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

4.8 out of 5 (305 Ratings, 111 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

4.8 out of 5 (305 Ratings, 111 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 14, 2019

    She was very kind and knowledgeable

  • Dec 07, 2019

    Dr. Hatfield has been an excellent fibroid specialist. She is compassionate and knowledgeable and works with me to find the best solution for my needs.

  • Dec 06, 2019


  • Nov 29, 2019

    Dr. Hatfield has always been good.

  • Nov 08, 2019

    It was very positive

  • Nov 08, 2019

    Dr. Hatfield is warm, caring and very knowledgeable!

  • Nov 03, 2019

    Dr. Hatfield showed a lot of care and concern in regards to my health and always makes me feel that I am in extremely capable hands. Though I know I have probably taken longer than my allotted time, she makes sure to answer all of my many, many questions.

  • Nov 03, 2019

    Dr. Hatfield is one of the best doctors I have ever had the pleasure of going to. She is kind professional ,compassionate, knowledgeable and is always willing to listen and take her time.

  • Oct 15, 2019

    As with every visit, Joanna is warm, welcoming and helpful. She's such a skilled physician and I feel very confident in the care and treatment she provides for me. Thank you

  • Oct 14, 2019

    Excellent explanations, kind and caring. Smart as a whip.

  • Oct 14, 2019

    I love Dr Hatfield and do trust her with my life and the life of my unborn baby. While I had a long wait time, I feel that she is worth the wait!

  • Oct 03, 2019

    Super kind, fast, knowledgeable, made me feel comfortable and reassured.

  • Sep 21, 2019

    Joanna was very friendly and helpful. I feel comfortable with her and knowing she will be providing my treatment. Lexi was also extremely friendly and personable.

  • Sep 21, 2019

    Dr Hatfield squeezed me in, and still found the time to fully listen and talk through my questions. This entire experience with Dr Hatfield, her staff and OHSU has been exceptional

  • Sep 09, 2019

    They were very friendly, informative and gave me another opinion to what was going on with my ordeal. I would recommend them to anyone.

  • Sep 07, 2019

    I saw Dr. Liberty, she was thorough and provided very clear information/education on what was happening. She was also able to confirm a previous diagnosis. Looking forward to seeing her again.

  • Sep 06, 2019

    Clearly explains what she is doing, asks questions, and of course asks if I had any questions.

  • Aug 31, 2019

    A provider that is compassionate, scary smart, looks for the least invasive answer, works based off of facts, and have I mentioned compassionate?

  • Aug 30, 2019

    Dr. Hatfield is wonderful. I?m thankful to have her as my healthcare provider.

  • Aug 26, 2019

    I feel like Dr. Hatfield really cares, she always takes the time to answer questions and follow up. I also have confidence in her as a doctor. She's smart, knowledgeable and skilled at her work.

  • Aug 22, 2019

    Dr. Hatfield is professional, personable, and caring. It?s wonderful that she has a scribe to write notes of the visit while she engages and completely listens to the patient. What she observes adds so much more to her diagnostic abilities and builds a relationship with me. Thanks for that thoughtfulness.

  • Aug 16, 2019

    Dr. Hatfield is very personal and engaging - she listened and asked appropriate questions.

  • Aug 14, 2019

    Dr. Hatfield is without a doubt the best doctor I?ve ever known. She is so kind and listens to everything her patients have to say. Even with her extremely busy schedule and limited clinic hours, I have never felt rushed. She has helped me through two pregnancies, and genuinely cares about me and my family. Recently, she had me come in to meet with her personally following a traumatic ruptured ectopic pregnancy I had (despite having already had a post-op follow up with my surgeon) just to check in. I spent the last month rehashing the whole terrifying experience, and talking with her about it really put me at ease. Her candid, professional advice is always well thought out and appreciated.

  • Aug 12, 2019

    Dr Hatfield is considerate and thoughtful in her care. Her responses to patient questions give me confidence that I will know how to proceed when I leave the office.

  • Aug 03, 2019

    She gave me abundance amount of time to ask questions, come up with answers, was willing to go ahead and give me all the time that I needed to make the right decision for my benefit as well as what was going to be the most successful decision for my life and my health. And that's really important.

  • Aug 02, 2019

    I love Joanna Hatfield. She is the best Provider I've ever had the privilege of knowing. I don't just feel like I am visiting my Provider, I feel as though I am visiting a great friend. She is professional and courteous. She always has her patient's best interest at heart in her care plan. She truly exemplifies what a Provider should be.

  • Aug 02, 2019

    Dr Hatfield has a very kind manner. She does not seem rushed, and took the time to answer all my questions. She is very knowledgeable and was honest about what is known and what is unclear.

  • Jun 28, 2019

    Dr. Hatfield has a marvelous first impression, which she improved as she talked with me. She answered questions. She explained very clearly and I sensed a true physician, a caregiver, and a beautiful beautiful personality. I would recommend her in a heartbeat at anytime. She's excellent.

  • Jun 28, 2019

    This provider was very ... gave me very much knowledge about the procedure before she did it and I'm very thankful. Bye. Bye.

  • Jun 27, 2019

    Dr. Hatfield is one of the most personably attentive, highly knowledgable, and granularly thorough medical care providers I've ever encountered. I am privileged to receive care from her, and hope she never parts ways with OHSU.

  • Jun 17, 2019

    Dr. Hatfield is most certainly in the right profession. She is equal parts compassion and skill. I was allowed to put myself under her care less than two weeks before I was to give birth--what promised to be a complicated one. I switched from another physician within the practice because I was not comfortable with her or confident in her abilities or willingness. Dr. Hatfield was the antithesis of the previous doctor. She gave me a sense of security. She proved trustworthy. She an extraordinary physician.

  • Jun 14, 2019

    She gives her undivided attention and takes care to answer questions thoughtfully. During a procedure, she explained what she was doing and it put me at ease.

  • Jun 10, 2019

    Dr. Hatfield has a wonderful bed side manner. She is attentive, kind, listens well, explains well, doesn’t rush through and is very thorough. She has been able to identify a medical problem I was having that my previous doctors were not. She was willing to fit me into her schedule when I came in to the hospital sick.My surgery went very well...I rate her high!

  • Jun 05, 2019

    Joanna Hatfield is an incredible provider. She was running behind for my appointment, but that is because she truly gives her patients 110%. I would wait hours just to see her. I could sing her praises all day. She is so encouraging to me and my family. I am trying to go for a VBAC and she is so encouraging and is doing everything she can to help me reach my goal. She always crosses all her t's and dots the i's. Patient safety is number one for her.

  • May 29, 2019

    I was very well attended by the doctor I liked how he treated me, he was very kind, I care for myself and I am very grateful.

  • May 25, 2019

    She was very friendly and took the time to answer all my questions.

  • May 20, 2019

    Dr. Hatfield is very caring & gentle, explains everything in a way that is easy to understand. Unlike other doctors that have one hand on you and the other on the door, she takes time and pays attention to your concerns. You don't feel rush and uneasy about asking questions because she puts you at ease.

  • May 19, 2019

    My experience was absolutely awesome. I learned a lot about my condition and I really though she knew what she was talking about. Thank you.

  • May 09, 2019

    I felt that provider really listened to my concerns and took her time with me, which was nice. I felt that all of my questions were answered and i was really cared for.

  • 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.