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Department Pulmonary Medicine
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Pulmonary Medicine
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD)
  • Pulmonary Disease
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About Leslie Tolle, MD

Leslie Tolle, MD, is a Staff Physician in the Department of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. He is also an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine. His clinical interests include interstitial lung diseases, IPF, pulmonary complications of bone marrow transplantation and critical care medicine, specifically acute exacerbations of IPF and ARDS. He also has a strong interest in general pulmonary medicine.

Dr. Tolle earned his medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan. He complete his internship and residency training in Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. After a year of hospitalist work at the Ann Arbor VA Hospital, he completed his fellowship training in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine with additional subspecialty certification in Pulmonary Medicine as well as Critical Care Medicine.

Dr. Tolle is a member of the member of the American Thoracic Society as well as a fellow in the American College of Chest Physicians.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University of Michigan Health System
Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine
Ann Arbor, MI United States

Residency - University of Michigan Health System
Internal Medicine
Ann Arbor, MI United States

Medical Education - Wayne State University School of Medicine
Detroit, MI USA

Undergraduate - University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI


  • Internal Medicine - Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Disease
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 2/8/2024, Dr. Tolle has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Tolle receives fees of $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) as a paid consultant, speaker or as a member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Boehringer Ingelheim

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

163 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

25 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2024

Dr. Tolle listened to questions from myself and my husband and answered h m completely He explained my options and added notes to my chart for possible future trials

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2024

Dr. Tolle is the best of the five docs I have at the Clinic. He understands my need to participate in discussions and decisions about my healthcare. I am particularly sensitive to this due to a med mal situation I had in Illinois several decades ago. I suffer the consequences of that situation (unnescessary full course of radiation) today and will do so until I die. I'm so sorry I went to Mayo for a second opinion on the second treatment they recommended and not the first.

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2024

Dr. Tolle very much cared for me as a person and for my health.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2024

I found my first appointment with Dr Tolle very impressive. He spent more time with me than I have ever spent with a doctor. He actually seemed like he cared.

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2024

Doctor Tolle is my favorite doctor at the clinic! He listens to and answers are my questions. He's very knowledgeable and takes time to explain things to me.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2024


Reviewed on Jan 2, 2024

Dr Tolle answered all questions for my husband and myself with careful and complete explanations. He was unhurried and focused on giving me calm and truthful expectations for the progression of my disorder.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2023

Dr Tolle is the best.

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2023

Love Dr. Tolle. He listens and explains the condition in layman's term. Feels he has my best Interests at heart.

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2023

Dr Tolle has an excellent manner when dealing with patients. He is very thorough, explains things well and listens to what you have to say.

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2023

Dr Tolle was most helpful and full of knowledge and expertise about my lung disease. He was also very kind.

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2023

Dr Tolle has been my specialist for several years now. I am so happy to have found him. Great Dr

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2023

I was very impressed with Dr. TOLLE.. He explained things in a manner I could understand.

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2023

Excellent. Pulmonary test technician and DR Toole make you feel very comfortable and at ease.

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2023

All test results were complete by the time I saw the Doctor, so we could discuss.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2023

Great doctor who listened to concerns and spent time answering questions.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2023

Dr. Is a good listener and communicator

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2023

Dr Tolle was very thorough in explaining my issues and moving forward with a treatment plan.

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2023

Dr Tolle always answers my questions, points out any possible problems and plans how to address any issues. He is always caring, kind and gentle.

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2023

Good Dr.

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2023

Dr Tolle office and testing has been a great and easy process- they answer my messages very promptly.

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2023

Even though the result of my condition was negative, the doctor explained what was done to me thoroughly and what options are available to me going forward. I appreciated the doctor's honesty.

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2023

Dr. Tolle was intelligent and articulate

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2023

I would definitely recommend Doctor Tolle. He was very nice and informative. Put my mind at ease!

Reviewed on May 24, 2023

Very Satisfied with Dr. Tile and the visit

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