Justin J. Leitenberger M.D.

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Assistant Professor of Dermatology School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.8 out of 5 (705 Ratings, 307 Comments)


  • 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


  • 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


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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  • 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

Patient Ratings

4.8 out of 5 (705 Ratings, 307 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

  • Oct 19, 2019

    Everyone was extremely kind and considerate! Thank you.

  • Oct 19, 2019


  • Oct 17, 2019

    I had a procedure. Dr was very nice and explained very well what he will do.

  • Oct 16, 2019


  • Oct 16, 2019

    The staff I interfaced with were all very professional, organized, and respectful.

  • Oct 15, 2019

    Even though it took several months after diagnosis for the appointment date - I could not have asked for a better experience at the facility.

  • Oct 14, 2019

    during a stressful time they were thoughtful, professional and truly cared to minimize the stress, outstanding

  • Oct 10, 2019

    I think you're very professional. And did a great job. It was no waiting to speak of. And I felt like I was taken care of very well.

  • Oct 08, 2019

    Very caring, listened to my questions.

  • Oct 07, 2019

    Very good experience. Procedure was well explained and all participants were very caring.

  • Oct 05, 2019

    Friendly and efficient

  • Oct 04, 2019

    The staff was very professional, capable, and worked together seamlessly. They went out of their way to make me feel comfortable and relaxed.

  • Sep 27, 2019

    Dr and his assistant were here kind and explained every step and were very professional. I especially liked his assistant.

  • Sep 27, 2019

    I'm very happy with how my surgery went and and it appears. I'm healing just fine. Thank you.

  • Sep 26, 2019

    We loved our doctor. He helped us make decisions that we needed help with.

  • Sep 26, 2019

    Dr. Leittenberger is always kind, considerate, knowlegable and proffesional.

  • Sep 26, 2019

    I had a very good experience. Dr. Leitenberger was an excellent physician to have anything done with. Anyway, it was a very good experience.

  • Sep 24, 2019

    the staff was very caring and did well at explaining the procedure. The nurses were great and very attentive. One of them, Allison, was very helpful at calming me when my anxiety got the best of me, during the procedure a few times.

  • Sep 19, 2019


  • Sep 19, 2019

    Dr. Leitenberger and. his Medical Assistant are both professional and empathetic . Great medical team.

  • Sep 19, 2019

    Dr. Leitenberger Dr. Sorensen his staff. We're very compassionate and caring. I appreciated the Dr. Leitenberger spent a great deal of time analyzing how he was going to do the reconstructive spot on after he had done the surgery to cause the minimum of the scarring. And so I've been very pleased with my care and I feel very confident about the outcome. Thank you. Bye.

  • Sep 17, 2019

    I had this doctor do a thing to me twice and did a good job. Bye.

  • Sep 16, 2019

    Efficiency and personal, very easy to talk with. Making sure I understood the procedure.

  • Sep 15, 2019

    Yes, he is very knowledgeable and thorough and very informative and I really enjoyed the. I appreciate it very much. Thank you.

  • Sep 12, 2019

    Everyone from receptionist, nurses and doctors were very professional and seemed truly concerned about my care. Very much appreciated.

  • Sep 12, 2019

    Dr. Justin Leitenberger was the most professional and fun doctor that I think I've ever been to. He and his staff made me feel at home. I was anxious. I wasn't nervous and it's all because of them. They just gave me so much confidence and that everything was going to be alright, and they told me everything they were doing or about to do and it just made me feel really comfortable and I had a lot of fun with all of them laughing and I just really enjoyed my experience.

  • Sep 10, 2019

    It was by far the best and least stressful experience of this type I have ever had. I can't believe the professionalism that I received.

  • Sep 10, 2019

    Fine. Exceeds expectations.

  • Sep 10, 2019

    Professional and efficient.

  • Sep 10, 2019

    My experience has been very good . I thank everyone for there help .

  • Sep 09, 2019

    The experience was comfortable and caring (except for the needle, which was unfortunately a necessity). Loved the doctors and nursing staff. I felt informed and prepared.

  • Sep 07, 2019

    The whole experience was very comfortable, I'd say. The doctor, very helpful and informative and willing to answer all questions. And all the staff was very helpful as well. Thank you.

  • Sep 07, 2019

    very professional, timely, and informatie

  • Sep 07, 2019

    Amazing experience always at OHSU! The doctor, interns, medical students, nursing staff, techs- everyone made me feel comfortable, supported and taken care of during my entire proceedure!

  • Aug 29, 2019

    Dr. Leitenberger was very, very helpful and has been every time we have met with him. I have nothing but High Praise for him. Thank you.

  • Aug 27, 2019

    All went well and it was my first time so didn’t really know what to expect. The doctor and all the nurses were super nice and confident. Waiting to take bandage off to see the result!

  • Aug 24, 2019

    What they were very thorough and they did a great day did a great job everything was done correctly. They gave me plenty of time we'll make is actually what was going on exactly what they said. What happens cos exactly that did have so I had a great great great time.

  • Aug 23, 2019

    Yes, I was very happy with Dr Leitenberger, he was very very nice and I couldn't ask for better care. I was very happy with him so I don't know what else to say. But anyway, I think he's an excellent doctor.

  • Aug 23, 2019

    In and out in time estimated. Professional, friendly and accommodating. Aide even helped me down to curbside where my ride was. A little tipsy after surgery.

  • Aug 23, 2019

    Generally positive

  • Aug 21, 2019

    Totally professional and knowledgeable. Excellent rapport. Thorough and unhurried in discussion of recommended management. Clearly respected by staff; obviously reciprocated.

  • Aug 20, 2019

    The entire dermatology team was exceptional, understanding of our particular needs, accommodating.

  • Aug 16, 2019

    Excellent team made me feel at ease and comfortable.

  • Aug 15, 2019

    The doctor was very intelligent. He told me everything that he was going to do to me and I was very comfortable with him.

  • Aug 14, 2019

    Fabulous surgeon & team!

  • Aug 14, 2019

    very affable guy and competent. He explained thoroughly the procedure he was going to use and why. His team was also excellent

  • Aug 14, 2019

    Wondeful!It couldn't be any better!All the staff are extremely caring and experienced.I highly recommend them all at OHSU DERMATOLOGY.

  • Aug 13, 2019

    Great doctor and team

  • Aug 13, 2019

    Everyone was very nice and communicative about every step of the procedure. The waiting room was comfortable. The paperwork mailed to me prior helped me understand the day and made the building easy to find.

  • Aug 13, 2019

    The entire Derm Surgery Team was thorough, efficient, and personable. The procedure went well without significant pain. Was quite happy with the experience and will recommend OHSU Derm Surgery most highly!