Susan Tolle, MD

Susan Tolle, MD
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Professor, General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, School of Medicine, Schools of Dentistry, School of Nursing, Clinical Professor, Oregon Health and Sciences University
Portland, Oregon

Dr. Susan Tolle is a graduate of the Oregon Health & Science University. After graduating AOA (Alpha Omega Alpha) for OHSU, she completed her internal medicine residency at UC San Diego where she was also Chief Resident. She later completed a fellowship in Clinical Medical Ethics at the University of Chicago. Susan founded and has directed the Oregon Health and Science University Center for Ethics in Health Care since 1989 and has shepherded its growth into a now internationally recognized ethics center with programs such as the Physicians Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) program and more recently the Oregon POLST Registry. Dr. Tolle is a Professor of Medicine and she holds the Cornelia Hayes Stevens Endowed Chair in Health Care Ethics. She is a practicing internist in the Division of General Medicine and Geriatrics. In 2014, she received the MacLean Prize in Clinical Medical Ethics.