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    Susan Tolle

    Susan Tolle, M.D.

    Dr. Susan Tolle is a graduate of the Oregon Health & Science University.  After graduating AOA (Alpha Omega Alpha) from OHSU, she completed her internal medicine residency at UC San Diego where she was also Chief Resident. She later completed a fellowship in Clinical Medical Ethics at the University of Chicago. Susan founded and has directed the Oregon Health & Science University Center for Ethics in Health Care since 1989 and has shepherded its growth into a now internationally recognized ethics center with programs such as the Physicians Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) program and more recently the Oregon POLST Registry. Dr. Tolle is a Professor of Medicine and she holds the Cornelia Hayes Stevens Endowed Chair in Health Care Ethics. She is a practicing internist in the Division of General Medicine and Geriatrics. Dr. Tolle has been the principle investigator on just over 100 funded grants and has authored over 130 peer-reviewed publications.


    POLST: Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment. Honoring Treatment Preference Across Settings of Care

    Presentation Date

    Princeton Conference XVII: May 20, 2010

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