Justin J. Leitenberger M.D.

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Assistant Professor of Dermatology School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.8 out of 5 (473 Ratings, 179 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 (473 Ratings, 179 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 21, 2019

    positive, informative, efficient

  • May 09, 2019

    They were on time, very courteous and knew what they were doing.

  • May 09, 2019

    Very informative. Pleasant to talk to.

  • May 09, 2019

    The experience was very professional and I felt well cared for.

  • Apr 30, 2019

    Nice competent friendly group. Felt well taken care of.

  • Apr 26, 2019

    Prompt and consistant wound care

  • Apr 25, 2019

    Welcoming and all around pleasant

  • Apr 25, 2019

    Personable, professional, efficient, explained procedure well.

  • Apr 23, 2019

    Justin was very personable and professional. He listened to my concerns. He apologized for my apt running late, but I was checked on several times and was told of the delay. Overall, good experience.

  • Apr 23, 2019

    Everybody was very kind and respectful. I have had work done bythis Surgeon before and this was again a fantastic experience.He is very professional, polite, caring and seems to work fastbut very thoroughly. He enjoys his work and the other staff seemvery happy working around him.

  • Apr 23, 2019

    the best

  • Apr 23, 2019

    Excellent! Well informed and great listener. Provided needed info. and caring.

  • Apr 22, 2019

    The experience was very good. Thewhole staff was professional, friendly and thorough. It was as enjoyable as it could be for the procedure that I had done. Thank you.

  • Apr 20, 2019

    Dr. Leitenberger stepped in for Dr. Bar. He and his entire team were amazing.

  • Apr 20, 2019

    Schedule and appointments do need seem to be efficient. Waited 35 minutes for a doctor (who wound up being an intern) who came into the room for 2 minutes with two shadowing students. Waste of time and money.

  • Apr 20, 2019

    Great, in all ways!!

  • Apr 20, 2019

    My appoint was at 1:45. I was no seen until 3pm. There was no communication that he was running late. I could have run errands or done work. I sat 30 minutes in the waiting room and 45 minutes in the exam room. Terrible example of communication with patients and staff

  • Apr 19, 2019

    I've worked with Justin before and his work is exemplary! If I need his skills in the future I'll expect the same level of professionalism and sincerity.

  • Apr 18, 2019

    it was good

  • Apr 18, 2019

    My procedure started nearly on time. The PA, Irene, was every helpful. While she was doing her pre-op tasks She explained how the procedure would transpire. Dr Leitenberger excised the mole quickly without any pain. Dr Leitenberger explained what my post-op responsibilities are.

  • Apr 17, 2019

    The procedure was thoroughly explained and done efficiently with concern for my comfort throughout.

  • Apr 17, 2019

    From our time from walking in and needing to check in with the two gentleman, it was good. The wait...the nurse that came out and grabbed me to came back in the back to have...to start the procedure, she was the best. She had the greatest attitude. It just totally put me at ease and I had been up the night before worried about this procedure, but she was just super cool, good, joking ,professional manner ,the whole nine yards, and all the way through. The residents, the doctor, all of them. I couldn't praise them more. It was probably the best.time I had at any hospital. I mean the people were very cordial, respectful, put you at ease, joked with you when you joked with them *

  • Apr 16, 2019

    I was 10 minutes early, my appt was at 2:pm I waited for nearly an hour - they were behind.Then when i was finally called in I did not see Justin Leitenberger, I saw an intern, not happy with that! Never saw the doctor. Intern was less than hospitable very uncomfortable,I was diagnosed with a skin cancer, my first, I was nervous and scared and it was treated with a jadded attitude like, hummmmmm we see this all the time no big deal!I was told after 15 short minutes of a visit, I could book an appt with dermatology on the 16th floor. Not cool.

  • Apr 16, 2019

    Relaxed atmosphere, competent provider

  • Apr 14, 2019

    Professional clear and confident. All needed for a surgeon

  • Apr 13, 2019

    Amazing. Every single provider from reception the discharge was professional, patient, caring, empathetic and efficient. Really amazing staff.

