Joan Laufer, WHCNP-BC, C-MC

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Special Interest:
Breast Health
Accepting Patients:
English, French (some)

"Women with breast problems usually have a high level of anxiety before coming for their visit. I try to decrease that anxiety as soon as I meet them in the waiting room."


Joan Laufer specializes in women’s health and breast issues. She will see any woman with a breast problem that is not a known cancer. Some of the conditions she commonly helps patients with are breast lumps, nipple discharge, skin changes and pain. Joan also performs risk assessments for women with a family history of breast cancer. In any instance where cancer is detected, Joan works closely with OHSU's breast cancer specialists to make sure each patient is directed to the appropriate provider for continuing care.Originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Joan is married and has two children. Joan chose to work at OHSU because it offers so many opportunities for learning and involvement with associated disciplines. Also she is very proud to be part of the vision of OHSU - where healing, teaching and diversity come together. She enjoys serving on medical mission teams including trips to Haiti, Democratic Republic of Congo and Ethiopia. Joan's leisure pursuits include reading, biking, hiking and backpacking.


  • Degree:
    M.S.N., University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1994
  • Certification:
    Women's Health Nurse Practitioner,Breast Health Nurse Practitioner,Menopause Clinician, 2007.

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