Family is incredibly meaningful to Dr. Gerard S. Letterie; helping others build theirs is one of the most rewarding aspects of his work. His goal is to make patients feel engaged, embraced, and heard throughout their treatment. The experience is about walking a path forward and getting to the point where everyone feels as though they explored every option, did everything they could and is at peace with the outcome.
Dr. Letterie brings decades of esteemed service, research, and technology design to SRM with the merger of Northwest Center for Reproductive Sciences. A board certified reproductive endocrinologist, and a fellow and diplomat in the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American College of Physicians, Dr. Letterie has authored more than 125 scientific articles and 25 chapters and monographs on infertility and IVF (In Vitro Fertilization). He 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, Drug, and the Journal of Reproductive Medicine. The second edition of his text “Surgery, Assisted Reproductive Technology, and Infertility” continues to serve as a reference for practitioners in infertility and reproductive endocrinology.
Dr. Letterie began his medical career serving in the United States Army Medical Corps for 12 years of active duty and eight years of reserve duty, ending in 2002. Prior to his military service, he completed REI Fellowship at the National Institutes of Health. From 1991 to 2003, he practiced as a clinical reproductive endocrinologist at the Center for Fertility and Reproductive Endocrinology at Virginia Mason Medical Center. Dr. Letterie continues his military affiliation by serving as a consultant at Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, and 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.
Dr. Letterie is the designer of several surgical instruments and modifications, including the first catheter for ultrasound-guided embryo transfer, currently used in IVF centers around the world. 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.
The Puget Sound Consumers Guide recently selected Dr. Letterie as a leading infertility practitioner, and he 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 for the past several years.
Dr. Letterie sees patients at the Seattle location. Passionate about fitness, exercise and diet, Dr. Letterie is on the water sculling by 5:00 am four days a week. He also enjoys creative writing.
Guide to America’s Top Obstetricians and Gynecologists by the Consumers Research Council of America
June 2022 – Special contribution by Dr. Gerard Letterie – “I’m confident that AI can help streamline the decisions to augment clinical decision-making,” claims Dr. Letterie. For example, sophisticated convolutional neural network-based image analytics can aid embryologists’ in interpreting the images to improve outcomes.