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

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

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

Undergraduate - University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI USA


  • Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Disease
  • Internal Medicine - Critical Care Medicine
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 2/3/2023, 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

134 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

17 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2023

Dr Tolle was great he answered all of our questions and was very open and honest with my health

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2023

I have already recommended two friends to Dr. Tolle. They were also very pleased with his care during their visit.

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2023

Very good experience, in spite of my records from Florida not reaching Dr Tolle.

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2023

I am blessed to have Dr.Tolle as my doctor.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2023

We're still trying to figure things out and he was upfront about what explorations he was looking at. Most importantly....he spoke personally with my local rhreumotogist within a day of my visit with him and they called me the next day with some plans for more testing that he and she had discusses.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2023

Excellent service. Dr Tolle was outstanding

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2023

Thoughtful, thorough, caring doctor.

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2023

The only reason for rating most of this section as fair is that no discussion could take place without Dr. Tolle having the medical records and out of caution he/we couldn't get to the point of true diagnosis and treatment. Again ..not his fought.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2023

Dr Tolle is kind , caring and very knowledgeable and professional.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2023

Due to my anemia, it was necessary to change my medication. Dr. Tolle was totally on board and will have his personnel help me receive the new medication.

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2022

Dr Tolle is an excellent Doctor I just love him. He is doing everything he can to keep me alive

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2022

Have faith in Dr Tolle

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2022

Dr.Tolle had always been very attentive and informative. Always explains things so that I can understand.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2022

Dr. Tolle is an excellent physician. He is kind and engaged throughout the entire visit. I felt valued as a person and a patient.

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2022

Dr. Tolle was able to diagnose that I needed to change my Ofev dosage from 150 mg to 100 mg due to my losing weight with the higher dosage.

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2022

Dr Tolle was very focused and efficient. He called me back at my home several days later as he said he would. I liked him. He seemed very knowledgeable and orderly and disciplined in his decision making process. He carefully thought things through before giving his opinion and advice. I'm a physician myself. I think Dr. Tolle did an excellent job.

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2022

*Dr. Tolle always answers all my questions and explains anything I don't understand, he never rushes me and takes all the time I need.

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