Joanna L. Hatfield M.D., F.A.C.O.G.

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Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.9 out of 5 (256 Ratings, 89 Comments)


  • OB/GYN

Special focus on

  • Adolescent OB/GYN Care
  • Alternatives to Hysterectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • OB/GYN Robotic Surgery
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


  • M.D., Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford California 2004
  • Residency:

    • Obstetrics and gynecology, University of Vermont, Burlington, 2008
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2011


Dr. Hatfield’s clinical practice includes the whole spectrum of ob/gyn care, with an emphasis on minimally invasive surgery. Her favorite part of her work is having time to be present with patients. She strives to make time to listen to their stories, learn from their insights, and to partner with them in finding solutions to meet their needs.

She grew up in Berkeley, California and was there for undergraduate education. After a few years spent assisting environmental science research and education in beautiful parts of the world, she attended medical school, and then residency in ob/gyn. She chose OHSU because she wanted the opportunity to teach future health care providers, and wanted to be involved in leading edge medicine.

Dr. Hatfield has been at OHSU for several years and has loved getting to know and care for the thoughtful and informed patients who come to the Center for Women’s Health. She really enjoys reviewing all options for managing clinical problems, and coming to a decision with her patient in a collaborative way. For this reason, she helped establish the Center for Women’s Health Fibroid program. The program offers women with symptomatic fibroids an opportunity to have their case reviewed by a multidisciplinary team, followed by an appointment with Dr. Hatfield to review all possible management strategies. 

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  • English

Memberships and associations

  • Phi Beta Kappa

Patient Ratings

4.9 out of 5 (256 Ratings, 89 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

  • May 04, 2019

    Dr. Hatfield seems to truly listen to our concerns.

  • May 02, 2019

    Super friendly, very caring and supportive. Took the time to answer all of my questions.

  • Apr 29, 2019

    Yes, I went to Joanna Hatfield for a pre-surgical appointment. She was excellent and I would highly recommend her. I have not done surgery with her yet so I cannot see how she does with surgery but she definitely was a wonderful appointment, and I'm really thankful for it. Thank you. Bye. Bye.

  • Apr 27, 2019

    Dr Hatfield is always kind and attentive. She listens and responds with respect and care. I never feel rushed or silly or condescended to.

  • Apr 27, 2019

    She’s excellent...listens, responds, suggests options, and cares, all given in a warm and friendly way

  • Apr 27, 2019

    Thorough visit and very comfortable with provider

  • Apr 26, 2019

    Kind, knowledgeable, thoughtful.

  • Apr 25, 2019

    Dr. Hatfield is a compassionate and knowledgeable doctor!

  • Apr 22, 2019

    She listened to my concerns.

  • Apr 15, 2019

    Joanna Hatfield is one of the best providers I have ever had the opportunity to receive care from. She truly cares deeply for her patients and I don't feel that I am "just a patient" when I see her. She always spends adequate time getting to the root of any issue and really takes the time to respond to questions or anxieties that I might have. Throughout my pregnancy with my daughter, Dr. Hatfield took care of me from start to finish--even when I was laboring in the hospital, she took the time to come see us! Even after, with a traumatic birth she came to visit two more times to check on me and my husband and sat down to process with us and encourage us. I don't have enough room to write how much I appreciate and adore her. She is a physician to be admired. I am so glad that she is here for my second pregnancy too!

  • Apr 08, 2019

    Dr. Hatfield was respectful and knowledgeable. She was patient and listened carefully. Her manner is calm and gentle.

  • Mar 25, 2019

    Dr. Hatfield has been great to work with. She explains things very well and gives me lots of time to ask questions.

  • Mar 15, 2019

    She took the time to really understand my entire story which is extensive. She heard me and cared about my concerns.

  • Mar 09, 2019

    She answered all my questions. Made me feel comfortable. I feel that I am in good hands.

  • Mar 08, 2019

    Provider was running so far behind that I never saw her. I left because I had been waiting 30 minutes past my appointment time in the waiting room and was told that once I got into the room it would be even longer. Dr. Hatfield should have come out herself to apologize but did not do so. Her nurse or PA was very apologetic and said she would call me personally to reschedule but I have not yet been called. I have liked my interactions with Hatfield in the past but I am frustrated with the fact that she is rarely on time.

  • Mar 07, 2019

    Excellent service, I liked it so much, very friendly.

