Michael P. Smrtka, MD - Physician and Surgeon in Portland, OR and Portland, OR

Provider Bio

Michael Smrtka, MD, is a board-certified maternal-fetal medicine physician and surgeon at Northwest Perinatal Center in Portland, Oregon.

About the Provider

Dr. Smrtka grew up in Detroit, Michigan with his three sisters. He attended Fordham University in The Bronx borough of New York City where he graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry. He received his medical degree from Duke University in North Carolina and went on to complete his OB/GYN residency and maternal-fetal medicine fellowship there, as well. During his time at Duke, Dr. Smrtka served as Administrative Chief Resident and was honored with a number of other awards. 

Dr. Smrtka enjoys the interactions he has with patients and their families and the privilege of helping them work toward good, healthy outcomes for one of the most important experiences of their lives. He is fascinated by the vast changes of pregnancy and enjoys taking care of all high-risk pregnancies. His particular clinical interests include bleeding and clotting disorders, obesity and prenatal diagnosis. Dr. Smrtka is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and maternal-fetal medicine.

Outside of work, Dr. Smrtka likes to cook, run and travel. He and his wife are excited to be in the Pacific Northwest and look forward to all that it has to offer.


  • American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, 2015
  • American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2014


  • Fellowship:

    Maternal Fetal Medicine, Duke University Hospital, 2013

  • Residency:

    OB/GYN, Duke University Hospital, 2010

  • Internship:

    OB/GYN, Duke University Hospital, 2007

  • Medical School:

    Doctor of Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine, 2006

  • Undergraduate Degree:

    Bachelor of Science, Chemistry, Fordham University, 2002


  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

  • American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine

  • Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine

  • Oregon Medical Association


  • Top Doctors and Nurses, Portland Monthly Magazine, 2018
  • Top Doctors and Nurses, Portland Monthly Magazine, 2017

Publications and Presentations

Venous Thromboembolism in Pregnancy, MEDx Talks, March 21, 2019 

Gestational Diabetes: Insulin Made Simple, MEDx Talks, January 24, 2018

Anemia in PregnancyPerinatal Progress, April, 2016

Oligohydramnios: Measurement & ManagementPerinatal Pregress, June, 2014


Patient Survey Responses

  • Provider Ratings (64)
  • Patient Comments (5)

Advice given to you on ways to stay healthy?

4.4 out of 5

Amount of time spent with you?

4.53 out of 5

Explaining things in a way you could understand?

4.51 out of 5

Including you in decision-making about your treatment plan?

4.38 out of 5

Instructions regarding medication/follow-up care?

4.49 out of 5

Knowledge of healthcare received from other providers?

4.38 out of 5

Knowledge of important information about your medical history?

4.37 out of 5

Taking time to answer your questions?

4.55 out of 5

The thoroughness of the examination?

4.37 out of 5

Willingness to listen carefully to you?

4.48 out of 5
  • 07/24/2019

    Is there anything else you would like to share about your experience with your provider?

    Knowledgeable, listens and easy to trust

  • 04/10/2019

    Is there anything else you would like to share about your experience with your provider?

    Great provided and very thorough. He does talk fast and sometimes quiet so there were times it was hard to understand him, but overall very happy with the visit!

  • 04/01/2019

    Is there anything else you would like to share about your experience with your provider?

    Very pleased with my consult with Dr. Smrtke--he listened to my concerns and was able to address them perfectly. I know he did research on my particular questions and provided me with actual data/studies to look over which I really appreciated; I definitely felt that he was treating me as an individual.

  • 01/17/2019

    Is there anything else you would like to share about your experience with your provider?

    There was confusion and my Ultrasound and genetic appointments were not scheduled together, this we had to make two trips to the clinic. However, Dr smtka was excellent!

  • 11/30/2018

    Is there anything else you would like to share about your experience with your provider?

    We discussed follow-up appointments, but none were requested by the doctor making it impossible for me to schedule.

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