Justin J. Leitenberger M.D.

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Faculty profile

Assistant Professor of Dermatology School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.8 out of 5 (795 Ratings, 360 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

Patient Ratings

4.8 out of 5 (795 Ratings, 360 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

  • Dec 19, 2019

    Always friendly and explains everything.

  • Dec 19, 2019

    Yes, my experience with OSU has been great. So is the VA hospital and my doctor, I've had him 20 years almost so he's a good guy. Alright. Thank you. Goodbye.

  • Dec 17, 2019

    Very proficient, organized, professional & polite staff.

  • Dec 17, 2019

    Enjoyable staff and doctor. Listened to my concerns and made me feel comfortable.

  • Dec 14, 2019

    Everyone that took care of me was absolutely wonderful. Very caring and Nice. Interested in how I was doing and making me feel at ease and comfortable. If you are going to have to have something like this done I couldn't think of a better place and group of Health care professionals to do it.Wonderful experience

  • Dec 13, 2019

    Made me feel very comfortable.

  • Dec 13, 2019

    I had a lot of confidence in him. He presented himself well, explained things well, very competent and couldn't be more pleased with this provider. Thank you.

  • Dec 12, 2019

    I was treated great by the staff. of course it hurt but not as much as when you did my lip.

  • Dec 12, 2019

    Dr. Leitenberger and his entire team were very efficient, providing all needed information every step of the way, and all provided concerned care.

  • Dec 11, 2019

    Fast, friendly, efficient from the information desk to the end of the procedure. Z was a real pleasure.

  • Dec 10, 2019

    OHSU staff was professional and friendly.

  • Dec 10, 2019

    He was extremely good excellent. I don't know how else to put it.

  • Dec 06, 2019

    Our experience with OHU was absolutely wonderful. They were a very gracious team of doctors. We are very, very truly blessed to have them help us to the degree that they did in one single visit. We are just absolutely over the moon happy and very very satisfied, and we thank you very much, and we wish you all the very best of holidays.

  • Dec 04, 2019

    Very friendly and efficient. Each nurse and resident introduced themselves and their role in my treatment. Procedure went very well with minimal discomfort. Results were explained clearly, as was at-home care of my surgical wound. Adequate supplies provided for at-home care

  • Dec 04, 2019

    I though Dr. Letienberger was was cordial. He was very attentive, good listener, inspired confidence and was very likable. I think the reception staff was efficient. I think that's all I have to say.

  • Dec 03, 2019

    Hi, never had any personal experience with the OHSU. I heard some people in the past say that they've been some issues that made them think that these are the quality of service of the individuals were less than less than astute. But my one and only experience so far in the Dermatology Department. Everybody was knowledgeable, friendly took care of business and then did what what I hope they do so that's why I've I've put the number 10 is my overall experience during my visit to OHSU

  • Nov 26, 2019

    everything went smoothly - good outcome - no problems so far

  • Nov 24, 2019

    Very respectful Doctors, nurses and assistants.

  • Nov 22, 2019

    Everyone is friendly and kind which helps settle down this nervous patient.

  • Nov 22, 2019

    I though that he was absolutely very, very good, I have nothing negative to say about him or his team.

  • Nov 19, 2019

    A great team effort by all involved.Dr.Leitenberger and the Fellow and Resident and Nurses did a fine job explaining what they were doing at each step and were capable and efficient. I felt comfortable and informed through entire procedure. Great job !

  • Nov 15, 2019

    professional, efficent and friendly.

  • Nov 15, 2019

    The Dr. & MA were fabulous. The administrative staff that greets you first to check in could use some training.

  • Nov 15, 2019

    Hi, Dr. Leitenberger was very personal and personable as well as totally professional, and made me feel comfortable with the procedure that he was doing. I was I just had a great experience there. So I would have no hesitation just in case I don't have the opportunity his MA whose name was Eddie was also awesome.

  • Nov 14, 2019

    He was really nice. Took his time. He didn’t seem rushed. Clearly explained the procedure. And made a plan with me about my care.

  • Nov 14, 2019

    Very efficient team.Good attitude, compassionate.

  • Nov 12, 2019

    My first go with skin cancer. Check-in was smooth for this slightly nervous patient. All staff were very professional and yet at the same ready with a smile and responsive to my dumb nervous humor. Information flowed well throughout the procedure. Felt like a family. Procedures afterwards were very clear. If you INSIST on getting skin cancer, then I recommend OHSU dermatology and surgery.

  • Nov 11, 2019

    Very good experience, excellent professional. Thank you.

  • Nov 09, 2019

    3rd MOHS in 3 months and Dr. Justin is very professional and personal, as well as a scalpel and stitch artist. ALL staff are wonderful—no improvements necessary as this place is as good as it can be.

  • Nov 09, 2019

    Got me out of there fast. I appreciated it.

  • Nov 09, 2019

    Excellent

  • Nov 08, 2019

    Everyone was professional and friendly. The procedure was explained extremely well. A special thank you to all the nurses, they were great.

  • Nov 08, 2019

    Friendly, helpful Staff.Physician worked efficiently and removed skin cancer from lower leg.Long wait for lab to confirm all cancer removed. Wait for wound to be dressed before discharge. Nurses very efficient.

  • Nov 08, 2019

    I was very confident in all doctors, nurses & administrative personnel. The facilities are great, clean & well organized. The doctor explained all the steps & options very well.

  • Nov 07, 2019

    Everyone I came in contact with was helpful, friendly, profrssional and caring. From dr leitenberger to the residents, nurses, and registration staff.

  • Nov 07, 2019

    Pleasant intake clerk, nice waiting room, friendly & professional staff. They all made me feel comfortable.

  • Nov 07, 2019

    Provided full explanation of pending procedure. Answered questions so I could understand. Seemed compassionate.

  • Nov 07, 2019

    On time, Staff friendly and professional,made sure I understood procedure,made me comfortable.

  • Nov 05, 2019

    All involved were very professional in their work and conduct. Great Job

  • Nov 01, 2019

    My appointment with dermatology surgery was great. Everyone was super friendly and made sure to keep me informed of every step of the process.

  • Nov 01, 2019

    I thought they did a good job, and I would covet to have them do it again if I have another skin issue. Thank you.

  • Oct 31, 2019

    The person checking me in, the nurses and the doctors were very efficient and reassuring. The nurses and doctors answered my concerns that reassured me regarding the procedure and healing. All was very positive.

  • Oct 31, 2019

    Professional friendly informative efficient

  • Oct 30, 2019

    excellent

  • Oct 30, 2019

    Everything was explained and detailed. Doctor and staff was professional and friendly.

  • Oct 30, 2019

    Yes, I thought I had a very good experience. I liked him very much. He was extremely polite and nice and also I felt very confident. Having him do the work. I was very well pleased in other words. What do I do now? I don't remember.

  • Oct 29, 2019

    Very good.

  • Oct 29, 2019

    I have had surgery from the department several times and it is always fantastic. Very kind, professional, individual, caring and efficient.

  • Oct 29, 2019

    He explained the procedure & took time to answer my questions.

  • Oct 25, 2019

    I've always had a good experience with Dr. Leitenberger, and and how he's worked on me. I had several cancers that got removed, and, and he did a great job. And, and so I'm real happy with OHSU, and Dr. Leitenberger. Thank you.