Justin J. Leitenberger M.D.

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Assistant Professor of Dermatology School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.8 out of 5 (327 Ratings, 122 Comments)

Expertise

  • Cancer
  • Dermatology
  • Surgery

Special focus on

  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Cosmetic and Laser Surgery Education
  • Melanoma
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Rare Cutaneous Malignancies
  • Skin Cancer in the Immunosuppressed
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Education

  • B.S., University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame Indiana 2003
  • M.D., University of Texas McGovern Medical School at Houston, Houston Texas 2008
  • Residency:

    • Dermatology, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR
  • Fellowship:

    • Dermatologic surgery, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Dermatology

Biography

Dr. Leitenberger specializes in all aspects of surgical dermatology with special interests in Mohs micrographic surgery, reconstructive surgery, and management of skin cancer in high-risk patients.  He is an assistant professor of dermatology and surgery, a co-director of Dermatologic Surgery, and a co-director of the High-Risk Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer Clinic. Dr. Leitenberger also performs laser and cosmetic surgery, including minimally-invasive laser skin resurfacing as well as injectable fillers and neurotoxins.  He enjoys supporting medical professional education and regularly instructs a surgical dermatology fellow, residents in dermatology and other surgical subspecialties, and rotating medical students.

Dr. Leitenberger received his medical degree from the University of Texas at Houston, during which time he received the Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship Award at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He completed both his dermatology residency and surgical fellowship subspecialty training at OHSU. Additionally, he  has published in several peer-reviewed journals and has spoken at national conferences.  Outside of work, Dr. Leitenberger enjoys spending time with his wife and two young boys, hiking, biking, skiing, and playing golf and tennis.

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Languages

  • English

Memberships and associations

  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
  • Dermatology Foundation
  • American College of Mohs Surgery
  • Oregon Medical Association
  • Oregon Dermatology Society

Clinical Trials

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Patient Ratings

4.8 out of 5 (327 Ratings, 122 Comments)

The patient ratings score is an average of all responses to the question "How likely would you be to recommend this provider to your family and friends (on a scale of 0 to 10)" on our nationally-recognized NRC patient surveys.

Patient Comments

  • Feb 27, 2019

    They r so kind

  • Feb 27, 2019

    Everything was done in a most professional and friendly manner. Well organized team.

  • Feb 27, 2019

    Every thing and every one did a was done really nice .

  • Feb 24, 2019

    He was personable and informative, and I had a good visit; moreover, he took the time to send my pathology report results over a weekend, which was a great relief to me and my family.

  • Feb 24, 2019

    Everyone very nice and professional.

  • Feb 16, 2019

    I thought Dr. Leitenberger was amazing, very talented surgeon and I thought the process couldn't have gone better. The only negative feedback I would have would be I wasn't really prepared for the intensity of what I went through I guess is the right word. That's not a negative that would keep me from coming back or recommending, but just just feedback something to be considered. Thank you.

  • Feb 14, 2019

    Had a great experience. The staff was very friendly and professional. Was in and out in a timely manner. Very proficient in what they do.

  • Feb 13, 2019

    It was a great experience from start to finish, real knowledgeable staff. Everyone was very helpful. Very competent. The waiting area was nice and relaxing. Other than that. That was it. Thank you.

  • Feb 11, 2019

    staff was professional, knowledgeable and polite.

  • Feb 08, 2019

    Dr. Leitenberger and Eddie were great as always. They are very upbeat and caring, consider the patient's perspective and performed great work (liquid nitrogen and a skin biopsy). Thank you for the excellent service.

  • Feb 08, 2019

    I've been going to OHSU for about 18 years for the same problem.I sort of know what to expect by now. I love the people and the service. I've always been treated well and taken good care of. I've become friends with almost everyone in this department. They all treat me with love and care. Thank you ALL!!

  • Feb 08, 2019

    I was very pleased with Dr. (INAUDIBLE) and all of his staff. They were extremely gracious and caring. It made me completely feel at ease. I would highly recommend them at to anyone and I was 6 very very happy. So I hope that helps and whatever you're doing. They were courteous and they were accommodating. And ask any questions that was asked they answered them as best they could and explained everything to me in detail. I really don't have much more to say other than I was extremely happy with them. And I thank you for calling me.

  • Feb 08, 2019

    Yeah, I arrived at OHSU just did morning and I have to say with his team that he works with everybody was great. I felt comfortable. They reassured me everything flows smoothly. He was there there wasn't a long wait at all and I would definitely recommend him and his team to to anybody who was the need of a Dermatological surgeon or whatever his title is so thank you. I did enjoy my experience. As much as possible.

