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MyEndometriosisTeam Medical Reviewer | Nicholas Fogelson, M.D.

Posted on May 13, 2022

Nicholas Fogelson, M.D.

Nicholas Fogelson, M.D., FACOG

Dr. Nicholas Fogelson is a board-certified and fellowship-trained gynecologist and gynecologic surgeon in Portland, Oregon 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. 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.

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 U.S. 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 nonsurgical approaches to its management.

Dr. Fogelson is also an in-demand speaker and educator on the topic of advanced gynecologic surgery and endometriosis, and he 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 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.


  • Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine (M.D.)
  • The Medical University of South Carolina (Residency)
  • Emory University (Fellowship)
  • Certifications

  • Certified by the American Board of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • Certified in Clinical Neuropelveology by the International Society of Neuropelveology
  • Professional Accolades

  • 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
  • Affiliations

  • Founder, Northwest Endometriosis and Pelvic Surgery