Oregon Medical Board

Present Duties

Crown Plaza Building
The Crown Plaza Building in downtown Portland. It holds the offices of the Oregon Medical Board. (Oregon State Archives Photo)
The Oregon Medical Board has been protecting Oregon citizens through the regulation of the practice of medicine since 1889. The agency now licenses and regulates Medical Doctors (MD), Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine (DO), Doctors of Podiatric Medicine (DPM), Physician Assistants (PA) and Acupuncturists (LAc).

The 13-member board is composed of physicians, a physician assistant and two members of the public. The board sets qualifications for licensure and grants licenses to applicants who meet those requirements. It investigates complaints and disciplines licensees who violate state law (the Medical Practice Act). The board also supports rehabilitation and education for licensees in an effort to promote access to quality care for all Oregonians.

The board oversees more than 21,000 licensees. It is located in Portland and is staffed with nearly 40 employees.

Agency Website

Contact Information

Mailing Address: 1500 SW 1st Ave., #620, Portland 97201-5847
Telephone: 971-673-2700
Fax: 971-673-2670
General Email: omb.info@state.or.us
Contact: Nicole Krishnaswami, JD, Executive Director
Administrative Rules Coordinator Email: Nicole Krishnaswami 
Records Officer Email: Carol Brandt
Staff Directory from Oregon.gov
Location Map: by Google Maps

Legal and Legislative Information

Statutory Authority: ORS Chapter 677
Budget Analysis - by Legislative Fiscal Office
Audit Reports - select agency from menu

Records, Publications and General Information

Records Retention Schedule - a list of the public records kept at the agency