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UCSF

ObGyn&RS

Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility

Joseph Letourneau, MD

I grew up in a small fishing town in Michigan. I enjoy cycling, running, playing hockey, and telling jokes.

Research/Clinical Interests

  • Fertility Preservation for Cancer Survivors
  • Improving Access to Assisted Reproductive Technologies
  • Database management
  • Biostatistics

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Education/Training

  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor - BS in Biology
  • University of California, San Francisco – Doctor of Medicine
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill – Residency in OBGYN
  • University of California, San Francisco – Currently undertaking a Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology

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Achievements & Recognition

2010 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Medical Student Rotation Award

2010 American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) In-Training Award for Research

2010 American Society of Reproductive Medicine Mental Health Professional Group Prize Paper Award

2012 Golden Tar Heel Medical Student Teaching Award, UNC School of Medicine

2012 American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) Prize Paper Candidate

2013 Golden Tar Heel Medical Student Teaching Award, UNC School of Medicine

2014 UNC OBGYN Resident Research Prize Paper

2015 Kaiser Permanente Excellence in Teaching Award, UNC School of Medicine


 

Selected Publications

2011 Letourneau J, Melisko M, Cedars M, & Rosen M. Family from Her Perspective: Preserving Hope and a Chance at Motherhood. Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology. 8(1):56-60, 2011

2012 Letourneau J, Ebbel E, Katz P, Oktay K, McCulloch C, Wei A, Chein A, Melisko M, Cedars M, & Rosen M. Acute ovarian failure underestimates age-specific reproductive impairment for young women undergoing chemotherapy for cancer. Cancer. 118(7):1933-9, 2012

2012 Letourneau J, Ebbel E, Katz P, Katz A, Ai W, Chien A, Cedars M, & Rosen M. Pretreatment fertility counseling and fertility preservation improve quality of life in reproductive age women with cancer. Cancer. 118(6):1710-7, 2012

2012 Letourneau J, Smith J, Ebbel E, Craig A, Katz P, Cedars M, & Rosen M. Racial, socioeconomic, and demographic disparities in access to fertility preservation in young women diagnosed with cancer. Cancer. 118(18): 4579-88 2012

2012 Niemasik E, Letourneau J, Dohan D, Katz A, Melisko M, Rugo H, & Rosen M. Patient perceptions of reproductive health counseling at the time of cancer diagnosis: a qualitative study of female California cancer survivors. J Cancer Surviv. 6(3): 324-32, 2012

2013 Letourneau J, Niemasik E, McCulloch C, Rugo H, Katz P, Cedars M, & Rosen M. Temporary amenorrhea predicts future infertility in young women treated with chemotherapy. Journal of Cancer Therapeutics Research. doi: 10.7243/2049-7962-2-16, 2013

2013 Letourneau J, Chan S-W & Rosen M. Accelerating ovarian age: Cancer treatment in the premenopausal woman. Semin Reprod Med 2013. Semin Reprod Med. 31(6): 462-8, 2013

2014 Quinn M, Letourneau J, Rosen M. Contraception after cancer treatment: Describing methods, counseling, and unintended pregnancy risk. Contraception, 2014. [epub ahead of print].

2015 Letourneau J, Chan J, Salem W, Chan S-W, Shah M, Ebbel E, McCulloch C, Chen L-M, Cedars M, Rosen M. Fertility sparing surgery for localized ovarian cancers maintains an ability to conceive, but is associated with diminished reproductive potential. J Surg Oncol, 2015. In Press

2015 Chan J, Letourneau J … Sexual satisfaction and quality of life in survivors of localized cervical and ovarian cancers following fertility-sparing surgery. Gynecologic Oncology. In press