Van Houten, Lauren

Laura E Van Houten, MD


  • Specialty: Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Clinical Interests: Breast Health, High Risk Obstetrics, Infertility, Obstetrics, Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Complete Women's Health
  • Languages: English, Interpreters Available
  • Gender: Female


Dr. Van Houten was born and raised in Portland. She received her undergraduate degree from Brown University, graduating with honors in Bio-Medical Ethics. Following college she lived in Boston, working in research at Brigham and Women's Hospital and completing the Health Careers Program at Harvard University. She returned to Portland to attend medical school at Oregon Health and Sciences University (OHSU) where she also earned a Masters of Public Health in Epidemiology and Biostatistics. She remained at OHSU to complete her internship and residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Long dedicated to the health and care of women, Dr. Van Houten enjoys the breadth of practice encompassing both obstetrics and gynecology. Her areas of specific interest include high risk and normal obstetrics, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, vulvar health, adolescent health, and contraceptive management. She seeks to provide women with the knowledge to make informed decisions to facilitate their personal health and well-being.

Dr. Van Houten describes herself as an avid reader, crossword puzzle addict, NPR groupie, and dedicated runner. She and her husband are active supporters of the arts and enjoy the Pacific Northwest outdoors with their family including their Jack Russell Terrier, Evie Knievel.

Education and Certification

  • Medical School: Oregon Health & Science University
  • Residency: Oregon Health & Science University
  • Internship: Oregon Health & Science University

Personal Interests

Reading, Running, Spending time with family, Outdoor Activities, Art Appreciation

Contact Information

  • Practice Name: Legacy Medical Group - Portland Obstetrics and Gynecology

Office Locations

  1. Primary Address
    Legacy Medical Group - Portland Obstetrics and Gyn
    • 1130 NW 22nd Ave, Stuie 120
    • Portland, OR, 97210
    • Phone: 503 413-7353
    • Fax: 503 413-7223

Hospital Locations

  1. Primary Address
    Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center
    • 1015 NW 22nd Ave.
    • Portland, OR, 97210
    • Phone: 503-413-7711
    • Toll-Free: 1-800-733-9959