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

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

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:

  • Genentech, Inc
  • 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

182 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
Listens 3
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

35 Patient Comments

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

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2019

Dr. Tolle was amazing listening to my symptoms and the issues I was having with my breathing. He took great care and time to ensure he received all the information. Even though I did not bring my X-rays, scans and Disks he needed to make his diagnosis. Excellent Dr.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2019

Dr Tolle is the best pulmonary doctor I've ever seen.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2019

enjoyed our experience and Cleveland Clinic. Dr was very caring and spent time with us. Answered our questions. very precise and thorough.

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2019

Dr Tolle listens to you and looks at you when you speak.

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2019

Dr. seemed a little pretty occupied this time. It was a Fri afternoon

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2019

I wish I would have started off with him. He helped me more to understand my condition and get the help I needed. I have recommended a friend of mine to see DR. Tolle

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2019

Dr Tolle was excellent in our view. We have scheduled a follow up visit in 30 days. He suggested several changes that we totally agree with. He has given us hope in moving forward

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2019

Dr. Tolle was excellent. He was very thorough with his questioning, and listened intently. We discussed alternatives, and we developed a plan.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2019

Dr Tolles is a wonderful doctor...patient, kind, thorough, professional, knowledgeable.....I always feel that he truly has my best interests at heart

Reviewed on May 24, 2019

We are very satisfied with Dr Tolle and his CNP, Jessica Glennie.

Reviewed on May 24, 2019

visit was unbelievable treated like a person not a number left feeling very confident in dr and pa

Reviewed on May 16, 2019

Very happy with our visit. Both Nurse Practitioner and Doctor were very concerned and answered our questions.

Reviewed on May 9, 2019

i have found Dr. Tolle to be caring, knowledgable and understanding as just a few of his attributes

Reviewed on May 9, 2019

i realize Dr Tolle spends time with all his patients, as that has been my experience

Reviewed on May 8, 2019

....I'm being treated for a very rare disease.... Autonomic neuropathy. ....about one in five million .... so, I'm hard to care for, I'm losing my tissue and and the small cells in All my organs. it is very painful and debilitating. it has been about eleven years. I've lose a lot of my mussels. And it will continue. Dr. Tolls is my Dr. I fill very very good about see him. He is a vital part of the Cleveland Clinic. I'm Blessed.

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2019

it was a good experience. Dr. Tolle explains everything so that it is can be understood. His assistant MS. Glennie was very helpful and was up to date on my chart.

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2019

Dr. Tolle spent time to get a complete picture and was very thorough

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2019

Dr. Tolle is an excellent doctor. I would highly recommend him to anyone. bye is worth the over an hour drive to see him.

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2019

my experiences with Dr. Tolle haven excellent! He listens carefully to I tell him and attends to questions very willingly. He is thorough and respectful. No sign of arrogance which is too often the case with specialty physicians.

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2019

I love the guy! So comfortable to talk openly. Maybe the most attentive physician I have ever seen (and I've seen a lot).

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2019

Dr Tolle is the best Pulmonary doctor I've ever had. He explains everything to me and is very kind and caring.

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2019

Excellent care from Dr Tolles & his NP, Jessica. I always feel as though they truly care & are concerned about my condition, & my concerns about my health.

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2019

Dr Tolle is the BEST. He always answers all my questions, regardless of the serious nature of the subject. No one is better.....

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2019

was very pleased with dr would love to keep going to him but Avon is closer

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2019

Dr. Leslie Tolle was amazing!

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2019

Dr Tolle is wonderful

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2019

*Dr. Tolle is very good - good listener and explains things very well. He also assisted me with getting an earlier appointment with another doctor.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2019

both my husband and I were very impressed with Dr Tolle. a very calming caring knowledgable physician

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2019

Dr Tolle exceeded my expectations by continuing to provide information even after my examination

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