  • Apr 05, 2019

    Always excellent

  • Apr 05, 2019

    Dr. Lineberger and Eddie were awesome! Friendly, very knowledgeable and professional, answered every question.

  • Apr 05, 2019

    Yes, they were awesome to.... for me. They were so kind and so pleasant and helpful that I would definitely recommend them, in fact, I would praise them and thank them.

  • Apr 03, 2019

    Dr Leitenburger and his team are not only great at their professions they are wonderful people. My heart is filled with gratitude for being referred to them. My surgery and results are amazing!!

  • Apr 03, 2019

    Dr. Leitenberger removed a melanoma from my face.

  • Apr 03, 2019

    My experience with this provider has always been excellent.

  • Mar 29, 2019

    In....in....my....my feeling is that the technical work was just fine. I.... I thought it was taken care of and reasonable time and I've not had any particular problem after that. I..... I did not get as much clarity as I might have liked on how to deal with the wounds afterwards, but what I did in response to the information that I had seems to have worked fine, so that's..... that's not a major complaint, but I left not being exactly clear as to what I was supposed to do.

  • Mar 28, 2019

    All the staff were very attentive and professional.

  • Mar 25, 2019

    Yes, hi. This is [Name] and I really appreciated the experience with Dr. Leitenberger and his team. I've felt very comfortable in their care. It was an easy procedure. I really didn't feel too anxious pain levels were moderate I would say to be expected for that type of procedure. I just ... I thought it was very easy. And what kind of what I expected that we would take care of the problem and it was taken care of and now I have confidence that I don't have to worry about this again. Hopefully not again, you know I'm kind of a sitting duck for*

  • Mar 24, 2019

    Met my expectations and I am pleased and satisfied with results.

  • Mar 24, 2019

    Dr Letienbrrger was friendly, very informative and listened well. He did a great job.

  • Mar 23, 2019

    He was professional and considerate of me as the patient and of the student and fellow who were in the room with us.He explained the procedure and the timeline which is always appreciated. All of the written information I received was excellent- thorough and detailed both before and after the surgery.

  • Mar 21, 2019

    The instructions, guidance, and professionalism were top notch. The team worked together seamlessly.

  • Mar 21, 2019

    Doctor was very professional did a good job he communicated well. That's it.

  • Mar 20, 2019

    Everyone was so pleasant, helpful, informative and caring. They even helped me get dressed. They just couldn't have done more for me. Made me feel good.

  • Mar 19, 2019

    I have been to OHSU for several of these surgeries. Nice surroundings. Capable staff. I ask a lot of questions and its nice getting answers.

  • Mar 16, 2019

    Very friendly and knowledgeable. On time, answered all my questions.

  • Mar 15, 2019

    Justin worked quietly and efficiently to do an excision on my arm for squamous cell carcinoma. I appreciated his approach very much and was out of the chair and on my way in no time.

  • Mar 14, 2019

    From the moment I arrived at the lobby check in, staff members accompanied me through the entire procedure. I was never left alone nor with unanswered questions. Your staff is incredibly efficient and without exception each is a warm and clear communicator. If this had been an arts event rather than an oncological dermatology procedure, I'd be returning again and again and bringing friends with me.

  • Mar 14, 2019

    Very professional,the doctors were curious, done a fantastic job. Got it, right the first time and surprised when I took the bandage off it look pretty decent.

  • Mar 12, 2019

    Friendly and skilled staff. Excellent surgeon.

  • Mar 12, 2019

    Personable, knowledgeable, keeps patient informed of procedure and testing results.

  • Mar 12, 2019

    Didn't see very much of him.

  • Mar 09, 2019

    Dr. Leitenberger was informative, gentle, positive upbeat happy, and a good surgeon... I'm a retired operating room nurse, so I know you know what he was doing and... it was just great. We had a great time together. He's, he's really a great provider. Thank you.