Justin J. Leitenberger M.D.

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Assistant Professor of Dermatology School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.8 out of 5 (531 Ratings, 238 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 (531 Ratings, 238 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

  • Jul 29, 2019

    professional, caring

  • Jul 25, 2019

    It was good

  • Jul 18, 2019

    Very professional, friendly, and patient. The entire team made me as comfortable as possible. I was always informed about progress and the next step as the procedure was accomplished.

  • Jul 18, 2019

    The dermatology surgery department is a very effecient operation, from the friendly and knowledgeable check in desk through all members of the medical staff. My thanks to you for your thoughtful care.

  • Jul 17, 2019

    great care, nurses outstanding, all in all a good experience.

  • Jul 17, 2019

    My doctor is very professional, very good and very, very, very courteous and I (INAUDIBLE) his experience. Thank you very much.

  • Jul 15, 2019

    very skilled and knowledgeable

  • Jul 13, 2019

    Dr. Leitenberger was very nice and explained my biopsy report before surgery in away that was understandable. I asked several questions which he and the fellow student doctors were able to answer. This experience was much better than my last experience at the dermatology surgery center. Dr. Leitenberger Checked in after they got all the cancer from the Mohs surgery before closing up to make sure I was okay and talking to the fellow doctor on how to close my wound. He checked in one more time with me before I left to let me know if I have any concerns or problems to call the office. This was a completely different experience than the last time I was there in October of last year. This time around everyone was very professional and explained to me in great detail about wound care and patched up my wound appropriately. I would definitely recommend Dr Leitenberger to other patients.

  • Jul 13, 2019

    Dr. Leitenberger and his team were very professional and talked me through every step in the procedure.

  • Jul 13, 2019

    Dr. Leitenberger was fantastic, as was everyone on the team. They convey a great combination of knowledge, confidence, and humor. I felt comfortable and well-cared for the whole way through. I'm especially grateful for the concern they showed for how to best close the wound leaving as little trace of the procedure as possible. They made what I'm sure can be a frightening experience as pleasurable as is possible.Top-notch folks, from the doctors to the nurses.

  • Jul 13, 2019

    Every one was kind, efficient, caring and professional.

  • Jul 13, 2019

    Absolutely one of the most professional doctors I've run into. Very conscientious and everything turned out very well.

  • Jul 11, 2019

    Kind, friendly, and highly skilled, obviously knows what he is doing, teaches while he performs the procedure, is very reassuring and explains everything he is doing.

  • Jul 11, 2019

    Super nice and very conscientious about his work.

  • Jul 11, 2019

    I was extremely impressed by the thoughtfulness and caring of Dr. Leitenberger and his associates. I felt totally comfortable and I worried the next day about what to do and so forth everything worked out fine, and I think he's an absolutely fabulous doctor and I appreciate him so so much. Thank you.

  • Jul 09, 2019

    Excellent! Competent, personable and speedy.

  • Jul 09, 2019

    Personal professional patient listens well and provide information that is understandable.

  • Jul 06, 2019

    Hi, Dr. Leitenberger is a wonderful surgeon. I have been with him for several procedures. He's always been very professional. I would recommend him to anybody, my mother, my father, or for our family and our friends. So please yes. We are very happy with Dr. Leitenberger.

  • Jul 03, 2019

    Very good

  • Jul 02, 2019

    Dr. Leitenberger was kind and efficient and genuinely concerned about the welfare of the patient. For me he suggested and alternative form of care which reduced the cost and number of appointments required to complete the care. Also the procedure was completed without any form of pain something that is certainly of paramount importance to all patients.

  • Jul 02, 2019

    Professional Friendly

  • Jun 29, 2019

    Dr. Justin Leitenberger had very nice PR skills as far as I can tell he did a beautiful job with a surgical procedure and made things run very smoothly.

  • Jun 26, 2019

    He is very kind, thorough and friendly. He removed a skin cancer on my face as well as instructing his assistant (nurse) to wrap. my injured legs from a previous accident).He removed lesion from my right temple and gave me both written and verbal directions on the care and follow-up! A very caring and excellent physician! I definitely would refer my friends and/ or family to him!

  • Jun 25, 2019

    Everything was fine. Very Professional

  • Jun 19, 2019

    Dr. Leitenberger was very personable, reassuring and positive, as were his associates. I am a Kaiser patient, and was referred to OHSU for a MOHS procedure. It was a pleasant experience.

