Tamara A. Stenshoel, MD

Shelly Dickson, MOA

Obstetrics, Gynecology & Infertility

Dr. Tamara “Tami” Stenshoel grew up in Eugene. She is a second generation “Axeman” graduating from SEHS. Both of her parents were the “first generation Axeman“ of the family. Her kids both were third generation “Axeman.”

Four years later she completed 2 Bachelor of Science degrees at the U of O, in Speech Pathology and Audiology as well as Psychology. She also earned her teaching certification at that time. She started out teaching Special Education and completed her Master’s degree in Special Education, with a focus on severely handicapped children 2 years after undergrad.

Following four years of serving as a Special Education Teacher in Eugene, she returned to school to complete pre-med requirements. During this time, she worked as a laboratory technician in Biology at the U of O. She left Eugene to go on to medical school receiving her M.D. degree from OHSU. With her newborn daughter, Nonda and her husband, she left her beloved Northwest for internship and residency at the Arizona Health Sciences Center, School of Medicine, in Tucson. The program was valuable, but she learned the desert was not for her. On completing her residency, she returned to Eugene in 1992 to begin her practice of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She delivered her son, Gus, one month later.

In 1996, she co-founded Pacific Women’s Center with Dr. Beyerlein and Dr. Stafl. She has developed a strong practice because of her commitment to women’s health care, both physical and emotional. She strives to provide compassionate patient care by taking the time to listen and educate, resulting in a relationship that recognizes the involvement of both patient and physician. She strides to optimize health care to women of all ages. She truly loves her job.

Tami has been raising her children in Eugene and enjoys all the privileges that our area has to offer. She is a strong supporter of buying locally. You will often see her at the Farmer’s Market stocking up on the abundance of organic veggies. She enjoys hiking, skiing, biking, scuba diving, yoga/weight workouts, wine tasting and most important, spending time with her family and friends.

Little Known Fact After completing her Master’s degree she and 2 girlfriends packed up a VW Rabbit with camping gear and toured the US & Canada for a summer, visiting 30 states!

CERTIFICATION: Diplomate, American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology


1996 – Present
Partner and OB/GYN Specialist, Pacific Women’s Center, LLC, Eugene, Oregon 97401

1995 – 1996
Partner and OB/GYN Specialist, Oakway Women’s Center, P.C., Eugene, Oregon 97401

1992 – 1995
Partner and OB/GYN Specialist, Women’s Care Associates, Eugene, Oregon

1983 – 1984
Research Assistant, University of Oregon, Institute for Molecular Biology, Eugene, Oregon

1979 – 1981
Special Education Teacher, Eugene School District 4-J, Eugene, Oregon

1977 – 1979
Special Education Teacher, Center on Human Development, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon

Special Education Teacher, Shangri-La Corporation, Salem, Oregon


Residency, Arizona Health Sciences Center, School of Medicine, Department of OB/GYN

Internship, Arizona Health Sciences Center, School of Medicine, Department of OB/GYN

Medical School Oregon Health Sciences University, School of Medicine

1978 – 1980
M.S. Special Education, University of Oregon, Graduate School of Education

University of Oregon, Undergraduate School, Pre-med requirements, Non-degree program

Undergraduate, Undergraduate School, University of Oregon, B.S. Speech Pathology and Audiology, B.S. Psychology, Teaching Certification


Excellence in Laparoscopy

MRF Tartar Research Fellowship

John Stevenson Scholarship

Graduate Teaching Fellow


American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Oregon Medical Association
Lane County Medical Society


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