  • Feb 06, 2019

    Dr. Lightenberger and his team is awesome. This is my 3rd Mohs procedure and I am always very impressed with this team and their efficiency.

  • Jan 31, 2019

    You did a great job. This is the second time he's done a surgery for me and this cars are almost invisible.

  • Jan 31, 2019

    Well, he was just fine. Just like going to any doctor, you know, you wait, you go in and and he was fine. I don't have any complaints. Thank you. Bye.

  • Jan 30, 2019

    Professional, friendly, caring person

  • Jan 20, 2019

    excellent

  • Jan 20, 2019

    He seemed to be an expert in this field. He was thorough, fast and communicative. Very friendly.

  • Jan 20, 2019

    I had a very good experience at Dr. Leitenberger. I was quite nervous going in and they had a warm blanket there. I was shivering after the the numbing of the lower part of my leg and so far but it calmed right down and they were oh so, so professional.

  • Jan 19, 2019

    Excellent

  • Jan 19, 2019

    Excellent Doctor.

  • Jan 19, 2019

    He was great, very informative about process, very friendly and understanding. Did a wonderful job

  • Jan 19, 2019

    The provider was great personable and good bed side manner and the procedure that I had was pretty uncomfortable and he tried to make it as comfortable as possible that was appreciated.

  • Jan 18, 2019

    I arrived early, and his staff was ready. They continue to be efficient, friendly and competent.

  • Jan 18, 2019

    Professional, personable and dood at what he does!

  • Jan 18, 2019

    Yes, my feedback really is not specifically just for Dr. Leitenberger. It's really for his entire team. The group is very well organized and professional and took a lot of care and did a very professional job, which left me totally satisfied.

  • Jan 16, 2019

    Obviously very competent. Explained the procedure in detail.

  • Jan 13, 2019

    Excellent, professional, and very friendly.

  • Jan 12, 2019

    Excellent, well organized team and bedside manner. Dr. Leitenberger is knowledgeable, confident, and highly skilled. One feels completely safe in his hands.

  • Jan 12, 2019

    They were very kind, very professional, except when it came to what is to be done post opp. We left a little bit confused because the doctor said at first for us to remove the bandage in 24 hours and start applying petroleum jelly. But maybe because we seemed a little unsure about doing that ourselves, he said well just come back Monday and we'll do it and then on Friday the sutures will be removed I think.

  • Jan 11, 2019

    I was informed on the process and made comfortable while waiting for the numbing to take effect.

  • Jan 11, 2019

    Yes I felt the experience was professional and all my questions were answered as needed.

  • Jan 10, 2019

    Very professional. They had a...I felt very confident. They continued to give information about what was happening to me, what might happen. Made it very clear on follow up and what that meant and how to care for myself, as well as had it written instructions, and yet they all, the whole crew, was really friendly and made you feel very good.

  • Jan 09, 2019

    fast and efficient

  • Jan 09, 2019

    He explained the procedure to me and made me feel relaxed

  • Jan 05, 2019

    very personable and caring. Staff is excellent.

  • Jan 05, 2019

    The whole staff was friendly!

  • Jan 01, 2019

    He explained everything from the surgery to the after care in a thorough, straight forward, sincere manner.

  • Jan 01, 2019

    Genuine, listened, professional, caring

  • Jan 01, 2019

    Very pleasant and professional.

  • Jan 01, 2019

    Dr. Leitenberger has an easy bedside manner which shows his comfort with his ability and, just as important, with his patients. I was at OHSU for day surgery and Dr. Leitenberger provided a light, friendly, but professional environment, before and during the surgical process. Vinny, the medical assistant, was also very professional and good at what he was assigned to do.

  • Dec 31, 2018

    The services that OHSU, the Knight cancer center and Dr.Leitenberger provided was very professional and expedient. I have no complaints

  • Dec 29, 2018

    Dr. Leitenberger is very professional and friendly. He is very concerned about his patients and listens and addresses concerns.

  • Dec 28, 2018

    Everything went as was explained.

  • Dec 28, 2018

    I had a great experience.

  • Dec 28, 2018

    Exactly what I expected, all staff I had contact with were friendly and professional.

  • Dec 28, 2018

    Explain what was going to be done and what I could expect in simple terms that I could understand

  • Dec 27, 2018

    Great caring staff! What I wasn't so happy about was how loud the general atmosphere was. The door to where I was receiving surgery was left open and I could easily hear light-hearted conversations between classified staff. I would have preferred the door being shut. I was nervous and the clamor from the hallways didn't provide comfort.

  • Dec 27, 2018

    Everything was really well done. Staff was courteous. Everybody was pretty much on time. Surgery was very smooth and easy. I would recommend them. Thank you.