  • Jun 16, 2019

    Dr. Leitenberger was excellent. He is extremely competent, caring, and personable. Dr. Leitenberger clearly explained the procedure and answered all of my questions and concerns. When I had a reaction to the epinephrine injection used for numbing, he had me stay and return to the office after a few hours to make sure I was doing O.K. After returning, I was still not completely OK, so he had me return a couple of hours later. By then, all was fine and he sent me home after telling me to be sure to call if I had any further problems. I was so impressed with his compassion and thoroughness. What an excellent doctor!

  • Jun 14, 2019


  • Jun 14, 2019

    Dr. Leitenberger is fantastic! Provided detailed information about the procedure, how to mitigate scarring and aftercare. He and his entire staff are a well oiled machine. Efficient while showing sensitivity and compassion for their patients.

  • Jun 14, 2019

    He answered questions very clearly and willingly.

  • Jun 14, 2019

    Yes, I just wanted to say thank you to the whole team of [Name] surgery at OHSU. They were just excellent as always. I'd been there many many times and I'm just so grateful and thankful for the care you give thank you. This is [Name]

  • Jun 14, 2019

    He was very excellent and I can't think of anything a person could do to be any better. Thank you.

  • Jun 14, 2019

    I had an excellent experience. I felt well taken care of. The doctor checked in with me constantly to see if everything was okay, asked me if I had any questions, made sure I was aware of everything that was going on with the procedure on both days, both having the surgery and then getting stitched up on the second day. So I felt well cared for not only by the doctor, but all the connected staff, as well the photographer, everybody, person who dressed me with the bandage on my nose, pressure bandage, etc. So, well cared for.

  • Jun 13, 2019

    Excellent providers both doctors and nurses working with them.

  • Jun 12, 2019

    Great attitudes and communications between staff members and Docs. That speaks to the confidence and skill of the team. and besides... they had coffee in the lounge, most excellent.

  • Jun 11, 2019

    This was my third or fourth surgery with Dr. Leitenberger; all but one of them [Name] I believe. He's always good and this time he was even better.The nurses and assistants are all friendly, competent, professional, as was his fellow and resident. Dr. Leitenberger himself seems at the top of his game, respected by the staff and respectful of the patient.No one likes surgery, but every time I see him I know I am going to be well-treated. He and all the others tell me what they are going to do, ask if it's okay (if that's appropriate), and project an air of competence and caring. More to the point, when it comes to wielding a scalpel, he's really good at it.

  • Jun 11, 2019

    That is very enjoyable all the people up there are fantastic. They all have smiles on their face and they treat you like you're long, lost friend. I really enjoy it.

  • Jun 08, 2019


  • Jun 06, 2019

    He is so great. Very happy with my..... my time at the hospital.

  • Jun 04, 2019

    Very thorough and efficient

  • May 31, 2019

    I was very impressed with Dr. Leitenberger. I have seen him before. He's very professional, very nice young man, and I would recommend him to anyone.

  • May 28, 2019

    Dr. Leitenberger was very competent. His....I did not see him very much. Actually, he just came in to make sure that the procedure was complete. His fellow was very per....Joe, Dr. Joe, I believe his name was, was very competent and compassionate and what I look for in a physician.

  • May 25, 2019

    everything went great, wonderful staff

  • May 25, 2019

    Friendly, informative, efficient, competent. Haven’t taken off dressing for sx yet so cannot commit in stitching and recovery. Procedure seemed to go smoothly.

  • May 25, 2019

    I’ve had surgery by this doctor before so I have confidence he knows what he’s doing and is good at it.

  • May 24, 2019

    Dr. Leitenberger and his staff were just so calm cool and collected. Very professional and made a tough experience for me go very smoothly. Everyone made me feel comfortable.

  • May 23, 2019

    Highly competent, thorough, kind, explained the process in detail, gave amply opportunity for my questions before, during and after procedure.

  • May 23, 2019

    We appreciate your considerate attention during the procedure. Thank you, [Name]

  • May 23, 2019

    Hello, it's me impressed with the efficiency of Dr. Leitenberger staff. It was a pleasure to see them reschedule and schedule my surgery and accommodate you as best I could and I'm really happy to see the things work well, and I'm hopeful that test your system is not going to be. Damaged by people who don't appreciate it. I lived in Europe and I can tell you the wave. The scheduling has been done in the help has been provided but double checking and accommodating person an emergency situation. It's just excellent.

  • May 23, 2019

    Everything was on time. Everything was explained to me fully and as far as I can tell the date the results of been very very good. So it's a good experience.

  • May 22, 2019

    His dermo team up are terrific— I felt like a guest of honor at a (non-exclusive) party. They are a team that Atul Gawande would be proud of.