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Gerard S. Letterie, D.O.

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Dr. Gerard Letterie is a board certified reproductive endocrinologist with over 20 years of clinical and academic experience. He completed his fellowship training at the National Institutes of Health and served in the United States Army Medical Corps for 12 years of active duty service and 8 years of reserve duty that ended in 2002.

Dr. Letterie was a clinical reproductive endocrinologist at the Center for Fertility and Reproductive Endocrinology at Virginia Mason Medical Center from 1991 to 2003 when he left to start the Northwest Center for Reproductive Sciences.

He is a fellow and diplomat in the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (FACOG) and the American College of Physicians (FACP).

He is the author of over 125 scientific articles, 25 chapters and mongraphs on infertility and in vitro fertilization. The second edition of his text Surgery, Assisted Reproductive Technology and Infertility was well received within the medical and academic community and it continues to serve as a reference for practitioners in infertility and reproductive endocrinology.

Dr. Letterie has also designed several surgical instruments and modifications including the first catheter for ultrasound guided embryo transfer currently used in several centers world wide.

His research interests include fertility preservation in cancer patients through hormonal protection and oocyte freezing and as an elective option in patients who want to preserve fertility.

Dr. Letterie is an ad-hoc editor for several journals including Fertility and Sterility, Human Reproduction, American Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Obstetrics, Gynecology Clinical Genetics, Journal of Pelvic Surgery, Drugs and the Journal of Reproductive Medicine. He is an associate clinical professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Washington, Seattle and member of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology as an examiner. He continues his military affiliation by serving as a consultant at Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma WA.

Dr. Letterie was recently selected as one of the areas leading infertility practitioners by the Puget Sound Consumers Guide and is listed in Guide to America’s Top Obstetricians and Gynecologists for 2004-2005 by the Consumers Research Council of America. Dr. Letterie has also been named one of Seattle’s Top Docs over the past several years including 2007.

Dr. Letterie is happily married and the father of two daughters, Mia (age 12) and Ava (age 6). His wife, Jan, is an enthusiastic rower with Martha's Moms rowing club.

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