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Joseph M. Letourneau
( out of 58 reviews )

Joseph M. Letourneau, MD

Languages spoken: English

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  • As a fertility / infertility specialist, my clinical interests include: infertility, family building after a cancer diagnosis, egg and embryo freezing, IVF, in vitro fertilization, fertility preservation, egg/oocyte freezing, reproductive endocrine disorders, and recurrent pregnancy loss. My research focuses on the effects of chemotherapy exposure on ovarian function, uterine function, and pregnancy outcomes. I am currently the Co-Director of the University of Utah Onco-fertility Program. I received my bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and earned my medical degree at University of California, San Francisco’s (UCSF) School of Medicine. In medical school, I became interested in fertility preservation for patients diagnosed with cancer. After medical school, I completed Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at UCSF.

    My own medical journey informs my care of patients with infertility. Most of us take our ability to eat for granted, and most of us love to talk about food – these are social norms. When I was in my mid-twenties, I lost my ability to swallow food, as an autoimmune disease paralyzed my esophagus. Something I did not expect happened to me: the less I could eat, the more I heard people talk about food, the more isolated I felt. A surgery eventually helped to restore the function of my esophagus. Not only did the surgery restore my ability to eat, but my doctors helped me find a renewed sense of normalcy and happiness. From what I have observed, the infertility journey can be a similar struggle. Many people may take becoming pregnant for granted, and many people love to talk about their kids – these are also social norms. Unfortunately, social norms like this are not very sensitive to the difficulties of struggling to conceive. I look forward to helping patients build their families and to helping them process feelings, both expected and unexpected, that may arise along the path to parenthood.

    Board Certification

    American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology

    Patient Rating

    5.0 /5
    ( out of 58 reviews )

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    Patient Comments

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    April 13, 2024
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    Wonderful and kind! He took time to listen to my concerns and medical history. Highly recommend!!!

    February 29, 2024
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    Dr. Letourneau is an amazing REI doctor. Navigating infertility can be overwhelming, emotional and complex, and each time we meet with Dr. Letourneau, we leave feeling much better and optimistic about next steps. He is very empathetic to the patient experience, and does a great job of allowing us to make informed decisions, while also giving great guidance on all available options (citing research, drawing on previous experience, etc.). We feel that we receive excellent care with Dr. Letourneau and are very grateful to be navigating such a difficult health issue with a phenomenal provider. We highly recommend him to anyone seeking care relating to infertility and reproductive health.

    February 21, 2024
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    Very nice and explained everything so we understand. Positive vibe and had a great story to tell which gave us even more hope.

    January 22, 2024
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    He is amazing! So kind and so knowledgeable. He always remembered us and small things about us that really made us feel that he was invested in our care. I trust him implicitly and have been so grateful to have him as our doctor.

    December 03, 2023
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    Dr. Letourneau is amazing, I would recommend him over and over again. He is always willing to answer all of my questions and does so in a polite manner in ways I understand. He is friendly and I truly feel like he cares about my process

    November 03, 2023
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    Dr Letourneau is an excellent communicator of complex concepts and considerations I should keep in mind. I trust his expertise in guiding me through and taking care of me in this process.

    October 05, 2023
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    He made us feel very comfortable. He clearly knew what he was talking about and he didn't talk down to us, but he made sure to explain everything in a way we would understand.

    August 18, 2023
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    He's the best! He remembered me, and he's been very active in getting our treatments going.

    August 11, 2023
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    Dr. Letourneau was incredible. He was professional and wise and very good at explaining the procedure in terms I could easily understand.

  • As a fertility / infertility specialist, my clinical interests include: infertility, family building after a cancer diagnosis, egg and embryo freezing, IVF, in vitro fertilization, fertility preservation, egg/oocyte freezing, reproductive endocrine disorders, and recurrent pregnancy loss. My research focuses on the effects of chemotherapy exposure on ovarian function, uterine function, and pregnancy outcomes. I am currently the Co-Director of the University of Utah Onco-fertility Program. I received my bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and earned my medical degree at University of California, San Francisco’s (UCSF) School of Medicine. In medical school, I became interested in fertility preservation for patients diagnosed with cancer. After medical school, I completed Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at UCSF.

    My own medical journey informs my care of patients with infertility. Most of us take our ability to eat for granted, and most of us love to talk about food – these are social norms. When I was in my mid-twenties, I lost my ability to swallow food, as an autoimmune disease paralyzed my esophagus. Something I did not expect happened to me: the less I could eat, the more I heard people talk about food, the more isolated I felt. A surgery eventually helped to restore the function of my esophagus. Not only did the surgery restore my ability to eat, but my doctors helped me find a renewed sense of normalcy and happiness. From what I have observed, the infertility journey can be a similar struggle. Many people may take becoming pregnant for granted, and many people love to talk about their kids – these are also social norms. Unfortunately, social norms like this are not very sensitive to the difficulties of struggling to conceive. I look forward to helping patients build their families and to helping them process feelings, both expected and unexpected, that may arise along the path to parenthood.

    Board Certification and Academic Information

    Academic Departments Obstetrics & Gynecology -Primary
    Academic Divisions Reproductive Endrocrinology
    Board Certification
    American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology

    Education history

    Fellowship Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility - University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine Clinical Fellow
    Obstetrics and Gynecology - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Resident
    Certification Clinical and Translational Research Area of Concentration - University of California, San Francisco Certificate
    Medicine - University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine M.D.
    Undergraduate Biology - University of Michigan, Ann Arbor B.S.