He graduated from Stanford University in 1979 with a B.S. in biology.
He completed medical school at the Medical College of Virginia.
Dr. Hatasaka completed his residency at Case Western Reserve University in obstetrics and gynecology where he began assisting in the performance of invitro fertilization procedures by 1984.
He joined the faculty at Case Western Reserve as a general obstetrician gynecologist and was fortunate to begin three total years of sub-specialty fellowship training a year later with Dr. Leon Speroff, one of the icons of reproductive medicine. The final two years of Dr. Hatasaka’s fellowship training were completed at Northwestern University in Chicago.
Faculty Member & Director
Dr. Hatasaka joined the faculty at the University of Utah in the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility in 1991. He became the interim Medical Director of the Utah Center for Reproductive Medicine in 1994 and assumed the Medical Directorship in 1997. While at the University of Utah, Dr. Hatasaka published a number of scientific papers and chapters in the field of reproductive medicine with a focus on anatomical anomalies of the reproductive tract. Clinically he maintained an active infertility practice with an interest and emphasis on the efficient diagnosis of infertility problems and the most cost-effective treatment plans to employ. He also has a special interest in caring for women affected by polycystic ovary syndrome.
Dr. Hatasaka was born in Honolulu, Hawaii and grew up in Palo Alto, California. He has been married for twenty-seven years to Julia Hatasaka. They have a daughter and a son. He enjoys spectator sports, woodworking, Utah skiing and recently took up fly fishing.