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

Residency - University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI USA

Fellowship - University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI USA

Medical Education - Wayne State University
Detroit, 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 1/30/2020, 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 as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Genentech, Inc

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

167 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 4.8
Listens 3
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

17 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2020

Dr. Tolle took time and listened to collaborate on what would be appropriate treatment.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2020

he is a wonderful Dr. and a nice person. is really going above and beyond to try to help me.

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2020

Dr Tolle is a very through

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2020

I had a good visit Dr Tolle did the best he could under circumstances not having all the records. Having another phone visit in Aug.

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2020

he is a very caring and understand Dr as far as being a specialist in the field of ild

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2020

Dr. Tolles was kind, considerate, answered all questions in calm manner

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2020

Dr Tolle and the nurse practitioner, Jessica Glennie, provides outstanding care and concern.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2020

Doctor Tolle is very easy to talk to and I believe he has great concern for my well being

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2020

I have been going to Dr Tolle for 6 years; he is a great doctor. Very professional, very friendly, I completely trust him with my health.

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2020

I always feel like I am important to Dr. Tolle and Jessica. They have always treated with the utmost respect. My relationship with them over the years has become very important to me.

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2020

Dr. Leslie Toles is very easy to talk to and doesn't make you feel rushed. Staff is very nice and accommodation.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2019

Dr. Tolle has been exceptional and would not give up until my medical issues were resolved. He is a gifted physician and specialist who is addressing very serious health concerns in a calm and pleasant manner.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2019

Very thorough doctor who listens to what you have to say. Very pleasant with an equally pleasant staff. Glad to have him in our corner.

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2019

*Dr. Tolle is a very caring, compassionate doctor. Excellent at his profession.

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2019

Excellent medical care.....Dr Tolles is a wonderful, professional physician

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2019

Dr. Leslie Tolle was excellent. I had sent to him via USPS over 120 pages of documentation along with images on discs. Prior to my meeting with him, he had read and looked at everything and was able to discuss the documentation, never referred to notes. He KNEW what the records indicated, what my concerns were and had ideas/tests to address the issues and, hopefully, solve my chest pain and SOB.

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2019

Dr understood my situation was influnenced by my husbands health and circumstances at the present time

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