Marianne R. Pestoff, M.D., FACOG

Dr. Pestoff was born and raised in Avon, Ohio, just west of Cleveland. She did her undergraduate and medical school training in Indiana attending Purdue University and Indiana University respectively. After graduating from medical school she moved with her husband John to Asheville for her residency training in OB/GYN through MAHEC. She has been practicing in Asheville since 1999. Dr. Pestoff has three children and enjoys hiking in the Blue Ridge Mountains, cooking, running, and gardening.

Curriculum Vitae


Undergraduate | August 1896-August 1990
Bachelor of Science in Biology
Purdue University
West Lafayette, Indiana

Medical | August 1991-July 1993
Wright State University
Dayton, Ohio

Doctor of Medicine | August 1993-June 1995
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, Indiana

Residency | July 1995-June 1999
Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC)
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology | Director Hal C. Lawrence III, MD
Asheville, NC   


North Carolina Medical Board | Physician and Surgeon License No. | Approved 6/1995-Current

Diplomat American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology | Issued January 11, 2002 | Current

Fellow American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology Issues |  December 31, 2002

American Association for Pro-Life Gynecologist and Obstetricians | Current


Member/Physician/ Nurse Liaison committee | Mission Hospitals | Asheville, NC | September 2005 - 2007

Chairman Division of Gynecology/Women's Service Line | Mission Hospitals | Asheville, NC | January 2006 - April 2006

Vice Chairman Women's Service Line | Mission Hospitals | Asheville, NC | January 2004 - December 2005

Chairman of Quality Improvement Committee | Mission Hospitals | Asheville, NC | January 2002 – December 2003

Chairman Perinatal Education Committee | Mission Hospitals | Asheville, NC | January 2000 – December 2001  


Passing Through The Paus
Traditional and Alternative Therapies to Hormone Replacement
Mission Hospitals – 1997, 2001
Asheville, NC

Surviving a Lawsuit
Gynecologic Oncology Conference
Mission Hospitals,
Asheville, NC

Young Women and Breast Cancer
Gynecologic Oncology Conference
Mission Hospitals
Asheville, NC

Pregnancy and Abnormal Pap Smears: a literary review at
the Residency Research Day, Mission Hospitals
Asheville, NC - 1997

Pregnancy and Abnormal Pap Smears: a retrospective study at the
Residency Research Day, Mission Hospitals
Asheville, NC - 1998

Pregnancy and Abnormal Pap Smears: a prospective analysis at the
Residency Research Day, Mission Hospitals Asheville, NC – 1999