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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

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 2/8/2021, 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

172 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

37 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2021

Dr. Tolle was very thoughtful in describing my health condition in laymen terms. I appreciate all the time he spent with me and his counseling.

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2021

Dr.Tolle and staff are top notch!!

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2021

I travel 5 hours to see Dr Tollle.He genuinely cares about my well being and making the best of my diagnosis.

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2021

Caring doctor who recognizes my need to be included in my healthcare.

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2021

Very pleased ALWAYS with the service I receive from Dr. Tolle and his staff. Very professional.

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2021

ALWAYS great visits. Dr extremely knowledgeable about my condition and always willing to listen and help me to understand what I sometimes don't

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2021

Dr. Tolle is a outstanding physician and articulates my issues and options very well. I have a ton of trust and faith in him.

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2021

Dr. Tolle is professional, knowledgeable, he knows me not only as a patient but a person: he's compassionate and honest.

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2021

My care providers are the best! I cannot say enough about Dr Tolle. I am so fortunate to be his patient.

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2021

Dr. Tolle was very friendly, professional and thorough during the appointment.

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2021

Dr. Tolle was very good at explaining what was going on with Dad's breathing. He did take the time to offer some options but with heart failure and COPD our options were limited. Dr. Tolle was pleasant, patient, and concise. Thank you.

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2021

Good experience Doctor Tolle gave me hope when I didn't have any

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2021

Dr Tolle is a wonderful, well thought out and methodical doctor with very practical advice and game plans for his patient. He Is very approachable, yet professional. I enjoy my visits with him.

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2021

dr tolle is wonderful, very detailed with me.

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2021

Dr. Tolle is a a superb specialist and very thorough.I am very fortunate to have had him as my pulmonary specialist.

Reviewed on May 21, 2021

Dr. Tolle was completely professional. what made him so good was he listened when I talk to him to me that's the first step in treatment.

Reviewed on May 14, 2021

Dr Tolle has provided exceptional care and has listened and helped me work through any and all issues.

Reviewed on May 11, 2021

Dr. Tolle is an excellent example of what a care provider should be.

Reviewed on May 7, 2021

Dr. Tolle was very easy to talk to. He listened to my concerns and answered all my questions. He explained everything thoroughly and with examples. I felt like he cared about my issues.

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2021

Dr. Toole and the staff were very professional and really listened to my concerns. I was impressed with the whole experience.

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2021

everything went very well from automated check in to seeing caregivers and Dr. To

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2021

Dr. Tote is working hard to help me. It is just challenging it treat.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2021

I have recommended Cleveland Clinic and Dr. Tolle to others. The biggest complaint is getting the first appointment set due to insurance issues. Coming from out of state is a real problem.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2021

Dr.Tolle has always made ?sure I was ok, and always shown care for me as his patient.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2021

Dr. Tolle is very professional and seems to care a lot about his patients. I appreciate the ease of talking with him and trust his advice.

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2021

I thoroughly enjoyed my initial vist with Dr. Tolle. Due to his schedule and covid precautions on my part, it did take a while to schedule my visit. Well worth the wait. I was very impressed by Dr. Tolle's professionalism and his level of care he showed during my exam. He spent extra time, I felt, answering my questions and explaining my care going forward. He never made me feel as if he was in a hurry to move on. He came highly recommended by another Cleveland Clinic doctor who is a friend of mine and by a friend who works in the pulmonary section. I have already recommended him to many friends.

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2021

Dr.Tolle was very kind and listened to my questions. He was very educated on my IPF. Without a doubt I would recommend him.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2020

Dr. Tolle and Jessica are the BEST.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2020

Dr. Tolle is the very BEST.

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2020

I had an excellent experience. Dr.Tolle was so easy to talk to. I would recommend the Cleveland Clinic to anyone seeking a good job for care.

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2020

I would highly recommend this Doctor and the Clinic

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2020

Dr Tolle always makes me feel valued & important. Always listens & makes sure we are on the same page regarding my care

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2020

the Dr was very helpful

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2020

I was seen by Dr Tolle at Willoughby Hills, Oh facility. He is an excellent Dr. He listened to my history, advised me and prescribed new meds. I was a new patient to him, he and his staff made me very comfortable and I felt like they cared about my health.

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2020

Dr Tolle is a very caring, kind & considerate. I trust everything he tells me. He's very knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2020

I get the best Doctors and the best care at Cleveland Clinic. I feel very fortunate to be able to get care at this world class hospital.

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2020

Dr. Tolle is a caring and great Doctor in all aspects.

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