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Nicholas Fogelson, MD, FACOG


Dr. Nicholas Fogelson is a board-certified and fellowship-trained gynecologist and gynecologic surgeon in Portland, OR, and the founder of Northwest Endometriosis and Pelvic Surgery.

Dr. Fogelson is committed to providing absolutely world class surgical care to women with complex gynecologic surgical issues including endometriosis, chronic pelvic pain, heavy bleeding, fibroids, pelvic organ prolapse, and incontinence.  


Our practice sees patients from Oregon, Washington, Alaska, California, Idaho, Utah, as well as patients from around the country and the world  for advanced endometriosis care as well as other gynecologic surgical needs.  

Dr. Fogelson focuses on minimally invasive surgical techniques for all surgeries, and is able to complete the vast majority of surgeries via laparoscopy (keyhole surgery), even in cases that might be performed open by many surgeons.

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Dr. Fogelson is one of the few surgeons in the country to focus nearly exclusively in the area of endometriosis care, including the management of very complex cases including bowel, urinary tract, and thoracic disease.  He is also one of just a handful in the USA to have entered into formal training in the field of neuropelveology, a field dedicated to a deep neurologic understanding of pain and neurosensory dysfunction and new surgical and non-surgical approaches to its management.


Dr. Fogelson is also an in demand speaker and educator on the topic of advanced gynecologic surgery and endometriosis, and gives educational talks and tutors other surgeons both locally and at national and international meetings.

Dr. Fogelson's career history includes a long history of service in academic medical centers, with previous faculty positions at University of Hawai'i, University of South Carolina, and Emory University, where he was also Chief of Service for Gynecologic Surgery at Grady Memorial Hospital and the first specialty focused minimally invasive gynecologic surgeon at Emory University.  Dr. Fogelson moved to Portland, OR in 2015 to enter private practice as part of Pearl Women's Center, a practice focused on high quality gynecologic care and surgery.  Dr. Fogelson left the practice in 2018 to start Northwest Endometriosis and Pelvic Surgery (though we presently still reside in the physical space of Pearl Women's Center).

Limited Resume:



Undergraduate Education - University of Oregon Robert D. Clark Honors College

Medical School - Oregon Health and Science University School of Medicine

Fellowship - Emory University Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Advanced Pelvic Surgery Fellowship

Professional Affiliations:

  • Diplomate, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

  • Fellow, American Congress of Obstetricians  and Gynecologists

  • Member, American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists

  • Former President, Portland Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

  • Member, International Society of Neuropelveology

Previous Work Experience:

  • Assistant Professor, University of Hawai'i Dept of OB/GYN, 2005-2008

  • Assistant Professor, University of South Carolina Dept of OB/GYN, 2009 - 2011

  • Instructor and Fellow, Emory University Division of Gynecologic Oncology, 2011-2012

  • Assistant Professor, Chief of Service for GYN Surgery @ Grady Memorial, MIS GYN Surgeon Emory University, 2012-2015

  • Director of Gynecology, Pearl Women's Center, Portland, OR, 2015-2018

  • Faculty Member, Legacy Minimally Invasive Gynecology Surgery Fellowship, 2015 -> Present

  • Founder, Northwest Endometriosis and Pelvic Surgery, 2018 -> present.

Recent Educational Talks and Academic Appearances:

  • 2018 - MRI For Endometriosis: Images and Technique, American Association of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgeons (AAGL), Las Vegas, NV

  • 2018 - University of Hawai'i OB/GYN Grand Rounds - "Endometriosis: Overview of Science and Treatment"

  • 2017 - Surgical Moderator for Advanced Endometriosis Surgery - AAGL Meeting 2017, Washington, DC

  • 2017 - "Presacral Neurectomy - Technique and Anatomy" AAGL World Endometriosis Summit, Rekjavic, Iceland.

  • 2017 - Pearl Women's Center Surgical Film Festival, producer and contributor, Portland, OR

  • 2017 - KADLEC Health Grand Rounds - "Endometriosis: Overview of Science and Treatment", Richland, WA

  • 2016 - Participant, Stainless Steel Surgeon, AAGL Global Hysterectomy Summit 2016, San Diego, CA

  • 2016 - Moderator of Scientific Sessions - AAGL Global Hysterectomy Summit 2016, San Diego, CA

  • 2016 - Legacy Health Advanced Laparoscopic, Robotic, and Gynecologic Surgery Postgraduate Course - Lab Instructor and Lecturer

  • 2016 - "Mastering the Cost Effective Laparoscopic Hysterectomy" AAGL Global Hysterectomy Summit 2016, San Diego, CA

  • 2015 - "A prospective Survey of Postoperative Pain: A Comparison of Surgical Approaches in Gynecology" AAGL Meeting 2015, Las Vegas, NV.

  • 2013 "The Black Plague of the Pelvis: Review of Endometriosis Imaging Findings and Radiologic-Pathologic Correlation" Radiologic Society of North America 2013, Chicago, IL

  • + 18 additional talks prior

To read Dr. Fogelson's extensive online writings dating back to 2005 please see his blog Academic OB/GYN, as well as the NWEPS Blog.  Please also see our YouTube Channel for surgical videos and an archive of video messages from Dr. Fogelson

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