  • Mar 06, 2019

    She was very professional and answered all my questions. Didn't rush my appointment but she was running behind in time quite a bit so I had to wait while before being seen. She was a new provider for me overall good experience. Difficult to schedule with she seems to be booked out months in advance for OB care.

  • Mar 04, 2019

    Very thorough, spent a lot of time with me. Answered all of my questions and provided clear info about all of my options.

  • Feb 27, 2019

    Very personal and explained what other physician-scientist could not nor would take the time.

  • Feb 24, 2019

    Upbeat, friendly, knowledgeable, gentle, explained things well

  • Feb 16, 2019

    She was awesome

  • Feb 16, 2019

    The kindest doctor that I feel very well about and cares about me.

  • Feb 11, 2019

    She is a good listener, caring, and open.

  • Feb 10, 2019

    Dr Hatfield was extremely personable and knowledgeable. She put me at ease and took time to answer all of my questions

  • Feb 04, 2019

    Dr Hatfield is very easy to talk with and is great at listening.

  • Feb 03, 2019

    Dr Hatfield is one of the most professional and talented doctors I know at OHSU. She promotes a two-way conversation that allows for the best and most comprehensive care, and I recommend her 100%.

  • Jan 30, 2019

    Everyone was very friendly and competent.

  • Jan 25, 2019

    Dr Hatfield is the best provider I have seen at OHSU. She is knowledgeable and caring.

  • Jan 22, 2019

    Dr. Hatfield is excellent.

  • Jan 12, 2019

    Doctor was super nice and kind. Very open and understanding. I really liked it was just the two of us without the awkward scribe. Much more personal and it made me feel more comfortable.

  • Dec 30, 2018

    Joanna Hatfield always goes above and beyond as a provider. She's personable, thorough and always meets her patient's needs.

  • Dec 29, 2018

    She's condescending and makes me feel stupid.

  • Dec 28, 2018

    Dr Hatfield is caring and very warm person. I trust her implicitly to provide me the best health care.

  • Dec 27, 2018

    Dr. Hatfield is a sea of calm during my extreme anxiety panic attacks, so that was always helpful. The anesthesiologists were kind and understanding too. It's nice that they went out of their way to introduce themselves to me. It really does help ease my anxiety. The nurses were great as well! I don't think nurses get enough credit for all the [Profanity] they have to put up with, especially with patients like myself who only constantly bother them. They were all the most patient people I have been around in a long time.

  • Dec 15, 2018

    She is warm, welcoming and focuses on my health and what I need.

  • Dec 09, 2018

    She is amazing. Patient and willing to listen. Very concerned and personable.

  • Dec 09, 2018

    Joanna is kind, friendly, and informative. She listens and answers questions clearly.

  • Dec 07, 2018

    Dr. Hatfield was outstanding. She made sure to answer all my questions in a kind, non-judgmental way. She even asked me how she could make me more comfortable knowing I had some trauma in my past. I left the room feeling cared for and confident in my plan.

  • Dec 06, 2018

    Dr. Hatfield was caring, thorough, gentle and kind. I feel so fortunate she saw me on short notice.

  • Nov 16, 2018

    Yes, hi. We had our daughter there four years ago and when we've recently discovered I was pregnant it was actually really awesome to know that Joanna Hatfield was available. I remember for my first time around she's an amazing care provider and can't wait to hopefully see her again through this next journey.

  • Nov 16, 2018

    Always very nice, flexible. I see her twice a year. No complains, provider very nice. No problem. No issues. Excellent.

  • Nov 16, 2018

    She is really nice and patient. She has good knowledge.

  • Nov 10, 2018

    Dr Hatfield is compassionate and an excellent listener.

  • Nov 10, 2018


  • Nov 05, 2018

    Dr. Hatfield was very thorough in explaining all the options with me. We tried other types of options before proceeding with hysterectomy and my overall experience with her was very very good. I would definitely recommend her to my friends and family and I think she did a great job. And that's it.

  • Nov 02, 2018

    She is very engaged and willing to take the time to explain things.

  • Nov 02, 2018

    Dr Hatfield is one of the best! She is a great listener, clinically competent, and takes a holistic approach. I can?t say enough how much I value her as my ob/gyn physician.

  • Oct 29, 2018

    She was attentive, approachable, and interactive throughout the visit.

  • Oct 28, 2018

    My doctor, Joanna Hatfield, and her assistant Lexi were wonderful. Doctor is personable, professional, and inclusive.

  • Oct 28, 2018

    Dr. Hatfield is the best and most caring physician i have had while being a patient at ohsu for 11 years