Leslie Myatt, Ph.D., FRCOG

  • Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine
  • Endowed Professor and Associate Director, Bob and Charlee Moore Institute of Nutrition and Wellness
  • Director of Perinatal Research, Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine
  • M.D./Ph.D. Program Committee, School of Medicine


Dr. Myatt was born and raised in Yorkshire, England and received both his BSc and PhD from the University of London, UK. He moved to Oregon in 2015 having previously been a faculty member at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, and at the University of Cincinnati, where he was Director of the NIH-funded Physician Scientist Training Program (MD/PhD) and the Women’s Reproductive Health Research Scholars Program. Dr. Myatt served as Editor of the journal Placenta (1997 to 2004), President of the Perinatal Research Society (1997), President of the International Federation of Placenta Associations (2002 to 2004) and President of the Society for Gynecologic Investigation (2009 to 2010).

He is internationally known for his research which applies basic science approaches to clinical problems in perinatology, including preeclampsia, preterm birth and gestational diabetes. His research interests include control of fetal placental vascular reactivity, the role of obesity, oxidative and nitrative stress in placental function and fetal programming and the regulation of prostaglandin synthesis and action in intrauterine tissues at parturition. He has published over 270 papers and 350 abstracts and has served on many review panels and study sections for NIH, CIHR and other international grant giving bodies. Dr. Myatt is also a member of the Global Pregnancy Collaboration (CoLab), which works with maternal and fetal medicine researchers around the globe to facilitate research addressing adverse pregnancy outcomes.

He was elected as a Fellow (ad eundem) of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in 2013 for his contributions to women’s health research and has been presented with the Naftolin Award for Mentorship and the Distinguished Scientist Award by the Society for Reproductive Investigation.

His passions in life are his family, mentorship and soccer. Memorable moments include meeting his wife, helicopter skiing and being embraced by Stevie Wonder!

Education and training

    • B.Sc., 1972, University of London
    • Ph.D., 1979, University of London

Memberships and associations:

  • Society for Reproductive Investigation
  • Endocrine Society

Areas of interest

  • Perinatology
  • Placental function



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