite Restaurant: whichever one I am currently in
What I like best about Portland: First and foremost, probably Powell’s. Well, that and the relaxed attitudes most everywhere. I love going to the symphony and seeing people in formal wear next to people in jeans, and no one cares. There are also so many great restaurants and places to go, all accessible but none obligatory. It’s an easy place to live.

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Curriculum Vitae

Updated November 21, 2008 

License to practice Midwifery and NARM certification, Washington State, August 1999
NCNM Natural Childbirth certificate, June 1997
Oregon Certificate to Practice Natural Childbirth, November 1996
Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine,  National College of Naturopathic Medicine, June 1996
Bachelor of Arts in English, Reed College, May, 1989, thesis title long forgotten
National College of Natural Medicine, Portland, Oregon
September 1997 to present  Adjunct faculty
2006- present Pediatrics (co-taught with Jennifer Gibbons, ND)
2003-2005 Obstetrics I/ Natural childbirth for the general practitioner
2001-present Advanced Pediatrics
2000-present Organ Systems (sections)
1998-2003 Obstetrical Emergencies, Emergency Medicine, guest lecturer
1998-2001 Palpation lab, NCNM
1997-present Basic Sciences Clinical Correlates, NCNM
1996- 1999 Childbirth Education classes, Portland, OR
Current Neonatal and infant CPR
Current Adult and child Basic Life Support
1997 Certification to perform intravenous micronutrient therapy
1997-present Member, Oregon Association of Naturopathic Physicians
1997-present Member, American Association of Naturopathic Physicians
1996-present Member, American College of Naturopathic Obstetricians
“Naturopathic Obstetrics,” Midwifery Today, 2000
"Echinacea and Immunity," Prima Press, 1999
For the year of 2008, done and planned (incomplete list, not all plans are made yet)
Naturopathic Midwifery Case review, various instructors
OSHA training, through Physicians’ Resource
Advanced Fetal Monitoring through Professional Education Center
AANM Spring Midwifery Conference, various instructors
OHSU OB/ GYN conference, various instructors